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Sausage and Black Olive Pizza Dip

Sausage and Black Olive Pizza Dip because not everyone loves pepperoni pizza!

Sausage and Black Olive Pizza Dip because not everyone loves pepperoni pizza!

Have you seen “pizza dip” before?  Have you noticed that it almost always includes pepperoni?  Despite the fact that pepperoni is, in fact, one of the more popular varieties of pizza, I know for another fact (because I take very scientific surveys!) that not everyone orders pepperoni on their pizza.  I happen to have a few of those people living right under my roof.  This sausage and black olive pizza dip is for them, for you, for anyone who doesn’t want plain pepperoni anymore. Continue reading

Chicken Alfredo French Bread Pizza

Chicken Alfredo French Bread PizzaYears ago, I wrote my first sponsored post.  The gig was to come up with nine, yes NINE recipes for a well known company.  It was back in the day when my photos were still marginally awful bordering on grotesque.   In the last year, I have been culling those photos and even some of the posts.  This is a rewrite of one of those nine recipes.  Basically everything has changed, including the ingredients (except the chicken and French bread).  This version is MUCH better and surprisingly, there is a gluten free option. Continue reading

Tomato and Pepper Pizza: Tomato and Pepper Improv

As I started writing this in the new house, surrounded by boxes,  I knew that one of those boxes contained my computer charger.  I was at 19% life and typing like a mad woman.  Another box, or maybe that same box, contained the cord to my camera.  That camera, with the pics of this pizza was definitely in another box.  I remember packing it.  Yup.  Moving and blogging is a delicate undertaking that I had seemed to have failed.  Luckily, perseverance won out and I found my missing things.

I have searched high and low for a decent gluten free pizza recipe.  Nothing.  Nada.  Either you end up with a saltine cracker type crust or something fit for Swamp Thing (slimy).  I have given up on a homemade crust.   I have found, instead,  a pre-made, shelf stable crust (scary, I know) that actually tastes great.  They are made by Schar.  Winn Dixie was clearing them out, so I bought one box.  I should have bought them all.  I am hoping to find them somewhere else SOON!   (On a side note, Domino’s now makes a very tasty gluten free pizza, too, but it isn’t guaranteed gluten free, which is stupid).  So for this month’s Improv Challenge (Tomatoes and Peppers), I went for pizza.  I used leftover spaghetti sauce that was filled with big chunks of Italian sausage as my tomatoes.  I opened a jar of roasted red peppers for the peppers.  I also couldn’t resist using a can of sliced black olives.  I adore them on my pizza.  I was out of mozzarella due to the move, but provolone made a great substitute.   I shared with some of my non-gluten free family and they loved it.


Gluten Free Pizza
  • 1 Schar gluten free pizza crust
  • 1 small can sliced black olives
  • ½ cup spaghetti sauce with meat or pizza sauce
  • 1 large slice roasted red pepper
  • 6-8 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Spread sauce on crust.
  3. Lay cheese slices over sauce.
  4. Add red pepper and olives.
  5. Sprinkle with garlic powder and Parmesan.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes.


Ham and Swiss Potato Pizza: Improv Challenge

Ham and Swiss Potato Pizza frugalanticsrecipes.com

Well folks, it’s Improv Challenge time once again.  March’s theme ingredients were potatoes and cheese.  I went through a lot of ideas before I came up with this “pizza.”  I use the term loosely.  There is nothing Italian about this and there is no sauce.  However, the potatoes made a sturdy enough crust that I could pick up a slice of this and eat it like pizza.  There are a lot of possibilities.   You may see something similar again in the future. Continue reading

Mediterranean Pizza: Sour Cream and Lemon Improv Challenge

Mediterranean Chicken Pizza

Welcome to another month’s Improv Challenge!  January is all about Sour Cream and Lemons.  I fully intended to make lemon hand pies with sour cream crust this month.  I had it all planned out.  I had found a couple of recipes to use as spring boards to create something wonderful.  And then BANG!  My mind was beset with thoughts of pizza.  And oh boy!  What a pizza this was, especially seeings it was my last wheat pizza. Continue reading

Pizza Stuffed Potato (glutenfree)


Pizza Stuffed Baked PotatoThis was the first “substitute” meal I made while my family ate gluten in front of me.  I don’t ever force those around me, especially my family, to give up their favorite foods.  So, when the family asked for homemade pizza a mere week after my doctor told me to give up gluten, I found a way to eat pizza flavors, too.

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Fancy Pizza: Prosciutto Fig Pizzettes

A few weeks ago, for my Make Your Own Monday series, I published a quick puff pastry recipe.   I used the dough to make these fancy pizzas for my son’s fourteenth birthday party.  I didn’t tell any of the boys who attended what they were eating.  I simply put one of these babies in front of each of them and let them go to town.  All of them devoured them.  One boy left a few figs on the side, but not one of them asked what was in the “pizza.”  I wonder what they’d have said if I mentioned the goat cheese. Continue reading

Wide Eyed Pizzas

Wide Eyed Hamburger Pizzas

We are eating these fun little burgers this week. I have been making them since I was in 3rd grade (too many years ago to count). They are pizza flavored burgers with cute faces on top made out of olives and pimentos or other peppers (I already know my son, The Engineer, will pick all of the olives off). If you have any ideas for alternative eye material, please let me know! The recipe and picture are straight from my 1970s Betty Crocker’s Cookbook for Boys & Girls. Continue reading

Cheeseburger Pizza

Cheeseburger Pizza from frugalanticsrecipes.com

I don’t know about you, but we are going out less and less. This recipe is reminiscent of a fast food cheeseburger ~ really. Your kids will love it. I have made it with both a Boboli crust and with a homemade one.  Both are delicious.  I have gotten to the point where my kids eat so much that I pretty much have to use a homemade crust or else buy 3 or 4 Boboli.  The picture above is the homemade version. Continue reading