So I recently tried making a gluten-free pizza crust from scratch, and was pleasantly surprised. There were definitely some pros and cons, but it was a lot better than the frozen premade gluten-free crusts I’ve tried.
I used Bob’s Gluten-Free Pizza Crust whole grain mix, which includes yeast—a nice convenient touch. It also contains zero corn, which is great if you’re looking to avoid GMOs.
Gluten-Free Pizza Crust
- 1 pkg. Bob’s Red Mill Pizza Crust mix
- In a large bowl, combine water and yeast. Let stand a few minutes. Add eggs and oil and blend briefly. Add pizza crust mix and blend 1 minute on medium until combined. Split dough in half in bowl, cover with saran wrap, and allow to rise 20 minutes. (I didn’t see much difference.)
- Preheat oven to 425. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Wet your hands with cold water and spread dough to cover the full pan (I used both balls of dough. Bake 7–9 minutes.
- Remove from oven, cover with sauce and toppings, and bake 15–18 minutes.
The process was easier than making regular pizza crust, in that there is no kneading and you don’t have to let it rise as long, but there were two things worth mentioning:
- The dough you end up with is considerably stickier, and I was at a loss as to how to roll it out until I actually read the instructions and said you should do so with wet hands. This made it much easier, although still not as easy as regular dough.
- The mix says it makes enough for 2 pizzas, but I found I needed all of it to fit the pan I was using. If you’re making a round pizza or a smaller pizza, you might be able to stretch it to make 2.
You’re supposed to bake the crust 6–8 minutes before adding toppings. As you can see, it’s not exactly pretty, but there’s nothing wrong with the taste…
…especially when you add homemade sauce, prosciutto, onion, green pepper, mozzarella, and feta cheese (and also leftover pepperoni just because you have it, but that’s not actually part of this recipe).
I also have to give 100% credit for this incredible combination of toppings to my husband, who came up with the idea and also decided to “fix” my pizza sauce, with delicious results.
Prosciutto, Green Pepper, & Onion Pizza with Homemade Sauce
- pizza dough homemade or store bought
- 1 28- oz. can tomato sauce or puree
- 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning or oregano
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 green pepper
- 1 yellow onion
- 16 oz. mozzarella cheese
- feta cheese
- Make pizza crust or prepare according to instructions. Preheat oven to 400.
- Mix tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, sugar, garlic powder, and balsamic vinegar to make pizza sauce.
- Spread sauce on crust. Cover generously with mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with feta cheese. Top with sliced onion and green peppers and prosciutto.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and beginning to brown.