Mix and Match Homemade Pizza

Mix & Match Homemade Pizza

Making nutritious pizza at home has never been easier! On the following pages you’ll find a variety of crust, sauce, and topping recipes. Mix and match them to your liking to create your own delicious DIY pizza night at home.

CRUSTS

Gluten-free pizza crusts are a snap to make. Our Oatmeal Skillet Flatbread comes together quickly in a skillet, no rolling or kneading required. If you’re up for an alternative vegetable-based crust, try our Individual Sweet Potato Crusts. And if you’re more of a traditionalist, our simple Gluten-Free Pizza Crust recipe offers the perfect allergen-friendly alternative to regular pizza dough while still mimicking the texture and flavor of tender pizza dough made with all-purpose flour.

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Oatmeal Skillet Flatbread

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Servings: 2 (7-inch) flatbreads
Calories: 447kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (196 g) gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup (240 mL) 100% liquid egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon (12 g) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (9 g) garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • 4 teaspoons (20 mL) olive oil, divided

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients except the olive oil in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Pour in half of the batter and spread out to about a 7-inch round with the back of a spoon. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until the crust has pulled away from the pan and is easy to flip. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining olive oil and batter to make a second crust.
  • Place crusts on a baking sheet. Top as desired and bake at 400ºF for 5-10 minutes to heat through. Broil for the last few minutes to brown, if desired.

Notes

Editor’s Topping Choice: These flatbreads are delicious topped with Cashew Pesto, Sautéed Peppers, Onions, and Black Beans, toasted chopped cashews, and shredded Manchego cheese.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Skillet Flatbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 1444mg60%
Potassium 311mg9%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 983IU20%
Calcium 395mg40%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Individual Sweet Potato Pizza Crusts

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4 (6-inch) crusts
Calories: 265kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (480 mL) mashed sweet potatoes, cold (see note)
  • 1 cup (96 g) blanched almond flour
  • ¼ cup (30 g) cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons (13 g) ground flaxseed
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.5 g) kosher or fine sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Divide into 4 portions of equal size. Place 2 portions on each lined baking sheet. Top a portion of dough with a piece of parchment paper and roll it out to a 6-inch round. Carefully peel off the top layer of parchment paper. Repeat with the remaining dough. Bake the crusts for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and top as desired. Return to the oven for 5-10 minutes to heat through.

Notes

Note: To make mashed sweet potatoes for this recipe, simply bake or steam sweet potatoes until tender. Mash with a fork and measure 2 cups of the mashed mixture for use in the recipe.
Editor’s Topping Choice: Top these crusts with BBQ Sauce, Spiced Chicken, chopped baby spinach, and thinly sliced green onions.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Individual Sweet Potato Pizza Crusts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 253mg7%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 9434IU189%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Rest time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 1 (10-12 inch) crust
Calories: 1918kcal

Ingredients

  • cup (80 mL) warm water (100-110ºF)
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) honey
  • teaspoons (8 g) active dry yeast
  • 1 large egg , room temperature, lightly beaten
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • cup (224 g) tapioca flour, divided (plus more for shaping)
  • 1 cup (96 g) almond flour

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the water, oil, and honey. Sprinkle the yeast over the top and stir once. Set aside until foamy, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the egg and salt. Whisk in 1½ cups of the tapioca flour to form a sticky dough. Stir in the almond flour with a wooden spoon, then stir in the remaining ¼ cup tapioca flour.
  • Flour your hands with tapioca flour and knead the dough a few times to form a smooth, cohesive ball. Place in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place for 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Place a pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven while it heats. Flour your hands with tapioca flour and pat the dough out into a 10- to 12-inch circle on a piece of parchment paper. Carefully transfer the dough to the baking sheet. Brush very lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, prick the dough in several places with a fork, and top as desired. Return to the oven for 5-7 minutes to heat through. Broil for the last few minutes, if desired, to brown.

Notes

Editor’s Topping Choice: Top this sturdy crust with Pizza Sauce, Balsamic Sausage and Kale, grated Parmesan cheese, and thinly sliced basil.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Pizza Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1918 Calories from Fat 936
% Daily Value*
Fat 104g160%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 1245mg52%
Potassium 361mg10%
Carbohydrates 235g78%
Fiber 19g76%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 238IU5%
Calcium 260mg26%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

SAUCES

When it comes to sauces, here we offer three staples that should be in every pizza maker’s repertoire. Our classic tomato-based Pizza Sauce is a breeze to make, tastes so much fresher than store-bought, and freezes beautifully. Toasted cashews and fresh basil add loads of flavor to our bright Cashew Pesto, which pairs as well with pasta as it does with pizza. Our tangy BBQ Sauce will take a simple chicken pizza to the next level and packs a flavor punch without added refined sugar.

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Pizza Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 179kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely grated
  • 1 (28-ounce/783-gram) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6-ounce/170 g) can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon (0.7 g) dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon (1 g) dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.5 g) fennel seeds

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine and increase heat to high. When boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for at least 10 minutes or up to 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pizza Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 1573mg66%
Potassium 1350mg39%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1434IU29%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 132mg13%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cashew Pesto

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 957kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (70 g) (packed) fresh basil
  • ½ cup (50 g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • cup (48 g) cashews, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) olive oil
  • Water , as needed
  • Kosher or fine sea salt , to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper , to taste

Instructions

  • Combine the basil, Parmesan, cashews, lemon juice, and garlic in a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Process to form a paste. With the machine running, stream in the olive oil slowly until combined. Add water to thin the pesto, as desired (thicker pesto is great for pizza). Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cashew Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 957 Calories from Fat 792
% Daily Value*
Fat 88g135%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 774mg32%
Potassium 488mg14%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 2965IU59%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 666mg67%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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BBQ Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 324kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce/425-gram) can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup (120 mL) water
  • cup (80 mL) honey
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) pure maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons (4.6 g) smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 g) garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 g) onion powder

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a rapid simmer. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 25-30 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
BBQ Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 2385mg99%
Potassium 941mg27%
Carbohydrates 81g27%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 73g81%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 2028IU41%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

TOPPINGS

Toppings make or break a pizza. The options we offer here are simple to pull together but will truly take your creation to the next level. Go with our Balsamic Sausage and Kale for something a bit fancy but still incredibly easy. Add Spiced Chicken to any pizza (or salad or pasta dish, for that matter) for a protein punch. Or go vegetarian with a skillet full of Sautéed Peppers, Onions, and Black Beans.

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Balsamic Sausage and Kale

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time22 mins
Calories: 939kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) olive oil
  • ½ pound (227 g) bulk Italian sausage
  • 4 large curly kale leaves , stems removed and leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking up with a utensil, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the kale and stir to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Sausage and Kale
Amount Per Serving
Calories 939 Calories from Fat 684
% Daily Value*
Fat 76g117%
Saturated Fat 22g110%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 1533mg64%
Potassium 1682mg48%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 22947IU459%
Vitamin C 275mg333%
Calcium 362mg36%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Spiced Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Marinate time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 22 mins
Calories: 689kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (454 g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) olive oil, plus more for grilling
  • 1 tablespoon (8 g) chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon (2.3 g) smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) kosher or fine sea salt

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl or plastic zip-topped bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush with oil. Add the chicken and cook for 6-7 minutes per side or until the meat registers 165ºF on an instant thermometer. Transfer to a plate to cool. When cool enough to handle, shred or chop into bite-sized pieces.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Spiced Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 689 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 290mg97%
Sodium 2989mg125%
Potassium 1916mg55%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 98g196%
Vitamin A 3493IU70%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Sautéed Peppers, Onions, and Black Beans

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Calories: 571kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1 medium bell pepper , seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet onion , thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic , thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon (0.5 g) dried oregano
  • 1 cup (60 g) canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Kosher or fine sea salt , to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper , to taste

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the peppers and onions. Sauté until tender, 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, and oregano. Stir for 1 minute. Add the black beans and stir for 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sautéed Peppers, Onions, and Black Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 571 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Sodium 696mg29%
Potassium 1223mg35%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 18g72%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 3726IU75%
Vitamin C 176mg213%
Calcium 164mg16%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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EXTRAS

A few carefully selected “extras” can make all the difference on your pizza. When it comes to fresh herbs and delicate greens like arugula or frisée, add those after you’ve pulled your finished pizza out of the oven, so the leaves retain their bright color. With nuts and seeds, always toast them prior to using to deepen their flavor.

Herbs & Greens
• Parsley
• Cilantro
• Basil
• Baby arugula
• Baby spinach
• Frisée
• Thinly sliced romaine or radicchio

Cheese
• Chèvre or goat cheese
• Feta
• Sheep’s milk cheese (such as Manchego)
• Parmesan
• Mozzarella
• Fontina (a superb melting cheese!)

Nuts & Seeds
• Pine nuts
• Walnuts
• Slivered almonds
• Cashews
• Pumpkin seeds
• Sunflower seeds
• Hemp seeds

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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