Biscuit Dough Pizza

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When I was a kid, my grandmother would sometimes make something she called “pizza.” She spread Italian bread with spaghetti sauce and cheese and warmed up under the broiler. Given those roots, you will understand  how I came up with biscuit dough pizza as a fast way to feed my dairy-free son.


Preheat oven to 450° F

Biscuit Dough

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Earth Balance or other dairy-free spread/margarine
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup soy milk or other dairy substitute

Add the flour and Earth Balance to a medium-sized bowl. Cut the margarine into the flour using a fork or pastry knife until it has a texture resembling corn meal. Add the baking powder and soy milk.  Stir until just moistened.

To make standard biscuits, drop by tablespoon onto a lightly-floured cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes. (You can also roll and cut them for more uniform shapes).

For pizza, grease a pie dish. Add the dough and lightly flatten with floured hands until it covers the bottom of the pie dish evenly. Bake uncovered for 7 minutes.

Remove from the oven and add desired toppings, such as tomato sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, etc, Grated zucchini makes a good substitute for cheese. If you have a favorite non-dairy cheese, add some.

Return to the oven and bake an additional 10 minutes. The crust should be lightly browned.

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