Papa Murphy’s – Makes Minimalist Dairy-Free Pizzas


Eat Dairy Free - Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and SweetsUpdated 2020! Papa Murphy’s offers take-and-bake pizzas in the U.S. and Canada. They have a menu of creative pizzas, but many people just show up and request toppings as they go. In theory, this makes it a very easy option for special diet diners. But their allergen chart leaves a little to be desired.

We did some sleuthing to create the list below, but verify the ingredients and allergens in store before ordering. Some of their online labeling wasn’t very clear. Needless to say, you should at the least request no cheese for your dairy-free pizza pie. Papa Murphy’s doesn’t yet have a dairy-free cheese alternative. To the best of our knowledge, this list covers both the U.S. and Canada.

Papa Murphy's - Dairy-Free Menu Items and Allergen Notes

No Dairy (Milk-Based) Ingredients (see disclaimer below)

  • Crusts (see Allergen Note below) – Original, Thin, NY Crust, Gluten Free (Udi’s brand)
  • Sauces (see Allergen Note below) – Traditional Pizza Sauce, Marinara Sauce, Barbecue Sauce, Sweet Chili Sauce, Olive Oil & Garlic, Burger Sauce (limited availability)
  • Meat Toppings (see Allergen Note below) – Bacon, Canadian Bacon, Chicken (raised without antibiotics), Giant Pepperoni, Ground Beef, Italian Sausage, Pepperoni
  • Other Toppings Artichoke Hearts, Black Olives, Chopped Garlic, Crushed Red Pepper, Green Onions, Green Peppers, Jalapenos, Onion Mix, Mushrooms, Pineapple, Roma Tomatoes, Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Zesty Herb Blend, Zucchini
  • Salad Dressings – 1000 Island Dressing

Other Allergen Notes:

  • Papa Murphy’s customer service told me that none of their meats contain dairy, but online the ingredients show milk in the Spicy Fennel Sausage and Salami. Just to be certain, I am double checking that the lactic acid starter culture in the Pepperoni isn’t dairy derived.
  • The salads, except for the Caeasar, might be dairy-free if you request no cheese. Verify the ingredients and any allergens in store.

Vegan Menu Items

According to Papa Murphy’s, all of their wheat-based crusts are vegan. The Udi’s gluten-free crust contains egg, so it isn’t vegan. Also, all of their sauces are vegan, except for the White Sauce, which contains dairy. They do not have any meat alternative toppings, but their vegetable toppings are obviously vegan-friendly.

More Details from Papa Murphy’s

Allergen Disclaimer from Papa Murphy’s: The nutrition and ingredient information provided is based on Papa Murphy’s standard product formulations using the latest nutritional data available from the USDA as well as current information supplied by our ingredient vendor partners; however, variations may occur depending on the particular supplier, product assembly per restaurant, region and other factors. Menu items may vary by restaurant. Substitution of ingredients/standard topping combinations may alter nutrition values. Product formulations may change periodically. Please be aware that during normal operations ingredients may come in direct contact with shared preparation areas, equipment, utensils, and instances of contact with allergen containing ingredients.

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*The above information was supplied by the corresponding restaurant via their website, customer service, or other published nutritional information.  Ingredients and menu offerings are constantly changing in the food service industry, and can be subject to interpretation.  For this reason, Go Dairy Free does not guarantee nor take responsibility for the accuracy of this information.  If severe allergies or intolerances are a concern, contact the restaurant directly before purchasing or consuming one of their products.  Cross-contamination of potential food allergens should always be considered a possibility in a fast food restaurant. 

Last Updated: January 6, 2020

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Vegan pizza is life!

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April 14, 2020

So I ordered a 16″ traditional crust w red sauce, banana peppers, mushrooms, bell peppers, onion and spinach. $14.12 out the door. Brought it home and added green and black olives, soyrizo(vegan chorizo) and daiya mozz cheeze! Pizza heaven! Makes 8 bigass slices!

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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Mark Carter II on

    Ugh! Why can’t i find the actual ingredients. I am allergic to corn and no one labels corn ingredients. :/ without the ingredient lists I have no clue if the pizza is safe.

  2. Ann-Noel Spencer on

    I would still be careful with pepperoni…even though it’s “dairy-free,” it still might contain lactic acid. It’s used as a preservative in a lot of cured meats. So, for those like me who are lactose intolerant, pepperoni is still a no-no. But, if you are allergic to the milk protien, you should be okay…

  3. Will you ever be offering a gluten free crust for your customers who have celiac disease or a wheat/gluten allergy? Thank you!

  4. shirley wagner on

    My family is alergic nto M S G, Does your sauce contain any? I realize some toppings do, We are just wondering about your sauce.