The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest, Day 4: Pizza for Dogs

Introducing our three fur kids: Spike, Red and Mario. These three little ones bring so much joy into our lives. I love animals and I always have. Each one of them is special in their own way. One of the things I find most precious is that they are always there for you, no matter what. No matter how bad of day you might be having; when you come home to your precious dogs, their tails are always wagging and they are so excited to see your face. It always makes me smile. Believe it or not, my dogs favorite treats are raw vegetables, especially raw broccoli. Cheese is also a favorite of theirs, but who doesn’t love cheese? I thought I would treat them to a special snack for Spike’s birthday.

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Broccoli and Cheese Pizza for Dogs

1 pizza crusts makes 3 tiny pizzas


  • 1 pizza crust
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small handful of broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon cheddar cheese for each pizza
  • 1/8 teaspoon Parmesan cheese per pizza


Using a biscuit cutter, cut three small circles into a pre-made pizza crust (or homemade). Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle broccoli florets with olive oil and roast for 5-10 minutes. Puree broccoli in a food processor. Spread broccoli mixture onto pizza crusts. Top with Parmesan and cheddar cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes. Slice into 4 bite size pieces, and serve at room temperature.

Hope your fur-kids enjoy! Mine certainly did (see picture below).

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This is the fourth recipe installment for The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest 2011, hosted by ATX Gluten-Free. All pizza crusts kindly provided by Gluten-Free Kneads. Find where they are sold in Austin, or buy online here.


  1. Your dogs may just be a bit more spoiled than mine!! Happy Birthday to Spike. Looks like the gang had a nice little celebration.

  2. You are too funny! Our two boys love vegetables and cheese too, of course! In fact my husband is making their veggie ‘gloop’ right now since we feed them a raw diet. The boys would definitely love their own pizzas!

  3. Oh, forgot to say. The boys like it when I cut up the broccoli stalks, a little extra chewiness to it that they seem to like!

  4. Just regular pizza crust? Doesn’t regular pizza dough have gluten in it?

    • Myan- the recipe calls for gluten-free pizza crusts, as mentioned at the top. You are welcome to use any brand you choose, or homemade. If you are not gluten-free, regular crust would work fine as well. My pups are GF though :)


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