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BBQ Jackfruit Pizza Flatbread [Vegan + Oil Free]

Quick and delicious bbq pulled jackfruit pizza! All the great flavour of pulled pork, minus the meat, for a healthier option that is omnivore approved.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Italian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 390kcal
Author: Rosa



For the Jackfruit

  • 1 20 oz can young green jackfruit in brine or water NOT syrup
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp prepared mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

For the Pizza

  • 2 12" multigrain thin crust flatbread or flatbread/pizza dough of choice
  • 1/2 recipe vegan mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced


  • Start by soaking your cashews for the vegan mozzarella cheese. Then start preparing your jackfruit by following either the Instant Pot or stove top directions below.

Instant Pot Jackfruit Directions

  • Drain and rinse your jackfruit and place on a cutting board. Using two forks (or your hands) pull apart the chunks of jackfruit until shredded. Then transfer to your Instant Pot along with all remaining jackfruit ingredients. Mix well, close the lid and set the valve to seal, and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. Let your Instant Pot naturally release, which will take around 10 minutes. If not fully released after 10 minutes, quick release the remaining pressure.

Stove Top Jackfruit Directions

  • Whisk together all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Drain and rinse your jackfruit and place on a cutting board. Using two forks (or your hands) pull apart the chunks of jackfruit until shredded. Transfer the jackfruit to a large skillet and pour the sauce over top. Cook over medium heat until the sauce is mostly absorbed, for approx 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

For the Cheese

  • While your jackfruit is cooking, prepare the vegan mozzarella cheese and refrigerate until ready to use to let it firm up a bit, making it easier to scoop onto your flatbread or pizza dough.

For the Pizza Assembly

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and line a large baking tray to fit both flatbreads with parchment paper, or two smaller round trays.
  • Assemble your flatbreads with a generous amount of the jackfruit, and scoop the vegan mozzarella using a melon baller or teaspoon to place dollops of cheese all over the pizza and sprinkle the red onion on top. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until edges are golden, mozzarella is slightly melted, and onions are cooked. Slice and enjoy!


Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 767mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg