This gluten free pizza recipe is easier because it uses Trader Joe’s Rice Flour Tortillas for the crust.
Before Trader Joe’s offered Rice Flour Tortillas I used to make it with their corn tortillas, but the rice is much closer to a real pizza crust flavor because it is neutral.
I have not played with gluten free pizza dough yet but it’s on the to-do list!
In this recipe you make a simple tomato paste sauce with a few other ingredients and then you cook some good Italian sausage to use along with a good dry salami that is not too greasy or salty.
I found the Columbus brand at Trader Joe’s. It really is incredible and way too easy to eat!
You could eat slices of this pizza as an appetizer since it is a smaller than normal, or you could use it as a main course with a nice salad.
Make tomato paste sauce first:
1- 1/2 Tblsp olive oil
2 Tblsp garlic, minced
3/4 cup onion, chopped small
1/4 teaspoon dry oregano
1/2 teaspoon dry basil
dash black pepper
Saute sauce ingredients for a couple of minutes then add:
7 Tblsp tomato paste (there are 10 Tblsp in a 6oz can- spoon the remaining 3 Tblsp out in 1 Tblsp scoops onto a piece of wax paper and freeze. When frozen place into a freezer ziplock in your freezer and use as needed)
Add 1/4 cup of water and cook down some to marry the flavors until the sauce is spreadable and not too thin.
Adjust with a little bit of sugar if too acidic.
Set sauce aside until you assemble pizzas.
Remove casing from 1 pound of mild (or hot!) good quality Italian sausage.
Break sausage into small pieces and cook in saute pan with
1-2 teaspoons olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, sliced
about 1/4 cup white wine added in several small splashes (I use a Reisling that is low in alcohol)
1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds (more to taste)
chopped fresh basil to taste (I use lots but save some to sprinkle on top of the pizza)
Cook sausage until just barely done- it will finish cooking when you put the pizza in the hot oven. If you cook it too much it will be dry)
Set sausage aside when it is done.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
4 Trader Joe’s Rice Flour Tortillas arranged on 2 cookie sheets
brush tortillas lightly with olive oil on both sides
spread tomato sauce over top of tortillas with spatula
spread 1/2 of a 8oz package of Columbus Dry Salami slices over the 4 pizzas (1 oz per pizza) (I buy the sliced salami at Trader Joe’s)
sprinkle cooked Italian sausage pieces over salami on pizzas (you won’t use it all)
sprinkle small slices of mushrooms over top
I added a few slices of fresh Roma tomatoes to each pizza
I grated a little bit of Jarlsburg cheese over that because that’s what we had
and a little bit of Reggiano cheese over that
use the last bits of chopped fresh basil on the very top and that’s it unless you think of something else to put on!
Bake the pizzas on the 2 pans for about 6 minutes- just until the cheese melts and it all starts smelling yummy!
This recipe makes 4 little pizzas. I cut them each into 4 pieces for serving.
You could probably serve 1-2 slices per person as an appetizer or 2-3 slices per person as a main course with a nice salad.
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