Yum! Brands subsidiary Pizza Hut and Beyond Meat have expanded their partnership by launching new plant-based protein menu items in Canada.

The new items are the Great Beyond, Beyond Italian Sausage Alfredo Loaded Flatbread and Beyond Creamy Alfredo.

All the items feature the Beyond Italian Sausage Crumble.

Pizza Hut Canada marketing manager Devon Lawrence said: “As Canadians continue to seek convenient ways to incorporate more plant-based protein in their lives, we are excited to partner with Beyond Meat, a leader in plant-based protein, to bring consumers expanded choice across our menus.

“The new Beyond Meat menu items taste incredible and deliver on the iconic Pizza Hut flavour that our fans know and love.”

The Great Beyond is a speciality pizza crafted with Beyond Italian Sausage Crumble and veggie toppings, including sliced red onions and tangy banana peppers.

The Beyond Italian Sausage Alfredo Loaded Flatbread is topped with Beyond Italian Sausage Crumble, roasted red peppers, creamy alfredo sauce and mozzarella cheese.

The third new offering on the menu, the Beyond Creamy Alfredo, is a savoury pasta dish layered with Beyond Italian Sausage Crumble, onions, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese.

Beyond Italian Sausage is made with plant-based ingredients and delivers the meat-like flavour and juicy texture of Italian pork sausage.

The new Beyond Meat topping is a Pizza Hut exclusive.

Customers living in Mississauga, Etobicoke, Milton, Oakville and Edmonton can now order the three new items online or through the Pizza Hut app.

Beyond Meat global strategic partnerships vice-president Hameed Jagani said: “The addition of Beyond Italian Sausage to Pizza Hut’s local menus enables consumers to continue eating the things they love, like pizza, without having to compromise on taste, health or sustainability.”

Pizza Hut and Beyond Meat have previously launched co-created menu items in the US, Belgium, Puerto Rico and the UK.