Pizza Night Hack

GFFocaccia BreadPizza

For those nights when I get home from work late, I often crave a comfort food but have little energy to make the whole thing from scratch. My Italian blood is crazy about pizza, but my body isn’t crazy about the gluten. So, how does one make fast food gluten-free pizza without the over processed food-like substances that line the frozen aisle of your grocery story? You make fast food pizza at home. The most time consuming part of the pizza process is the dough. So, a short cut I’ve found is using your favorite gluten free bread for the crust. I’ve found the best one for this is some sort of denser bread like a gluten-free focaccia loaf. I typically will get the Mountain House herb focaccia at Whole Foods on nights like these. It works really well when you cut it in half into two flat pieces and top it with sauce, raw cheese and veggies. It seriously is a meal hack for lazy evenings. Because let’s face it, sometimes we need a break!

 

Pizza Night Hack
 
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Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 loaf dense gluten free bread (Mountain House focaccia works well)
  • 1 small block raw cheese (combo of monterrey jack and cheddar is nice)
  • 1 bell pepper
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups tomatoes sauce
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp basil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Shred cheese and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, mix together tomato sauce, oregano, basil, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  4. Finely slice both red onion and bell pepper. Cut broccoli into small florets.
  5. Cut gluten free focaccia loaf horizontally in half to create two flat halves which we will use as the two pizza crusts.
  6. Spread half of the sauce onto each pizza to desired sauce to crust ratio.
  7. Top with shredded cheese and veggies.
  8. Place loaded pizza crusts on baking sheet and put in oven at 450 degrees for 10 min. Then change oven setting to broil and cook for 2-5 additional minutes or until cheese is bubbling and golden.
  9. Enjoy!