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  • María Fernanda López

Easiest Detroit Style Pizza (Gluten Free & Vegetarian)

So lately I have been a huge fan of following Instagram accounts from delicious restaurants I want to try sometime, and there's this place in Mexico City that posts the amazing good looking pizzas... in this recipe, I got inspired by them!

And I know that pizzas are hard to beat as well to resist so this recipe is going to rock your taste buds. This recipe is unbelievably easy to make and made with simple ingredients that you and your family are going to love!

About the Easiest Detroit Style Pizza:

This is super simple and it doesn't require a lot of steps, or any complications. I used Simple Mills Pizza Dough Mix and I just needed to add the ingredients listed in the box; apple cider vinegar, olive oil and water. As easy as that!

This Detroit Style Pizza is grain free, lower in carbs and free from refined ingredients.

I also kept this pizza vegetarian, I wanted to focus on some veggies and all the cheese! Irresistible melty cheese. The thing about Detroit Pizza is the thick dough base and the sauce on top, and also the shape!

To create that thick dough effect I simply used an 8x8 baking dish and made sure to create that deep effect with the dough using my fingers. Baked the dough alone a few minutes then the toppinds were next!

Planning on a date night? This recipe is definitely a showstopper without the require of elevated cooking skills, I've got your back. Grab your favorite pizza dough mix, in this case this grain free Simple Mills one.

For the toppings and the sauce I also kept it nice and natural by using Otamot Veggie Sauce, organic, high in fiber, no sugar added and also gluten free. It's perfect for your marinara and pizza toppings!

I included some veggies to add even more texture, taste and nutrient density into this delicious and secretly healthy Detroit Style Pizza.

Overall, these are the ingredients needed for this Detroit Style Pizza:

  • Veggie Tomato Sauce (used Otamot)

  • Pizza Dough Mix (used Simple Mills)

  • Bell Peppers

  • Red Onion

  • Fresh Basil

  • Organic Cheese

  • Dry Parmesan

  • Garlic Powder

  • Fresh Basil

Loaded with vitamins, minerals from the veggie sauce and extra veggies, and the simple ingredients, this pizza is truly another level and seriously irresistible! You can even add some collagen powder into the pizza dough to add some gut health too.

You can now see that the ingredients are simple and the process is also super easy, great to recreate a good dinner out while being safe and comfortable at home, probably even a much more better price!

For the cheese you can use your favorite kind of cheese, I used organic mozzarella cheese that I get locally. I used one whole cup and it was so dreamy and cheesy... what dreams are made of, right?

The full instructions will be below along with the nutritional information per serving. This is just a super easy and flavorful recipe for you to enjoy and your body will love; source of protein, nutrients and flavor!

Overall this recipe is:

  • Low Carb

  • High Protein

  • Gluten Free

  • Meal Prep Friendly

  • Delicious!

The end result

Cheesy, and flavorful pizza. The crust is perfectly crispy and with a nice garlickly taste. The fresh basil takes it the the next level and really gives it that gourmet effect. Simply obsessed with it!

So good I don't want to share! Once baked I enjoyed it alone and kept the leftovers in the fridge inside a container. PRO TIP: You can also air fry some of the leftover pieces for an extra crispier and yummier effect!

These are great to meal prep, who also loves having their healthy pizza fix on hand for any occasion? Ready to attack that desire Italian food. You can slice it into pieces and freeze it in order to have whenever you like too!

This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Easy to prepare and elegant and fun no matter the occasion, this recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... Easy to make and just with simple ingredients!

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With love,



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Detroit Style Pizza

By María Fernanda López

Serves 9 servings


  • 1 container Pizza Dough Mix (used Simple Mills)*

  • 1 cup of veggie tomato sauce (used Otamot)

  • 1/4 piece of chopped bell pepper

  • 1/4 cup of chopped red onion

  • 1 cup of organic cheese

  • 2 tbsp of dry parmesan

  • 1/4 tsp of garlic powder

  • 1 handful of fresh basil


  1. Preheat the oven at 350F.

  2. Prepare the pizza dough as suggested in the box.

  3. Place the dough once ready in a 8x8 silicone baking dish or greased baking dish.

  4. Pinch the edges on the pizza base to create a bowl effect.

  5. Bake for 15 minutes.

  6. Take the pizza out and add chopped veggies.

  7. Top with tomato sauce and finish it up with the cheese.

  8. Bake for 20 minutes.

  9. Let it cool down, cut into 9 pieces and enjoy!

  • *Ingredients for the for the pizza as suggested in the box: apple cider vinegar, water and olive oil


Nutritional Information per serving (233 kcal)

Fat: 14.9g

Carbs: 20.9g

Fiber: 4.1g

Net Carbs: 16.8g

Protein: 7.4g


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