Updated March 04, 2011
If you love to cook, it's incredibly satisfying to pull a piping hot homemade pizza out of the oven ... and eating gluten-free shouldn't stop you from doing that. It's undeniably tricky to bake a gluten-free pizza that tastes just like the gluten-filled variety, but it's definitely possible — you just need a good recipe.
Whether you prefer deep dish or thin crust pies, these gluten-free pizza recipes can help you create perfect gluten-free pizzas. Mix them up, add your favorite pizza toppings, and enjoy.
This gluten-free pizza crust recipe from Teri Gruss, About.com's Guide to Gluten-Free Cooking, works both as a thin crust or a thick crust pizza. It can be rolled out, just like a traditional wheat-based pizza crust.
Teri notes that using a pizza stone can help you create a crisp pizza. Just be careful to never use a pizza stone that's been used for gluten pizza, since it's impossible to get the cross contamination out of the porous stone surface, no matter how well you clean it.
This smoked turkey and garlic pizza recipe, another from Ter Gruss, works well if you're looking for a lower-fat pizza without traditional tomato sauce.
In addition to a pre-baked pizza crust (make your own crust or pick up one of the many pre-made gluten-free pizza crusts at the store), you'll need smoked turkey, mozzarella, olive oil, fresh garlic and fresh oregano. This makes an amazingly tasty gluten-free pizza.
Regular readers know I'm a huge fan of Elana Amsterdam, owner of Elana's Pantry and author of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. Elana's recipes use low-carb, grain-free ingredients to create treats that taste like the originals.
Here's a video tutorial from Elana's site showing reader Jen Springer making Elana's gluten-free pizza crust recipe, step-by-step. In the video, Jen dishes on potential shortcuts for the recipe, plus some common-sense tips on how to handle almond flour.
Shauna (like many celiacs) has found that the two gums bother her, so she's created a new version of her pizza crust recipe that omits them. Shauna's recipe makes it easy to substitute other ingredients, too, so you can avoid anything you need to avoid while still creating the perfect pizza.
Last, for those pizza fans who prefer a thick, chewy pizza crust, I can recommend Gluten-Free Mommy's homemade gluten-free pizza recipe. This is another pizza that's best baked on a pizza stone.
The recipe uses several different types of flour (including millet and sweet rice), and adds a small amount of ricotta cheese. If you can't have dairy, you can substitute almond meal for the cheese and keep the same texture. Bon appétit!
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