This is the best gluten-free pizza recipe you'll ever try. I promise! It's easy, so so yummy, and can be whipped up on pizza night during any party!
The key to making gluten-free pizzas lies in the crust. So, f you want to have pizza night and need a spot for the gluten-free pizzas, then make your crust ahead of time. You can even freeze the gluten-free pizza dough balls in Ziploc baggies. Then just thaw them when it's time to bake! Now, in this recipe, I used Mission's Soft Taco Tortillas and they worked perfectly.
But make sure you pop the tortillas on a hot skillet for a couple minutes, to cook each side. After that, then you can assemble your pizza.
Things To Remember When Making a Gluten-Free Pizza Recipe:
- Flavor is KEY to your ingredients, so add rich flavors like sun dried tomatoes and red onions.
- ALWAYS season with salt and pepper! Gluten-free pizzas are more bland, so you need to season them.
- Thin crust is best for gluten-free pizzas. The flavors come from the toppings, not the dough.
I LOVE me some pizza with veggies in it. And in the Springtime, there is nothing like a pesto pizza smothered with arugula and sun dried tomatoes!
Ok, so a funny story about pizza: When I first met my husband I knew that I would probably end up marrying him on our second date. No joke. We went to a local pizza joint for dinner. Over talking and wine, the server laid out our pizza as we kept gabbing. Let me rephrase that...as I kept gabbing.
I was telling some story I don't even remember. This was way back before marriage and Celiac diagnosis and all the works. Anyhow, as I looked down to pause from yapping, I noticed Rich was already cutting a piece of pizza for me and putting it on a plate. He then set the plate in front of me. I was in SHOCK!
No man had ever done this before. Ever. I knew I had something special.
Now he steals gluten-free pizza slices from me every chance he gets. Especially these gluten-free pizza slices pictured here. Because they're so darn good.
This gluten-free pizza recipe is awesome! I really hope you try this gluten-free pizza recipe! The pesto makes it perfect and topped with arugula and basil and sun dried tomatoes....well, it's all just heavenly!
And make sure you try those Mission soft taco tortillas! You can COMMENT and RATE the recipe below!
GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA RECIPE WITH PESTO
- 1 gluten-free soft taco tortilla I used Mission Gluten-Free in this recipe
- gluten-free pesto sauce Follow my Recipe Below, OR Classico is labeled gluten-free
- fresh mozzarella Casaro is labeled gluten-free
- sundried tomatoes chopped, Follow my Recipe Below, OR
- red onion slices thinly sliced
- shredded chicken optional
- kosher salt and ground black peppercorn to taste
- Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings to top
- fresh basil leaves to top
- fresh arugula handful
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees with a pizza stone in oven.
- On a heated skillet, place tortilla and cook on each side for about 1-2 minutes.
- The tortilla will bubble and brown. The goal here is to create a crust for the pizza.
- Remove tortilla from skillet, let cool for one minute, then immediately add toppings.
- For pesto sauce, combine 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves, 3-4 garlic cloves, ¾ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts, and a dash of salt and pepper in a mini food processor. Then slowly add ¼ to ½ cup olive oil to the food processor until mixed well. You can process to form a paste or process less for more texture. If buying store-bought, Classico brand is gluten-free.)
- Smooth a generous layer of pesto sauce all over gluten-free tortilla.
- Add slices of fresh mozzarella circles all over.
- Sprinkle cooked, shredded chicken all over, if desired.
- Sprinkle thin red onion slices all over.
- Add sun-dried tomato pieces all over pizza. If not making homemade sun-dried tomatoes, Bella Sun Luci is labeled gluten-free.
- Sprinkle a hefty dash of kosher salt and pepper all over pizza for flavor.
- Place pizza on a hot pizza stone in oven and bake for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
- When finished, top with parmesan, basil leaves and arugula.
- Slice and serve.
- Note: Each pizza will have a different amount of toppings, so top to your desired amount.
- Remember to salt and pepper your pizza and add fresh parmesan for flavor, as gluten-free pizzas need lots of flavor!