I’m not much of a photographer OR a food blogger, I leave that to Nicole – but when I saw Kerry’s Pumpkin Sage and Spicy Sausage Pizza – I just *had* to veganize the recipe. I even had cooked a pumpkin just last week! Ahoy freezer!

This pizza was very different from my normal meals. Since the beginning I’ve been very weary of “transitional” vegan foods – IE: fake cheeses & meats. One of the main reasons I chose this lifestyle to eat whole, unprocessed foods. In fact, in making this pizza, I bought fake cheese for the first time! Don’t get me wrong, I’ll bring fake burgers to a cookout, vegan cream cheese for office bagel birthdays or other processed vegan foods when grabbing lunch at Whole Foods – but I try to keep it clean 80-90% of the time. (It helps that Gregg doesn’t like them at all.)

I will say I was REALLY impressed with Tofurky’s Italian Sausage – It was spicy & had a great texture. I’ll for sure be bringing it to the next cookout I attend!

This was an amazing dish to welcome Autumn. It tasted savory and thanksgiving-ish. I loved it & Gregg did as well — We looked over to the leftovers :)

Vegan Pumpkin Sage and Spicy Sausage Pizza

Recipe adapted from Yum and Yummer

Pizza dough:

  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • ½ tsp dry yeast
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup warm water between 100-110 degrees F


  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp of vegan cream cheese (used this)
  • ¼ cup almond milk (used this)
  • 4-5 leaves of fresh sage, chopped finely
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp salt


  • 1 ½ cup shredded vegan rice cheese (used this)
  • 2 links of cooked vegan Italian sausage (used this)
  • 4-5 sage leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp melted vegan butter, to brush the pizza crust (used this)
  • Thinly sliced red onions, to taste
  • Garlic salt, to taste


  1. Combine yeast, agave, flour and oil and slowly drizzle in water until the dough comes together. Add more water or flour until the dough is neither dry nor sticky.
  2. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease the top, and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside for 1 hour to rise – dough should be twice its original size. (Mine didn’t rise — could it be bad yeast?)


  1. Combine ingredients except for the vegan cream cheese and almond milk into a skillet and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in. (It will thicken up once you add the milk/cheese)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Once dough has risen, stretch or roll out into desired shape and place on a oiled pizza pan.
  3. Add sauce, half of the cheese, browned sausage, onions, sage and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Brush crust with melted butter and sprinkle garlic salt over entire pizza.
  4. Place pizza in oven and bake for 18 minutes, or until crust is browned.

this is my money shot


4 thoughts on “Veganized! – Kerry’s Pumpkin Sage and Spicy Sausage Pizza”

  1. Awww! You are too sweet!

    Also, and infinitely more important, PLEASE MAKE ME THIS PIZZA!

    In exchange I offer to make my lemon/alfredo/asparagus pizza and/or the pesto delight pizza. DEAL?! :)

  2. So here’s me being all “Wtf, you’re vegan? Since when??” while also having to say that that looks DELICIOUS. Side note, can’t wait to see you!

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