If you're in a hurry, save this one for a rainy day. It is absolutely worth trying as long as your are going in expecting the crust to have a different texture than to what you may be accustomed. Plus, it's really easy and fun to create different flavors in the pizza by switching up the cheese you use, the seasonings and even the veggies.
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese (goat cheese, Parmesan, feta, etc. are all great options)
- 1 Tbsp Seasoning (Oregano, Italian mix, basil...whatever you like)
- 1 tsp garlic salt (or use garlic powder and a pinch of salt)
- Marinara and favorite toppings
- Rice the veggies by placing into food processor with large blade. You could grate them as well but that could take awhile and can become a soggy mess. (Better yet, if you aren't on a money saving mission like me, you can often buy them already riced.)
- Dry the riced veggies on towels for a couple of hours. Squeeze out excess and place 3 cups of mixture into a bowl.
- Add 2 eggs, seasoning, garlic and cheese. The type of cheese that you use will affect the water content and texture of your crust. I used Mozzarella because it's what I had on hand. Parmesan or a dryer cheese may be better.
- Pat out mixture onto pan with parchment paper. This is a MUST. Otherwise, it will stick to the pan. Trust me, this money savin' momma tried. It was a mess. Oh, and, parchment and wax paper may look the same. They are not. Trust me on that one too.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Add toppings as if it were a normal pizza crust.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 10 additional minutes.
Kid Friendly Tasks (Be sure to make sure they are age appropriate!)
- Wash Veggies
- Peel Carrots
- Pull apart Cauliflower
- Rice Cauliflower and Carrots
- Stir mixture
- Spread mixture on towels
- Place on toppings
The crust is even better the second day when warmed in a toaster oven. I also used the leftover parchment paper to separate slices and freeze.
Bright Idea: Make mini pizzas using different flavor options tailored to each family member. Try Gouda, goat cheese or Parmesan in the crust or on top. Pull out all the spices in the cabinet and let the kids have at it with a little guidance. It's fun to taste them later and try to guess what is in there.
In the comments section, share your ideas for other gluten free pizza crusts. I need all the tips I can get! A few other gluten free recipes to try:
- Roast Beef & Mozzarella Wraps
- Black Bean and Corn Vegetable Wrap
- St. Patrick's Day Theme Dinner (I know, not the time of year for it but the meal plan is gluten free)
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Goodies to Help You Create the Perfect Pizza!