Vegan French Bread Pizzas with Tofu Ricotta

Frozen French Bread Pizzas – a childhood memory for many.  Quick and easy dinner option full of sodium and preservatives.  When timing calls for a simple dinner grab a baguette, pizza sauce, your favorite vegan cheese (or not), and toppings and voila – quick and easy vegan dinner – Vegan French Bread Pizzas. When you have a few extra minutes to whip up some homemade vegan tofu ricotta style topping – pull out your food processor and grab these recipes.  You won’t be sorry.

Vegan French Bread Pizza with Tofu Ricotta


Vegan French Bread Pizza with Tofu Ricotta

A Plant-based version of a childhood favorite!

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Ingredients
  • Large Baguette cut lengthwise
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Basil Tofu Ricotta -recipe below
  • Pepperoni Flavored Tofu Ricotta -recipe below
  • Oregano
  • Vegan Parmesan Cheese optional
Basil Tofu Ricotta
  • 14 oz block Firm Tofu
  • A handful or two of fresh basil
  • good shake of garlic powder
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
Pepperoni Flavored Tofu Ricotta
  • 14 oz block Firm Tofu
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 4 sprays of liquid aminos
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 500 F
  2. Place baguette halves on baking sheet (we put a cooling rack on a baking sheet)
  3. Spread desired amount of pizza sauce
  4. Place scoops of tofu ricotta on each half – you can mix and match.
  5. Sprinkle with oregano and parmesan cheese (optional)
  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until bread is toasted and tofu is lightly browned
Basil Tofu Ricotta
  1. Process in food processor until smooth.
Pepperoni Flavored Tofu Ricotta
  1. Process in food processor until smooth.

 

We served ours with a big green salad dressed with balsamic vinegar.  Any leftover sauce and tofu ricotta can be tossed with pasta.

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Live a VegInspired life!

XO, Kathy