Pizza Trail Mix

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Why choose between pizza and trail mix when you can have both? This Pizza Trail Mix recipe combines rich flavors with crunchy textures, making it a must-try for every snack lover. It’s perfect for any occasion!

pizza trail mix in a orange enamelware mug.

As you may have noticed, lately I’ve been experimenting with unique snack mixes here on Inspired by Charm. Recently I shared a Dill Pickle Snack Mix and a Sweet and Salty Snack Mix (one of my favorites), and a few years ago I made these Seasoned Pizza Pretzels! 

In this post, I thought I would try something new with this Pizza Trail Mix. This mix is like having a slice of your favorite pizza but without the carbs from the crust. The sun-dried tomatoes bring that tangy tomato goodness, while the combination of nutritional yeast, garlic and onion powder, and Italian seasoning wraps up all the herbs and flavors of a classic pie. 

pizza trail mixed served in two enamelware mugs.

If you’re looking for a new, unique, and flavorful trail mix you’re going to love this one! 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • There’s no need to knead any dough or wait for any toppings to cook. Just mix, toss, and bake and you’re ready to munch. Perfect for when you’re craving something savory and don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.
  • Hosting a game night? Check. Need a snack on your hike? Gotcha. Want to impress at the next potluck? This Pizza Trail Mix is your ticket to any occasion.
  • Cashews, almonds, and walnuts are more than just crunchy texture. They’re packed with healthy fats and proteins, making this trail mix not just delish, but nourishing too!

Ingredients

We want to capture that classic pizza flavor with this Pizza Trail Mix. We’ll need a few key ingredients to do that! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • cashews 
  • almonds
  • walnuts
  • olive oil
  • nutritional yeast
  • dried Italian seasoning 
  • sea salt
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • sun-dried tomatoes

If for some reason you don’t care for a particular nut or spice, feel free to mix things up with whatever you love. Just like pizza, this recipe is easily adaptable to include your favorites. 

And if you like seasoned or flavored nuts like these, be sure to check out these Cinnamon Pecans and Walnuts and these Seasoned and Roasted Cashews

big bowl of pizza trail mix with nuts and sun-dried tomatoes.

How To Make

Now that you’ve gathered all of your ingredients, you’re ready to make this Pizza Trail Mix. If you can stir, you can handle this recipe! I’ll walk you through the easy steps below. I’ve also provided a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 325 degrees F. 
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the nutritional yeast, Italian seasoning, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Set aside.
  3. To a medium bowl, add the cashews, almonds, and walnuts. Mix to combine. 
  4. Drizzle the mixed nuts with the olive oil, then sprinkle with the seasoning mix. Stir to evenly coat/combine.
nuts for pizza trail mix spread out onto a baking sheet.
  1. Spread this mixture onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. 
hand adding sun-dried tomatoes to pizza trail mix.
  1. Add in the sun-dried tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  2. Pack and store in an airtight container. 

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And that’s it. I love this trail mix because it’s so quick and easy to make! 

two enamel mugs filled with homemade pizza trail mix.

Recipe Variations

As I mentioned above, this recipe (and recipes like it) are very adaptable. If you’re looking for some other ways to switch up the flavors of this trail mix, here are some ideas to get you started. 

  • Spicy Mix: For those who like it hot, add a sprinkle of red chili flakes or a dash of cayenne pepper to turn up the heat. 
  • Herb Infused: If you’re an herb enthusiast, mix in some dried rosemary or dried basil for an aromatic twist that’ll make your trail mix even more pizza-like.
  • Seedy Addition: Incorporate a mix of seeds such as pumpkin seeds (pepitas) or sunflower seeds. The seeds will add a different type of crunch and up the nutritional value.
  • Tropical Twist: This might be as controversial as pineapple on pizza, but dried pineapple bits can be a surprising and delightful addition, giving the trail mix a sweet and tangy dimension reminiscent of a tropical pizza.
  • Popcorn Fun: Introduce air-popped popcorn to the mix. It adds volume, is light, and complements the pizza flavors with its neutral taste.
homemade pizza trail mix served in an enamel mug with cherry tomatoes.

Frequently Asked Questions

I tried to anticipate some of the questions you may have before or while making this trail mix. If you have additional questions, please leave them in the comment section below. 

Do I really need to bake the trail mix?

Absolutely! Baking helps the olive oil and seasonings adhere to the nuts, creating a rich, pizza-esque flavor that’s simply irresistible. Just remember to mix in the sun-dried tomatoes after baking and cooling so they will maintain their chewy goodness.

I’m out of walnuts. Can I use another nut instead?

You bet! Feel free to get creative. Pecans could be a good swap for walnuts. They have a similar texture but bring their own unique flavor. You can substitute whatever nuts you like: pistachios, peanuts, etc.  Just ensure you’re using raw, unsalted varieties to let the pizza seasonings shine! 

How long can I store this Pizza Trail Mix?

When stored in an airtight container, this savory treat should last about a week. But let’s be real – it’s so delicious that it’ll probably be gone way before then!

vintage enamel mug filled with homemade pizza trail mix.

More Snack Recipes You May Enjoy

And there you have it, a delicious, nostalgic, and easy-to-make treat. I think you’re going to love this Pizza Trail Mix. If you do, please leave a comment and a 5-star rating below. 

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vintage enamel mug filled with homemade pizza trail mix.

Pizza Trail Mix

Why choose between pizza and trail mix when you can have both? This Pizza Trail Mix recipe combines rich flavors with crunchy textures, making it a must-try for every snack lover. It’s perfect for any occasion!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: nuts, pizza, snack, snakx mix, trail mix
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 14
Calories: 113kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the nutritional yeast, Italian seasoning, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Set aside.
  • To a medium bowl, add the cashews, almonds, and walnuts. Mix to combine.
  • Drizzle the mixed nuts with the olive oil, then sprinkle with the seasoning mix. Stir to evenly coat/combine.
  • Spread this mixture onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
  • Add in the sun-dried tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  • Pack and store in an airtight container.

Notes

For this recipe, you want the dry sun-dried tomatoes that are typically packaged in a bag (such as THESE). You do not want the oil-packed version.

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Michael this looks incredible! I’m always looking for snacks, both savory ones & sweet ones, to give as neighbor gifts at Christmas. This one looks like a winner! Thank you!