Quick & Healthy Gluten-Free Pizza

I’m all about quick and easy these days. You would think that in my transition to working from home I would be spending hours in the kitchen, but it’s actually quite the opposite. Now more than ever when I open my fridge, I’m looking for things I can throw together for a healthy and delicious meal.

Pizza is one of my absolute favorite meals of all time. But making it gluten-free can be tough. Well not difficult per se, it’s actually quite easy, but it’s time intensive. You’ve got to whip up a crust, let it rise, bake it, add you toppings, bake it again and then finally, after an hour of waiting, you can enjoy a slice of deliciousness.

And I just don’t have that kind of time during the day or even some weeknights.

I’m not going to claim that I came up with this genius idea, but whoever did, I’m thankful to. Pizza made on a gluten-free tortilla is simply amazing. It’s an immediate, low-cal crust that tastes delicious. Not to mention it’s totally kid-friendly and could be topped with anything!

Short on time an evening this week? Simply pop one of these pizzas into your oven for 10 minutes and then bam, you’ve got pizza.

Some topping ideas:

  • Mediterranean: Hummus, arugula, avocado & grilled chicken (the recipe I used here)
  • Green: Pesto, goat cheese & spinach
  • Autumn: Butternut squash puree, maple sausage, mozzarella
  • Traditional: Tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, ricotta & buffalo mozzarella
  • Barbecue: Tomato sauce, grilled chicken, sliced tomato & barbecue sauce
  • Mexican: Guacamole, black beans, corn, shredded chicken, queso fresco

And the list goes on and on. Whatever your family is craving, throw it on a tortilla and dinner is served. You could even cater to each member of your family with all that extra time on your hands!

 

Not in the mood for pizza? Check out these other easy weeknight meals:

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Quick & Healthy Gluten-Free Pizza

serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 gluten-free brown rice tortilla
  • 2 tablespoons hummus (flavor of choice)
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1/3 of an avocado, diced
  • 4 ounces grilled chicken, diced
  • Hot sauce (optional as a garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place the gluten-free tortilla on a baking sheet. Top with hummus, arugula, avocado and grilled chicken.
  3. Bake in the center of the oven for 10 – 15 minutes, until the tortilla is crispy.
  4. Remove from the oven, transfer to a cutting board and slice into quarters.
  5. Sprinkle with hot sauce, if desired, and serve.

 

Queen of Quinoa - hi res headshot

Alyssa is the quinoa-obsessed girl behind the gluten-free website, Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and hopes to show the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. Alyssa is also the author behind the popular ebook, Baking with Quinoa, which features scrumptious gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free treats.

 

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