Pizza! I know I’m still young at heart every time I eat good gluten-free pizza, because I’m reminded that it is one of my favorite foods. Or at least it was until I went dairy free. I still enjoy pizza, but cheese substitutes are not quite the same.
I do still enjoy making pizza, though, and it can be a fun food to play around with. I thought it would make an enjoyable challenge while the weather is not yet so hot that I refuse to turn on the oven. You are not limited to baking your pizza in the oven, though. I have successfully made grilled gluten-free pizza.
The Challenge: Get Creative with Pizza Making
You can get creative any or all of the three basic pizza parts: crust, sauce, toppings.
The Crust – This is obviously the most challenging part for a gluten-free pizza. My family loves this large pizza crust recipe. Also good is this single crust recipe. But not everyone has the same tastes. Maybe you like a very thin crust, or you need a crust that is egg or yeast free. Experiment a little and try to create a crust that fits your needs.
Even though we love the yeast crusts I just mentioned, sometimes it’s nice to have a quicker crust or something that is different from what we usually have. The last time I made this cornmeal crust pizza I wasn’t that impressed with it, so I might try improving it. I have also made a zucchini crust pizza (pictured below).
The Sauce – Do you make your own pizza sauce? Have you tried a sauce that is not tomato based? Changing the sauce makes a big difference in how a pizza tastes. Give it a try.
The Toppings (including cheese) – I won’t list all the possibilities here. I tend to get stuck in a rut and use the same toppings time after time. Usually it’s because I don’t plan ahead and buy something different or I don’t take time to get it ready to put on the pizza. If you do a little planning, toppings are an easy way to get creative.
I’m not sure how my family will feel about change their beloved pizza. I might have to start with changing part of the pizza but not all of it. I can’t wait to hear your ideas!
Share Your Pizza Recipe:
- Post your recipe on your blog and include a link back to my site.
- Come to this blog on a Wednesday in May and link your recipe at my Gluten-Free Wednesdays carnival.
- The following week I will highlight pizza recipes in my Gluten-Free Wednesday post.