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Dairy-Free Autumn Pizza

Dairy-Free Autumn Pizza

Dairy-Free Autumn Pizza

  • Applegate Organic Chicken & Apple Sausage
  • Roasted acorn squash
  • Roasted garlic
  • SautĂ©ed mushrooms and onions
  • Teese Mozzarella Vegan Cheese
  • Homemade pizza sauce
  • Homemade pizza dough

Notes: I would never have imagined making a dairy-free pizza a year ago, but since I found out my daughter has a dairy allergy I’ve adopted a completely dairy-free diet. My pizza dough doesn’t contain dairy, but if you’ve being reading my blog for long you know I love cheese. Recently, I’ve started to experiment with dairy-free cheese. Non-dairy cheese will never compare to a fresh block of soft-ripened cheese, but I’ve come to appreciate the subtle flavors in vegan cheese. However, what made this pizza special was the roasted acorn squash. Combined with chicken and apple sausage, my dairy-free autumn pizza tasted like fall.

If you’ve had a good experience with a dairy-free cheese, please let me know because I am open to suggestions.

Chicken Mole Pizza

Chicken Mole Pizza Recipe

Ingredients

  • Roasted mole pepper
  • Diced hot pepper
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Garlic marinated grilled chicken
  • Mozzarella and cheddar cheeses
  • Homemade pizza sauce
  • Homemade pizza dough

Notes: I make more pizzas than I have time to blog about. In fact, I made this pizza in the fall of 2011 with a mole pepper from The Good Food Collective and a hot pepper form our neighbors garden.

Watermelon Pizza Recipe

Watermelon Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Grilled watermelon
  • Asiago and mozzarella cheese
  • Balsamic reduction sauce
  • Homemade pizza dough made with fresh basil

Note: This week’s share from The Good Food Collective included so many fresh veggies that it was difficult to decide which to use on a pizza. So, I asked my Facebook followers for ideas. After seeing the picture of the choices a couple of friends suggested using the only fruit in the mix, watermelon! After hesitating a bit, I accepted the challenge. I added some fresh chopped basil to my usual dough recipe. Because I didn’t want the crust to be soggy, I only used a small amount of grilled watermelon to top the pizza. The balsamic reduction sauce was a first for my pizzas, but won’t be a last. All the flavors tasted great together. The basil in the crust was mild but noticeable. The balsamic sauce tasted wonderful with the cheeses. The watermelon held some of its sweet flavor and was delicious with the other ingredients. What I thought was a crazy idea turned out to be a fantastic pizza!

Dill Crusted, Pickled Cucumber and Beet Pizza Recipe

Dill Crusted, Pickled Cucumber and Beet Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Pickled cucumbers (sliced, soaked in vinegar, sugar, and fresh dill)
  • Pickled golden beets
  • Homemade pizza sauce
  • Fresh parmesan and mozzarella cheeses
  • Homemade pizza dough with fresh dill and diced onions mixed in

Note: The beets and cucumbers tasted very sweet and complimented the onion, dill crust and cheeses very well. Dill crust is one of my favorite crust variations.

Grilled Corn, Summer Squash Pizza Recipe

Grilled Corn, Squash, Cilantro Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Grilled corn cut off the cob
  • Summer squash sauteed with fresh garlic
  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Homemade pizza sauce
  • Homemade pizza dough

Note: I grilled the dough on one side for four minutes, flipped and dressed the pizza, then grilled for about six minutes. The fresh toppings came from The Good Food Collective and our garden. Cilantro is not an ingredient I commonly use but it was delicious with the other ingredients.

Rapini, Three Cheese Pizza Recipe

Rapini, Three Cheese Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Sauteed rapini
  • Sauteed red and white onion
  • Sauteed garlic
  • Basil
  • Asiago, Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses
  • Homemade pizza sauce
  • Homemade dough

Note: The rapini, onions, garlic, and basil were fresh from The Good Food Collective. This pizza was delicious!

Kale, Turnip, Garlic Scape Pizza Recipe

 

Kale, Turnip, Garlic Scape Pizza

Ingredients

  • Chopped, sauteed kale
  • Minced, sauteed garlic scapes
  • Sliced, roasted turnips seasoned with salt and pepper
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Homemade pizza sauce
  • Homemade dough

All the toppings were locally grown and organic.