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Homemade Pizza, Crust, & Sauce

 

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Over the years, our dairy-free pizza night has quite evolved.

First we started with homemade pizza.

Then we took the easier route, building pizzas on tortillas or bagels.

In recent years, our pre-teen has preferred frozen pizzas made by Daiya and Tofurky.

But recently, we came full circle. 

And went back to homemade pizza down to the sauce and crust.

And oh my goodness, the whole family wonders why we got away from this for so long.

Homemade pizza is most delicious!

When we make pizza homemade,

the whole family enjoys the same pizza together.

Even with dairy-free cheese across the board, it’s that yummy!

OR, split the dough into 4 personal pan pizzas.

My kids insist on topping their own!

Here’s our recipe for easy sauce, easy crust, and dairy-free toppings you’ll love. 

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Easy 4-Ingredient Pizza Sauce

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Just combine all ingredients together. 

No heating or cooking required. 

Prepare and set aside while you make your pizza crust. 

Dairy-Free Homemade Pizza Crust

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 package dry active yeast (optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup warm water

Combine flour, salt, sugar, yeast in a large bowl. 

Add oil and water to the mixture.

Mix ingredients together with a spatula.

Then finish combining the dough with clean hands. 

SHOULD THE PIZZA DOUGH RAISE?

If you’re pressed for time or want thin crust pizza, you don’t have to let the dough rise. 

Right after mixing the dough together, you can start pressing it into your pizza pan. 

But if you like fluffier crust and have some extra time, let it rise!

To let the dough rise, just keep it in a bowl after mixing it together well with your hands. 

Feel free to knead it a little extra, cover the bowl with a clean towel, and let it sit in a warm, dark place on your counter for 30-60 minutes. 

Then proceed with pressing it into your pizza pan. 

HOW TO SPREAD PIZZA DOUGH ONTO PAN

I wish I could say I toss our pizza dough into the air and can teach you do to the same. 

But I’m sorry, that’s not the case. HA!

Instead, I patiently stretch and spread the dough onto the pan with my palms and fingers.

Typically, I first flatten it with my hands as flat as it will go. 

Then I start stretching it thinner and thinner from the center outwards with my palms. 

I even flip it over and over as I got to keep it from sticking. 

This takes a bit of time, but it’s rather fun. 

I do this for both round pans, cookie sheets, and personal pan size. 

We’ve even made heart pizzas!

Just keep the thickness consistent as you go. 

I stretch it into the pan until it’s thin, about 1/4 inch. 

Spreading the dough takes patience, but you’ll get it. 

If you know how to toss it in the air, all the power to ya!

homemade dairy free pizza

WHAT KIND OF PIZZA PAN? 

My hubby loves using our pizza stones for making homemade pizza. 

But when you use those, you want to preheat them in the oven while you’re preparing the sauce and pizza. 

While it’s impossible to spread the dough out on a hot stone, you’ll want to spread the pizza dough out on a cutting board or clean surface, and THEN move it to the hot stone carefully to start baking. 

Me personally? I like using a cookie sheet!

That means I can spread the pizza dough right on the cookie sheet, it doesn’t need pre-heated. 

After a little showdown between the two pans, 

hubs and I agree both kinds of pan work equally well. 

You pick! 

30 Minute Dairy Free Homemade Pizza

PRE-BAKING YOUR PIZZA CRUST

Oven 450 degrees.

Once your dough is spread into your pizza pan of choice,

lightly poke holes into the dough with a fork.

Don’t go all the way through the dough. 

Put your oven rack on the lower level. 

Bake the crust for 5 minutes, no toppings. 

DAIRY-FREE PIZZA TOPPINGS

Check labels for yourself as ingredients can change.

Applegate Pepperoni

Onions

Green Peppers

Hormel Natural Ham

Burger

Bacon

Mushrooms

Tomatoes

Dairy-Free Mozarella Shreds (sparingly)

TOPPING YOUR PIZZA

After you heat your crust for 5 minutes, pull it from the oven. 

Spread with pizza sauce (recipe above). 

Top with dairy-free cheese and the your other chosen toppings. (topping ideas above)

When using dairy-free cheese, I recommend using just 1/3 to 1/2 the amount of real cheese you would use. 

Dairy-free cheese does the trick, but the texture and taste is not usually like dairy cheese. 

Load up with other favorite toppings instead. 

My boys love pepperoni, sausage, and onion the best!

Dairy Free Personal Pizzas

BAKING YOUR PIZZA

Once cheese and toppings are added to your crust, 

bake the pizza on 450, on bottom rack, about 10 minutes.

Pull out the pizza when the cheese is melted and the bottom crust is brown.

Sprinkle with garlic salt fresh out of the oven, YUM!

Serve with salad. 

We hope you enjoy homemade dairy-free pizza as much as we do! 

MORE EASY DAIRY-FREE PIZZA

easy tortilla pizza

chicken ranch pizza

barbecue chicken pizza

bagel pizza

lunchable pizza

pepperoni rolls

frozen dairy-free pizza

 

 Original Post:  2-15-13
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Sean Mahan

Thursday 12th of April 2018

It's so hard finding a good pizza crust recipe, can't wait to try this one and see how it turns out! Thanks for sharing!

Jamie Kaufmann

Thursday 12th of April 2018

You're welcome, Sean. Hope it works well for you.

Sarah

Friday 15th of February 2013

We had dairy free pizza too. We love diaya shreds at our house. I only put pepperoni on half of our pizza because my 2 1/2 yr old doesn't like "macaroni" (pepperoni)she says it makes her mouth hot.

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