Easy Weeknight Gluten Free Pizza
I am so excited about this brand new gluten-free pizza. It is easy to make and absolutely delicious. When I got the new Made In Porcelain Baking Slab, I knew I had to make something amazing. As you know, I’m not the best baker, but this gorgeous dish had me inspired! With some lovely ingredients, you’ll have an easy and tasty dinner in no time.
What You Need to Make this Gluten Free Pizza
Any good pizza starts with cheese. We went all out with the cheese on this pizza and used mozzarella, fontina, and parmesan. The mozzarella is the classic cheese for pizza, so we used this as the base. The fontina adds some nice but mild flavor, not to mention it melts beautifully! Finally, the parmesan is used at the end to add a bit of sharpness to every bite. Since it’s a gluten free pizza, why not go all out with the cheese?
For the toppings, we had a lot of fun picking out the perfect combination. We started with spicy Italian pork, and then added giardiniera to the pizza. This complemented the spice of the pork beautifully. To balance the brine and spice, we have roasted red peppers. And of course, we topped it with Marinated Onions and arugula to finish it off!
How to Cook your Gluten Free Pizza
The best way to cook this pizza is with the Made In Porcelain Baking Slab. It’s a gorgeous piece of bakeware that was designed by Chef Nancy Silverton. It’s a versatile piece that would be a great addition to any baker’s kitchen. Fernanda, our resident baker, absolutely loves it. It’s great for pizza, pies, crumbles, and much more. With its size, it’s perfect for all your parties this holiday season. At nocrumbsleft, we are so excited to make a lot more gluten free pizza and plenty of baked goods during this Chicago fall and winter.
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This easy weeknight gluten free pizza is perfect dinner for the whole family!
2 tablespoons olive oil (if using non-gluten-free dough)
1 recipe pizza dough, we used a box of Whole Foods gluten free pizza crust mix and have used 12 ounces of store-bought non gluten-free dough, for example
2 Italian pork spicy sausages, removed from casing
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded fontina cheese
½ cup drained and chopped giardiniera
¼ cup chopped roasted red bell peppers
½ cup parmesan cheese
1 to 2 cups arugula
Preheat oven to 400°F. If using non-GF dough, coat your (9 x 13) Made In Baking Slab or ¼ sheet pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Note:If your sheet pan is larger, consider doubling the dough to cover the entire pan.
Following the directions on the pizza crust box make the pizza dough, or use your favorite pizza dough recipe. Using your fingers, evenly stretch the dough over the entire surface of the Made In Baking Slab (9×13) or in a 1/4 -sheet baking pan. Note: if your dough won’t stretch do not worry, just let it rest on the countertop for 20 minutes to warm up and become more malleable.
Put the pizza dough into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
While the pizza crust is baking, in a large nonstick pan over medium high heat, add the pork sausage. Using a wooden, spoon break the sausage down into small pieces. Cook on one side until brown and crispy for about 8 minutes. Flip the pork pieces and continue to cook until just cooked through, for 3 to 4 minutes. A total of 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and place over a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
Note: It is important for only one side of the pork to be brown and crispy, as it will continue to cook in the oven.
Remove the pizza crust from the oven and sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese, fontina cheese, pork bits, giardiniera and bell peppers all over the crust.
Return the pizza to the oven and continue to cook until the cheese is bubbly and melted, about 10 to 15 minutes. The length of time will depend on the type and thickness your dough, so keep an eye on it. Remove from the oven and add the parmesan. Bake until crispy and browned, an additional 3 minutes.
Remove from the oven and top the pizza off with the arugula and marinated red onions and enjoy!
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