Barbecue Style Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Pineapple, and Tempeh Bacon
Barbecue Style Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Pineapple, and Tempeh Bacon

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This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 8
  • Start to Finish: 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 305
  • 815mg Sodium
  • 52g Carbs
  • 4g Fiber
  • 7g Fat
  • 0.5g Saturated Fat
  • 8g Protein
  • 37mg Calcium
  • 3mg Iron

Sweet yet savory, this pie doesn’t even need cheese to satisfy. Enjoy it for dinner or serve it as an appetizer at parties.

Appropriate for: vegan, vegetarian diets


  • 2 tablespoons non-hydrogenated buttery spread
  • 2 onions, cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons organic evaporated cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 pound homemade or premade pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon oil, for brushing crust
  • 3/4 cup vegan barbecue sauce
  • 1 package (6 ounces) tempeh bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pineapple
  • 8 to 10 basil leaves, finely chopped, for garnish



1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. If using a pizza stone, preheat stone in oven.
2. To make onions, heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add buttery spread and onions, and sauté until soft, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add salt, pepper, sugar, and lemon juice, and stir to incorporate. Add thyme and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
3. To assemble pizza, sprinkle a cutting board or flat baking sheet with cornmeal and shape dough into a 13-inch round on top, making sure there are no spots where dough sticks. Brush rim of dough with oil and spread barbeque sauce over pizza evenly. Top with caramelized onions, tempeh bacon, and pineapple. Bake for about 18 minutes until crust looks golden. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Serve topped with basil.

Recipe provided by Spork Foods

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