Pepperoni Pizza Nachos

Why choose between pizza and nachos when you can have both! Sort of. Really easy and quick to whip up, this would be perfect served with a cold beer. I’ll include my easy recipe for pizza sauce, or you could choose to buy it if preferred. For the “pepperoni” I just used some meat free ham slices by Vbites, but pretty much any sliced mock meat will work. I just used a small cookie cutter to cut them into smaller circles. Then just top with whatever else you fancy, I went with peppers, spring onion, mushrooms, olives and cheese of course

For the pizza sauce, you’ll need;

  1. One tablespoon of oil
  2. One small brown onion, chopped
  3. Two cloves of garlic, minced
  4. Two tablespoons of tomato puree
  5. One 400g/14oz tin of chopped tomatoes
  6. Half a teaspoon of both dried oregano and dried basil
  7. Salt, black pepper and sugar to taste (sugar can help if the tomatoes are acidic)

Method;

  • Add the oil and garlic into a small saucepan over a medium heat, cook for a minute and then add the onion
  • Give the onion about five minutes to soften, then add the tomato puree, give another minute to cook then add the tomatoes. Blend with a blender/immersion blender for a smoother sauce
  • Season with herbs, salt, pepper and sugar (if needed) then leave the sauce to simmer and reduce by about a third
  • Once the sauce has thickened, set aside

Then you’re ready to assemble the nachos, you’ll need;

  1. 200g/7oz of tortilla chips
  2. Half the pizza sauce you made earlier
  3. 100g/3.5oz dairy free cheese, grated, I used mature cheddar alternative by ASDA
  4. Toppings, as mentioned I used Vbites meat free ham and vegetables, but feel free to use whatever you like

Method;

  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and arrange the tortillas in one even layer. Spoon over the pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings of choice
  • Place under a warm grill for a few minutes, or until the cheese melts. Non-dairy cheese doesn’t handle heat very well, so you won’t need the grill to be too hot, a medium heat is ideal
  • Once the cheese has melted it’s ready to serve. You can use up the leftover pizza sauce for more pizza nachos, pizza, or as a pasta sauce

5 thoughts on “Pepperoni Pizza Nachos

  1. I don’t know if we have ever tried the ASDA cheese before, we haven’t had much luck with fake cheese in the past. Apart from those cheep looking, processed “mozzarella” slices, we love those on burgers.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. We have those on our portabello mushroom burgers. I’ll have to try out that ASDA stuff… She isn’t keen on ASDA though for this reasons because it’s owned by Walmart. I remember we tried one fake cheese ad it was so bad she couldn’t eat it… So I just made “cheese” and branston sandwiches with it (it was the best way to mask the flavour 😆)

        Like

Leave a Reply to Bethany's Vegan Kitchen Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.