margherita pizza

Amys Gluten Free Pantry

I don’t think you should have to give up pizza just because you can longer eat gluten or dairy. With Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Tor­tillas, I make these in my largest cast iron pan. If you can’t do dairy, try Daiya “cheese” which is tapi­oca based and melts just like the real thing.

And the great thing about pizza is that you can try any com­bi­na­tion you’d like. My favorite is the BBQ Chicken Pizza, (also pic­tured here) but the sim­plic­ity of this Margherita Pizza is hard to beat. I think a bleu cheese/pear combo would be won­der­ful, as well as a Moz­zarella Cheese and Pesto. And the best part is – they cook in minutes!

A good rule of thumb in one full pizza per per­son at least – remem­ber, they’re thin.

Prep time: 15–30 min­utes
Total time: 20–45 min­utes
Yield: 4 pizzas

4 Trader Joe’s brand Brown Rice Tor­tillas
1 1/2 – 2 c. shred­ded moz­zarella cheese or Daiya cheese
1/2 c. tomato sauce
12 leaves basil

  1. Assem­bling all piz­zas at one time, lay tor­tillas out on work­space and spread 1/4 of the tomato sauce onto each with the back of a spoon.
  2. Divide shred­ded cheese into quar­ters and sprin­kle upon each pizza and top with torn basil leaves.
  3. To a hot skil­let (I use cast iron), add 1 tsp. oil. When hot, slide pizza into skil­let and cover, fry­ing for 2–3 min­utes on medium-high heat, until cheese is melted and tor­tilla is crispy.
  4. Care­fully slide pizza onto paper tow­els to absorb any extra oil. Remove to a cut­ting board and slice into 6 wedges for a snack, din­ner or appetizers.


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3 Responses to margherita pizza

  1. Erin says:

    The margherita pizza is SO good that after I ate one while watch­ing a movie and think­ing it tasted just like the authen­tic pizza I miss so much, I had to imme­di­ately go make another one.

  2. Thanks for sup­port­ing the gluten free family.

  3. Christine Nordling MD says:

    I have been try­ing many recipes try­ing to find some­thing that resem­bles pizza for my daugh­ter.
    She said this was amaz­ing! And so easy. She makes it her­self and her 11 year old sis­ter makes
    her own ver­sion “all by her­self” , hot stove and all. I can’t tell you how happy I am to have this
    recipe !

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