Home Made Pizzas

Pizza’s used to be a pretty regular menu item in our house before the elimination diet came along – take away ones that is.  From our very first week of the elimination diet, home made pizzas have been a bit of a staple.  We usually make them after having a roast chicken (using the leftovers), but since adding ham (Amines) back into our diet we have a few more options.  We use a pizza stone in our oven to cook the pizzas, you could use an oven tray, but the base may not be as crisp.

We use pita breads as the bases, my favourite one is “Mr Pitta Traditional Pita Greek Souvlaki”, which is bit thicker than the other pita breads.  Pitas are usually low chemical, although some contain vinegar, which means they will have a small amount of salicylates.  Over the base we spread either garlic oil or leek sauce (the recipe is from the Failsafe Cookbook).


Chicken and Potato Pizza

Roast Vegetable and Chicken Pizza

Pizza with garlic oil, roasted sweet potato and chicken, chives, fetta and mozzarella.

Pizza with garlic oil, cooked chicken, potato, chives and mozzarella.

Home Made Pizzas

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for Amines Challenge, Gluten Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - Amines Allowed, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical, Salicylate Challenge
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Savoury Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Gourmet, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Easy home made pizzas, with a variety of toppings to use depending on dietary requirements.


  • 1 packet Pita bread

Garlic Oil Base

  • 2 tablespoons Sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon Minced garlic

Alternative Bases (Optional)

  • Leek Sauce (refer to Basics page)
  • No-Tomato Sauce (refer to Basics page)

Low Chemical Toppings

  • Cooked chicken (sliced)
  • Cooked lamb (sliced)
  • Potatoes (peeled, cooked and thinly sliced)
  • Chives (finely chopped)
  • Swede (peeled, cooked and thinly sliced)
  • Leftover roast potatoes (thinly sliced)
  • Block Cream cheese (sliced or cubed)
  • Garlic cloves (roasted)
  • Leftover roast swede (thinly sliced)
  • Leftover roast choko (sliced)
  • Cottage cheese (crumbled)

Amine Toppings

  • Mozzarella cheese (sliced or grated)
  • Organic or preservative-free ham
  • Organic or preservative-free bacon (cooked)
  • Fetta cheese (crumbled)
  • Bocconcini cheese (sliced)
  • Tinned tuna (drained and flaked or sliced)
  • Tasty cheese (grated)

Moderate Salicylate Toppings

  • Sweet potato (peeled, cooked and thinly sliced)
  • Leftover roast sweet potato (sliced)


1. Preheat the oven to 230 C and place the pizza stone in the oven for 15 minutes to pre-heat.
2. To make pizzas with a garlic oil base; combine the oil and garlic and use a pastry brush to spread over the pita bread. Alternatively, spread the pita bread with leek sauce or no-tomato sauce.
3. Place the pizza bases on a plate or sheet of baking paper. Spread your toppings over the base.
4. Place the prepared pizza on the hot pizza stone and cook for 10 to 15 minutes (depending on the toppings).
5. Serve immediately.


Low Chemical / Failsafe, Amines, Moderate Salicylates

For a gluten free pizza, try pizza bases such as Healthy Feast gluten free pizza bases with are also Low Chemical / Failsafe.  Partially cook the bases before adding the toppings.

Refer here for Leek Sauce and No-Tomato Sauce recipes.

Hint: Pizzas are a great way of getting kids involved in cooking, so let them help make their own pizza.

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6 Responses to Home Made Pizzas

  1. Liz says:

    We use pear sauce to replace tomato paste and then l/o chicken with a slight sprinkling of mild cheese. If you could do dairy but not amines, you could use a little cottage cheese sprinkled with rice crumbs as a “cheese-ish” topping.

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    It does really look like a nice pizza. Thanks for sharing your pictures and recipe.

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