Trader Joe’s Vegetarian Cheeseburger Pizza is a frozen pizza that aims to satisfy the taste buds of both vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. This pizza comes loaded with classic cheeseburger toppings, such as pea protein crumbles, cheese, onions, pickles, and “burger sauce”, all resting atop a crispy crust made with traditional wheat flour.
I don’t know who dreams up these whacky ideas at Trader Joe’s headquarters but whoever dreamed up this product is clearly delusional and doesn’t like pizza. I’ve heard of cheeseburger pizza before and why not? California Pizza Kitchen came up with the crazy idea to make a Thai Chicken pizza why not a cheeseburger pizza? I’m a traditionalist when it comes to pizza, but as a dedicated foodie, I am always open to new and interesting flavors. Trader Joe’s definitely likes to go to new and interesting places with their food. It’s why we shop there!
This isn’t the first time that Trader Joe’s has released a whacky pizza combination before. Who remembers the Kale, Sweet Potato and Butternut squash pizza?
I’ve actually seen cheeseburger pizzas at restaurants before so this isn’t too much of a stretch, but the thing that makes this one different is the use of vegetarian “plant based burger style crumbles”. Which happen to be vegan. In this case, they are made out of pea protein and flavored to taste like ground beef. Trader Joe’s could’ve gone totally vegan on this one with some fake cheese but for whatever reason decided to keep the real cheese.
What’s on Trader Joe’s Cheeseburger Pizza?
For most people that eat a Cheeseburger, it would be buns, burgers, cheese, and probably some type of condiments like ketchup or mustard. I like tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and pickles. Well, wouldn’t you know it, Trader Joe’s stepped up and included those ingredients!
As you can see by the box picture above, there are some blobs that kind of look like ground beef, some red onions, and obviously some type of yellow cheese (cheddar in this case)
DOUGH (WHEAT FLOUR, WATER, SUNFLOWER OIL, SALT, YEAST), CHEDDAR CHEESE (MILK, SALT, MICROBIAL ENZYME, CHEESE CULTURES, ANNATTO EXTRACT [COLOR]), TOMATO SAUCE (TOMATO PUREE, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, ROASTED GARLIC PUREE, SALT, BLACK PEPPER, OREGANO, CORNSTARCH), PLANT-BASED BURGER STYLE CRUMBLES (WATER, TEXTURED PEA PROTEIN, SUNFLOWER OIL, NATURAL FLAVOR, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF PEA PROTEIN ISOLATE, METHYL CELLULOSE, CARAMEL COLOR, POTATO STARCH, TAPIOCA STARCH, DRIED YEAST, SALT, PEA FIBER, CITRUS FIBER, CARROT FIBER, BAMBOO FIBER, PSYLLIUM FIBER), SWEET PICKLES (CUCUMBER, WATER, DISTILLED VINEGAR, SUGAR, SALT, CITRIC ACID [ACIDIFIER], NATURAL FLAVOR), BURGER SAUCE (WATER, SUNFLOWER OIL, DISTILLED VINEGAR, SUGAR, MODIFIED CORNSTARCH, SALT, HORSERADISH, GARLIC POWDER, CORIANDER, PAPRIKA, FENNEL SEED, GINGER, BLACK PEPPER, ONION POWDER, OREGANO, THYME, ROSEMARY, XANTHAN GUM, DILL), TOMATOES, RED ONIONS, SUNFLOWER OIL.
- CONTAINS MILK, WHEAT.
- MAY CONTAIN SOY.