Gluten Free Potato Crust Pizza

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Wheat Free, Gluten Free Vegan Pizza

Serves 3-4 

Have dietary restrictions, and want to enjoy your usual comfort foods? Try this quick, affordable, and healthy recipe that will satisfy your craving for pizza. This recipe can be low in fat as long as you use a nice non-stick pan and use the oil sparingly. Although they are from the nightshade family, potatoes are gluten free, a good source of fibre, complex carbohydrates, potassium, vitamin C, and a high-quality well-balanced source of essential amino acids.

 

Potato Crust

  • 4 medium yellow fleshed potates, cleaned, unpeeled

 

Cheesy Topping

  • 1 cup cooked lentils (only 15 minutes cook from dried for easy salt control)
  • Save lentil water to add back to lentils to achieve spreadable consistency
  • 6 tablespoons Red Star Nutritional Yeast
  • Salt to taste (optional)

Or use Daiya or soy cheeses

 

Pizza Sauce

  • 1/2 can of tomato paste
  • 1 fresh tomato, diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed and minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt to taste (optional)

 Or simply use pizza or pasta sauce

 

Toppings

Pick your favourite combinations! Suggested toppings are:

  • Basil
  • Spinach
  • Bell Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Rapini
  • Arugula
  • Mushrooms
  • Eggplant
  • Zucchini
  • Olives
  • Veggie Ground Round / Sausage
  • Crumbled / blended tofu
  • Onions
  • Broccoli

 

 Preparation

  1. Crust: Using a Spiral Slicer, a mandolin, or simply a vegetable peeler, make “noodles” from the potatoes.
  2. Into a large oiled skillet or non-stick frying pan, spread out noodles. Fry potatoes on med-high heat. Begin preparing cheesy sauce and tomato sauce.
  3. Stir potatoes occasionally until they soften, then flatten down and continue frying until edges are golden brown and potato is sticking to itself. Decrease heat to low.
  4. Cheesy Sauce: In a food processor or blender, combine lentils with yeast. Slowly add small amounts of water until you reach a dry but spreadable consistency. Set aside.
  5. Tomato Sauce: In a pot, combine ingredients. Simmer and season to taste.
  6. With potato crust still in the pan, spread cheesy topping / cheese, then spread on tomato sauce.
  7. Add desired toppings, and continue frying in the pan now covered with a lid or dish until toppings have softened.
  8. Transfer to a cutting board, slice like any other pizza, serve and enjoy!

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