Thursday, July 16, 2009

Gluten Free Pizza

For those of you who don't know, I cannot have gluten. I haven't had pizza in almost a year and have been scouring the web and the local health food stores for a good pizza crust recipe. I have found the answer:

They haven't missed so far when it comes to gluten free products. Below is my pizza recipe that even my mother in law and husband couldn't tell the difference.

2.5 cups of kinnikinnick pizza crust mix (Follow the directions on the package.)
1/2 quart canned tomato juice
6 large fresh tomatoes
3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp parsley
2 tsp oregano
1.5 garlic cloves finely chopped
1/4 cup onion finely chopped
Turkey pepperoni (70% less fat than regular pepperoni, people!!)
and toppings of your choice

First you want to make your pizza sauce. ( Yes, it's OK to skip this step and just use a pre-made pizza sauce, I just ask the you use an organic one. Trust me it does make a difference with the taste.)Take 6 large tomatoes, core them, cut off the top, and boil them until the skins split and easily come off. Pour your olive oil into the bottom of a medium size saucepan. Saute your garlic and onion for about 3 minutes. Add your half of a quart of tomato juice, then add your tomatoes and smash them up. Add your parsley and oregano.Let simmer for about 45 minutes. When done, pour into a blender and puree. Your sauce is done.
Follow the directions on your pizza crust mix. Spray your pans with an olive oil spray. I would also oil your hands with olive oil before you roll out the dough on to the pizza pans. It makes the dough much easier to handle. ( I figured this out the hard way.)
Bake your pizza crust for about 10 to 12 minutes at 375 degrees. Take out and top with your tomato sauce, cheese, turkey pepperoni and whatever other toppings you desire. Pop back in the oven for about 12 more minutes. Take out and enjoy!
This is truly, wonderfully never tasted better!!! :)

P.S. A special thank you to Grams for showing me how to can tomato juice, and for the wonderful tomatoes out of her garden.

1 comment:

  1. My brother too has developed a gluten intolerance and my mom also has dropped gluten and is feeling better. It seems like everywhere this is spreading.
    Infact there is an article on about how celiac disease cases have quadrupled.
    However this means more gluten alternatives are popping up thankfully.
    PS. The pizza sounds delicious!