I LOVE pizza. I mean L.O.V.E. love. I could eat pizza every day…or Chipotle, but that’s a story for another day. The good news about being gluten free and pizza is that there are a million options. It seems like most pizza places offer a gluten free crust. Grocery stores offer a wide variety of frozen gluten free pizzas, frozen gluten free crusts, and gluten free pizza crust mixes. The downfall is the price. It is absolutely crazy! A 10 inch gluten free pizza can run close to $20 from a restaurant. Many of the pizza crust mixes and frozen crusts run from $5 all the way to $15. Even worse is when you pay that price, many of the products are not very good quality or taste very gluten-free…not cool.
There is a gluten free crust mix that I really like from Tastefully Simple, but it is $11.99 for 1 mix. Of course you can save a ton of money by making your own, but sometimes it is nice to have something convenient.
In the natural foods section of my local grocery store I recently came across Chebe mixes. They have a variety of packaged gluten free mixes. When I bought this pizza crust mix it was on sale for 2 for $5. Let’s just say based on the price and the number of poor quality gluten free products I have experienced, my hopes were not high. Thankfully I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this product!
The dough was easy to make. I grated in some fresh Parmesan cheese. The only other things I had to add were olive oil, eggs, and water or milk.
The dough had to be kneaded for a couple of minutes and then pressed onto an un-greased pizza pan.
I topped my pizza with fresh tomato slices, peppers, cheese, and nitrate-free pepperoni.
Ever since eating gluten free I have only had crispy, thin crust style pizzas. Every once in a while I crave a more traditional, chewy pizza crust. While this crust was not super thick, it had a more dense and chewy consistency. The mix also had dried herbs in it which made for a very flavorful crust. I really enjoyed this crust and it will be a new staple ingredient in my pantry. The final, and maybe most important reason that I give Chebe Pizza Crust Mix my full stamp of approval is that Brandon really liked it. If a non-gluten free person likes a gluten free product, you know it is good.
Enjoy! Let me know what you think if you try this or any of Chebe’s other mixes!