October 2, 2012
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Does your family love pizza, but because of food allergies it has been “off limits”? This is one recipe you do not want to miss!
Pizza is a classic item for lunches and snacks. When your family has food allergies, it’s not quite as easily accessible or cost effective to enjoy as much as your kids might like.
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These mini lunch box-size pizza pies are perfect for school lunches or even a late-night snack.
A delicious treat that is gluten-, egg-, dairy-, and nut-free. Simple steps and ingredients.
MOM Tip: Want to up the nutrition? Blend 1 cup of spinach with the sauce used for the filling. This is a great way to pack these pies full of vitamin A and antioxidants. Your kids will never know!
Why not double the batch, and freeze uncooked pies for later? Go ahead, your kids will thank you.
Allergy-Friendly Lunch Box Pizza Pies
- 1 flax egg 1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons hot water, mix and let stand for 10 minutes or 1 regular egg if your child doesn't have egg allergies
- 2 cups gluten-free flour mix with xanthan gum in it + ¼ cup, as needed
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cups dairy-free mozzarella-style shreds divided, or regular shredded mozzarella
- 1 cup pizza or marinara sauce
- Optional: Pepperoni or sausage crumbles for filling
- Prepare the flax egg and set aside for at least 10 minutes until it has a gel-like consistency.
- In a large bowl, with your mixer on low-medium, mix the flour, water, Italian seasoning, salt, and ¼ cup of the mozzarella-style shreds until a dough begins to form. Slowly add the egg, and continue mixing for another 2 to 3 minutes until the dough becomes crumbly.
- On a floured surface, knead the dough. Add flour, 1 tablespoon at a time so it doesn't stick to the surface or your hands. Roll out until about ¼-inch thick.
- Using a round 2-inch cutter, begin cutting circle for tops and bottoms of "pies." Once you've cut all you can fit, reform the dough and roll out again. Repeat until it's all used. You should have about 20 circles.
- Preheat the oven to 325F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
- Place half of the dough circles on the baking sheet. Put about 1 teaspoon of sauce in the center of each, then top with the remaining mozzarella cheese. Add other toppings, if using.
- Place the remaining dough circles over the top, and pinch the sides lightly with a fork to seal.
- Bake for about 1 hour, until lightly browned.
- Yields: 10 Pizza Pies
Is this considered GF pizza dough? If not do you have one? Thank you. I love your site
MOMables - Laura
Hi Lisa, the dough for these is considered gluten-free because it uses gluten free flour. Check out the recipe. Enjoy!
Is it important to put the mozzarella in the dough? Or is it just there for flavour?
Hi Emma! The cheese helps the dough stay together.
I made mine with egg and real mozzarella and they ended up rock hard. Any suggestions? I may have had dough too thick.
If yo don’t have gluten a allergy how much Whole Wheat flour would you use? Thanks, your recipes sound awesome!
If you don’t have gluten allergies you can make a traditional pie crust. My favorite being this one.
LOve your site! How do you keep these warm in lunches without getting soggy?
thank you! those are eaten at room temperature in that lunch box. However, all of our subscriber menus come with directions on how to pack each item :)
Is the crust more biscuit like or is it just an allergy friendly pizza dough?
I’m just lighting up your comment sections because I just found your site (by way of Pinterest) and am getting all kinds of fantastic recipes! Great stuff here, thanks!!
Hi Julie! Yes – it’s an allergy friendly dough recipe, so that it makes a nice pizza pocket. If
You’re interested in a biscuit recipe, there’s an allergyfriendly southern style biscuit recipe on the blog too. :) Enjoy!
Great recipe. Thanks for sharing. My niece is gluten and egg intolerant, so I’m going to remember this.
thank you ellen! you can also visit our allergy friendly recipe section of our site. we have lots of allergy friendly recipes!
These look great. I’m always looking for something different and new. making lunches can get so repetitive. These will be fun for my kids to help prepare, too.
Thanks Gina! My daughter has been loving them ~ They heat up great from the freezer too in the toaster oven. :)
Corey @ Family Fresh Meals
YUM! These look great! So easy too! I know my girls would love them!
Thanks Chef Corey! :)