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Easy Gluten-Free Pizza with Pillsbury + Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Pillsbury.  All opinions are my own. 

Friday night in our house are often “Make Your Own Pizza” night.  In the past I have used a gluten-free packaged mix or gluten-free frozen crust as the base, but now that Pillsbury is offering a refrigerated gluten-free pizza dough, I have been using it. 

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The Pillsbury Gluten-Pizza Dough can be found in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. 

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Coupons for the new Pillsbury Gluten-Free Doughs can be found on the website

Our Friday night pizza can be simple or fancy depending on who is eating it.  I love toppings that my children won’t touch, so if they are home for dinner, I keep it simple.  I use a store bought marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. It really doesn’t get much easier than that. 

Pizza dough can be prepped in 2 different sizes for best results. Below are prep instructions for the 2 sizes and helpful tips.
 
A.    For a 12 x 10 rectangle pizza

1. HEAT oven to 400°F.
2.GREASE cookie sheet and hands.
3. SOFTEN dough by forming into a rounded ball.  Starting from center, press out dough to form a 12 x 10-inch rectangle.
4. PREBAKE dough 12-14 minutes or until edges are beginning to brown.
5. FLIP crust using a spatula.
6. SPREAD with pizza sauce. Top with cooked meat, cheese and other toppings as desired.
7. BAKE 4-8 minutes longer until crust is deep golden brown and cheese is melted.

B.     For two 10-inch pizzas

1. HEAT oven to 400°F.    Remove dough from container and divide in half.  If making one pizza, return half to container and refrigerate.
2. GREASE cookie sheet and hands.
3. SOFTEN dough by forming into a rounded ball.  Starting from center, press out dough to form a 10-inch round.
4. PREBAKE dough 7-11 minutes or until edges are beginning to brown.
5. FLIP crust using a spatula.
6. SPREAD with pizza sauce.   Top with cooked meat, cheese and other toppings as desired.
7. BAKE 4-8 minutes longer until crust is deep golden brown and cheese is melted.

C.     Helpful Tips

·  For easier dough handling, soften dough by either rolling smooth between greased hands or letting dough warm outside of refrigerator for 10-15 minutes prior to pressing into shape.
·  Brushing the top of the dough with oil, to prevent it from getting soggy from the toppings.
·  You can pinch the edges if you want to form a rim or lip.
·  Lightly sprinkle baking sheet with corn starch or rice flour.
·  Do not want edges to get too thin; will burn or get hard during the bake.
·  Press into shape by 1st forming a ball or rounded disk, press from center out to shape.
· Greasing hands also helps with dough handling or pressing into desired shape.
·  Use a Roller to even dough thickness for even cooking.

Another bonus to making a simple cheese pizza for the kids is adding an adult twist – fresh basil or arugula on top once it comes out of the oven.

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Now for the fun part!  Pillsbury has offered to give one lucky reader this super-cool Premium Baking Set.  Last week I used the Cookie Dough to have warm cookies ready when the kids got home.  Next, I think these BBQ Chicken Mini Pizzas would make great appetizers!

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To enter to win the Premium Baking Set shown above, visit the Pillsbury website and tell me which recipe you would make with the Pillsbury Gluten-Free Dough.  Which dough do you most want to try? 

Giveaway is open to US residents only and will run until August 23, 2013.  Winner will be announced on August 26, 2013. 

 

Full disclosure: this article is financially supported by Pillsbury®

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