“Let’s have a make our own pizza night!” These words were both exciting, and panic evoking. My friends and I decided to stay in and make our own personal pizzas instead of going out for dinner. I was excited, but was presented with a problem. While they would be using gluten-full pizza dough as the base for their meal, what would I use? I’ve had gluten-free pizza before from several local establishments, but hadn’t explored making my own.
While I found tons of frozen gluten-free pizzas, I struggled with finding a gluten-free dough. I did find a few mixes, but didn’t think I’d have the time to first make dough. After going to 3 grocery stores, I finally found this Against the Grain Gourmet 12” Pizza Shell in the freezer aisle at Whole Foods. The description included three cheese and gluten free, so I was sold! I purchased the shell along with all the other toppings to add.
When it was finally time to top my pizza, I went with sauce, shredded mozzarella, a combination of both sweet and hot Italian sausage, peppers and onions (the peppers and onions were sautéed together prior to topping the pizza), and burrata. I baked my pizza according to the directions on the packaging, and waited in anticipation while it cooked.
Once I removed my pizza from the oven, plated, cut into slices, and let cool for a few minutes, I finally took a bite. It was amazing! As you would expect from a product labeled “three cheese” the crust had a cheesy flavor, but it wasn’t overpowering. It was crispy, and held together with the large amount of toppings I loaded it with. Growing up in New York and spending the first 22 years of my life eating gluten, I have sampled countless gluten-full pizzas in my life. While the Against the Grain crust was not like the traditional doughy gluten-full crusts I’ve tasted, it was still a great option for a gluten-free pizza. I’ve already repurchased the shell to keep in my freezer for my next make my own pizza adventure.
For more information on Against the Grain Gourmet’s Products, check out their website: http://againstthegraingourmet.com/gluten-free-breads