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Gluten Free Lasagna Pizza

June 28, 2013


Apparently I have lasagna on the brain lately!  Between the spaghetti squash casserole and this pizza, I’ve been dancing around lasagna all week.  There’s just something so delicious about the flavors of lasagna that the noodles are totally optional.  This pizza actually came into focus because Udi’s sent me a big box of gluten free goodies, one of which was their pizza crust.  Don’t you worry your pretty little faces, there will be an Udi’s giveaway coming up once I’ve had a chance to sample everything.  They sent so much stuff that I’m not even half way through everything yet, but I’m definitely enjoying every minute of this hard work!  Plus, you can pop on over to Wednesday’s post to get your giveaway fix.  I can’t spoil you guys too much, right?

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So. This pizza. Imagine making a lasagna with just one really big layer.  Way easier, but just as tasty.  Bonus points: using the premade crust meant the pizza only needed to bake for about 10 minutes.  Take THAT lasagna.  If you wanted to fancy this up a little, you could definitely use homemade crust or homemade pasta sauce, but for a quick and tasty meal, this was perfect.  If you don’t like ricotta, which is probably pretty common considering my dad and Josh both hate it, then use a fat free cottage cheese and extra, extra parm.  I threw mushrooms and green peppers on top, but go with whatever lasagna fixin’s suit you at the time, like oven roasted zucchini or veggie (or I *guess* regular) crumbled sausage.  But make sure you’re using fresh mozzarella and are grating your own parm.  Non-negotiable if you want to stay friends.

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If you aren’t gluten free, you’ve probably already written this crust off but don’t do that!  I’ll almost always prefer homemade anything, and pizza crust is no exception.  But if you’re in the market for a pre-made, thin crust I actually think this is one of the better ones, if not the best, that I’ve tried.  Gluten or no gluten, Udi’s knows what they’re doing here.  It doesn’t get super crispy like if you were using a tortilla, nor is it soggy.  It’s walking the thin line in the middle right where I want my pizza to be.  If anyone knows the Jet’s pizza chain, it kind of reminds me of their thin crust (and they’re my go-to pizza place).

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Gluten Free Lasagna Pizza
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Serves: 2
 

Ingredients
  • ¼ c low fat or fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. parmesan, grated
  • black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ c pasta sauce
  • 2 handfuls basil leaves, chopped
  • green pepper, mushrooms, or other lasagna toppings
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 Udi’s gluten free pizza crust (or other 8 – 10 inch crust homemade or store bought)

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven according to crust package instructions or recipe.
  2. Combine ricotta, garlic, parm, and black pepper until well combined. Spread in a thin layer over the pizza crust.
  3. Top the ricotta with the pasta sauce, sliced mozzarella, basil, and toppings.
  4. Bake pizza according to crust instructions (Udi’s bakes for ~7 – 10 minutes)
  5. Turn the broiler on high, watching closely until the cheese gets extra melty, if desired.

Notes
Feel free to swap out for homemade pasta sauce or pizza crust. Amounts shown are for an 8-10 inch pizza (small). Adjust portions accordingly for larger pizzas.

 

Udi’s sent me a package of their gluten free crusts for the purpose of review and/or recipe development.  All opinions expressed are my own and I was not under any obligation to provide a positive review.  I was not compensated outside of the free product.

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16 Comments
    The Domestic Rebel Jul 02, 2013

    OMG, Udi’s makes pizza crusts?! One minute while I freak out…

    Okay, I’m back. And wow, I want one of these. Lasagna pizza sounds like something my mouth needs.

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    Mary @ Fit and Fed Jul 02, 2013

    Looks yummy and way easier than making lasagna! I haven’t tried the Udi’s GF pizza crust though their other products are certainly good.

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      Kelly Jul 02, 2013

      My GF friends have always raved about the crust, so I was excited to try it. Definitely worth the hype.

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    Joanne Jun 29, 2013

    This is kind of like a summer version of lasagna! Sounds great!

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    Christie@fooddonelight.com Jun 28, 2013

    Sounds fantastic. My hubby loves ricotta on a pizza. The crust looks nice and crispy too. This would be so much easier than lasagna and I bet just as tasty.

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    cleaneatingveggiegirl Jun 28, 2013

    It is funny that you posted this today because I was just thinking the other day how delicious it would be to combine pizza and lasagna. Yours looks awesome!

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      Kelly Jun 29, 2013

      Thanks! Great minds think alike, I think :)

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    Yvonne @ bitter baker Jun 28, 2013

    Seriously, the best of two worlds right here!! Lasagna and pizza! I love that combination :) It looks super delicious!

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    ashley Jun 28, 2013

    I’m going to bookmark this recipe for when I’m craving lasagna but don’t feel like going through all the steps to make it. This looks delicious!!

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    Tina Jun 28, 2013

    Their frozen pizzas are great, and I can’t wait to try their crusts. We make homemade pizza all the time. :)

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