Gluten-Free Veggie Pizza w/ Dairy-Free Cheese

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text There is nothing I love more than being able to make a delicious, healthy meal for my husband, in under 20 minutes. We always look forward to our Pizza & Wine nights at home.  I REFUSE to order pizza in, and even if I did, I simply could not enjoy it- guilt free. This pizza will genuinely make you question if it’s actually good for you. I promise you that it does not taste like cardboard, and it will not leave you with that yucky, bloated feeling.  It is also great for kids, because you can hide the veggies under the cheese. See below for more details.

It is my goal to make my recipes and posts as easy as I can. I know that it is unrealistic for me to tell you to make your own pizza dough. Most people simply do not have the time for it. I have experimented with many different gluten-free pizza crusts. My all time favorite brand is called Against the Grain: Gluten Free Pizza Shell. These are perfect to stock up on, and leave in the freezer for a quick meal.

against-grain-gourmet-pizza-180601 These shells are also NON-GMO. There is a little bit of dairy in the actual shell. I make up for it by choosing a dairy-free cheese to sprinkle over top of the pizza. (see below) If you cannot consume dairy, then I recommend Rudi’s Gluten Free Pizza Crusts. These are also found in the freezer section. I will warn you, they do not taste nearly as good, but they are dairy free.

veggies First step, preheat the oven. Then, cover the crust in a thick layer of all your favorite veggies. My ALL TIME FAVORITE COMBINATION is:

1 sliced tomato, 1 sliced garlic clove, a big handful of spinach and kale, sliced black olives, crushed red peppers, onion powder. (all organic of course)

sauce  I prefer to put all of my veggies under the sauce and cheese. It seems to keep the pizza in tact. I also really love this pizza sauce. It is very convenient and all natural. They come in packets. I squeeze 2 packets over the veggies.

Next, I drizzle some Avacado Oil over top of the sauce. oil

Avacado oil increases the health nutrients of all your veggies, and actually makes it much easier for your body to digest them. This is the same reason why I put an avocado on all of my salads, and drizzle avocado oil over top of my veggies. The health benefits of avocado oil are immense. It is one of the best oils to cook with as well, because it can reach high temperatures without turning rancid or carcinogenic.

cheese Then, it’s time to sprinkle the cheese over top. I have also done lots of researching and taste testing, when it comes to dairy-free cheese. I completely avoid soy products. So, it is important to me that my dairy free cheese does not contain soy. This cheese is NON-GMO and does not contain any soy. It is the perfect cheese replacement!pizza Finally, put your pie in the oven and bake at 375 for 15 minutes. When it is finished, I add a handful of arugula over top, to give the pizza that fresh, peppery flavor. 🙂

wine bottle_oh_syrah_lgNow, I cannot give you the perfect pizza recipe without also giving you my favorite organic, sulfite-free wine recommendation…Orleans Hill Organic Wine. This wine is a California Syrah. It is smooth and it will not give you a head ache, since it is sulfite free.

I hope you enjoy this pizza as much as I did! 🙂

Enjoy!

Kaitlin

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7 responses »

  1. Sound so good. I will be making it for supper. Thanks for Sharing Kaitlin. I am trying to change my eating to healthier food and you are a inspiration. Thank you

  2. I’m just so impressed with how quickly you’ve taken to blogging! Yay you! There is a wordpress plugins for recipes too. Let me know if you want to know more about it. It lets your readers print recipe cards.

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