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Several times a month, I try to plan a fun family pizza night. We do all different types of pizzas: bagel pizza, sourdough crust pizza, pita pizza, Mexican pizza, etc. The kids love to help out by rolling out dough, selecting their toppings, and assembling their pizzas. Recently, we tried gluten-free focaccia pizza for the first time, using Canyon Bakehouse Gluten-Free Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia. This created a simple, delicious meal for our family.
Rather than using a traditional tomato sauce, we decided to make this a white pizza with alfredo sauce. To make it gluten-free, use Canyon Bakehouse Gluten-Free Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia. One package makes 4 pizzas.
For alfredo sauce:
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 4 T (1/2 stick) butter
- 1/2 cup quality grated parmesan cheese
- Sauteed vegetables (spinach, broccolini, onions, sun-dried tomatoes)
- Protein (bacon, grilled chicken, Italian sausage)
- Cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, feta)
Step 1 – Alfredo Sauce: Rather than using a traditional tomato sauce, we decided to make this a white pizza with Alfredo sauce. This sauce can be made in under 5 minutes, and it can be used not only for this pizza, but for your favorite pasta dish or chicken dish, too. Begin by adding a cup of cream to a sauté pan and bring to a simmer. Whisk in the butter until it is emulsified. Your sauce should begin to thicken. When the butter and cream are completely combined, whisk in the parmesan cheese. Continue to whisk until the cheese has melted and you have a creamy sauce.
Step 2: Toast the Focaccia – Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the focaccia in half lengthwise so that you have a top and bottom piece. Brush the cut-sides of the bread with olive oil and place in the oven to toast (about 3 – 5 minutes). One bread will make two pizzas.
Step 3: Add the Toppings – Here’s the fun part! Select whatever toppings you would like to create this dish. We added sautéed spinach, grilled chicken, sausage, bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, and mild cheddar cheese in addition to the creamy Alfredo sauce.
Step 4: Bake & Serve – Place your pizzas in the pre-heated oven about 3 – 5 minutes, until the cheese melts and all of the toppings look warmed through. Serve and enjoy!
For step-by-step directions, watch the video below.
This pizza makes a wonderful appetizer when cut into bite-sized pieces. It can be made in under 10 minutes, so it’s a quick and easy dinner for kids. In addition to this focaccia, Canyon Bakehouse makes a variety of sandwich breads, buns, and muffins, perfect for anyone who is in need of a gluten-free diet, but who doesn’t want to give up bread. Canyon Bakehouse products are available in many retailers, including Target, Whole Foods, and Publix.