March 25, 2011

Morningstar Farms Tomato & Basil Pizza Burger

This week, it's time for another veggie burger! I'm going to tell you all about Morningstar Tomato & Basil Pizza Burgers. As soon as I saw those I knew I had to try them. I mean, I like pizza, and I like burgers - how could a pizza burger not be awesome?

To start, Morningstar has no idea how long their food takes to heat up. They say that it will take 10-11 minutes in a skillet for these to be ready. I spent about 5 minutes from the minute I walked into the kitchen to actually taking my first bite. So please, use your judgment - just cook it until it's hot.

I had no idea what to eat this burger with, so I just put it on a bun, figuring that I could always add things later. Turns out, it needs nothing. Not even sure it needed the bun, but it would have been a little messier to eat without it. I cooked it in a teensy bit of olive oil, figuring that the flavor could only help, so it got a nice crispiness that you can only really get by cooking something in oil.

The flavor, though, is where this burger really shines. It actually tasted just like a supreme pizza. I was very surprised. I wouldn't have been, if I'd read the ingredients first. It contains most of the same ingredients as a supreme pizza (bell pepper, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese) and the things that it leaves out (sausage and pepperoni) are still represented. In one of my bites, I caught a distinct fennel flavor, which is a very sausage-y flavor, and the burger as a whole had a mild spiciness, which is mostly what the pepperoni brings to the supreme pizza experience.

All in all, I'd say this is a very tasty burger. I've eaten it again since the first one, and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes to eat supreme pizza. This is a strange yet tasty burger.

The experience:
Texture - standard veggie burger experience
Flavor - just like a supreme pizza in a patty

Final grade for this attempt: A


  1. Read the last FAQ regarding GMO products:

    We recognize that some Morningstar Farms® consumers may prefer foods that do not contain biotech ingredients, so we offer Morningstar Farms® Breakfast Patties Made with Organic Soy. At this time, all of our other products contain biotech ingredients. The ingredients we use have been approved by the appropriate regulatory authorities, and all of our products comply with food labeling requirements in markets where they are sold throughout the world

  2. I just tried these after stumbling onto your website doing a search for vegan chicken drumsticks, I commented on that post as well. I wanted to try them since you graded them an A and my family and I enjoyed them! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us!

    I was wondering if I could have your permission to share your blog on my facebook for my friends to view?

  3. Feel free to share this blog with anyone you think would be interested! Thanks for reading! :)

  4. I just tried these for the first time tonight and they are delicious! I turned the bun into garlic bread and topped the burger with a little freshly grated Parm and a touch of marinara. So good.

  5. Ooh - garlic bread bun sounds amazing!