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Spicy Margherita Pizza (gluten-free)

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  • Author: Emily Smith
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


A palate-pleaser pizza with a bit of spice and a whole lot of flavour.



For the gluten-free pizza crust

  • 1 1/2 cups PC Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 4 tablespoons virgin olive oil

For the toppings

  • 1/3 cup PC Marinara Pasta Sauce
  • 6 Tablespoons ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 roma tomato, sliced
  • 4 leaves of fresh basil, torn into smaller pieces
  • 1 teaspoon PC Black Label Peperoncini Piccanti


  1. Place the flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl, stir until blended. In a separate mixing medium mixing bowl, combine warm water, yeast, sugar, 2 Tbsp olive oil, and 1/3 cup of dry blend together.
  2. Stir together and set aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Add the wet yeast mixture to the dry blend, and beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes using a hand-held beater or stand mixer.
  4. Cover the bowl with a slightly damp cloth, and set aside for 30 minutes to let it rise.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Pour 2 Tbsp virgin olive oil in the center of a baking sheet. Gather the pizza dough from the mixing bowl and place it on top of the oil.
  6. Use wet hands to press the dough, beginning in the middle and working outwards, forming a 10 to 12″ pizza crust.
  7. Bake the crust for 8 to 10 minutes – you don’t want it to brown, so keep watch.
  8. Remove from the oven and top with marinara sauce, mozerella cheese, ricotta cheese, tomato slices, and PC Black Label Peperoncini Piccanti. Return to the oven to finish baking for 10 minutes. Broil for 1-2 minutes for cheese to bubble and brown slightly. Keep watch as it broils.
  9. Remove from the oven, top with fresh basil, and serve immediately. Enjoy!


  • Makes one 10-12″ pizza. Depending on your preference, you might want more or less marinara sauce and/or other toppings that compliment the flavour of the PC Black Label Peperoncini Piccanti. Enjoy experimenting!
  • Cook Time: 20


  • Serving Size: 8