Making pizza requires a lot of prep work, so to make the task a little easier, I enlisted my friends at Whole Foods Market for the crust. They have a gluten-free, frozen crust (contains milk) if you are in a rush or they have several mixes for you to try, including Bob’s Red Mill. Make sure to read the ingredients so it will be safe for your family.
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup onions, diced
¼ cup celery, diced
1/8 cup carrots, diced
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons basil
2 teaspoons oregano
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon rice flour
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
1 cup chicken stock
Over medium high heat in a sauce pan, sweat onions, celery and carrots in olive oil, do not burn them.
Add bay leaf, basil and oregano until fragrant.
Add tomato paste and brown slightly.
Add flour and cook for about 2 minutes.
Add diced tomatoes and bring mixture to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer and add the chicken stock.
You are going to reduce the stock down about ½ way and then blend the whole mixture in a food processor or blender.
Set aside to cool.
In trying to recreate the cheesy taste, I grilled all the vegetables before adding them to the pizza, below is a listing of the ingredients I used on each pizza, bear in mind you can shake it up however you like, these are just the things we like at our house.
Grilled Veggie Pizza
¼ onion, carmelized
1 zucchinni, cut in strips, grilled and then cut into small pieces
1 yellow squash, cut in strips, grilled and then cut into small pieces
1 eggplant, cut in strips, grilled and then cut into small pieces
2 cups spinach, sauteed
8 mushrooms, sliced and sauteed
1 tomato cut in slices
3 strips of bacon, fried and cut into small pieces
4 cloves of garlic, roasted and cut into small pieces
¼ onion, carmelized
1 red pepper, cut in ¼ and roasted
1 green pepper, cut in ¼ and roasted
1 yellow pepper, cut in ¼ and roasted
1 ear of corn, cooked and kernels removed from husk
¼ pound of chorizo, sauteed
1 chicken breast, grilled or sautéed and cut in strips
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
Other Ingredients to try on your pizza at home
Potatoes, sliced thin
Sun Dried Tomatoes
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