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Mini Andouille & Pepper Jack Beet Pizzas

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

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Once upon a time, I made a beet crust pizza that (not to toot my own horn) garnered rave reviews. I even had a few private chefs email me that they had tried out that recipe for clients who were gluten-free, and the clients seemed to have loved it!

So, I figured I would take that gluten-free beetroot pizza crust and make it into a base for these mini beet pizzas.

While I topped each mini pizza with sausage, tomato, and cheese, you can use whatever your favorite toppings are.

These mini beet crust pizzas are always a hit. They are tasty, gluten-free, and a fun and easy dinner or lunch recipe.

beet pizettes with andouille and pepper jack and tomato

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.

And, I haven’t quite been able to kick that tune that was on Glee out of my head!

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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?

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!


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?  🙂 

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Mini Andouille & Pepper Jack Beet Pizzas

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Shashi
Mini Andouille and Pepper Jack Pizzas on a cheesy, gluten free, beet crust!


For The Beet Crust/Disc:

  • 1/2 cup roasted and puréed beets I roast mine at 400 for 45 minutes and then purée 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


  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 1/2 a package Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese Sliced
  • 1 Andouille Sausage sliced and cooked
  • Parsley


For The Beet Crust/Disc:

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Mix together the brown rice flour and baking powder and salt
  • Add the egg, pureed beets, and olive oil and combine
  • Add the Cabot White Oak Cheddar
  • 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
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes


  • On each beet disc, place one slice of tomato
  • Slices of Pepper Jack
  • pieces of Andouille Sausage
  • Sprinkle with parsley
  • Bake at 375 for another 8-10 minutes -till cheese is melted
  • Finally – Dig In!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 401mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g
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  1. Caroline says:

    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.

  2. mjskitchen says:

    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!!!!

  3. 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 🙂

  4. Regan @ Cabot Creamery says:

    Sausage and Cheese are a Super Bowl match made in Heaven 🙂

  5. Wow, these look so unique and delectable!

  6. cheri says:

    HI Shashi, love how you showcased the beets!

  7. Sonali- The Foodie Physician says:

    I’ve never seen a beet pizza before and I LOVE it! The color is amazing and the toppings sounds so flavorful! Great recipe Shashi!

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Sonali – actually I have a couple on the blog – one with beans and one with eggs and bacon baked into it – a dessert one is coming up next week 😉

  8. What a great appetizer… It looks and sounds super yummy. You will win the prizes for sure, Shashi!

  9. Those looks amazing Shashi, especially with that andouille: YUM!

  10. Oh, those slices of andouille look divine!

  11. I love the colors in these, Shashi! Beets rock!

  12. Mira says:

    These look fantastic! Love andouille sausage and the combination with beets should be great ! Pinned!

  13. Wow! Such a creative spin on cauliflower and zucchini pizza crusts! I’ve been a low carber since my Atkins days and look forward to making these, Shashi. My pizza cravings never seem to cease, LOL. I’m loving all your beet recipes lately. They’re so good and healthy. I enjoy juicing them, too! Thanks for sharing!

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Stacy! I haven’t juiced beets yet – but I do love them roasted and baked into stuff – specially when chocolate or cheese is involved 😉

  14. So creative! I am so curious to see what my girls will be like when they’re older, but I’m sure my mind will also be boggled! Now, all I crave is some peace and quiet!

  15. I like quiet when I study but I’ve always been that way. headphone with music would have me dancing and not reading.

    I’d dance with one of the beetsy pizzas too!

  16. This, I was intrigued by when I checked on insta. Such a innovative and interesting pizza. I can see you are big on beets, I don’t blame you, we are big fans of it too. looks awesome Sashi.
    Now, to the topic that I’m bothered by. Headphones while doing homework, I don’t get it at all. The way we were brought up was so different to what kids do these days. I’m so glad these kids are performing well, otherwise I would be bonkers. My teen too says, it helps him focus, I guess we will never understand. All the best to your girl though, smart one she is.xo

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Asha – I so do adore beets!

      My daughter says the same thing about her being able to focus better – she even tried to prove it one time – she studied for a test once without any music or tv playing and she brought home a low B – so now when she has the tv and iPod going- somehow – I know she studies better!

  17. Ashley says:

    haha oh gosh, when I was in high school I needed complete silence to study! It used to drive my parents nuts since I would tell them to turn off the tv lol so bad! But at least it was for school I guess???

    These beet pizzas look awesome! I have a bunch of extra roasted beets right now and need to put them to good use!

  18. Your beet crust would be delicious to try out so many different toppings. My boys are really different studiers like your daughter. For sure they need music on, Facebook, we chat and all of the other social media thing going on… at the same time. I don’t know how they do it!!

  19. I love all your beet recipes – so creative!

  20. Rebecca says:

    You had me at anduille then at beet, and I about lost it at pepper jack. Isn’t Cabot’s pepper jack divinely spicy and delicious! Totally want to make these for the Super Bowl

  21. hotlyspiced says:

    What a great looking pizza. I’ve never heard of that cheese though. I’m impressed your daughter is able to bring home such great exam results given how she studies! She is more talented than me – I have to have total peace and quiet and can’t even cope if the gardener from next door is using his leaf blower xx

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Charlie!

      Haha – I totally understand – that’s why I like to work either first thing in the morn or last thing at night – no leaf blowing at those hours 🙂

  22. Kelly says:

    Haha, now I totally have that song stuck in my head now too 🙂 These mini beet pizzas look absolutely incredible, Shashi! I am always amazed at how creative you are. I love that you added Cabot cheese to the beet crust and topping too. The andouille sausage sounds amazing with everything else here!

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Kelly!

      The cheese dulls the beet flavor a good bit – which might be a good thing if you happen to not be a huge beet fan! 🙂

  23. diane says:

    Wow, these look and sound amazing. Love that you used beets! You and your daughter both work well, even though to the beat of a different drum. Great post, Shashi!

  24. Aaaaah, those beets 🙂
    You and me both….it boggles the mind how the kids these days study! They don’t open a book to study for a test. But they manage to do alright, I guess it’s the day and age,

    The beet pizzas look gorgeous! And all that melty cheese…mmmm.

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Nazneen!

      I know most of my daughter’s textbooks are online – which is great because her backpack doesn’t weigh more than she does anymore!

  25. Very unique – I’ver never seen mini pizza quite like these – so cool 🙂 And I’m with you – I couldn’t have ANY distractions when I was studying (I too drive in silence once in a while – so soothing…)

    • Shashi says:

      Omigawsh – I thought I was the only one who drove in silence at times!!!

      Thanks so much Deanna – figured I’d squeeze in veggies, dairy and protein all in one 😉

  26. Wow, that’s a very innovative pizza Sashi! Love it

  27. It is funny how we all have our own ways of getting things done. Whatever works, right?

    I bet these mini pizzas taste amazing, Shashi! I love those little beet crusts…

  28. Kim says:

    So, I don’t love beets but these are very intriguing and if they don’t have a super strong flavor maybe I would like them:)

  29. I am always amazed at your creativity! These beet pizzas look awesome. I never would have thought of using beets as a pizza crust. Love Andouille sausage! 🙂

  30. Tara says:

    Stop making beet recipes – I’m allergic haha 😛

    I’m like you and need complete silence to get any work done. I’ve taught myself to work with headphones in now as music is better than the endless chatter going on at work!

  31. spicedblog says:

    First off, I need total silence when I’m working. I’ll turn on some 80’s rock when I’m in the kitchen cooking/baking, but when I’m at the computer working I need silence. Sometimes I can turn on something with no words…like jazz. (Laura calls that elevator music, but she’s wrong.) Usually I prefer it to be nice and quiet.

    Now, more importantly is the fact that Cabot Cheese rocks my socks off!! I swear I could eat bars of that cheese for lunch. No need to cut it…that just takes time. You always come up with the most creative recipes, too…I’m guessing this flavor combo tasted amazing!!

    • Shashi says:

      My daughter has finally started liking 80’s rock and I am elated! I mean – is there anything better! Definitely NOT “elevator music”! 😉

      BTW, I only cut slices for this recipe – I was thinking my daughter and I were the only two breaking off hunks of Cabot blocks – yes, I said hunks not chunks – chunks are itsy bitsy – and we have no time for itsy bitsy! Or washing dirty knives everytime someone sneaks some cheese!

  32. katiewebster says:

    This is so creative! I love the whole thing (and the addition of andouille!) I have to have silence too, even when I am testing recipes too. I am too distract-able I guess.

  33. Love the fun colors on these pizzas! Since I was a kid I’ve always been a little afraid of beets… I think I need to try them again 🙂

  34. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    These mini pizza bites are so healthy and tempting! The beet crust is the star here.

  35. Khushboo says:

    Maybe t’s a new generation thing but I’m with you about working in silence- as much as I love music/background noise, it has to be off while I’m working otherwise I get far too distracted. But hey, if your daughter is still bring home A’s, you better help make sure her iPod is constantly topped up with new music ;)! This looks like the perfect snack- cheese makes everything better :)!

  36. mihrank says:

    mmm – yummy – this is a great way to have better appetite!!