Cashew Sausage Basil Pizza


Cashew Sausage Basil Pizza from #pizza #sausage #cashewsJust 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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    • 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! :-)

  1. 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!

  2. says

    Cashews on Pizza is a “thing” in my hometown of Redlands, California. It started there at a restaurant called Gay 90s, back in the 1960s. That restaurant is no more, but the idea spread to many other restaurants in the area, as well as a few in other locations.

    The classic “Gay 90s Special” is Pepperoni, Sausage, Cashews and Onions. Your combo sounds good, too.

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