cheese-less pizza

Despite our new attempts at dairy-free (which, by the way, was given a pass this past weekend when my brother in law brought out the smoked gouda and brie), we’ve had pizza more often than ever before.  First there was the hummus sun-dried tomato pizza that totally knocked our socks off.  So last week I made a similar version with carmelized onions and peppers, spinach, hummus, and balsamic vinegar.  To die for.


And this week we’ve had zucchini edamame pesto pizza.  Again, adult and 11-month-old baby approved!


Zucchini Edamame Pesto Pizza

  • 2c. grated zucchini
  • 1t. salt
  • 3t. minced garlic
  • 1-2T. olive oil

Saute together over medium high heat until most of the moisture from the zucchini has evaporated, about 10 minutes.  Mix the zucchini with the edamame pesto.  Spread over a prepared pizza crust (we highly recommend this one).  Top with slices of tomatoes.  Bake at 400 for 10 minutes.

Edamame Pesto

Combine the following in the food processor until smooth:

  • 1/2c. of cooked edamame
  • 1/4c. pesto
  • about 1-2T. olive oil
  • 1/4c. nutritional yeast in the food processor.

Who knew cheese-less pizza could be so delicious?!  Do you have any cheese-less pizza recipes or ideas?


6 thoughts on “cheese-less pizza

  1. I love that you’ve included a cheese-less pesto recipe. I’ve been wanting to try it somehow, since I’ve quit Dairy, but haven’t had the nerve to try it. Thanks for this idea!

  2. Those look great! I am lactose intolerant so I try to eat dairy-free most of the time. We make pizza a lot but have gotten a little bored with what we usually make – these sound like great ways to change things up!

  3. You guys should try Daiya “cheese” sometime! It doesn’t taste exactly like regular cheese, but it’s got enough of a cheesey flavor that I’ve found it to be a fair substitute for those times when I REALLY just want cheese on pizza/nachos/salad/baked potato, etc…I’ve only had the mozzarella and cheddar flavors, because that’s all they sell here, but I’m pretty sure you can get jack cheese other places…maybe other flavors too?

    Anyway, it melts REALLY well and gets really creamy when it’s melted, so it’s perfect for pizza. Honestly, we’ve been vegan (99% anyway) for about a year, and when I taste real cheese these days, it’s WAY too fatty/salty tasting…needless to say I don’t really miss it!

  4. Yum! I need to try this! We usually do our cheeseless pizza pretty classic. But one time we made a chicken vegan alfredo one that was tasty!

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