There is something about homemade pizza that says comfort and a cozy night in. I haven’t made much homemade pizza because I have had a hard time finding a gluten free crust recipe that we like. We often use this cauliflower crust recipe, which is delicious, but is also very different than an actual breaded crust. I am super excited because I found this amazing recipe last week and let me just say… I can now add homemade pizza nights to our regular meal plans!:) The thin crunchy crust compliments the topping flavors so well!
I used this recipe from Minimalist Baker. I didn’t have white rice flour on hand, so I used sweet rice flour instead. I also like to substitute ground flax seed in recipes that call for xanthan gum, so I added about 2 tsp. ground flax instead of the xanthan gum in this recipe. Other than those two changes, I followed the recipe. And seriously, this was such quick prep and I used my rolling pin to roll it out onto our pizza stone (which if you have experienced GF crust before, its really hard to find one that isn’t wet and sticky). I highly recommend this dough recipe!:)
Now for the fun part – I wanted to share what we topped our pizza crust with!
Caramelized onion :: Mushrooms :: Pear :: Mozzarella:: Fresh Thyme
Caramelized onions – melt a little butter or olive oil, add onion slices. Cook in skillet over medium high heat for a few minutes. Sprinkle with some sugar, salt, and about 1-2 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar. Cook until onions are soft and brown.
Add mushrooms and a little more olive oil into the skillet and cook the mushrooms with the onions until mushrooms are soft.
Take pre-baked crust out of the oven, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, add onion/mushroom mixture, then arrange the thin slices of pear on top. Brush or drizzle the extra juice from the skillet over the pizza. Top with more mozzarella cheese.
Once the pizza is baked through, sprinkle with fresh thyme and enjoy!:)
This is a delicious topping combination! If we had goat cheese on hand, I would have went for that instead of the mozzarella, but that will be for next time!
What are your favorite pizza topping combinations?