It seems you can’t pick up a cooking magazine these days without finding many recipes for grilled pizza. I always find them looking so yummy and tempting to try but when it comes down to it I usually forgo the temptation simply because I don’t have the time to make a gluten-free pizza crust first. So this month I decided to try something a little different. I know that there are several gluten-free pizza crusts on the market now and although I personally have yet to find one that I find outstanding (prepared as a traditional pizza) I thought I would give the grilling method a try with one of these frozen crusts. I picked up a pack of Udi’s Pizza Crusts and brought them home to prepare for my family.
The first crust I prepared with traditional pizza toppings – pizza sauce followed by mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. I knew this would be the hit with my kids. The second crust I jazzed up a bit by starting with pizza sauce followed by mozzarella and then topped with cooked and sliced top sirloin.
I heated up the grill to medium high and grilled the pizza’s until the cheese melted and the bottom was crisp. The steak pizza I then finished with sliced fresh tomatoes, slivered basil and feta cheese.
The verdict? Both pizza’s were quite good. With the expectation that this was going to be more like a flatbread rather than a thicker, bread-like crust, we all felt as if the grilled crust had a nice flavor and made for a great, quick and delicious dinner…..and it was so simple to prepare. So if you are looking for a quick dinner option – give this a try. Of course you can experiment yourself with any topping you prefer – now that I have this little treat in my bag of tricks I, too, intend to do some experimenting with fun toppings…how about marinated portabella’s, crisp pancetta and arugula??? The possibilities are endless!
- Chef Jessica