What kid wouldn’t love to come home from school to these mini gluten-free pizza faces?
What do you think?
Dog? Bear? Clown?
We can leave that one up to the kids.
So, just because your little one is gluten-free, doesn’t mean food can’t be fun. I mean, remember these veggie nuggets? It just might require a little more creativity, but you can do it. I’ll help ya.
I like to keep gluten-free pizza crusts in the freezer, so that way if there’s last minute guests, especially those with little ones, I can easily throw something together. If you’re gluten-free, you know it’s not always easy to find specific products. That’s why it’s best to keep a few things in the freezer since it’s easier to pick up the other ingredients at any supermarket.
If you’re worried about the meat, I found an all natural, uncured pepperoni with no artificial ingredients from Whole Foods. Another option would be sausage, cut into slices.
These little pizzas are fun, especially if you want to get them involved that way they can make their own “face”!
Gluten-free Pizza Faces
two Udi’s pizza crusts makes about 10-12, depending on cut out size
- 2 pre-made gluten-free pizza crust – I used Udi’s
- 1/3 cup tomato sauce
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 10-12 pepperoni circles
- 1/4 cup black olives slices
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (or the temperature suggested on pizza crust packaging)
With a biscuit cutter or cookie cutter, cut shapes out of the pizza crusts.
note: if you don’t have a cookie cutter, you can cut out squares or shapes with a sharp knife.
Place pizza circles onto a baking/pizza sheet.
If you use the Udi’s pizza crust, precook about 3 minutes and then remove.
Spread about 1 teaspoon of tomato sauce on the pizza crust, add 1 tablespoon of cheese, then top with pepperoni.
note: these measurements depends on the size of the circles/shapes so add more or less depending.
Bake for 7-8 minutes (or whatever timing the pizza crust package suggests).
Remove and add olive slices as the “eyes”.
Serve and enjoy!
February 5 2013