Does your family do a Friday night or Game Day Pizza Party? It’s a fun way to end a hectic week and have an all-ages party to welcome the weekend. Make our buy pizza dough, have a spread of all the fixin’s and get everyone in the kitchen making their own pizza. I do this a lot when we have company and there are varied tastes and special diets in the group. Having a wide variety of vegetables (and fruits) to top a vegetarian pizza is never a problem in our house and for gluten free guests there are a number of recipes online for gluten free pizza dough but, in a crunch, especially since there’s always a package in the fridge because it’s easy to make a meal of them – corn tortillas are a terrific timesaver and they’re gluten free!
For today, the corn tortillas are serving as cute little pizzas – or pizzettas – for the Pizza Party I’m throwing with Terra of Café Terra. Terra is one of many friends I’ve made through the food blogging community. She and I bonded over our love of pizza – we agree wholeheartedly that pizza is practically its own food group and, if either of us were sent to live on a deserted island, pizza would be one of the foods we would take with us. Over the years, we have visited each other’s websites and began to notice we enjoy the same kind of food: uncomplicated dishes with a rustic farmhouse appeal and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables; but it wasn’t until Instagram that we discovered our mutual admiration of pizza.
Back in the day, I used to buy pizza dough from Trader Joe’s or the family-owned Italian deli across the street from where we lived. Now, with Don’s sodium restriction, I make my own dough. It’s really very simple but requires an hour or so to allow the dough to rise. My go-to pizza dough recipes are Marcela Hazan’s recipe and King Arthur’s Flour pizza dough (they also have a gluten-free recipe).
Topped with roasted butternut squash and a savory mixture of oyster mushrooms and sweet red Kapia peppers these perfect little pizzas are made gluten free (and lower calorie) with corn tortillas and are a quick and easy option for gluten free guests at your pizza party! With the flavors of fall they’re also a great game day appetizer.
Clockwise from top left: Green Eggs & Ham with kale pesto; SXSW Pizza – fried green tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, corn and pepitas; Purple Potato Pizza; and Champagne Grape Pizza aka The Cheese Board pizza.
Terra and I would love it if you joined the party by linking up your favorite pizza recipe. It’s easy – just click, add your photo and remember to type the name of the recipe for “name” not your name or your blog’s name