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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
  • Sautéed 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


  • 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.

Grilled Corn, Summer Squash Pizza Recipe

Grilled Corn, Squash, Cilantro Pizza


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.

White Garlic and Broccoli Pizza Recipe

White Garlic and Broccoli Pizza

What happens if you bake your pizza on a cold stone? I pre-heated the oven without the pizza stone this week and learned there are a few noticeable differences.

First, normally when I pre-bake the dough on a hot stone it gets air bubbles and crispy in about four minutes. On the cold stone the dough kept its form and needed closer to seven minutes to pre-bake, and even then it was soft and stuck to the stone.

Second, the pizza on the cold stone took about 5 minutes longer to bake after I added the toppings.  Third, the pizza cut differently. Normally it cuts right through the crispy crust. This time it took a little more muscle to get through the softer crust.

My white garlic and broccoli floret pizza was light and fluffy, much like pizzeria crust. The flavors of the minced garlic, fresh mozzarella cheese, and crushed red pepper were great! Even though my impromptu experiment with the crust turned out to be a delicious success, I still prefer the crispy crust that comes from pre-heating my pizza stone.

Thai Peanut and Cabbage Pizza Recipe

Thai Peanut Cabbage Pizza

In the beginning  months of my 52 Pizzas project I created a Thai Peanut Chicken pizza recipe which turned out so good that I vowed to create another. The craving just kicked the other night in so I decided to create a variation of my Thai Peanut pizza.

For this pizza I made my own peanut sauce. I used peanut butter, soy sauce and brown sugar. It didn’t thin out very well but it tasted great. I bought a huge cabbage, then chopped and sauteed it with garlic and onions. To add some nice color I diced a yellow bell pepper and sliced snow peas. After pre-baking the dough I spread on my peanut sauce, sprinkled on a small amount of mozzarella cheese, added all the veggies, then baked the pizza.

This pizza was quite different from my first Thai Peanut pizza but it was just as delicious! The flavors of the peanut sauce combined well with the flavors of the veggies. Making this pizza has inspired me to attempt more Asian inspired pizzas.