Affordable Gluten Free Pizza
It’s really funny how before I knew I had to be gluten free I really wasn’t a huge fan of pizza, but now that I can no longer have normal pizza my brain is like “Hey, you know how we never really liked pizza? I realized I was kidding. Give me a bite of pizza and I’ll happily send you to Nirvana.”
And I have to firmly tell it no because I’m poor and small plain gluten free frozen pizza costs
millions and millions of dollars about $14.
So this happens.
About a month ago Nick came to visit me since I’m on co-op far far away for half a year. When he got here we were walking around at the store trying to figure out foods to eat and he had a brilliantly simple idea. Mission makes gluten free soft tortillas that are the perfect size for personal pizzas. They come in packs of 100. Or something like that. You could probably feed a small country with a few packages. Bottom line: there are a lot of tortillas for only a few dollars which means I can make a lot of pizzas given enough sauce and cheese. I love this man.
We made 6 because we
could only fit that many on my cookie sheet get big appetites from running a lot but ended up only eating about 2 each. The leftovers froze with cling wrap and re-heated really well!
Affordable Gluten Free Personal Pizzas
- 6 100% corn Mission soft tortillas (the bag will say gluten free on it)
- 1 jar of gluten free pizza sauce
- 1 package of your favorite gluten free pepperoni
- 1 tbs olive oil
- As much shredded cheese as your gluten free heart desires (I’ve had good success with both mozzarella and cheddar, but I’m sure many kinds will work)
- Any other toppings you find worthy (hint: sautéed onions, peppers, gluten free ham, prosciutto, pineapple…)
(Pizza is so easy. Why do companies make us silly yaks pay so much for them?)
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Oil your cookie sheet with the olive oil, and then place the tortillas on the sheet.
- Put on pizza sauce, toppings, THEN cheese. Trust me on this one.
- Pop those guys in the oven until the cheese is bubbling.
- BONUS MASTER CHEF PROTIP: Once the cheese is boiling take it out and fire up the broiler. Once it’s ready put the pizzas back in until the cheese is starts to turn golden. Yeah.
- Let it cool. I do this by standing nearby and poking them every minute or so until my finger doesn’t get burnt. Or you could take all of the fun out of it and do something else for a few minutes. Your call.
Time to feast on your magnificent creation.