SOLON, OHIO — Nestle USA is launching meatless Digiorno and Stouffer’s offerings made with Sweet Earth Awesome Grounds, a plant-based ground beef alternative. Awesome Grounds are made from textured yellow pea protein, wheat gluten, canola oil and coconut oil and provide 16 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving.
The new Digiorno Rising Crust Meatless Supreme pizza is topped with Sweet Earth Awesome Grounds plant-based protein, mozzarella cheese, green and red bell peppers, onions and black olives. The Stouffer’s Meatless Lasagna features Sweet Earth Awesome Grounds, herb-seasoned tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
“There’s no denying the current modern food movement is revolutionizing the plant-based space,” said John Carmichael, president of the Nestle foods division. “By adding Sweet Earth Awesome Grounds to Stouffer’s and Digiorno offerings, we’re able to offer our customers the chance to incorporate plant-based meals into their diets while still enjoying the same convenience and delicious flavor of brands they know and trust.”
DiGiorno Rising Crust Meatless Supreme and Stouffer’s Meatless Lasagna with Sweet Earth Awesome Grounds will be widely available on Amazon Fresh in Spring 2020.
Acquired by Nestle in 2017, Sweet Earth manufactures a range of plant-based offerings, including the Awesome Burger and Awesome Grounds, which both debuted in supermarkets across the United States in October.