Gluten Free Pizza Party
Who wants pizza??? This delicious gluten free pizza recipe is also dairy free, and can be adapted to include any of your favorite toppings. We have pizza making parties a lot at our house because they’re a simple and fun way to get the kids involved in cooking and develop a positive relationship with food. They’re also a good self esteem booster for kids if you’re going to a birthday party that’s going to serve pizza so that you have some to bring, or as a birthday party hangover cure afterwards.
Gluten Free & Dairy Free Pizza Recipe:
- 1 package of gluten free pizza dough (we like Wholly Wholesome’s gluten free pizza dough ball because you can roll it out which is fun for the kiddos)
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1-2 cups fresh organic spinach
- 1/2 cup mushrooms
- 1/2 cup cooked roast chicken
- Gluten free/casein free pepperoni
- 2-3 tbsp gluten free flour
- 3/4 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut two pieces of parchment paper. Place one on your countertop and set one aside.
- Cover the first piece of parchment paper with a very thin coating of gluten free flour. Start with 1 tbsp and add if needed. This is so the dough doesn’t stick.
- Place the dough ball onto the parchment paper.
- Sprinkle the top of the dough ball with 1/2 tbsp – 1 tbsp of gluten free flour.
- Place the other piece of parchment paper on top of the dough ball.
- Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough ball, make sure you go in several directions so that it spreads out evenly into the desired thickness and shape you want.
- Remove the top piece of parchment paper slowly so that the dough doesn’t stick to it.
- Pinch the edges of the dough to create a crust.
- Place the olive oil on top of the rolled out dough and spread it out with your hands so that there is a thin layer covering all of the dough. This is to keep it moist, which is especially important if you’re not using cheese like us.
- Place the pizza in the preheated oven on the parchment paper for 5 minutes. This will pre-cook the dough. The goal here is for the dough to get a little firmer, but not fully cooked or heavily browned.
- Meanwhile finely chop the garlic, slice the mushrooms, wash the spinach and remove the stems, chop the chicken and pepperoni and set aside. If you’re feeling extra creative, cut the pepperoni into fun shapes or use a small cookie cutter.
- Remove the pre-cooked pizza dough and add your toppings.
- Cover the pizza with tomato sauce.
- Sprinkle the chopped garlic all over the pizza.
- Add your toppings however you like them. We usually put spinach first, then other veggies, then protein on top.
- Lift the pizza off of the parchment paper, it should easily lift off now, and cook directly on the oven rack until the vegetables are cooked down and the crust is cooked to a golden brown of your liking (7-15 minutes).