Maybe you can get cheese where you live. If you can, be thankful.

If you can't, this article is for you. How do you enjoy the comfort of pizza without mozzerella cheese? Here's some ideas.

1) BBQ pizza - Homemade barbecue sauce, chicken or pork, peppers, and onions combine to make a great pizza that is good without cheese. Of course, if you do have some cheese that's even better. :-)

2) Chicken alfredo pizza - Parmesan cheese is easy to send over from the States because it doesn't have to be refridgerated. If you have parmesan, you can make a lovely alfredo sauce. (Most alfredo sauce recipes call for cream. Since we used milk powder, I just mixed it extra-rich and called it cream.) Add carmelized onions, spinach, and chicken to make a pizza your hubby will ask for again!

3) Cheeseburger pizza - if you have Velveeta cheese, cheese powder, or some other form of non-grateable cheese (is that a word?) you can make a thick white sauce and melt the cheese into it. Drizzle it over a pizza crust with marinara sauce, hamburger and onions.

4) Breadsticks with lots of garlic butter and marinara sauce for dipping are great. You'll feel like you had pizza and never miss the cheese!

5) Mexican Pizza - spread refried beans on the crust, sprinkle with taco meat, onions & peppers. If you have cheese (any kind) you can also add it at this point, but it's good without cheese. After baking, add fresh lettuce and salsa. I also like to drizzle with a little ranch dressing or plain yogurt seasoned with garlic & onion powder. So yummy!

 

As I am typing these ideas, I'm counting the number of recipes I could share: pizza crust, breadsticks, bbq sauce, alfredo sauce, white sauce, marinara sauce, refried beans. I can't share all of them in one post! Since pizza crust is the common denominator, I'm going to share that one. :-) Please let me know in the comments what other recipes you'd like to see!

 

Fast and Easy Pizza Crust

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 cups flour
  1. In a large bowl or in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix the water, honey, oil, yeast and salt. Add the flour gradually until a soft dough forms and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. The exact amount of flour will vary so go by the feel of the dough. The dough should be soft and smooth (not leaving a residue on your fingers but not really stiff, either).
  2. Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes (more like 5-6 minutes if kneading by hand).
  3. Let the dough rest, covered, for 10 minutes. Shape the dough into one large or two medium pizzas, spread with sauce and toppings, and bake at 475 or 500 degrees on a lightly greased baking sheet for 8-10 minutes.

 

One more very random fact - I chose pizza as my theme for this week's post in honor of a childhood friend. Her family's Thanksgiving celebration didn't include turkey or potatoes or cranberry sauce . . . their family tradition was homemade pizza. So if you're wondering what to do this year for Thanksgiving with no turkey, you might give it a try! :-)

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  • And what do you do if you have neither cheese NOR an oven?! =)

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  • I've been wondering if there's a way to make pizza without using an oven, since I currently don't have one. I just asked Google how to make pizza without an oven and discovered that there are actually lots of recipes out there. Here's a couple of the links I found:

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Pizza-Wihtout-Oven/?ALLSTEPS
    http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3412/frying-pan-pizza

    I'm eager to try these and see how they turn out.

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  • Great question, Jenny! I've been wanting to do a post on baking without an oven - maybe I'll do it sooner rather than later. :-)

    Thanks for the links, Michelle. That second one looks really good!

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  • Just FYI...I tried the "Frying Pan Pizza" tonight--the crust recipe, that is; I used my own sauce and toppings--and it turned out great! I put the toppings on as soon as I flipped the crust over after cooking the first side and then cooked it for 10 minutes or so.

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  • I like to make pizza exactly the same way I would if I had cheese, and just leave the cheese off if I don't have any. It's surprising how pizza-y it still tastes even without such an important ingredient. :-) Or sometimes I stir a little milk into the sauce to add some creaminess.

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  • Guest - Noel H.

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  • Guest - Jullie

    I always enjoy while reading posts on this website and this is very helpful stuff which you have shared here about Tasty Tuesday: Pizza without Cheese. I am very thankful to you for sharing this recipe with us and i will must try to make it soon.
    Hang Tags

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