How Can I Still Enjoy Pizza if I’m Gluten and/or Dairy Free?
What would happen if we took pizza, arguably the most popular food in the world, and stripped away the gluten and dairy? Would it even be pizza anymore? Or is pizza only truly pizza if it includes gluten-based dough and is loaded with melted cheese?
If you’re gluten or dairy free, you may think that staying away from pizza altogether is your safest and only option. But, what if we told you that not only do gluten and/or dairy free alternatives for pizza exist, but are mouth-wateringly delicious? It’s true! It’s time to come back to your favorite comfort food, sans the gluten and dairy.
At The Pizza Plant, we’re all about creating healthy, tasty, and plantbased alternatives to the most beloved food world-wide: pizza. If you’re dairy-free, you’ll love our organic, 100% vegan cashew-based cheese, that melts and oozes just like the real thing. Try it on both our signature pizzas: for a plantbased version of a pepperoni pizza, go for our Everything But The Hog plantbased pizza. For a pizza loaded with vegan sausage, try our Salsiccia Italiano plantbased pizza. Shop online or head to your local grocery store to find The Pizza Plant. Plantbased pizza has never tasted so good!
Hold the Gluten! Is it Possible to Buy or Make Pizzas That are Gluten Free?
It sure is! Although the majority of pre-made pizzas that you’ll find at your local pizza joints or grocery stores contain gluten-based dough, there are tons of gluten-free pizzas on the market, as well as recipes online to make your own.
If you’re looking for fully pre-made, gluten-free pizzas, head to the frozen section of your local grocery store. Many pizza brands are now making delicious, gluten-free versions of their classics, and some of our favorites include Amy’s Kitchen Gluten Free Frozen Pizza, Ian’s Natural Foods French Bread Pizzas, and Three Bakers Gluten-Free Frozen Pizza. For a more extensive list of pre-made, gluten-free pizzas, head here.
Another way to make your pizza gluten-free is to buy a pre-made, gluten-free dough or crust that you can then load up with your own favorite toppings. For a delicious, gluten-free, pre-made dough, try this one from Whole Foods Market. Or, go for this gluten-free pizza crust mix by Bob’s Red Mill. For a pre-made crust that’s gluten-free and topping-ready, try these cauliflower pizza crusts from Trader Joe’s, these chickpea based pizza crusts by Banza, or this almond flour based crust by Cappello’s. For a more extensive list of pre-made, gluten-free pizza crusts, head here.
Ready to start cooking? Make your own gluten-free dough from scratch! Try this recipe by The Minimalist Baker, or this one by Gluten Free Palate. Making your own gluten-free dough is surprisingly easy, and requires minimal substitutions.
I’ve Gotten Rid of the Gluten… Now What About the Dairy?
The simplest way to order or make a dairy-free pizza is to simply forgo the cheese. But, what if you’re still looking for that classic, cheesy flavor on your pizza without consuming dairy? Well, you’re in luck! In the modern, plantbased world, there are tons of dairy-free cheese alternatives on the market, as well as pre-made, dairy-free pizzas.
When it comes to dairy-free pizza, the best way to swap out traditional cheese is with delicious vegan cheeses that are usually made with nuts. When making plant-based cheese, using nuts makes for a creamy, rich consistency that mimics dairy cheese. There’s tons of brands on the market that sell dairy-free cheeses, so grab some vegan versions of the classics, like mozzarella and parmesan to throw onto your pizzas.
Whether you’ve tried and loved vegan cheese or are new to the plant-based cheese world, we encourage you to try The Pizza Plant pizzas, made from scratch with organic mozzarella style cashew nut cheese. Our dairy-free, plant-based mozzarella melts and oozes like real cheese, and tastes amazing, while being better for both you and the environment.
We hope you’ve found your new, favorite way to indulge in pizza without consuming gluten and/or dairy. Everyone deserves to enjoy one of the best foods in the world, no matter their dietary restrictions!
If you’re looking for a pre-made, dairy-free option for pizza, check out The Pizza Plant plant-based pizzas. Both our Everything but the Hog and Salsiccia Italiano plantbased pizzas are dairy free, organic, vegan, and not to mention, delicious!
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