In a culture that combines croissants and doughnuts to make a “cronut” (here’s a recipe to challenge you to make your own) having a gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease can be some of the most heartbreaking news you can receive. Although wheat pasta and bagels may have to be thrown out of your life, it’s not all bad.
There are plenty of alternative options that forego wheat ingredients. Most importantly, pizza can remain in your life. Here’s a favorite recipe of mine for gluten free pizza that can be made quickly and easily. As long as we have pizza, everything is going to be okay.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 1 pizza
1 Udi’s Gluten Free pizza shell
2 cloves garlic
1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese
1 can tomato sauce
1 cup broccolini
2 pieces sausage or any other meat of your choice (options: pancetta)
A pinch basil
1. Start out by pouring some olive oil and diced garlic in a pan over a medium flame. Cover the pan with a lid until the oil and garlic begin to sizzle (the best sound in the world). Throw in your tomato sauce, stir it all together and cover the pan, allowing it to cook for about 25 minutes.
2. While your sauce is cooking, grab your sausage or other meat of choice and toss it in a pan with some olive oil. Cover the pan and put it on a low flame, leaving to cook until it’s crispy. Once it’s done, chop it up into tiny crumbles. This will be a topping so make sure the pieces aren’t too large.
3. Take your broccolini and put it over a low flame with olive oil and as much red pepper as your taste buds desire. Let the broccolini cook in the covered pan until it softens.
4. Take some of your cooked tomato sauce and spread it over your Udi’s pizza shell; the more the merrier.
5. Then, with a vegetable peeler, cover your pizza with shavings of mozzarella cheese. Then add your meat crumbles, broccolini, and a pinch of basil.
6. Put your pizza on a non-stick cooking pan and place it in your oven on 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until crisp.
Then, eat it all. Enjoy every single bite. And regret nothing.
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