January 9, 2014

cashew sausage basil pizza

Cashew Sausage Basil Pizza

by Kristin King — Categories: appetizer, entree — Tags: , , , , 29 Comments

cashew sausage basil pizza



Just a note:  This recipe originally appeared as a monthly contributor post on Memories by the Mile.  I have now posted the recipe here as well for archiving purposes (scroll down towards the bottom).  My original teaser post can be found below with the recipe following after.  Check out Memories by the Mile too… Wanda Ann has a ton of great recipes on her site!  Enjoy!


Today I am posting over at Wanda Ann’s blog, Memories By The Mile. You will find me there the 2nd Thursday of every month!

This month I have shared my recipe for Cashew Sausage Basil Pizza. I love this combination of toppings because the cashews add a little crunch and a smooth buttery flavor, the sausage adds a little zing, and the basil rounds it all out. Click here to head on over to get the recipe, and while you are there, check out some of the other awesome posts on Wanda Ann’s blog!

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Cashew Sausage Basil Pizza
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Upscale your pizza with crunchy cashews, zingy sausage, and fragrant basil. Yum!
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
  • 14 ounces whole wheat pizza dough (I used store-bought)
  • Flour
  • ⅓ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar
  • ½ cup crumbled, cooked sausage (you can use any kind, I used Morningstar Farms veggie sausage)
  • ½ cup roasted cashews
  • 10-15 small basil leaves (or more, if you like a lot of basil)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees Celsius).
  2. Roll out dough to about 16 inches in diameter. Use a little flour to keep it from sticking.
  3. Place the pizza on a pizza baking sheet or pizza stone.
  4. Spoon the sauce over the dough and distribute evenly.
  5. Top with mozzarella and shredded cheddar.
  6. Distribute sausage, cashews, and basil leaves.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes.


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  1. I would have never thought to put nuts on a pizza.
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  2. Elizabeth says:

    I would have never come up with this combination but it sounds amazing!
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  3. Anyonita says:

    Oh, man, cashews are my number one snack food! :) I LOVE the idea of using them in a pizza, Kristin! Might have to see about making this sometime soon :)
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  4. Emily says:

    wow, that sounds like such an interesting combination… how did you ever come up with that? :o) Emily
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    • Kristin King says:

      Emily, I think I was just trying to come up with some interesting things to put on pizza, and cashews are one of my favorite snacks, so I decided to try them together. Yum! Now if they could just come up with cashews that are lower in fat and calories so I can put even MORE of them on my pizza, that would be awesome! :-)

  5. Interesting combination. I will have to try the cashews on our next pizza!
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  6. Lucy says:

    So clever! I would have never thought to do this!! I will head over and check out the recipes.
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  7. Margaret says:

    This sounds really, really, good and I want to try it for dinner. But, Kristin I started my diet and I’m determined that it last longer than a week. It is so hard to blog and diet. I am pinning this for later because I adore cashews. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Kristin King says:

      I totally relate, Margaret, it is REALLY hard to blog and diet. And now that I am thinking of Valentine’s Day sweets to make, it is getting even harder! :-) Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day!

  8. I love cashews but I would never thought to add them to a pizza. I can see how they would be great together though. I will be saving this recepy for later on. Thank you for sharing.
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  9. My son is a cashew freak. He would love this!!
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  10. Jenn says:

    Hi Kristen! I’d love an invitation to the Rockin’ Round-ups board on Pinterest. My username is jyoung434. Thanks!!
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  11. Jess says:

    Cashews on Pizza? Hmm…I would have never thought to do this!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week! :)
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  12. I would have never thought to put cashews on a pizza, but this actually looks really delicious! I actually want to taste it!

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  14. Cynthia says:

    Looks soooo good! Found you over at Katherine’s.
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  15. Sylvia says:

    I was excited to see that this was a vegetarian recipe! Definitely going to try it! Thanks for sharing! Please feel welcome to share at my Friendship Friday!
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  16. Diane Balch says:

    Cashews… what a unique idea.
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    Thanks for linking up to Friendship Friday! I hope you’ll come again!
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