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Pizza Minus the Box

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Great recipe for those who are allergic to tomatoes, but still love pizza.


When I was diagnosed with a food allergy to tomatoes, I thought my life would never include pizza again.  It was a sad day in the jennirific world, but luckily it was a short lived break up.  Discovering a wide variety of ways to concoct alternative pizza creations impossible to eat from a box put Pizza Night right back in the weekly rotation! 

To get the Jennirific Pizza Party rolling, let’s start with the all important crust. This dough acts as a vehicle to the flavors of the toppings; great dough equals a great slice. If you are super cool and have a stand mixer, please utilize it and know the whole time that I am green with envy 😉 


  • 1 Tbsp Dry Active Yeast
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 3 Cup Flour
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp Olive Oil



Pizza Dough?  Check! Grab a cookie sheet, pizza pan, or any large flat pan you’ve got handy and gently stretch…

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Grandmother’s Sausage, Red Onion, and Red Pepper Pizza with Gluten Free Crust

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Categories: Main Dishes & Meats

Servings: 5


16 ounces Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust

2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups warm water

2 Tablespoons olive oil

15 ounces can of Pastorelli Pizza Sauce

1 package Jennie O Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage Links, cooked, and sliced in thin slices

1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced in very fine slices

1 small red onion, sliced very thin

1/4 cup Fontina cheese, shredded

1/4 cup Asiago Cheese, shredded

1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded

1 Tablespoon oregano, dried


1. Prepare crust according to package. Cook sausage on stove top, and then slice into thin pieces.

2. Spread contents of Pizza Sauce evenly on pizza crust from the oven. Layer sausage slices around pizza. Sprinkle Fontina cheese and Asiago cheese over the sausage.

3. Spread red onion and red pepper evenly around the pizza. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Evenly sprinkle oregano over the top of the cheese.

4. Bake at 425 degrees for 16 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.

5. Remove from oven. Let pizza sit for 10 minutes before slicing with a pizza cutter or scissors.

Source: Grandmother’s Recipes– Recipes from the Vault

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