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Hello all,

Does anyone have any ideas/recipes for a gluten-free/CF pizza? I have purchased the Amys brand gluten-free/CF rice crust spinach pizza and it is ok. I would like to make my own though. Any recommendations for a good crust or crust mix and also a cheese that is casein free and if at all possible soy free? Any input would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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I use Arrowhead Mills, but I do not know if they are soy free.

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My family - gluten free and gluten friendly members alike - love the Namaste brand pizza mix. It is easy to prepare, has great seasonings. my very Italian husband preferred it over some other glutenous crusts he had been using!

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Daiya vegan cheese (www.daiyafoods.com) is THE best out there. It contains no soy, casein, lactose, gluten, egg, wheat, barley, corn, whey, rice or nuts. The only problem is it's not yet widely available retail, but you can find it at some Whole Foods in CA as well as online at Pangea (www.veganstore.com). It melts, smells and tastes like the real thing!

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I usually use the Ener-G brand because it's already made, it's easy and it tastes fine to me. Prior, I used the Namaste brand mix or a Foccacia recipe for the dough. We recently purchased a kit from Ian's. Haven't made it yet.

When daughter was first diagnosed, I would just put on sauce and meat. It was okay. I've since used rice cheese or another beef based cheese that alas isn't being produced at the moment.

And I've recently had an idea but haven't tried it yet, for a crust baked and then topped with hummus, onion, cucumbers, tomatoes and maybe some olives. Sounds yummy to me!

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Yesterday I made my dd english muffin mini pizzas. She likes refried beans on hers with olives, jalapenos and pineapple. The recipe is easy, I fold over tin foil for the rings and store them in a plastic bag to reuse a few times. Shes 18 but I had fun making a smiley face with the olives and pineapple...lol.

http://www.foodphilosopher.com/assets/docs/090107gluten.cfm

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Thank you all for the wonderful ideas! I am looking forward to trying some of them. I will post what I end up making. Thank You.

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Bette Hagman's Easy Pizza recipe is good if you want to make your own. If the toppings are more important to the whole idea of pizza than the crust, try putting the toppings on polenta slices or hash-brown patties.

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I like Chebe focaccia mix. It's dairy and soy free. I love Joan's gluten-free great bakes NY style frozen pizza crusts (without toppings) but I don't know if they are dairy free.

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This is our favorite:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/vie...ee-Pizza-241924

I don't use the suggested flours, I use whatever I have on hand, most of the time I make my own blend. Sub the whole milk with water or a non-dairy moo. I make a few batches at a time and freeze the crusts.

This is my favorite, hands down. I tried 8-9 first. However, I do not broil it. I just pre-bake the crust and then do as I did pre-celiac in terms of sauce, topings etc.

I also bake ahead (not too brown) and freeze in one- or two-person sizes.

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My two favorite pizza crusts are Namaste or Chebe. Chebe comes in a few different flavors. I usually get either the All purpose, Focaccia or Pizza. They whip up in a flash and my 11 year old daughters can make them on their own. They are also cheaper than most of the other mixes I have used and I get them on auto ship from Amazon.

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We absolutely LOVE the Kinnikinnick Personal Size Pizza Crusts. We use a little of our own sauce and mozzerella, add whatever toppings, and it comes out tasting like Elio's pizza, but yummier! No funky aftertaste, and it cooks up crispy.

Kinnikinnick Personal Size Pizza Crusts

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Hi. I usually use Betty Hagemans easy pizza crust and ,once in a while a french bread recipe. I have a bunch of 7 inch cake pans that make 5 individual crusts. I bake them till just shy of done, then throw them in the freezer on bake sheets. When frozen, i remove them, put sauce on them and back into the freezer on the bake sheets. When the sauce has frozen, I stack them between waxed paper, bag them, then back in the freezer. That way, when I want one, I don't have to worry about having a little bit of sauce. I just top them with whatever,and bake.

I also saw (but can't remember how it was done) a recipe that used meat for the crust. I might try that using maybe Italian sausage with some provalone mixed in to kind of "bind"it. Wish I would have written it down.

Happy cooking,

Susan

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I also saw (but can't remember how it was done) a recipe that used meat for the crust. I might try that using maybe Italian sausage with some provalone mixed in to kind of "bind"it. Wish I would have written it down.

Happy cooking,

Susan

Susan, that's called "meatza" in the low-carb community! :)

There are a million variations but here's a good recipe:

http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/maindishe...meatzapizza.htm

Of course you have to omit the cheese or use rice cheese or whatever to make it cf.

Cheers,

JoAnn

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The best thin crust pizza is from Grandma Ferdon's, it's frozen. Even non-celiacs love it. Hopefully you are in one of the midwest states that they service. I enjoy their lefse (seasonal only), lemon bars, pumpkin bars, dumplings and pumpernickel bread (either party size or full size bread).

http://www.grandmaferdons.com/catalog/prod...products_id=345

http://www.grandmaferdons.com/

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Carol fenster has a great one based on sorghum, tapioca and cornstarch. Google Carol Fenster pizza crust and you might just find it. It was EXCELLENT!

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Hello all,

Does anyone have any ideas/recipes for a gluten-free/CF pizza? I have purchased the Amys brand gluten-free/CF rice crust spinach pizza and it is ok. I would like to make my own though. Any recommendations for a good crust or crust mix and also a cheese that is casein free and if at all possible soy free? Any input would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Try the Rustic Crust pizza shells--pretty good

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I must say as far premade crusts go it's Udis brand all the way. They are pretty formidable personal pizza's size wise and taste is incredible you would have no way of knowing this was gluten free if it didn't say on the package. I think it is better then most of the gluten brands I used to eat.

Though that is udis in a nut shell everything they make is fantastic, bread, muffins, ect soooo good

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Schar makes our new favorite prepared crust (and our new favorite multi-grain sandwich bread, too.)

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Schar makes our new favorite prepared crust (and our new favorite multi-grain sandwich bread, too.)

From the looks of this thread, I think we're all doing pretty well. For cost effectiveness, I would definitely recommend going with bulk flours that you mix yourself rather than premade shells or mixes and I'm a fan of Bette Hagman's recipes, but never liked just ONE pizza recipe in gluten-filled life, either...

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Has anyone made Frico? I haven't made it for awhile, but it's basically fried cheese (oh, my suffering, clogged heart!). Put some OO in an omelette pan, then shred some mozzerella or provalone into it on med heat. When it starts to melt and brown, add some sauce and sprinkling of pre-cooked toppings of your choice. Put some more cheese on top. When bottom browned, flip and cook till new bottom is browned. Plain cheese is Frico, the whole thing is called "Susan's heart attack in a pan"! But, if you eat healthy most of the time, it's alright.

Susan

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Has anyone made Frico? I haven't made it for awhile, but it's basically fried cheese (oh, my suffering, clogged heart!). Put some OO in an omelette pan, then shred some mozzerella or provalone into it on med heat. When it starts to melt and brown, add some sauce and sprinkling of pre-cooked toppings of your choice. Put some more cheese on top. When bottom browned, flip and cook till new bottom is browned. Plain cheese is Frico, the whole thing is called "Susan's heart attack in a pan"! But, if you eat healthy most of the time, it's alright.

Susan

Oh yes Suz, it is to die for (literally and figuratively :P ) I always add a slice to the pan for myself when making grilled cheese for the kiddos!

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