Why you’ll love this dairy free pizza
I’m not going to lie. I had almost given up on dairy free pizza. The cheese was a big issue for me, and the thought of making pizza at home – from scratch – seemed kind of daunting to me. So we just didn’t have pizza for a long time.
But, a local pizza place started carrying vegan cheese, and we figured we’d give it a try. It was great, and they even had vegan cheesy sticks that were super yummy. Turns out, they were using Follow Your Heart mozzarella, so I thought I’d give it a try myself, and it was great.
Eventually, liquid mozzarella came out, and after tons of test drives, I decided that the combination of the two yielded the ultimate cheesy results.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
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Ingredients & substitutions
- Pizza dough – You can use whatever pizza dough you like. I like this recipe the best, but you can also you store bought pizza crust, or even a naan bread.
- Pizza sauce – Store bought is fine. Use your favorite or make homemade pizza sauce. Either way you’ll need about 1 cup per pizza.
- Vegan mozzarella – Whatever dairy free cheese you like will work, but I like to use a combination of Follow Your Heart mozzarella and Miyoko’s liquid mozzarella.
- Pizza toppings – Use whatever you like on your pizza. We normally go for Italian sausage, pepperoni and sometimes black olives.
How to make this dairy free pizza recipe
Assemble the pizza. Spread a layer of cornstarch over your pizza peel (or cutting board) and stretch the pizza dough to your desired size. Top with sauce, dairy free cheese and your desired toppings.
Make sure not to over load your pizza with cheese. Dairy free cheese can end up being a little wet when melted, so it’s important to not over do it.
Bake the pizza. Transfer the pizza to the stone with the cutting board and let the pizza cook until the cheese is melted and your crust is golden brown.
This will vary depending on your crust so follow the directions on your package or the recommended time from the recipe you used. We needed about 15 minutes for ours, but adjust your timing accordingly.
Remove the pizza from the oven and allow it to rest for a few minutes before cutting it.
Everything you need to know about making dairy free cheese pizza
If you don’t want to put cheese on your pizza, you can use dairy free cheese, or just go without cheese. Even though it might seem weird, pizza without cheese is actually pretty good, and definitely work trying if you want to remove dairy from your diet.
That depends. Dairy free cheeses all act differently when heated, so it depends on the product you choose, and how you’re cooking your pizza. I like to use a combination of shreds and liquid mozzarella to get the best results with dairy free cheese.
As of right now, we like to use a combination of vegan cheese for our pizza – Follow Your Heart mozzarella shreds and Miyoko’s liquid mozzarella. If we had to just use one, I would probably go with the Follow Your Heart shreds.
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- 1 prepared pizza dough
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup dairy free mozzarella shreds
- 1/4 cup liquid mozzarella
- Cornmeal, for under the pizza crust
- Desired pizza toppings: pepperoni, sausage, etc.
Preheat a pizza stone in the oven to 450˚F.*
Sprinkle cornmeal on a large cutting board or pizza peel to make it easy to transfer pizza to the oven.
Stretch pizza dough into about 1/4″ thick circle.
Spread sauce in a thin layer. Then top with dairy free cheese.
Add desired pizza toppings.
Transfer pizza to the oven and bake pizza according to pizza crust instructions, or until pizza crust is golden brown and cheese has melted – usually about 15 minutes.
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Italian
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 129
- Sugar: 1.4 g
- Sodium: 439 mg
- Fat: 7.6 g
- Saturated Fat: 4.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 13.7 g
- Fiber: 1.1 g
- Protein: 2.4 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: dairy free pizza, homemade dairy free pizza, pizza without cheese, lactose free pizza
Published: February 1, 2023. Updated: April 14, 2023.
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