Pizza Margherita senza glutine {Grilled Gluten Free Pizza Margherita}

Gluten Free Pizza

It’s always the right time for PIZZA! And grilling the pizza just makes sense right now. We don’t need an excuse to heat up our ovens with this sweltering heat & well grilling the pizza is just plain fun! Did you happen to notice those other two little words in the title… GLUTEN FREE ? YES, it’s not a typo, don’t click away this recipe happens to be delicious and GLUTEN FREE.

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I know you’re not used to seeing those types of recipes here but fear not, just because something is gluten free doesn’t have to mean it tastes like cardboard LOL Earlier this year we discovered that our middle man {that’s him down below, ain’t he cute} happens to be gluten intolerant. To put it mildly, this was devastating news for him because his favorite foods are bread, bread, pasta, and more bread. And as you know we cook a lot of that deliciousness around here. So what’s a mamma to do. Figure out a way to give him the food he loves of course!

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I, by no means, am an expert on gluten free. I am learning as we go. My goal is to create TASTY  meals that our middle man can enjoy. Pizza happened to have been on that list of his favorites so I set out to transform my REGULAR PIZZA DOUGH recipe into a gluten free recipe…and I think we’ve succeeded. I even sent the recipe to Brit, one of my fantabulous friends {yes we met on Twitter shocker ; ) } who happens to be GLUTEN FREE. She made it, loved it & gave this recipe her seal of approval ; )

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We made these pizzas with tomatoes and basil from our garden. I can’t tell you how much BETTER they taste than the ones from thet market. Now if I could just get around to learning to make that Mozzarella I’d be golden LOL! A couple of things you’ll need to remember when grilling a pizza…Tongs are your friend. It will only take a few mins per side to grill the pizza dough so don’t go anywhere. And we like to make our pizzas smaller when grilling. It’s just easier to flip & work with.

A few tools of the trade that will make this so much easier. A PIZZA PEEL. I can’t tell you how many times you’ll use this. Makes it simple to prepare your pizza on and then slide onto the grill {or into your oven if you’re baking} and of course you’ll need a GOOD PIZZA SLICER. After all that hard work you want to be able to easily slice the pizza without tearing it up, just sayin’.

Happy Grilling!


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Pizza Margherita Senza Glutine {Grilled Gluten Free Pizza Margherita}

What you’ll need: {makes enough for 3 medium size pizzas}
Dough:
4 cups gluten free flour – plus additional for dusting {I use King Arthur Gluten Free Flour or Red Mill Gluten Free Flour}
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons gluten free yeast {red star is gluten free}
2 teaspoons xanthan gum powder
1 1/4 – 1 1/2 cups of warm water
Toppings:
1 cup tomato sauce
2-3 tomatoes – sliced
1-2 fresh balls of mozzarella sliced
salt/pepper
fresh basil leaves

What to do:
1. In your stand mixer bowl add  gluten free flour, yeast, olive oil, zanthan gum & salt. On low mix together with paddle attachment to incorporate. WHILE mixer is running gradually add in water. IF the dough is still not coming together in a ball then add the remainder of the water. Your dough should be soft & tacky but not sticky. Add more flour or water until this consistency is reached. Add this point, remove paddle attachment and attach dough hook. Knead dough for approx 6-8 minutes. Add a drizzle of olive oil on top. Cover bowl with saran wrap and let dough sit for at least 2 hours {note gluten free dough will not rise like regular dough}

2. NOTE: when dough is ready and you are ready to cook, have your grill ready and your toppings prepped before you move ahead to next step. Place your dough ball onto a lightly floured surface. Cut dough into thirds with a pastry scrapper (move remainder back to bowl & re-cover until you are ready to roll it out). Start working dough with your hands and then roll your dough out with a rolling pin until it’s fairly thin.  At this point, transfer the pizza dough onto a floured PIZZA PEEL. Drizzle the top of dough with Olive Oil.

3. GENTLY Transfer dough to grill by sliding it on QUICKLY. Cook pizza for one – two minutes and then USING TONGS flip the pizza dough over and cook again approx one – two minutes. Remove pizza using your tongs and transfer to pizza peel.

4. While the dough is still on the pizza peel, spread enough tomato sauce onto the dough to coat. Top with slices of mozzarella. Season with salt and pepper. {take basil leaves to grill with you}

5. Carefully return pizza to grill. Close lid and allow cheese to melt {this will only take about a minute or two} Open grill cover just shy of pizza being complete, add basil, and allow to finish cooking.

6. Slice pizza with pizza slicer, serve and enjoy immediately!

Buon Appetito!

23 Comments

  1. 1

    i might die from happiness over grilled pizza! gluten free or not, i just LOVE the stuff!

  2. 2

    The best pizza ever!

  3. 3

    Great photos…and this grilled pizza looks fantastic:)

  4. 4

    This looks amazing, and your son is sooo sute, sorry to hear he is gluten intolerant, he’s super lucky to have such a great cook as a mommy!

  5. 5
    Liesal /

    I’m looking into going gluten free, so what kind of xanthan gum powder do you recommend?

  6. 6

    Mmmm…the only way to make pizza even better is to grill it. Your dough looks delicious in the photos. Your son is a cutie too. How lucky to have a mom that can still find a way to make him his fav things.

  7. 7

    A pizza peel is a must-have in our kitchen, too. I don’t know what I did before I had it. I will definitely be passing this recipe onto my gluten-free dad.

  8. 8

    I really appreciate that this is a gluten free recipe, always looking for gluten free versions of popular menu items.

    Bon appetit!
    CCR
    =:~)

  9. 9

    I am glad that you found a recipe for pizza dough that is tasty and gluten-free. I am sorry to hear that your son is gluten intolerant, but it seems that it is so common these days. Good luck with everything!

  10. 10

    Amazing. Yum!!!

  11. 11

    I try to stay away from gluten as much as possible these days, and I LOVE Pizza Margherita…so, thanks for sharing!! I will add this one to my must-try list!

  12. 12

    Thanks for sharing your recipe that uses King Arthur Flour’s Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour. Your results look delicious – especially for those who’ve been waiting patiently for a pizza crust they CAN eat. We now have many gluten free baking products as well as gluten free mixes! Happy Gluten-Free Baking! Irene @ KAF

  13. 13

    Great pics! This pizza looks really good!

  14. 14

    What a delicious looking pizza! Even better that the tomato and basil are from your garden. :-) [K]

  15. 15

    Holy Crap! I was just crying the other day about not being able to have pizza EVER.AGAIN. Do you like those flours? I have a blend that I use? What about your pasta? You’re the queen of pasta… what do you serve him? The rice stuff is so… rice-y. Would you be willing to email me a few products you love?

    • 15.1

      Hi Delta! I Love the King Arthur Gluten Free Flour Mix {which I order online http://www.kingarthurflour.com} I also use the Red Mill Glulten Free Flour Mix which I can find in my local grocer’s. About the pastas: NOT a fan of the gluten free rice brands that I have tried. We buy the Ancient Harvest {which is a corn quinoa blend} Gluten Free Brand Pasta and really enjoy that one! Hope that helps : )

  16. 16
    Liesal /

    Thanks Paula! That does help! In my small Midwest town, there aren’t really any options for alternative eating methods, so I always wonder about the quality of products online.

  17. 17

    That looks like a great pizza… gluten free or not! I have heard great things about the King Arthur gluten free flour, but haven’t tried it yet. I’ll have to do that because I have a few friends who have to have gluten free foods… I know they’d appreciate it!

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    KazzP /

    Fantastic! Love that you get so many of your favourite meals gluten free now! I really missed spag bol, after spending years unaware of gluten free pasta. I have also found these delicious gluten and wheat free sauces, and the best bit is that they are so quick!!

  19. 19

    I absolutely love my usual homemade Gluten Free Pizza Crust and I wouldn’t want to even try this one EXCEPT mine simply cannot be grilled since the texture of the dough is more like thick cake batter which I have to spread on the pan. However, Grilled Pizza sounds too divine NOT to try this!!!! My son is also Gluten Intolerant – we found out about a year ago – and I have found and developed some awesome recipes which he (and the whole family) just love. I just started blogging myself last month (and joined Tasty Kitchen where I found the link to your blog) just to share the recipes. Perhaps there are some goodies your son might enjoy, so please stop in for a visit! :-)

  20. 20

    Pizza is my favorite food, I have been gluten free for a few years, it is not an easy lifestyles.

  21. 21

    Oh my gosh, that looks amazing! My absolute favorite pizza is this one with blackened shrimp on it- you should try it!

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