4 cheese-free pizza ideas

November 3, 2015

Four cheese-free pizza ideas

Want some great pizza recipes that don't include cheese? Check out these four great ideas.

4 cheese-free pizza ideas

1. Caramelized onions and Kalamata olives

One challenge of a cheese-free pizza is recreating the richness of having cheese. A good replacement for cheese on a pizza is caramelized onions. To make a pizza with caramelized onions, top a crust with olive oil, then cover the entire surface of the pizza with thin sliced caramelized onions. Then, top the pizza with kalamata olives and bake for 5-10 minutes. The caramelized onions will melt into the crust, adding flavour, and the tartness of the kalamata olives pairs well with the sweetness of the onions.

2. Butternut squash pizza

Butternut squash is a great alternative for cheese on the top of pizza. To use it as a topping, bake it until it is very soft and malleable. Remove the meat from the skin of the squash, then spread it over the top of the pizza crust like a cheese. On top of the squash, put walnuts and parsley, then bake. The texture and flavour of the butternut squash is the perfect base for a rich and hearty pizza.

3. Beef pizza

Just because a pizza doesn't have cheese doesn't mean it doesn't have meat. To make a cheeseless beef pizza, spread tomato sauce over a pizza crust, then top the tomato sauce with well-seasoned, cooked ground beef. Put vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, black olives, and sun-dried tomatoes on top of the beef. Bake the pizza for five to 10 minutes until the vegetables are roasted, then serve. With the flavourful beef and vegetables, you won't even notice the missing cheese.

4. Pesto and grilled chicken

If you want to have a zesty, Italian-flavoured pizza, make a pesto out of basil, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil (leaving out the Parmesan cheese). Then, top a pizza crust with the pesto, and add slices of cooked grilled chicken. Add sun-dried tomatoes to the pizza, then bake for five to 10 minutes until completely hot. The pesto and grilled chicken pizza is nutty and rich.


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