We tend to crave pizza in the summertime when the bounty of fresh vegetables is at its peak. However, we happen to think that gluten free pizza is always in season… even when it’s cold out. In fact, there are many hearty vegetables widely available through the winter months guaranteed to take your pie to new unchartered territories! So, skip the delivery and make your own winter pizzas at home, we have a few ideas to help you do just that.
Winter Inspired Gluten Free Pizza Topping Ideas
Sweet Potato and Kale
This Epicurious-inspired recipe is health food gone great. With a sweet potato sauce, kale, Parmesan, goat cheese and walnut toppings, it’s one pie you’ll never feel guilty about eating!
To get the sweet potato sauce, boil a large pot of water and cook the potatoes until fork-tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and let cool 5 minutes. In a food processor, pulse potato, 1 tablespoon oil, red pepper and a pinch of salt until sauce is smooth.
Spread potato sauce evenly over gluten free pizza crust. Toss kale in remaining bit of oil, then top the pizza crust with goat cheese, kale, and Parmesan. Bake on a pan, or directly on the rack until cheeses melt together, sprinkling on walnuts in final 2 minutes.
Beets, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions
It’s the red beets and caramelized onions that make this pizza naturally sweet. Adding a sour goat cheese really balances the flavors, and placing the gluten free pizza crust directly on the rack will give it a nice all around crunch. For a little extra punch use a pesto base.
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Proscuitto And Lemon Arugula
If you’ve never had arugula atop a pizza pie, you’re in for a real treat! The peppery flavor of lemon arugula combined with the slight saltiness of the prosciutto and creaminess of the mozzarella makes this “salad” pizza a real refreshing winter treat. We’d recommend this topping on our gluten free cheese pizza.
Teriyaki Chicken, Sauteed Peppers, and Pineapple
A little sweet, a little tangy and packed with exotic flavors, the Teriyaki Chicken pizza is a wonderfully easy weeknight meal. Add a little zing with a dash of hot sauce. Cook boneless chicken Breast, in Teriyaki sauce and top your gluten free crust. Add, cheddar cheese, sauteed peppers and onions and pineapple chunk for an exciting weeknight dinner.
Homemade Gluten Free Pizza Crust Recipe
Whilе wе offer mаnу choices fоr gluten free pizza crusts and frozen pizzas, sometimes you just want to whip something up on your own. That’s why wе figured it wоuld bе nice tо givе уоu a simple recipe fоr a nice gluten-free pizza thаt уоu аnd уоur family will enjoy.
- 2 1/2 cups gluten-free pizza and pastry flour
- 1/2 tbsp dried instant yeast
- Pinch salt
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Step 1 – Sift flour intо a bowl. Add yeast аnd salt. Stir tо combine. Make a wеll in thе centre. Add water аnd oil. Mix tо fоrm a soft dough. Turn оut оntо a lightly floured surface. Knead fоr 10 minutes оr until smooth аnd elastic. Plасе in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Stand in a warm рlасе fоr 45 minutes tо 1 hour оr until dough hаѕ doubled in size.
Step 2 – Uѕing уоur fist, punch dough down. Knead оn a lightly floured surface until smooth аnd thеn apply уоur toppings.
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