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Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Pizza Bites for After-School Snack

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GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN A POST ON AUG. 26, 2013.
Giveaway details listed below.

I hope you saw the first article I wrote, introducing the new line of Pillsbury® gluten-free doughs and reviewing the Chocolate Chip Cookies. But, if you didn’t, feel free to follow this link to read it. Now on to the pizza dough….

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We’ve been making gluten-free pizza at my house for many years now. I’ve tried so many different recipes and mixes. This is the first time I’ve tried a pre-made gluten-free pizza dough. To my knowledge, it’s the only one available in stores. Thank you Pillsbury®!

It was so simple and easy to make, and saved me a lot of time. However, our family has really come to like the thick crust pizza I’ve been making lately. So, to be honest, it wasn’t our favorite. I noticed that the crust had an almost buttery flavor to it, which got me thinking that it would be perfect to use for appetizers and snacks. I decided to try making some gluten-free pizza bites for an after-school snack, and it turned out great! How fun it was to have these for my kids on their first week back to school.

Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Pizza Bites Recipe

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. Place the dough in the middle of a sheet of parchment paper. Cover the top of the dough with plastic wrap. Roll out the dough into almost a square shape about 12″x 12″.
  3. pizzaSpread the pizza sauce onto the crust. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into two equal halves.
  4. Then add your choice of fillings to one half of the pizza. To make neatly sealed bites, it’s best to cut the pieces of dough before you add the toppings. I didn’t do that with all of mine, so some were a little sloppy looking. Still tasted the same, though. :)
  5. pizzacutFold the dough without filling on top of the other. Cut the dough into about 1.5″ squares. Then seal and crimp the edges of the dough with a fork.
  6. Brush the top of the pizza bites with a little olive oil.
  7. Place the pizza bites on a baking sheet (mine were on a silicone baking mat). Bake at 400° F for 8-10 min.
  8. These get hot, so let them cool 5-10 minutes before you let the kids dig in.

More recipe inspiration:

  • Cheese Bites! I can’t eat dairy anymore, but just rolling up dough around a cube of mozzarella or havarti dill sounds really good to me.
  • Taco Bites! Use your leftover taco meat to make these.
  • Use the dough to make Pigs in a Blanket, or as I like to call them, Party Dogs!
  • Want to save even more time? Cut strips or triangles of dough, and simply roll up the dough around the filling.
  • Angela at Angela’s Kitchen made Pizza Twists with the new Pillsbury® Pizza Dough
  • Gina at Kleinworth & Co. made Gluten-Free Garlic Bread in the Slow Cooker
  • Lacy and Meg made Apple Pie Dessert Pizza
  • Pillsbury’s recipe for Barbecue Chicken Mini Pizzas

My notes about the pizza dough:

  • Just like the cookie dough, the pizza dough was so quick and easy to make that I didn’t wait for the dough to come to room temperature. I simply dumped the dough out on to a sheet of parchment paper. I covered the top of the dough with plastic wrap, and started rolling it out with a rolling pin.
  • There was no need to grease the pan, though I did use a silicone mat on the baking sheet.
  • “Ingredients: Water, Modified Tapioca Starch, Whole Sorghum Flour, Whole Millet Flour, Rice Flour, Fructose, Egg Whites, Brown Sugar, Soybean Oil. Contains 2% or less of: Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Xanthan Gum, Leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate), Guar Gum, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Yeast, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Enzyme.”
  • And Allergens: “Contains Egg Ingredients.”
  • I paid $4.99 in the grocery store.
  • I did not like this Pizza Crust as much as I like the Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I would buy the pizza dough again on occasion to make fun snacks like these Pizza Bites. :) And I can’t wait to try Gina’s Garlic Bread!

Giveaway Details:
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN A POST ON AUG. 26, 2013.

Pillsbury® has agreed to let one of Celiac Family’s readers try the new products, too!

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What: Premium Baking Set with a Cookie Sheet, Pie Tin, and Pizza Cutter, and coupons for free Pillsbury® gluten-free dough.

When: Beginning now and continuing through Aug. 23, 2013. One winner will be announced on Aug. 26, 2016.

How to Enter: Do you want to try the Pillsbury® gluten-free dough? Enter the giveaway by simply leaving a comment on this post or the post about Pillsbury’s® Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Tell me why you’re excited to try the new Pillsbury® gluten-free products, and how it will make your life better.

Additional Details: Although you are welcome to and encouraged to comment on each post about the new Gluten-Free Pillsbury® dough products, only one winner will be chosen from CeliacFamily.com.

 Thanks to Pillsbury® for sponsoring today’s post and giveaway.

13 Comments

1

I have been wanting to try this!! I haven’t found it locally yet.

2

Wow! I had no idea this was available! I really miss those pizza bites since I was diagnosed Celiac, so this is fantastic. Thank you!!

3

I look forward to name brands such as pillsbury, to offer GF options.
Our 6yr old son was diagnosed celiac 2yrs ago. It’s been an expensive &
tough change for him & us. I would LOVE to try this product out & even more so for FREE!
????Brooke

4

These products would be a great time saver. I can’t wait to try them!! I think apple turnovers sound good about now!

5

What a great idea! Something my own kids may love. Thank you for the recipe.

6

I am so excited to try this! I searched the Pillsbury website and it says they products aren’t available in my area (Charlotte, NC). As a mama of 10 kids in a gluten free home, this would make life a WHOLE lot easier!!

7

I cannot wait to try these products. They will be great for those times that I have to take my own food to a get-together and want a dessert. Quick and easy! I also will be making the pizza bite recipe you have, without the cheese. Looks so good

8

I would love to try these! I love my homemade pizza crust, but there’s a healthy monkey bread recipe that I would make with pizza crust that I could actually roll into balls! And chocolate chip cookies are always wonderful to have around!

9

We are new to gluten free and tried the cauliflower pizza dough and it wasn’t a hit. We miss our pizza!

10

I tried the pastry crust and it was alright. I’m interested to try the other types as well!

11

WOW! that looks so good! Awesome that Pillsbury is putting this on the market!

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[…] GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN A POST ON AUG. 26, 2013. Giveaway details listed below. If you missed the first two reviews I wrote of the Pillsbury® Gluten-Free Doughs, you may want to read them, too:  Pillsbury® Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Pillsbury® Gltuen-Free Pizza Dough. […]

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[…] I do use my slow-cooker year round to make shredded Mexican Chicken and Pulled Pork. But, I’m more likely to make Chilis and Stews in my slow-cooker during the colder months of the year. I don’t use my slow-cooker as often as I could…or maybe should. I don’t use it for breakfast or desserts, but I’m willing to give it a try. So, maybe I’ll make Angela’s French Toast Casserole this week and Chocolate Flan from The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes. Oh, and I’m going to try Gina’s recipe for cooking Gluten-Free Garlic Bread in the slow-cooker, using Pillsbury’s® new gluten-free pizza dough. […]

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