Gluten-Free Margherita Pizza

Less is more when it comes to this pizza-- simple sauce with minimal toppings. Buon appetito!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Crust

1
package fast-acting dry yeast
2/3
cup water (105° to 115°F)
1
tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1
egg white
1 1/4
cups Betty Crocker™ All-Purpose Gluten Free Rice Flour Blend
1
tablespoon sugar
1
teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2
teaspoon salt

Topping

1/2
cup canned crushed tomatoes, undrained (from 14- to 15-oz can)
1
teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1
teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/4
cup fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
1/4
cup finely shredded gluten-free Parmesan cheese
4
oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 In large bowl, stir together yeast and water; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil and the egg white. Stir in 1 1/4 cups flour blend, the sugar, xanthan gum and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover with plastic wrap. Let stand in warm place 1 hour.
  • 2 Generously grease 12-inch pizza pan or large cookie sheet. Place dough on pan. Press into 11-inch circle. Cover; let rise 30 minutes. Heat oven to 425°F.
  • 3 With wet fingers, press dough into 12-inch circle. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Increase oven temperature to 450°F.
  • 4 In small bowl, stir together tomatoes, 1 teaspoon oil, the garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Spread evenly over prebaked crust to within 1/2 inch of edge. Sprinkle with basil and Parmesan cheese. Divide mozzarella evenly over crust. Bake about 8 minutes longer or until cheese is bubbly and edge is golden brown. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes before slicing.

Expert Tips

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Go ahead and use this crust as a base for your favorite pizza toppings--veggies, gluten-free sausage or the works!

This recipe was created for our new Betty Crocker® Gluten-Free Rice Flour Blend available in grocery stores in late July. Until then, feel free to try this recipe using any gluten-free all-purpose rice flour blend found in larger supermarkets and co-ops.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.