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Difficulty Beginner
Time
Prep Time: 10 10 mins Cook Time: 20 20 mins Rest Time: 10 10 mins Total Time: 40 mins
Servings 1
Calories 367
Best Season Suitable throughout the year
Description

Cheesy Vegan Pizza Beans is a delicious and satisfying vegan dish that is perfect for a quick dinner or a satisfying snack. Made with kidney beans, tomato sauce, and vegan cheese, this dish is packed with protein and flavor.

Ingredients
  • 1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of vegan cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup of diced bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup of diced onion
  • 1/4 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup of sliced olives
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Rinse and sort the kidney beans. Soak the beans in a large pot of water for at least 8 hours, or overnight.

  2. Drain and rinse the beans. Place them in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 1 hour, or until the beans are tender.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) 🔥.

  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion 🧅, bell pepper, and garlic 🧄, and cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

  5. Add the oregano, basil, salt 🧂, and black pepper, and stir to combine.

  6. Add the tomato sauce 🍅 and cooked beans to the skillet and stir to combine.

  7. Spread the bean mixture in an even layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the vegan cheese 🧀 shreds and vegan parmesan cheese on top.

  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes 🕒, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

  9. Serve hot ♨ and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 386kcal
Calories from Fat 16.2kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.7g26%
Saturated Fat 2.4g12%
Total Carbohydrate 56.5g19%
Sugars 7.5g
Protein 18.2g37%

Vitamin A 302 IU
Vitamin C 12 mg
Calcium 135 mg
Iron 7 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Note

You can also use other types of beans in this recipe, such as black beans or pinto beans.

Feel free to get creative and add your favorite pizza toppings to the mix!

Keywords: delicious, homemade, vegan pizza, cheese pizza
Samantha Doe
Food and Lifestyle Blogger

Hi, I'm Samantha, a full-time food blogger, mother of 2 beautiful daughters and a lovely wife. I live in New Jersey with my family. Loves traveling, sharing new recipes, and spending time with my family.