Friday, March 19, 2010

Allergen-Free Pizza - What’s Your Topping?

What? Pizza made without wheat, cheese, eggs or soy? Really?

This past weekend I embarked on what might seem to be an exercise in futility – making an allergen-free pizza. And I am happy to say that I not only succeeded, but the whole family wished I had made more. Even my husband who usually orders extra cheese was quite happy with the results.

It all starts with the crust, and I found one that works really well. Miss Roben’s pizza crust mix is gluten-free, wheat-free, milk-free, egg-free, soy-free, nut-free, and the only ingredients you need to add are oil and water. There is a quick acting yeast packet included that is optional (I used it in my pizza). They offer a small and a large sized crust. I used the large, and it was enough to make two pizzas – one large and one small. If you want a thicker crust, then use the entire package for one large pizza. The crust has a bit of a sweet taste that is sure to be a hit.

And on top I layered on – tomato sauce, onions and pepperoni. Any of your favorite toppings would work.

I think the key to making cheese-free pizza is to go heavy on the toppings. I didn’t try to add dairy-free cheese, but you certainly could.

Now, if only I could figure out how to make an allergen-free lasagna…

So here's my challenge to you. It's your turn to make an allergen-free pizza. How are you going to top your pizza?


Jamie Stern said...

Hello Colette, I like this one and have heard good things about Miss Roben's products. I recently made a pizza with a product I sell, Cause You're Special Pizza Crust Mix. I used several ingredients, sans cheese, and it tasted great. Here's a link to that one:
Thanks for giving everyone some yummy alternatives. Best regards, Jamie Stern

Colette said...

Jamie, thanks for sharing your pizza! I haven't yet tried the Cause You're Special mixes. I will be sure to check those out!

Peter said...

Thanks for sharing. My son has severe milk and eggs allergies and has the pizza with peppironi and olives. What's interesting is that many of the local pizza shops doughs do not have milk or eggs. I was shocked and pleased. I guess you don't know unless you ask

Colette said...

Peter, yes, I was also surprised to find that many pizza doughs don't have milk or eggs. Unfortunately for many of us they almost always have wheat. Pepperoni and olives sounds great!

Suzie said...

Pizza is the one food I really miss. My family is always surprised when they like gluten free foods. I will have to try the pizza recipe on them.