Gluten-Free Multigrain Pizza with Crispy Proscuitto

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For the longest time, as in like two years, I haven’t been eating red meat. It isn’t because I don’t like the taste, or that I’m against eating meat in general, I just stopped eating it one day and never started again. Until Eataly.

Have you been to Eataly? It’s amazing. I mean for someone who is gluten-free, it’s a bit of a torture chamber as you’re surrounded by homemade pastas, breads and pizzas, but for someone who is obsessed with Italian food, like me, it’s a little slice of heaven in the hustle and bustle of New York City.

Gluten-Free Multigrain Pizza via @alyssarimmer | #glutenfree #multigrain #starchfree

I went there with my mom for the first time a few months ago and was blown away. Not only did they have perfect produce, but the cheeses, the wines, the cured meats, the chocolates, the cookbooks, the gelato…oh the gelato! I literally wanted to stuff my face with everything in site.

Being that that’s not humanly possible, I opted for stuffing my face with goat cheese and proscuitto. My first red meat in almost two years. And it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Thinly sliced, just the right balance of salty and fatty. It was O-M-G yum!

And since then, I’ve been pretty much obsessed. I buy it at the store every week. We love adding it to salads, to bruschetta, and pizza. Oh and with eggs? Holy yum. It’s pretty much on everything. Some people are obsessed with bacon, I’m obsessed with proscuitto.

Gluten-Free Multigrain Pizza via @alyssarimmer | #glutenfree #multigrain #starchfree

 

So the other day I was watching Food Network – Giada at Home to be precise – and she was making something with proscuitto. Honestly, I don’t even remember the dish, because what she did with the proscuitto was genius. Rather than slicing the proscuitto into ribbons, which I usually do, and scattering it on top of the dish, she baked it. She placed it on a baking sheet, popped it into a 400 degree oven for about 5 minutes, and bam. Out came this sensationally crispy proscuitto. Like bacon bits but better.

I took this approach with this gluten-free multigrain pizza I made last week. I didn’t have any starch on hand, so I decided what the heck, I’ll just make a starch-free pizza and see how it goes. The texture is definitely more dense, but not in a bad way. In more of a “Huh, this tastes pretty darn good for a starch-free pizza crust” kind of way. I was pleasently surprised.

Although I can’t say that this multigrain pizza crust tops my Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust recipe, it’s a nice alternative for someone who wants to eat whole grains and avoid starches. It’s got a richer flavor, a deeper golden color and is loaded with healthy flours.

You know, this is getting me thinking…perhaps I need to start experimenting with more starch-free baked goods. Would you want to see them? Let me know what to play around with in the comments below!

Oh, and totally get your pizza on. That’s a given.

Gluten-Free Multigrain Pizza with Crispy Proscuitto

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 1 12" round pizza (or an 13" x 9" rectangle)

Ingredients

    for the crust:
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup teff flour
  • 1/4 cup millet flour
  • 1/4 cup raw buckwheat flour (or more millet flour)
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup warm water, 80 - 90 degrees F
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • for the toppings:
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheese (I used a goat gouda from Trader Joe's)
  • 5 - 6 slices spicy sopressata
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 5 - 6 slices thinly sliced proscuitto

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all the dry ingredients (minus the yeast) and set aside.
  2. In separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Add the yeast and 1/2 cup of the flour mixture. Whisk together then set aside and allow the yeast to bloom for about 30 minutes. Once the yeast has gotten nice and fluffy, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together until and smooth batter forms. Let rise for 30 - 45 minutes.
  3. With 15 minutes left in the rise, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Scoop the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spread it out using wet hands until it's about 1/4" thick.
  4. Bake in the center of the oven for 18 - 20 minutes until golden brown and a little crispy.
  5. Assemble the pizza by first starting with a thin layer of grated cheese (about 3/4 cup). Add the onions, then layer on the sopressata. Add the remaining cheese and pop the pizza back in the oven for another 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and is starting to brown.
  6. Remove the pizza from the oven and let cool while you prepare the proscuitto. Grease another baking sheet with non-stick spray and line the pieces of proscuitto along the sheet so that they are not overlapping. Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for 5 - 7 minutes, until the proscuitto is nice and crispy. Remove the pan and let it cool until you can handle it.
  7. Now that the pizza has cooled slightly, sprinkle the arugula over the top and then crumble the proscuitto on the very top.
  8. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper and enjoy!
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About Queen of Quinoa

Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa obsessed girl behind the gluten-free blog, the Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and seeks to encourage the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. After struggling with stomach issues throughout her college years, Alyssa decided enough was enough and took her health into her own hands. She started by removing gluten from her diet and hasn’t looked back since. Two happy years have passed and her stomach issues have practically disappeared. Living gluten-free has also helped her to truly discover her passion for cooking and she has embraced her new lifestyle with open arms. With the Queen of Quinoa, Alyssa shares her gluten-free recipes, many of which are focused on the superfood quinoa, and discusses her journey to living a more fulfilled and healthy life. She now also cooks refined sugar-free and although not all her of recipes are vegan, she has loved learning and experimenting with vegan baking. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she is surrounded by fresh, local produce and is always inspired by the fabulous seasonal ingredients that make this state so special. She is excited to share her recipes with you, as she helps to uncover the amazing world of quinoa.
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17 Responses to Gluten-Free Multigrain Pizza with Crispy Proscuitto

  1. April says:

    Yes. Yes yes yes. Yes yes yes yes yes. Please! I love your recipes and the pictures always make me swoon, so it makes me sad when I have to skip because of my need to eat low starch. I would be so grateful to see more starch free recipes! Thanks!

  2. Erin says:

    This sounds like an amazing combination! And I am excited to try this crust!
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  3. Nadine says:

    i’m a bit confused.
    why is proscuitto red meat? or is this a ‘special’ proscuitto made from beef?
    proscuitto is dry cured ham, made from pork and pork doesn’t count as a red meat as far as i know.

  4. Barbara Andersen says:

    My diet doesn’t allow for tapioca starch or potato starch, so I usually sub arrowroot powder or sweet white rice flour. I would love to see some recipes that are starch-free! Thanks so much for sharing. I love this blog!

  5. Betty H says:

    I like your recipes and print them out to save.
    I am planning to try this.
    Excuse my ignorance but what are proscutito’s and Sopressata”s?
    Is that something you can make yourself or something you buy in a special store?

    And yes I am all for more recipes without starches, especially some sand which bread. looking forward what you have to share.

  6. H Factor says:

    I used to eat a pizza similar to this on regular crust at a local pizza joint here in Denver. I highly recommend trying this prosciutto and goat cheese combo with roasted red pepper strips and FRESH basil. If will blow your doors off! You can even substitute a light sauce of the peppers (pureed) for tomato sauce if you want to keep the toppings light but still have the pepper flavor. Love the blog thus far. Keep up the good work!

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  13. Planete says:

    Thank you for such a great recipe! I have made your best gluten free pizza crust and really loved it! I would like to try this one as well, but i was wandering what kind of yeast do you use here? Is it the instant kind (as for the other recipe) or regular?

    • You can use either kind, but I let it proof beforehand regardless. I just find that it works better. Glad you liked my other crust recipe too – this one is a little healthier, but just as tasty :)

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