I have been on a seitan kick lately. We made vegan quesadillas using it, and that was a huge success. Since it was pizza night, I thought, why not give it a try on a pizza? The results had me thinking, "Why didn't I think of this sooner?" I mean, my BBQ chick'n pizza was the best by far, until I made this pizza. It is now my favorite and my husband's absolute favorite as well. He actually asked me to make it for lunch the next day, too.
Although this dish tastes absolutely amazing, I had to change a few things once I started calculating the nutrition information. The only thing I do not like about the recipe is that it is 900 mg of sodium per serving. YIKES! When I am shopping in stores, if I want to buy a packaged meal I always make sure the sodium is less than 500 mg per serving, If it's more than that, then I won't buy it. So basically, I would not purchase this pizza at the store because of the sodium content.
Granted, we barely consume sodium in our diet. The recommended daily allowance for sodium is between 1500 mg-2300 mg per day according to the American Heart Association, but then again that same organization also recommends eating meat and dairy so....Anyway, since I don't consume much sodium daily, I was not worried too much about the sodium content this time. But, for those watching their sodium intake I would: (a) cut the serving of cheese and seitan in half the next time I make it and use a different crust (the Stonefire Naan crust was 440 mg of sodium per serving) (b) make my own seitan and crust.
The best thing about this pizza is what I top it with after it comes out of the oven, Ol' Dirty Sheets Hot Sauce! I received a bottle of it in my swag bag when I spoke at The Cleveland Vegfest in Ohio. This stuff is the absolute truth! I use it on pizza, burritos, steamed veggies, etc. I need to get more because my bottle is on it's last leg. If you love hot sauce, this brand is unlike any brand I have ever tasted. You have to try it for yourself. You''ll thank me later.
Of course, I cannot leave out my daughter! This is the pizza she made. She loves cooking and made this spinach and vegan cheese pizza.
Sweet, spicy, cheesy, packed with protein, and only six ingredients to make!
Author: The Sensible Vegan
Recipe Type: Entree
Serving size: 1/2 Naan Calories: 440 Fat: 14.5g Saturated Fat: 3.5g
Carbohydrates: 55g Sugar: 13.7g Sodium: 900mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 21g
About Tabatha James
Tabatha James is a wife, mom, and children's book author who loves creating vegan recipes with 10 ingredients or less!