I have made homemade gluten free pizza about four times now. Three of those times it was mmmm… okay. Good enough that everyone ate it, not good enough that we were anxious to eat the leftovers.
Finally, Wednesday evening, I made some pizza that was worth mentioning!
Here’s the deal with gluten free pizza crust. It will NEVER taste like white flour pizza crust. Never. You just have to train your tastebuds to enjoy pizza with a different taste, and texture. GF crusts tend to be chewy. But I have figured out the secret. Karina at Gluten free Goddess, who experiments until she gets it right.
Oh and also these things help: Extra olive oil, seasonings in the dough, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, roll it out to a thin crust. If you like thick pizza crust, you can have a tasty crust, but just realize it is going to be very dense. So, I have found the thin crust to be better for texture.
I realized that I did not have any pizza or spaghetti sauce, but I did have a can of tomato soup, and it made a really fantastic sauce for this crust! It’s included in the recipe below.
I made one pizza with just cheese blends and pepperoni for the kids.
Then I made a better one with all kinds of veggies and yum yum.
Now for the recipe!
- 1 bag of gluten free pizza crust OR make your own homemade crust (notes below)
- 1 can of tomato soup
- olive oil
- dried oregano
- dried parsley
- minced garlic
- shredded cheeses
- chopped fresh veggies
- pepperoni or other meat toppings
- Follow the directions for your crust.
- Add a little extra olive oil to the dough mix. You can also add seasonings if you’d like. Make sure to roll the dough out very thinly. Wet your hands to do so without it sticking to you.
- Cook the dough for about 10 minutes
- Spread the sauce.
- Add your favorite toppings. I used a roma tomato, sliced; ½ an onion, diced; fresh red pepper, diced; turkey pepperoni, banana peppers, mozzarella cheese, and provolone cheese
- Bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes
- To make your own sauce:
- can of tomato soup
- add salt, oregano, parsley, and minced garlic to taste.
- You can also use spaghetti sauce or jarred pizza sauce.
The recipe that I used to make the GF crust can be found on Gluten Free Goddess (she has all kinds of great GF recipes!)
You probably notice that I did not include amounts for the spices and olive oil. That’s because I did it all to taste. If I had to guess, I’d say about 1 -2 tbsp of everything (except the salt in the tomato sauce.)