Gluten-free dairy-free pizza is a treat for everyone, especially folks with food intolerance or celiac disease. My kids come running when pizza is on the menu. The leftovers taste great cold and make an extra special lunch box treat.
Find ready made pizza crusts in co-ops or stores that specialize in gluten free products. Crusts may be made of rice or corn and are found in the freezer department. The featured pizza is made with a rice crust.
Follow the directions on the box for best results. Thaw the crust completely and cook in the oven for 4 minutes with a little olive oil spread on top. Use your fingers, a pastry brush or a paper towel to cover the crust completely for a nice crispy crust.
After the crust is precooked, spread marinara or tomato sauce on the pizza.
Dice vegetables for toppings. Today's featured pizza includes bell peppers, olives, green onion and broccoli, but you can add any thing you like! Try artichokes, pineapple, tomato slices or fresh herbs from your garden.
The secret for a scrumptious dairy free pizza is to load on the toppings. You want a hearty serving of vegetables to make it tasty and fulfilling.
Add meat if desired. There are many gluten and nitrate free products found in the grocery meat case.
Add a dairy free cheese to enhance the pizza's visual appeal and help keep the toppings together. While rice or soy cheese doesn't taste exactly like cow milk cheese, it adds the creamy consistency we expect. Crumble one slice on top of the pizza.
Bake your pizza for 10 minutes and enjoy! Add a side salad and you have fulfilled your recommended daily serving of vegetables.