Going gluten free can be overwhelming especially when you start to think about all of the foods that you may have to give up because they contain wheat, barley or rye. Pizza is something that so many people love but because of its crust that is chock full of high-gluten flour, chances are this is one of the first food items to go. Pizza doesn’t sit well with people who have Celiac disease and it can really make people who are gluten sensitive feel sluggish, bloated or uncomfortable among other symptoms. Luckily, there are a number of gluten-free pizzas and pizza crust alternatives that will allow you to still get that cheesy, saucy taste that you know and love. Let’s take a look.
Gluten Free Pizza Options
Gluten Free Pizza
A good gluten free pizza is one of those foods that has improved tremendously over time. In fact, it’s the making of a gluten free pizza crust that was the launching point for the Three Bakers brand (read Our History)! Now, many years later, we’re excited to offer up a pizza that is not only gluten free, but also super tasty. Find Three Bakers gluten free pizza in your supermarket’s freezer section.
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Gluten Free Crusts
There are a number of brands that have manufactured gluten free pizza crusts that you can buy and then top with your favorite items, bake and enjoy just like normal. Usually, these crusts are made with rice flour, potato flour or corn flour. They aren’t usually as puffy as traditional gluten dough but you’ll still get the same great flavor based on your sauce, cheese and other toppings. Just make sure those are gluten free as well.
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Alternative Crust Options
You don’t need to use a dough-based pizza crust if you don’t want to. A lot of people are experimenting with other crust alternatives. For example, a big one is cauliflower crust. You grate the cauliflower, wring the water out and you can actually form it into a crust that you pre-bake and top like normal. You can also turn slices of zucchini into individual mini pizzas and don’t forget about portabella mushroom caps. They can be topped with gluten free pizza toppings as well. You may want to precook them though before you top them. These veggies can have a high moisture content and removing some of it out ahead will help.
Don’t fret if you have recently been diagnosed with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. You may not be able to enjoy some of your favorite foods anymore but with a little creativity, you will be able to find some similar options that will satisfy your taste buds just fine. It may take some getting used to, but living gluten free can really make a big difference in how you feel overall and that change alone will motivate you to keep your new recipes going week after week.