Dairy Free Pizza Recipe

If you’re looking for a mouthwatering, dairy free pizza recipe, you’ve come to the right place! This recipe is perfect for vegans, those with lactose intolerance, or anyone looking to try a healthier alternative to traditional pizza. With a crispy crust, savory sauce, and your choice of fresh toppings, this dairy-free pizza will satisfy all your cravings without compromising on taste.

Why You’ll Love This Dairy Free Pizza

  • Vegan and Dairy Free: Ideal for those with dietary restrictions.
  • Customizable: Add your favorite toppings to make it your own.
  • Easy to Make: Simple steps for a delicious homemade pizza.
  • Healthy: Made with wholesome, plant-based ingredients.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • For the Dough:
    • 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast
    • 1 ½ cups warm water
    • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour)
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1 tsp salt
  • For the Sauce:
    • 1 cup tomato sauce
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • 1 tsp dried basil
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Toppings:
    • 1 cup dairy-free cheese (such as almond or cashew-based)
    • Your favorite vegetables (e.g., bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach)
    • Plant-based protein (optional, e.g., tofu, tempeh, or vegan sausage)

How to Make dairy free pizza

  1. Prepare the Dough:
    1. In a bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until frothy.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the yeast mixture and olive oil.
    3. Mix until a dough forms. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
    4. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  2. Prepare the Sauce:
    1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
    2. Stir in the tomato sauce, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Assemble the Pizza:
    1. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C).
    2. Punch down the risen dough and divide it into two balls. Roll out each ball on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
    3. Place the rolled dough on a pizza stone or baking sheet.
    4. Spread a generous amount of sauce over the dough, then sprinkle with dairy-free cheese.
    5. Add your favorite toppings.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted.

Variations and Tips

  • Gluten-Free Option: Use a gluten-free flour blend for the dough.
  • Different Sauces: Try a pesto or white garlic sauce for a change.
  • Protein Boost: Add chickpeas or black beans for extra protein.
  • Herbs and Spices: Sprinkle fresh basil or red pepper flakes on top before serving.

How to Store dairy free pizza

  • Refrigerate: Store leftover pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave.
  • Freeze: Wrap individual slices in plastic wrap and foil, then freeze for up to 2 months. Reheat directly from frozen in the oven.

Dairy Free Pizza Recipe

Recipe by Rose HernandezCourse: MainCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Ingredients

  • For the Dough:
  • 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast

  • 1 ½ cups warm water

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour)

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1 tsp salt

  • For the Sauce:
  • 1 cup tomato sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 tsp dried basil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • For the Toppings:
  • 1 cup dairy-free cheese (such as almond or cashew-based)

  • Your favorite vegetables (e.g., bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach)

  • Plant-based protein (optional, e.g., tofu, tempeh, or vegan sausage)

Directions

  • Prepare the Dough
  • Prepare the Sauce
  • Assemble the Pizza

Notes

  • Enjoy your delicious dairy free pizza, and feel free to experiment with different toppings and variations to suit your taste!

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