Monday, April 15, 2013

Gluten Free: Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Pizza

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Supper tonight was Chicken, (Turkey) Bacon and Ranch Pizza, and I used the C. C. Dolch Gluten Free Flour pizza crust recipe. I really like that pizza's not 100% like the "real" stuff...there's no way, really, to get that chewy-ness in a gluten crust without the gluten. Just the nature of things. BUT, it's fantastically easy and doesn't have that weird flavor that a lot of GF flours and pizza crust mixes have because they don't put bean flour in there. Some people don't mind it, I guess. But I really don't care for it...weird flavor and weird texture. Boo.

I didn't have any ranch dressing on hand, and was out of mayo, so I went searching for a mayo-less ranch recipe. The one below was a good starting place, but for my tastes I needed to add some stuff to get it to where I liked it. I added vinegar (would have used lemon juice if I had any lemons), more garlic and onion powder, more salt, and a pinch of sugar. Most likely, it just needed a bit of time chilling in the fridge, but as I made it right before making supper, I had to use it as it was. 

Freshly shredded cheese tastes soooo much better, and today I used a combination of mozzarella and cheddar. It's also cheaper by the pound, unless there is a tremendously good sale. I get lazy and forget that sometimes and buy the preshredded stuff. But really, nothing compares to creamy, melty mozzarella that was shredded directly over your pizza. Mmmmm!

So, here's the recipes...there's several: the crust, ranch dressing, and putting it all together. 

Pizza Crust (from the back of the CC Dolch flour bag or here on their website)


  • 1 T. yeast
  • 1 1/2 T. white sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 T. oil
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 3 cups sifted gluten-free flour

Preheat oven to 350. Combine yeast, sugar and warm water and let set for 5 minutes. Add oil, garlic powder, salt, oregano and flour. Mix all ingredients and put in a large pizza pan. Bake 10 minutes at 350ยบ. Top with your favourite sauce, topping and cheese. Finish baking until crust is light brown.

Ranch Dressing (on


  • 1 c sour cream
  • 1/2 c buttermilk or soured milk (milk + vinegar)
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried chives
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried dillweed
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 18 tsp fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (optional) 
In a mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Adjust seasonings to taste. 

The Pizza

  • 1 pizza crust, prepared and baked 10 minutes
  • 1/4-1/2 c ranch dressing
  • 1-1 1/2 c chopped, cooked chicken
  • 6-8 slices of turkey bacon, chopped and cooked to desired crispness
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1-2 c mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1-2 c cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp garlic powder

Topped with cheese
and ready to bake
After removing pizza crust from oven, spread ranch dressing over the top. Sprinkle cooked chicken, onions and bacon on top. Layer cheddar cheese and mozzarella. Sprinkle garlic powder on top and return to 350 degree oven and bake until crust and cheese are lightly browned, 18-25 minutes depending on your oven.

Mmmm...good AND gluten free!

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Gluten Free Flour!
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