Italian Pizza Recipes
and Gluten Free Pizza Crusts

Italian pizza recipes should be made with tasty pizza sauce recipes that go on a really good pizza crust.  A good pizza crust is usually made with flour that contains gluten.

However, there are gluten free pizza crusts that you can make these days with a variety of gluten free flours and other gluten free ingredients.

You'll never miss that good ol' pizza crust again!  To make the best tasting Italian pizza recipes, be sure to make your pizza sauce recipes with the best tasting tomatoes.


Italian Pizza Recipes - Homemade Pizza Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts Fresh Ripe Plum Tomatoes
  • 2 to 3 Organic Garlic Cloves
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Handful of Fresh Organic Basil Leaves
  • Sea Salt & Pepper (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Pull off stems and score tomatoes.
  2. Par-boil for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then put tomatoes into ice water.
  3. Peel and remove tomato skins.
  4. Gently squeeze out seeds and then crush tomatoes by hand.
  5. Put crushed tomatoes in pan with sauteed garlic, freshly chopped basil, and the seasoning.
  6. Bring to a boil and then lower heat - simmer for 5 or so minutes.

If you want to make the best tasting Italian pizza recipes, use San Marzano tomatoes.  San Marzano's have an intense and sweet flavor, so you won't need to add additional sweeteners to your pizza sauce recipes.

Italian Pizza Recipes - Anchovy Pizza Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Anchovy Fillets
  • 4 Organic Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 2 Tbsp. Organic Fresh Oregano (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp. Organic Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. Organic Red Pepper Flakes
  • 28 oz. Whole Peeled San Marzano Tomatoes (from Italy & crushed by hand)
  • 1/2 tsp. Organic Sugar
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)
  • Optional:  Pinch Baking Soda

This tomato is known as the world's sauciest tomato and is an heirloom variety of the plum tomato.

San Marzano tomatoes are more oblong than they are round.

They have a thicker flesh and fewer seeds than the standard plum tomato.


Instructions:

  1. Add olive oil to a pan and set to medium-low heat. Throw in the anchovy and when it starts to sizzle - stir in garlic for 1 minute.
  2. Then add fresh oregano and turn the heat to low - stir for a couple of minutes.
  3. Next, stir in the red pepper flakes and the dried oregano.
  4. Then add the crushed tomatoes and raise the heat to medium - quick stir.
  5. Bring sauce up to a simmer while stirring in the seasoning and sugar.
  6. Simmer for 35 to 40 minutes - stirring occasionally. 
  7. Finally, stir in a pinch of baking soda to reduce acidity level.

Because San Marzano tomatoes have less seeds, this makes them less acidic and a better tasting tomato for your Italian pizza recipes.  These tomatoes have a somewhat longer growing season and are very suitable for warmer climates. They are grown in San Marzano a small town near Naples Italy as well as in the United States.

Toppings for Your Italian Pizza Recipes

  • True Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
  • Organic Parmesan Cheese
  • Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Goat Cheese
  • Fresh Basil
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Onions & Mushrooms
  • Black or Ripe Olives

  • Bacon or Ham
  • Sausage
  • Pepperoni
  • Chicken
  • Anchovies

Use one or more of these toppings to make your Italian pizza recipes taste delicious.  To make one of the most famous Italian pizza recipes - The Margherita - top your pizza with fresh mozzarella, slices of fresh tomato, and fresh basil leaves.

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup + 2 Tbsp. of Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 2 Tbsp. of Organic Powdered Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. of Organic Cornmeal
  • 2 tsp. Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp. Grass Fed Unflavored Gelatin
  • 1/2 tsp. Organic White Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. of Organic Active Dry Yeast
  • 2/3 Cup of Lukewarm Water (110 degrees F.)

Creating the right textured gluten free pizza crust (to replace a gluten flour crust) is an important part to creating great Italian pizza recipes.


Instructions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat on medium-high speed for 3 minutes.
  2. Divide dough into two balls.  If sticky, coat with a little gluten free flour or add a little water if dough is too dry. 
  3. Oil a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and sprinkle a little cornmeal to create more texture for your crusts.
  4. Flatten the dough and spread to form two small pizzas.  Drizzle with a little olive oil and let dough rise for a few minutes before baking.
  5. Par bake crusts for 10 minutes in a preheated 425 degree F. oven.  Remove and add your toppings - then bake your pizza for 15 more minutes.

Gluten Free, Grain Free, & Low Carb Pizza Crust

Ingredients:

  • 1 Med. Organic Male Egglplant (peeled & grated)
  • 1/2 Cup of Grass Fed Parmesan Cheese (grated)
  • 1/2 Cup of Organic Almond Flour
  • 1 Lg. Pastured or Organic Egg
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper to Taste
  • A Little Bit of Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

What's a Male Eggplant?

Male eggplants will have less seeds and will be less bitter.

Female eggplants will have an elongated indention and males will have a more circular indention on the bottom of the eggplant.

Instructions:

  1. Mix everything except the olive oil in a bowl with your hands.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Grease paper with a little olive oil to prevent pizza crust from sticking.
  3. Put the pizza dough mixture in the center of pan and spread gently with your hand till about a 1/8 inch thickness. 
  4. Bake crust for 35 minutes.  Remove from oven and flip crust over and remove the parchment paper. 
  5. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes longer and remove from the oven.  Top pizza crust with pesto sauce, shredded cooked chicken, and grated parmesan.

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