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Mini Andouille & Pepper Jack Beet Pizzas

I received free samples of Cabot Cheese mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes. I was not additionally compensated for my time.

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Sometimes my daughter’s study habits boggle my mind – heck, that’s a lie! What I should have really said is that ALL the time my daughter’s study habits boggle my mind! She needs to have her iPod spewing tunes, and a show on the telly, for her to be able to study or do her homework! How she brings home mostly A’s, I will never quite comprehend.

I think that hand-me-down Parent Handbook I got, forgot to mention that sometimes our children tend to be different from us! The Nerve! For as far back as I can remember, my brain has needed total silence to churn! Sometimes, I even drive in total silence!

Recently, I figured I would do the whole “mile in my daughter’s shoes” thing; and started this post, with an old episode of Glee on the telly and Don’t Dream It’s Over by Crowded House on my iPod. I managed to write down the disclosure to this post before being totally distracted by what was on Glee.

beet pizettes with andouille and pepper jack and tomato

And, I haven’t quite been able to kick that tune that was on Glee out of my head! Maybe if I hadn’t downloaded it on my iPod, I wouldn’t stop mid conversation and say, “let’s have a kiki” – with matching hand gestures! I guess it’s only fair I share and infect or re-infect your brains with this song too!

Maybe if we met for a kiki, I would share some of these mini pizza appetizers with y’all! They just happen to be gluten free and beet-full – I guess that gorgeous red coloring gave that last part away?

beet pizettes

While my daughter and I have different study/work habits; these days, we both adore beets. I make little gluten free beet discs and we usually sandwich two together with Cheddar or Gouda and/or some sort of meat and/or caramelized onions and/or spinach. Yes – these are totally versatile and totally fun to eat. If you happen to not be a beet lover (the nerve!) – these don’t have a strong beet taste to them – so go right ahead and dig in!

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I used to try to keep these discs gluten and dairy free, but when the chance to experiment with Cabot cheese crossed my path through a contest sponsored by Cabot Cheese and The Recipe Redux, my daughter suggested adding cheese to the beet disc mixture and that’s what led to these mini beet pizzas. That added cheese took these discs to a whole other taste-level! I topped these with sliced tomatoes, sliced pepper jack and sliced and cooked Andouille Sausage – for a quick evening/after work/school snack. But, feel free to chose any toppings you fancy – when you make these for your kiki! That color alone will spark conversation that might last into the wee morning hours!

[Tweet “Mini Andouille & Pepper Jack Pizzas On A GF Beet Disc @TheRecipeRedux @cabotcheese @RunninSrilankan”]

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Please feed my curious mind – what’s going on around you when you write/work/study? Do you thrive in silence or with the telly blasting or in the middle of a kiki?  🙂 

Mini Andouille & Pepper Jack Beet Pizzas

Mini Andouille & Pepper Jack Beet Pizzas

Mini Andouille and Pepper Jack Pizzas on a cheesy, gluten free, beet crust!

Ingredients

  • For The Beet Crust/Disc:
  • 1/2 cup roasted and pureed beets, I roast mine at 400 for 45 minutes and then puree them in a blender when cool
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Cabot White Oak Cheddar shredded
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • Toppings:
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 1/2 a package Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese Sliced
  • 1 Andouille Sausage sliced and cooked
  • Parsley

Instructions

  1. For The Beet Crust/Disc:
  2. Preheat oven to 375
  3. Mix together the brown rice flour and baking powder and salt
  4. Add the egg, pureed beets, and olive oil and combine
  5. Add the Cabot White Oak Cheddar
  6. Spoon 2 tablespoons of dough (dough will be wet) on a parchment lined baking tray and shape into a circle - repeat to form 6 circles
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes
  8. Assembly:
  9. On each beet disc, place one slice of tomato
  10. Slices of Pepper Jack
  11. pieces of Andouille Sausage
  12. Sprinkle with parsley
  13. Bake at 375 for another 8-10 minutes -till cheese is melted
  14. Finally - Dig In!

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Caroline

Wednesday 25th of February 2015

OMG are you serious?!?! This recipe looks amazing!! So creative and looks amazing! Plus andouille sausage and i have a love affair...totally making this sometime.

mjskitchen

Monday 2nd of February 2015

You had me at Andouille sausage! I've never met had a recipe with andouille that I didn't love. These little beet pizzas with cheese and andouille are the cat's meow!!!!

Tandy | Lavender and Lime

Friday 30th of January 2015

the pizzas look so vibrant. I can work with music playing in the background, or cricket on the TV but that is about as far as it gets :)

Regan @ Cabot Creamery

Thursday 29th of January 2015

Sausage and Cheese are a Super Bowl match made in Heaven :)

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

Wednesday 28th of January 2015

Wow, these look so unique and delectable!

Shashi

Wednesday 28th of January 2015

Thanks Kiran!