HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA BAR
(Depending on your age, you might need an adult to help cut veggies & put pizzas in the oven)
Ever wondered if you could make a healthier or more creative pizza? Well, you can! My friend Parker and I show you how to make a GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA BAR in this post and in our VIDEO, too. I made a pizza that I heard about on National Public Radio, inspired by Pete Zaaz Pizzeria in Brooklyn. Believe it or not, it had crushed Cheez-Its**, pepperoni, & mozzarella. It was super crunchy on top & very yummy! Parker made one with chili flakes & mushrooms, lemon zest & arugula. Below, are some favorite toppings that my family & friends enjoy. We had a lot of fun and we hope you do, as well!
(**Glutino makes a gluten-free cheddar cheese cracker that can substitute for the Cheez-Its topping if you want to stay completely gluten-free)
Make sure to check out our slide show below with photos of our pizzas.
My Favorite Combo: Tomato sauce, Pepperoni, Mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, and crushed Cheez-Its
Parker’s Favorite Combo: Tomato sauce and LOTS OF pepperoni and Mozzarella cheese.
My Mom’s Favorite Combo: Akawi cheese (or Mozzarella), arugula, lemon rind, chili flakes
My Father’s Favorite Combo: Tomato sauce, brown mushrooms, spinach, mozarella and goat cheese
Dessert Combo: Cocoa-Almond spread (It’s like Nutella, but is made with almonds instead of hazelnuts and it is *fair-trade) and slices of green apples and strawberry slices. *Fair-trade means that workers get a fair price for their work making the product.Learn more about fair-trade.
This is a great idea for parties and after Turkey day when people are tired of turkey leftovers and cooking.
HOW TO MAKE A GLUTEN FREE PIZZA BAR
This is a great party idea or a fun activity for kids the weekend after Thanksgiving. Great for an adult party, too! If you don't have Udi's gluten free pizza crusts you can also try regular pizza crusts, naan or other soft flat breads.
Udi's Gluten Free Pizza Crusts
Shredded or crumbled Cheeses (Mozzarella, Akawi, goat cheese)
Rao's Pasta Sauce
Sliced Veggies (optional: Bell peppers, arugula, lemon rind, onions, olives, mushrooms, spinach, artichokes, etc)
Meats (optional: sausage, pepperoni, cooked shrimp, salami, etc)
Spices (optional: oregano flakes, chili flakes, black pepper, etc)
Cheez-Its (optional, of course)
Spread an even layer of pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce onto your pizza crust, leaving room around the edges.
Layer shredded or crumbled cheese
Add meat and veggies
Sprinkle with spices or parmesan
Cook for 10-20 minutes at 400 degrees in oven or until cheese is golden brown. Pizza crusts can go directly onto oven rack or on a oven tray.