Pizza Friday has been a thing ever since I was a kid. If your memories start wandering to your elementary school cafeteria, you’re not alone. It’s unfortunate how horrible that little square of what they called dough, cheese and sauce really was. Hey, we were kids, we didn’t know any better.
My family is Italian so this Pizza Friday thing was pretty serious. Our favorite pizza was a Sicilian cheese pie, cooked well done. You’d have to fight my Dad for the corner slice. There were only 4 and it just never seemed to be enough even though we were a family of three.
Watch How to Make a Gluten Free Mushroom Onion Pizza
Older, Wiser and Healthier
With great knowledge comes great power. Too much of anything, even a good thing, can end up bad. Whether you have developed a gluten allergy or just try to stay away from wheat, pizza cravings tend to take a backseat.
Finding a healthy pizza alternative can be challenging. I’ve tried em all. Cauliflower crust, almond flour crust, gluten free flour. It takes time to perfect no matter what and sometimes you just want to keep it simple.
Many pizzerias here on Long Island offer gluten free options but you still won’t know exactly what they are using in their dough or in their sauce. If you’re like me, you just have to say the hell with it and have the real deal.
Let me be clear. Nothing will replace real deal pizza!
Simple Mills Pizza Dough
Simple Mills is a company you can trust for quality. They are certified gluten free, non-gmo and free of grains. Here’s what goes into the Simple Mills Pizza Dough.
- Made with almond flour and ground flax for nutrient value
- Makes 2 8” pizzas
- Certified Gluten-free; free of Grains, Soy, Corn, Dairy & Gums/Emulsifiers
- Paleo-Friendly & Vegan
- Non-GMO Project Verified
8 SIMPLE INGREDIENTS: Almond Flour, Arrowroot, Flax Meal, Cauliflower, Baking Soda, Organic Oregano, Cream of Tartar, Organic Garlic
Mushroom & Onions Make the Grade
As we get older our tastes. Literally, they do, ask science or my Mom. Apparently I was a picky eater or something. Actually I wouldn’t have touched a mushroom onion pizza as a kid if you paid me.
Now, I’m as food adventurous as they come and I’m looking for not only taste but texture. What’s great about the Simple Mills pizza dough is the almond lends a sweetness and crispiness not found in a normal crust. It begged for something savory and silky.
Some people despise mushrooms for their texture. If you’re not one of those people, I highly recommend you give shiitake mushrooms a try on your next pizza along with some Big Lou’s Onion Sauce.
Let’s show you how to put this pizza party together shall we??
Mushroom Onion Pizza Ingredients:
1 Box Simple Mills Gluten Free Dough (plus oil, apple cider vinegar, water)⠀
1 Package Shiitake Mushrooms – Sliced⠀
1 Can Muir Glen Organic Tomato Sauce⠀
1 Jar Big Lou’s Onion Sauce (Spicy, Sweet or Garlic)⠀
1 Package Organic Shredded Mozzarella Cheese ⠀
How to Make Your Gluten Free Mushroom Onion Pizza
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees⠀
Step 1 … Saute mushrooms⠀
Step 2 … Make the gluten free pizza dough according to Simple Mills directions. ⠀
Step 3 … Add the organic tomato sauce, cheese, sauteed mushrooms and Big Lou’s Onion Sauce⠀
We’d love to hear about your favorite pizza to make at home, leave us comment or let us know if you’ve tried Big Lou’s Onion Sauce on a pizza yet!