Gluten-free Friday: Tasty pizza options to try from Glutino and, maybe, Domino's
If you love pizza but usually need to make the dough yourself to maintain your gluten-free lifestyle, you have some options that offer you a reprieve. More and more companies are offering gluten-free pizzas.
Check out Glutino's options, along with a great recipe for pizza roll-ups you can easily make at home.
Glutino: convenient, gluten-free pizza options at home
Whether you want a premade frozen pizza to simply pop in the oven, a plain, frozen crust to top and bake yourself, or you're looking for a mix that allows you to personalize your pie with your favorite toppings, Glutino products might be right for you.
Glutino's frozen, premade pies offer several choices: a two-cheese pizza (also available in a multipack option), classic pepperoni, a vegetarian option in spinach and feta, and saucy barbecue chicken pizza. The frozen varieties are made using brown rice and are approximately six inches, or a "personal" size. Toss in two if you're super-hungry or need to feed a crowd.
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Thefrozen, premium pizza crusts from Glutino give you the flexibility to get a quick meal going with toppings you have on hand. The frozen crusts come in packages of four individual servings and only take about 10 minutes to bake.
The company's Gluten Free Pantry line lets you mix things up with its French Bread and Pizza Mix. Whether you're making pizza with your own cheeses and toppings for the family, or you opt to make a crunchy loaf of French bread, the mix comes with the yeast needed for either recipe. The mix makes either a 14-inch deep-dish pizza or a 9 x 5-inch loaf of bread.
Recipe courtesy of Glutino
- 1 bag Gluten-Free Pantry French Bread and Pizza Mix
- 3/4 cup gluten-free ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 cup ground, crumbled, cooked sausage or beef
- 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Garlic powder, oregano, basil (to taste)
- Olive oil
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Spread prepared dough between two pieces of oiled plastic wrap.
- Press into a rectangle, about 10 x 16 inches.
- Remove top sheet of plastic and spread ricotta evenly over the top, leaving 1-inch border around all sides.
- Sprinkle remaining ingredients evenly over ricotta.
- Roll dough gently (along the 16-inch side), using the bottom layer of plastic wrap to roll it tightly. Roll will be about 3 to 4-inches thick and 16-inches long.
- Place roll onto a greased cookie sheet. Brush with olive oil and bake 15 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.
- Allow to stand five minutes after baking.
- Cut into slices. Serve with pizza sauce.
Domino's gluten-free pizza: Decide for yourself
You may have heard a lot of news recently about Domino's Pizza offering a 10-inch gluten-free pizza to its customers. While this is great news and acknowledgment that companies are recognizing a wider customer base, there is a ways for the company to go before being able to accommodate people with celiac disease. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 2 million people in the United States have celiac disease, or about 1 in 133 people.
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Understand the risk
Even though the ingredients used in Domino's pizzas are gluten-free, there is still the danger of cross contamination of the product within Domino's kitchens. A recent press release from Domino's notes, "While Domino's new Gluten-Free Crust is appropriate for those with mild gluten sensitivity, Domino's and the NFCA do not recommend it for those with celiac disease."
The news was a bit of a bummer, especially since a recent taste test (conducted by people without celiac disease) revealed a preference for the gluten-free option over the original Domino's option. Domino's gluten-free thin-style crust offered a crispy outer edge, and a chewier inner crust. Only you can decide whether to order Domino's gluten-free pizza. If you're not sure if the new pizza is for you, learn about Domino's offering and what risks it may pose to you.
Pizza is a perfect meal for many, especially when you have options to suit your needs!