Gluten Free Stuffed Crust Pizza Recipe

Gluten Free Stuffed Crust Pizza Recipe

Taken from my new Gluten Free Pizza e-book, this recipe for Gluten Free Stuffed  Crust Pizza is one of my most impressive. The recipe makes a huge, deep dish gluten free pizza that could easily feed 8-10 people, depending on how hungry they are.

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Check out the bready crust on this stuffed pizza – no rice flour or cracker crust here! It’s the real deal!

 

If you’ve never had a real Chicago style pizza like this, such a colossal wedge of pizza might seem crazy at first. But once you hold a chunk of gluten free stuffed crust pizza like this in your hands, you’ll understand the allure. This gluten free stuffed crust pizza is A MEAL all in one slice: bread; sauce; veggies and/or meat; more bread; more toppings … it just keeps giving!

To make this monster of a pizza may seem daunting at first, but understand that neither the top nor the bottom crusts show under all those yummy toppings, so the dough doesn’t have to be pretty! In fact, the more rustic the crust edges, the more authentic the pizza, don’t you think?

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I’ve provided step-by-step photos to walk you through making it the first time, just so you get the hang of it. Believe me, your family is going to want you to make this again SOON! The dough could be pieced together like a patchwork quilt and it wouldn’t matter because it’s all covered with toppings! And besides, it’s the taste that matters, and this gluten free stuffed crust pizza wins critical acclaim EVERY time!

Double the crust recipe or just use one full canister of my award-winning gfJules Pizza Crust Mix and stuff it as full as you’d like it: the more fillings on the first level, the higher the pie!

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Gluten Free Stuffed Crust Pizza Recipe

Gluten Free Stuffed Crust Pizza Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 gfJules™ Pizza Crust Recipes or entire bag or canister of gfJules™ Pizza Crust Mix
  • 8-16 ounces fresh spinach (the more spinach, the thicker the stuffing layer)
  • 12 ounces mozzarella or non-dairy mozzarella style cheese, grated (Lisanatti Almond Shreds®; Daiya® Mozzarella Style or Go Veggie™ Mozzarella Style)
  • 2 cups gluten-free pizza or marinara sauce of choice (most brands are GF) – room temperature
  • 2 Tbs. gluten-free cornmeal (or whole millet ground in a food processor or blender) – optional
  • Olive oil for pan and your hands

Instructions

Steam the spinach in a large covered pot filled with 1/2 inch of water. Turn the heat to medium high and cover the pot until the spinach is wilted. Drain the spinach, then return to the pot. Stir the cheese into the hot spinach and mix well. Set aside.

Oil a deep dish pizza pan or large dark colored cake pan (9-10 inches or larger) or springform pan, ideally (makes the pizza easier to cut and remove). Sprinkle cornmeal evenly across the bottom after oiling.

After making the pizza dough, separate it into two: one contains 2/3 of the dough, one contains 1/3 of the dough. From the dough, scoop out smaller pieces to arrange on the bottom and sides of the prepared pan.

Using your hands (rub oil between your hands before touching the sticky dough), press the dough pieces together across the bottom of the pan and up the sides of the pan. The dough should cover the bottom and sides with an even thickness, and if possible, lay up and over the outside top edge of the pan. Remember – it doesn’t matter how messy or haphazard the dough looks to you at this point, just try to get it to a fairly even thickness.

Spread the wilted spinach and cheese evenly across the dough, coming all the way to the edge of the pan where the dough begins to go up the sides.

Dust a piece of parchment or a silicone baking mat and rolling pin well with gfJules™ All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour. Place the remaining pizza dough in the center of the floured mat and dust with more flour. Lay a piece of parchment or plastic wrap on top and begin to gently roll the dough out in all directions, adding more flour if necessary to keep the dough from sticking.

Once the dough is rolled to the diameter of your pan, the dough is ready to lift and top the other crust. Place one hand on top of the covered, rolled out dough, and another underneath the mat to flip the crust onto the parchment or plastic wrap side, then flip back on top of the stuffed pizza. Peel off the parchment or plastic wrap – don’t worry if it sticks or rips at all, just press it back into place once the parchment or wrap is removed. Remember, this crust will be covered too, so no one will see any blemishes in the crust even if you have to patch it back together!

Press the edges of the two crusts together and pinch. Wet the crusts lightly if they are not sticking together because the top one is floured.

Pole a few holes in the top crust with a fork to prevent it from having large air bubbles. Cover with parchment and place it in a warm spot to rise for 30 minutes (an oven set to 200°F then turned off is a good
place).

Preheat oven to 375°F.

After rising, brush oil on top of the crust. Remove parchment and bake pizza for approximately 20 minutes.

Spread pizza sauce and any toppings on top of the second crust and return to the oven to bake another 15-20 minutes.

I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

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This Gluten Free Vegan Stuffed Crust Pizza will turn your kitchen into a real pizzeria! This double-decker, Chicago-style pizza is the real deal.

This Gluten Free Vegan Stuffed Crust Pizza will turn your kitchen into a real pizzaria! This double-decker, Chicago-style pizza is the real deal. No rice flour or cracker crusts here -- it's real thick crust pizza at its finest! | gfJules

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Gluten Free Stuffed Crust Pizza Recipe

  1. This is one of my favorite of all of your recipes. It’s authentic, filling, can be healthy and is quite beautiful. I’d take this to Chicago and serve it — I know it would be loved!

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