Non-Jewish pizza lovers rely heavily on the combination of mozzarella cheese and meats like sausage, pepperoni and hamburger to create a taste temptation that’s hard to beat. What do those who eat Kosher pizza do to create delicious flavors? Since Kosher Jews don’t combine dairy products (like cheese) with meat products, they can’t enjoy the same kinds of pizza. There are several recipes that rely on one or the other—along with a creative array of other toppings—to create a flavorful pizza just the same.
Spinach pizzas are very popular Kosher pizza options. Often made with two kinds of cheese—for example, mozzarella and Romano or Parmesan—for extra flavor, a hearty measure of spinach is the crowning glory of the pie. Some chefs choose to sauté it for a bit before adding it to the pizza. Others simply pile it on top of the cheese and let the oven and the bubbling cheese do its thing.
Some Kosher pizzas feature crusts made of malawach. This crust is comprised of flaky layers of dough, brushed with olive oil and baked. Malawach is used as bread by Yemenite Jews. A delicious malawach pizza might include layers of mozzarella between the malawach layers, with feta cheese, green olives and tomatoes on top. The flavor of this Kosher pizza is strong and delicious.
Other popular Kosher pizza combinations include anchovies with tomatoes, onions and basil and roasted eggplant with tomatoes and cheese.
Don’t worry that your Jewish friends aren’t enjoying pizzas laden with pepperoni and cheese. These Kosher pizzas are no doubt bursting with a combination of flavors that satisfy all who eat them.