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Sausage and Black Olive Pizza

Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 17 mins
Total time 1 hr, 33 mins

Serves 6 (serving size: 1 rectangle)

Making your own gluten-free pizza crust is easier than it sounds. As with any pizza, feel free to vary the toppings based on your preferences. We liked this combination of turkey Italian sausage and black olives, especially when paired with a cold glass of gluten-free beer.


  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1/2 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
  • 3.65 ounces white rice flour (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1.4 ounces sweet white sorghum flour (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1.4 ounces tapioca flour (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1.7 ounces potato starch (about 1/3 cup)
  • 0.9 ounce flaxseed meal (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 ounces turkey Italian sausage (1 link)
  • 1/2 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce
  • 4 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped ripe olives

Nutrition Information

  • calories 309
  • fat 11.8 g
  • satfat 3.6 g
  • monofat 4.7 g
  • polyfat 2.2 g
  • protein 15 g
  • carbohydrate 37 g
  • fiber 3.5 g
  • cholesterol 63 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 564 mg
  • calcium 19 mg

How to Make It

  1. Dissolve sugar and yeast in 1/2 cup warm water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes.

  2. Weigh or lightly spoon flours, potato starch, and flaxseed meal into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, potato starch, flaxseed meal, xanthan gum, and salt in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until blended. Add yeast mixture, oil, egg whites, and egg; beat at low speed until combined. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes.

  3. Spoon dough onto an 11 x 7-inch baking sheet coated with cooking spray and lined with parchment paper. Lightly coat hands with cooking spray; press dough into an 11 x 12-inch rectangle. Cover with plastic wrap coated with cooking spray, and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 400°.

  5. Bake at 400° for 14 minutes or until bottom is crisp. Cool completely. Increase oven temperature to 425°.

  6. Remove casings from sausage. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook 3 minutes, stirring to crumble. Spread marinara over crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border; top with sausage, cheese, and olives. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until crust is golden.

Gluten-Free Baking