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Nightshade Free Nutrient Dense Pizza Sauce

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Have you ever heard of putting broth in your pizza? It sounds crazy. But now you can with my nightshade free nutrient dense pizza sauce.

Nightshade Free Nutrient Dense Pizza Sauce | Just Take A BiteIn a house with multiple people that are dairy free pizza is a tricky thing to make. Especially when one of them is a child.

It is also hard to make pizza when some are sensitive to nightshades. When you take away cheese and tomatoes you don’t have many traditional pizza components left.

So I came up with a solution for both problems that is also packed with nutrition.

I use butternut squash as the base. It mimics the flavor of both tomatoes and cheese. Then I simmer it with broth and seasoning. The end result is a flavorful sauce that creates a pizza everyone can enjoy. And it only takes about five minutes to make.Nightshade Free Nutrient Dense Pizza Sauce | Just Take A Bite

My oldest is not dairy free. But she ate her pizza without cheese when I used this sauce. She said it was the best pizza she had ever had!

The real test, though, was my husband.  I made a “regular” pizza for him with wheat crust and cheese. I simply swapped regular pizza sauce for my nightshade free sauce. He said he couldn’t really tell the difference!  He ate his pizza with no complaints.

That sounds like a winning recipe to me.Nightshade Free Nutrient Dense Pizza Sauce | Just Take A Bite

Do you miss pizza because you can’t have nightshades or dairy? Now you can enjoy it! Plus you’ll get a nutritional boost with the added broth.

I make a gluten free pizza crust, spread the sauce on and add our favorite toppings. The whole family gets a fun, satisfying and allergen friendly meal.

This is a great option for kids. It’s even great for a birthday party or packed in a school lunch.

How do you like your pizza? Have you ever tried it without cheese and tomatoes?Nightshade Free Nutrient Dense Pizza Sauce | Just Take A Bite

Nightshade Free Nutrient Dense Pizza Sauce
Pizza sauce made without tomatoes with an added nutritional boost from chicken broth.
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  1. 1 cup pureed squash (butternut or another sweet squash works best)
  2. 1/2 cup chicken broth
  3. 3/4 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  4. 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  5. 3/4 tsp. dried basil
  6. 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  7. 1 tsp. cane sugar
  1. In a small saucepan combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Heat and stir for about five minutes, until thick and warm.
  3. Spread on prepared pizza dough and add favorite toppings.
  4. Bake according to pizza dough directions.
  1. This makes enough sauce for two 12-14" pizzas.
  2. You can prepare this in advance and freeze it.
  3. You can make a large batch to freeze in single pizza portions and have on hand for easy pizza night.
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  1. Rhoda says:

    Thank you for what looks to be a tasty replacement to tomato sauce on pizza. Look forward to trying it as nightshades are a problem for me. One question though–if going through all the trouble for the nightshade free sauce, why are there peppers on the pizza in the picture? Peppers are in the nightshade family along with tomatoes, potatoes, okra, and egg plant.

    • Ironic, isn’t it Rhoda? We don’t actually have to avoid nightshades. At the time I made this recipe we just had to avoid tomatoes…but I wanted people to know it is a nightshade free sauce. I realized after the fact I put peppers on the pizza in the picture. So, you are correct. The sauce is nightshade free, but the pizza in the picture is not totally nightshade free.


    Thanks for sharing your recipe. We are going to make it tomorrow. We have made similar recipes in the past and we find variations that add flavor are great, and we like to see what others are doing. Thanks again and I hope you and your family are holding up well in these challenging times.

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