As celiac awareness has grown in recent years, a number of chain and local pizzerias have ventured into the world of gluten-free pizza. Chains such as UNO Chicago Grill, Pizza Fusion, Z-Pizza, Domino’s and Mellow Mushroom have all launched gluten-free pizzas recently.
Gluten-free pizza served by pizzerias varies greatly in its quality, and how much it tastes like the “real thing.” We certainly applaud restaurants for adopting gluten-free menus (especially when they take care to minimize cross-contamination risks), and we love the convenience and taste of gluten-free pizza made in a professional pizza oven.
But sometimes you really want to have your pizza just the way you like it – the exact right ratio of sauce to cheese, the right customized toppings, the right thickness of crust. That’s when nothing beats a pizza made at home.
In this post, we’ll explore all of your options for baking a delicious gluten-free pizza from the comfort of your own home.
Homemade pizza allows for incredible customization. Want to use vegan, non-dairy cheese? No problem. Want turkey pepperoni on a quarter of the pizza and spinach on the rest? Fine. Prefer deep-dish style pies? Go for it.
For folks who prefer not to make a pizza dough from scratch, these days there are frozen gluten-free pizza crusts available in the freezer section at many grocery stores, and there are also many mixes available. If you prefer the ease of popping a ready-to-bake pizza in the oven, those are available as well.
If you’re not just baking a readymade frozen pizza, here are the basic supplies you need to make your own pizza at home:
Ready to get started? Below we’ll walk through some of our favorite gluten-free pizza crusts, pizza mixes and ready-to-bake pizzas.
If you want to avoid the time and mess involved with making your own pizza dough, try a quicker alternative that still allows for options for personalization.
Looking to enjoy the whole process of pizza baking, from start to finish? Pizza crust mixes usually include yeast and give you the opportunity to get your hands into the pizza dough and shape it to your liking. This is a great option if you like a super thin crust or a thick, deep-dish type of pizza, or if you enjoy mixing cheese or herbs into your pizza crust. It’s also just plain fun.
Want the taste and freshness of a homemade pizza without all the fuss? Try a pre-made frozen gluten-free pizza that’s already topped, or a plain frozen cheese pizza you can add toppings to. Here are some of our favorites:
No matter how you like your pizza, buon appetito!
By Giliah Nagar at CeliAct.com