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.
In 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.
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.
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?
- 1 cup pureed squash (butternut or another sweet squash works best)
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 3/4 tsp. unrefined sea salt
- 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp. dried basil
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. cane sugar
- In a small saucepan combine all of the ingredients.
- Heat and stir for about five minutes, until thick and warm.
- Spread on prepared pizza dough and add favorite toppings.
- Bake according to pizza dough directions.
- This makes enough sauce for two 12-14" pizzas.
- You can prepare this in advance and freeze it.
- You can make a large batch to freeze in single pizza portions and have on hand for easy pizza night.