Gluten-free pizza casserole recipe your kids will love
If you miss pizza but have to follow a gluten-free diet, consider trying this easy pizza casserole recipe. Your kids will love the result, and you will love the easy process to make it.
Pizza can be one of the hardest things to replace on the gluten-free (GF) diet. Although there are prepared options, concerns about cross-contamination are common. In addition, the GF pizzas often do not taste anything like the non-GF versions, and kids complain about the difference. However, the following recipe is easy to make and still tastes delicious.
Gluten-free pizza casserole tips
If you are on the gluten-free diet, then you know that avoiding cross-contamination with gluten is essential. It is also important to make sure that all the ingredients you use while coking are GF and safe. The GF diet is not always easy to follow, but it is a crucial part of the healing process.
When you make this pizza casserole, it is important to check that the ingredients you use are GF. From the sauce to the spices, every label has to be checked and verified.
Gluten-free pizza casserole recipe
This recipe uses gluten-free elbow macaroni pasta, but you can use a different type. Gluten-free elbow macaroni pasta is available from different brands including Barilla, Ronzoni, Tinkyada and Hodgson Mill. You may want to use a different type that your family prefers. Another option is to make homemade GF pasta that is safe.
1 pound of gluten-free pasta
1 small jar of gluten-free pasta sauce
1 pound of gluten-free shredded cheese (mozzarella or another type)
1 medium onion chopped
Optional toppings (pepperoni slices, basil, extra cheese)
1. Prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain water and set aside.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. Grease a large casserole dish.
4. Add a thin layer of pasta sauce to the bottom of the dish.
5. Add a layer of pasta on top of the sauce.
6. Sprinkle onions on top and add more sauce.
7. Add another layer of pasta.
8. Finish the layers with the rest of the sauce and add the cheese. Add additional toppings on top such as pepperoni slices.
9. Bake until golden brown. This may take 30 minutes or more depending on your oven.
10. Remove from oven when ready. Allow to cool. Serve by cutting into rectangular slices.
Gluten-free pizza casserole recipe advice
If you are too busy to cook, you may turn to gluten-free pizza delivery. However, the risk of cross-contamination is always high with delivery since the kitchens may be shared with gluten ingredients. Consider baking at home to reduce the cross-contamination concerns.
This gluten-free pizza casserole uses pasta as its base. If you prefer a more traditional pizza, then consider making a cauliflower crust. You can also experiment with different toppings and additions. Pepperoni slices tend to be a favorite, but they are not the only options. Consider adding basil, extra cheese, spinach, olives, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, cilantro or other ingredients.