An increasing number of Americans are adopting alternative diets, both out of necessity and as a result of a desire to lead a healthier lifestyle. This means that some Americans are adopting vegan lifestyles, or are simply deciding to reduce their dairy consumption.
If you’re ditching dairy due to ideological or health-based reasons, you may be worried that you’ll no longer be able to enjoy some of your favorite foods—including pizza! Thankfully, it’s becoming increasingly easy to leave dairy behind and live out a healthy, dairy-free lifestyle that still allows you to taste your favorite foods.
There are a number of vegan cheese alternatives available at health-food stores and large grocery chains today. You can either purchase this pre-made cheese alternative to use on your pizza, or you can try your hand at making your own cheese substitute, if you’re feeling adventurous. Some pizza wholesalers are even offering pre-made pizzas without dairy-based cheese. You may want to try purchasing a frozen pizza crust and customizing it to your liking.
Regardless of what you do, it’s important to remember that it’s still possible to enjoy a delicious vegan pizza. Here are a few of our favorite vegan pizza recipes:
- Butternut squash veggie pizza: There’s no need for cheese if you have an extra squash lying around. This recipe puts a distinctly autumnal twist on everyone’s favorite dish by incorporating a sweet and spicy sauce made out of butternut squash, and topped with a delectable range of roasted fall vegetables.
- Eggplant and onion: Eggplants boast a meaty texture that often makes them a suitable substitute for a number of animal-based products. If you’re looking for a way to cut down on both your meat and dairy consumption, cook an eggplant and onion pizza. Before you try your hand at this recipe, however, be sure to salt the eggplant to remove excess moisture.
- Pesto and tomato pizza: Replace cheese with a healthy helping of fresh pesto to execute this excellent recipe. Use either fresh or sundried tomatoes to top this delicious pizza, and mix pureed pumpkin seeds into the pesto to make it slightly sweeter and to reduce the initial bite of the garlic.
- Vegan margherita pizza: This recipe requires you to create your own vegan mozzarella cheese, using a few simple ingredients: raw cashews, nutritional yeast and apple cider vinegar. You can closely mimic the texture and flavor of mozzarella with ease—pair it with basil, fresh tomatoes, salt and pepper to complete the dish.
Giovanni’s Frozen Pizza is one of the most trusted pizza wholesalers in the Northern United States. We serve communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Iowa and more. We use a specially formulated thin crust recipe and high-quality, fresh ingredients to provide our customers with a unique frozen pizza experience that they’re sure to enjoy. If you’d like to learn more about Giovanni’s Frozen Pizza and see if we’re right for you to carry at your convenience store or grocery store, contact one of our friendly representatives today!