The best gluten-free pizza hacks to ordering take-out pizza, doctoring frozen pizza, or reheating pizza, to make it edible!
We all know that making homemade gluten-free pizza is the best option. However, there are times when you need to reach for a frozen or take-out pizza. Oh, we know what we’re getting, and it’s not always great. So, we are sharing the best gluten-free pizza hacks for frozen and take-out pizza.
Let’s start out by sharing our 4 tips for the best gluten-free pizza dough and the recipe. This recipe gives you a light and fluffy pizza dough. One that you didn’t think was possible when making gluten-free pizza.
Gluten-Free Pizza Hacks: Frozen Pizza
1) Find a frozen pizza, with a crust that you like: In the past, I have bought Sabatasso’s Gluten-Free Four Cheese Pizza from Costco in Canada. Though it is very plain, it has a decent crust which makes a good base.
2) Add Herbs: Adding fresh herbs like basil can make a HUGE difference to the taste of the pizza. I make basil paste that I keep in my fridge, all year long to add to any dish. So a drizzle of my basil oil will help. If you have not made this paste, you can use fresh or dried basil. Or put 1/4c of olive oil in a small bowl, and add 3 tablespoons of minced fresh basil (you can blitz it in a mini chopper.) Then brush it on the pizza crust, and drizzle some on the pizza. Any extra Basil Oil can be stored in the fridge in an air-tight Tupperware, 1-2 weeks.
3) Add toppings: Add whatever toppings you like, such as vegetables and gluten-free meats.
4) Cheese: Add a stronger cheese than mozzarella, like provolone, Friulano etc… over top of your toppings. Not only does this add flavour, but it makes the toppings stick to the pizza dough. Also, keep a 1/2c of cheese until the pizza is almost cooked, then add the remainder of the cheese. At this point put the pizza under the broiler, for that ooey-gooey cheesy deliciousness.
Gluten-Free Pizza Hacks:: How to order take-out
1) Ask for extra sauce on the pizza: Gluten-free pizza can be dry. Extra sauce will help keep the pizza moist. Additionally, more sauce adds flavour, which can help offset the dryness of some crusts.
2) Ask for sauce right to the edge of the crust: Most gluten-free take-out pizza is thin, and the crusts can get very dry and hard. By adding sauce right to the edge of the crust, the pizza should not be as hard and inedible.
3) Ask for well done: Sometimes the gluten-free dough is under-baked. So asking for it to be cooked a little extra (not burnt) can ensure you don’t get a crust that seems raw, or soggy.
4) Extra toppings: To make up for the sometimes unpleasant crust taste, try adding an extra topping or a mix of toppings.
Gluten-Free Pizza Hacks: Reheating
1) Add Sauce: If you have any jarred pasta sauce that you like or leftover roasted tomato sauce or you could season a passata (pureed tomatoes). If using passata, add salt, pepper, granulated onion, granulated garlic, and perhaps some basil, so it has more favour. Spoon the sauce over the crust, and drizzle it over the pizza.
2) Add Herbs: Adding fresh herbs like basil, can make a HUGE difference to the taste of the pizza. I make a basil paste that I keep in my fridge all year long to add to any dish. So a drizzle of my basil oil will help. If you have not made this paste, you can use fresh or dried Basil. Or put 1/4c of olive oil in a small bowl, and add 3 tablespoons of minced fresh basil (you can blitz it in a mini chopper.) Then brush it on the pizza crust, and drizzle some on the pizza. Any extra Basil Oil can be stored in the fridge in an air-tight Tupperware, 1-2 weeks.
3) Add some spice: If you enjoy a little heat, add some jarred pepper rings over the top of the other toppings. Brushing the crust with hot oil, will add a ton of flavour to a boring store-bought pizza.
5) The best way to heat a single slice or two slices: place the pizza in a non-stick pan over medium heat on the stove. You can add any toppings from above and then add 1/2 tsp of water to the pan and cover with a lid. The water helps get the pizza soft and the cheese melty. This makes the pizza crust crisp and not soggy like the microwave does. be careful not to burn the bottom. So check on the pizza often.
Armed with these helpful tips for making gluten-free bought pizza edible, you can have the best gluten-free pizza experience possible.
Do you have any gluten-free pizza hacks for making these pizzas better, that we should know about?
What is your favourite take-out pizza or store-bought gluten-free pizza?
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Delicious gluten-free pizza isn’t a “pipe dream” anymore, it’s a distinct possibility!