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Easy Gluten-Free Vegetable Pizza Recipe (Kids Cooking Video)

by Jeanette on August 6, 2012 · 15 Comments
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Today, I are featuring my son, Alex, making a Gluten-Free Vegetable Pizza using French Meadow Bakery’s Gluten-Free Pizza Crust. The crust comes unbaked in an aluminum pan, and can be found in the frozen section of the supermarket. Alex really liked this thin crust, and as you can see from the video, he loves a variety of toppings and lots of garlic on his pizza.

Although some restaurants near our home now carry gluten-free pizza (almost all of them use pre-made crusts purchased from outside vendors), they are very expensive, so it’s really nice having an option to be able to make a pizza at home easily and quickly without having to make your own crust.

Even better, when you make your own pizza, it’s easy to add your favorite toppings. I’ve found that having my kids prepare their own food ensures they’ll be more enthusiastic eaters. This pizza that Alex made has lots of power vegetablesred bell peppers, broccoli, pesto (made with kale and basil), onions, and garlic.

More cooking videos my kids have made:
Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Avocado Salsa
Triple Fruity Freeze
Healthy Mixed Berry Popsicles
Pasta Puttanesca

If you’d like to see some fun videos that Alex has made (all by himself) featuring his duck, Steve Jobs, check out Steve Jobs Life Cycle (Fictional Story), Steve Jobs the DuckSteve Jobs and 1+1The Magical Steve Jobs Commercial, and the 8 Ducks of Luck Movie Trailer. As you can see, Alex loves ducks!

Gluten-Free Vegetable Pizza

Gluten-Free Vegetable Pizza with Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Pesto, Onions and Garlic

Gluten-Free Vegetable Pizza

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2

This is a fun way to get your kids to eat a variety of vegetables. Use their favorite vegetables to top this pizza. Leftover vegetables make perfect toppings.

Ingredients

  • 1 gluten-free pizza crust
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce or pasta sauce
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • 1/4 cup steamed broccoli florets, cut into small pieces
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped bell peppers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1-3 teaspoons minced garlic, depending on taste
  • 1/2 cup low-fat organic mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread pizza sauce evenly on pizza crust. Add small dollops of pesto on pizza.
  3. Sprinkle broccoli, bell peppers, onions, garlic, and then cheese on top.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned.

Notes

I used broccoli that had been steamed until just tender, about 5 minutes.

http://jeanetteshealthyliving.com/2012/08/easy-gluten-free-vegetable-pizza-recipe-kids-cooking-video.html

Disclosure: We received samples of this pizza crust to try out from French Meadow Bakery. Alex really likes this pizza crust; otherwise, he would never have made this video or eaten it.

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Comments

  1. Wow, Steve Jobs the Duck got married since last week! Alex, this looks like a great pizza, and isn’t it cool that you can buy gluten-free pizza crust in the market now.

    • That’s hilarious! You’d love to hear the story behind that one. We do appreciate tthe convenience of being able to buy gluten-free pizza crust. This was the best pizza!

  2. That is one gorgeous pizza. Your boys sure know how to cook.

  3. Another great video. And this pizza looks scrumptious!

  4. I love that your boys are so into cooking!

    • Thanks Sommer, Russell and Sylvie – my boys are learning bit by bit, and I’m hoping they’ll be a lot more self sufficient before they leave home!

  5. What a fun video and fun recipe. :) Alex did an awesome job in the video.

    • Thanks Amy! I do believe that having the kids cook for themselves almost always guarantees they’ll eat every last bit. This pizza was full of vegetables so I was thrilled that Alex agreed to make it – he ended up eating the entire pizza with all the veggies (and the pesto which was made with kale and basil).

  6. I’m always up for making pizza at home. This crust looks delicious, gluten-free or otherwise!

  7. These are so fun Jeanette!

  8. How adorable! I’m obviously all about the gluten-free pizza, but love even more that it’s kid approved!

  9. Great pizza, and love your pizza eaters :-). I always keep Udi’s pizza crusts in my freezer, but will have to give the French Meadow crusts a try as well. Love all the veggies and garlic on top!

  10. Thanks Joanne, Alison, Lisa and EA – the gluten-free options are so much better these days. We use Udi’s too in a pinch, especially when traveling since they’re pre-cooked. The French Meadow crust is much thinner (and comes unbaked). Great to have different options to switch things up.

  11. oh my gosh – he is so cute! you know we love his ducks! and i owe you that duck book!

  12. This looks really good. I’m very new to cooking and since I have moved in with my boyfriend, I’m finding that I need to cook for both of us and eat actual “adult meals.” (Peanut butter single girl sandwiches aren’t cutting it anymore!) How healthy are these? I’m assuming with all the veggies they are not super bad for you?

    Thanks so much for your answer Jeanette…and Steve Jobs the duck. :)

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