If you love barbeque pizza, but have never made it from scratch, you simply have to try this recipe! And while Homemade Barbeque Pizza might not be considered a quick meal, I promise it’s totally worth it!
While somewhat time consuming, as far as culinary skills go, making pizza from scratch is actually very easy. There are, however, a few short cuts and do-ahead strategies that can make the whole thing even quicker and easier. And let me tell you, it is all SO well worth it in the end. Nothing beats Homemade Barbeque Pizza!
Pizza is most often throw into the “junk-food” category, when in reality, it doesn’t have to be that way! Pizza, at its core, is made out of very basic ingredients that aren’t all that bad for you to begin with: dough, tomato sauce, veggie or meat toppings, and cheese. It is actually all of the additives that makes most conventional pizza recipes so unhealthy. From refined, bleached flours, to ultra processed meats and cheeses, pizza has quickly taken an unhealthy turn over the years.
Because of the simplicity of main ingredients in pizza, creating a clean version at home wasn’t actually all that difficult! With just a few quick swaps, this Barbeque Pizza recipe is not only healthy, it is also gluten, dairy, and refined-sugar free!
There is a nut-based and dairy-free homemade cheese option, alongisde refined-sugar free BBQ sauce, and of course, the entire pizza is topped with tons of veggies. As far as healthy dinner recipes go, I would say this one is pretty hard to top.
Although you won’t be able to whip the whole thing together in 30-minutes, believe it or not, making BBQ Pizza is doable, and dare I say reasonable for Meat Free Mondays!
All you have to do is set aside a little time over the weekend and you can get a lot of the prep work out of the way. You can also use the homemade BBQ Sauce and Macadamia “Cheese” for dinner Tuesday and Wednesday too. Here’s the plan:
Cook Once, Eat Twice, or MORE
We know life gets busy, and not everyone has hours to spend in the kitchen each day. Here’s how to make the ingredients in this Barbeque Pizza Recipe stretch for multiple meals…
Begin your prep on Sunday night by making a double serving of the BBQ Sauce OR if you don’t want to make your BBQ sauce from scratch, be sure to have a store-bought version on hand. I like Tesse Maes Organic BBQ Sauce—this stuff tastes amazing and has no refined sugar (it’s made with date puree.)
Next, make the Macadamia Vegan Nut Cheese.
On Monday, slice the vegetables, and chop the pineapple called for in the recipe below. Next, make whichever pizza dough recipe you’re using (either homemade, or a mix like Bob’s Red Mill.)
Once pizza crust has been baked and removed from the oven, assemble the BBQ Pizza using the sauce, and ingredients you prepped prior.
Tuesday night is a great time to use the leftover BBQ Sauce to make Baked BBQ Chicken (if the sauce is made, the chicken can be prepped in less than 10 minutes).
Serve the BBQ chicken with a large chopped salad, sliced tomatoes and organic corn on the cob. Click here for more salad prep ideas!
This Sweet Potato Vegetarian Chili is a one-dish-wonder, about 45 minutes of hands-on time. It serves perfectly alongside a spinach salad topped with leftover crumbled Macadamia Vegan Nut Cheese, and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
If you follow the cooking steps and stages above you’ll save your sanity and have three nights of delicious dinners on the table for the whole family to enjoy!
Ready to make this delicious Homemade Barbeque Pizza Recipe? Let’s get into the details!
If you love barbeque pizza, but have never made it from scratch, you simply have to try this recipe! Nothing beats Homemade Barbeque Pizza!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
Gluten-Free Crust *see notes*
- 1 1/3 cup one-for-one gluten free flour
- 1/2 cup water, plus more if needed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
Toppings *see notes*
- Homemade BBQ sauce OR Tesse Mae’s organic BBQ Sauce, I used 1/3 cup, but amount of sauce is up to preference
- 1/2 organic red pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
- 1/2 onion, sliced
- 1/2 cup Macadamia Vegan “Cheese”, or vegan parmesan, avoid macadamia vegan cheese for nut allergies
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil, to saute vegetables
Homemade Gluten Free Pizza Crust
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF, and line a pizza pan with parchment paper.
- Combine gluten-free flour and coconut sugar in a large bowl. Mix to combine.
- Add in baking soda, apple cider vinegar (pour on top of baking soda), salt, olive oil, and water.
- Using an electric mix, mix until well combined, and a dough forms (as all gluten-free flours are different, the amount of water needed to form a dough may vary. Add 1 tablespoon of additional water at a time until proper texture is achieved).
- Place dough on parchment paper lined pizza pan, and top with another piece of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll dough until around 1/2 inch thick.
- Remove top layer of parchment. Wet hands, and use to continue shaping pizza crust until desired shape is achieved.
- Place in oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden.
- While dough is baking, begin making barbeque sauce and vegan cheese (if making from scratch) and slicing vegetables.
- Once vegetables are thinly sliced, heat avocado oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add red peppers, mushrooms, and onions into skillet, and quickly saute for around 5 minutes, until just beginning to soften. Remove from heat.
- Once pizza crust is finished baking, remove from oven, and top with barbeque sauce, red peppers, mushrooms, pineapple chunks, onions, and vegan cheese.
- Place back in the oven on 400ºf for 12-15 minutes.
- Remove from oven, slice into pieces, and serve warm! Enjoy!
Gluten Free Crust
While you can make a fairly quick and easy, gluten-free crust at home, if you’re looking to cut down on ingredients, gluten-free crust mixes like Bob’s Red Mill Pizza Crust Mix are great options.
Please note that “total time” does not account for making the homemade barbeque sauce and cheese, as this is optional.
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