Margherita Pizza is a simple, delicious, classic Italian pizza.This recipe for gluten-free Margherita Pizza is made with crisp gluten-free pizza crust, mozzarella cheese, fresh sliced Roma tomatoes, pesto sauce and fresh basil bursting with flavor and fragrant aroma.
- 2 12-inch parbaked gluten-free pizza crusts(recipe below)
- 1 cup good quality gluten-free pizza sauce (see tips)
- 2 thinly sliced medium Roma tomatoes, remove seeds and blot slices with a paper towel
- 2 tablespoons pesto sauce
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, cut in thin strips
- 8 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste (optional)
Preheat oven to 450°
- Divide ingredients evenly between the two pizza crusts.
- Ladle sauce over crusts, add pesto and spread evenly over crusts with a spoon.
- Place sliced tomatoes and strips of fresh basil over sauces.
- Add sliced cheese, parmesan and crushed red pepper flakes.
- Bake on a cookie cooling rack or a preheated pizza stone for 7-10 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and golden.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Recipe for Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Tip- Pizza sauce used in this recipe: Muir Glen Organic Pizza Sauce Yield- Approximately 4 servings Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.
——————————- Author Information: Teri Gruss, MS About.com Guide to Gluten-Free Cooking Teri was diagnosed with gluten intolerance after decades of symptoms that culminated in malabsorption syndrome. Teri has written numerous health and nutrition articles for the popular website naturalnews.com and was a founding member and moderator of nutritioncircle.org, a nutrition forum for healthcare professionals and students. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and supports the non-profit organization Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) of North America as a member. Email Teri Gruss, MS here.