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Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs Gluten Free Pizza

Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs Gluten Free Pizza

Slow cooker beef short ribs that braise themselves all day long, while you go about your day. Come home, shred the beef and top your Freschetta gluten free pizza with a homemade touch. Dinner is served!

This post is sponsored by Freschetta frozen pizzas, in celebration of their thin and crispy gluten free pizzas. Thank you for supporting and patronizing the companies that support GFOAS!

Slow cooker beef short ribs that braise themselves all day long, while you go about your day. Come home, shred the beef and top your Freschetta gluten free pizza with a homemade touch. Dinner is served!

The classic American last-minute meal is pizza. But when you’re gluten free, most of us can’t just order a terrific gluten free pizza from the corner pizza parlor. We have to get creative. We all know how much I love making my own gluten free bread and pizza crust, but sometimes, it’s just not possible on a busy weeknight. That’s why we all see so many pizza boxes curbside when it’s paper recycling day!

We all know how much I love making my own gluten free bread and pizza crust, but sometimes, it’s just not possible on a busy weeknight. That’s why we all see so many pizza boxes curbside when it’s paper recycling day!

Try Freschetta's gluten free frozen pizza and make dinnertime a snap!

I’ve teamed up with Freschetta frozen pizza today to bring you this recipe for slow cooker beef short ribs gluten free pizza. It may take a few short minutes of planning ahead in the morning, but you can still have a super quick weeknight meal. Just like the neighbors.

Try Freschetta's frozen gluten free pizza and make dinnertime a snap!

I’ll be honest. When Freschetta first contacted me about working together on this post, I wasn’t sure how I felt. I do very few sponsored posts on this blog, since I’m very protective of my readers. I won’t compromise my integrity at all, so I politely decline most offers. But once I found Freschetta’s frozen gluten free pizza in my local grocery store and tried it, I was sold.

It’s certified gluten free by the Celiac Support Association, so I feel comfortable serving it to my gluten free son—in my completely gluten free house. And it seems that taste in frozen pizzas has come a long, long way since my childhood! The crust is crispy and chewy, and it holds together like “regular” pizza.

Slow cooker beef short ribs that braise themselves all day long, while you go about your day. Come home, shred the beef and top your Freschetta gluten free pizza with a homemade touch. Dinner is served!

Of course, you can serve just the pizza alone to your family for the quickest weeknight meal (they even have a pepperoni variety). But today we’re dressing it up Mexican style with beef short ribs braised all day in the slow cooker. They make their own sauce as they cook in a combination of tomato puree and paste, beef broth and adobo, plus some spices.

I’ve made the short ribs in both the slow cooker and baked in a Dutch oven, and the slow cooker version is the big winner—in convenience, but most importantly in taste and texture. Beef short ribs are the sort of inexpensive cut of meat that the slow cooker was made for.

The meat is fall-off-the-bone tender (discard the bones or save them to make bone broth!), and the slightly spicy Mexican sauce is perfect for serving.

For an even simpler version, I’d love to try the Slow Cooker Pulled Pork from Sandi at Fearless Dining on this pizza!

Slow cooker beef short ribs that braise themselves all day long, while you go about your day. Come home, shred the beef and top your Freschetta gluten free pizza with a homemade touch. Dinner is served!

I added some Monterey Jack cheese to the pizza, but Freschetta has tons of cheese on there already. I just wanted to make sure the beef and jalapeño peppers stayed put on top when I added them halfway through baking.

The shredded beef keeps for days in the refrigerator, as does the sauce. Make this meal once, and serve the leftover beef over rice a few days later and you’ve got a foolproof dinner in the bag times two.

Freschetta🍕Giveaway—Now Closed!

Thanks to everyone who entered. This was great fun! The winner will be notified by email.

Please leave a comment below about your favorite pizza toppings for a chance to win 5 coupons, each good for any one free Freschetta pizza of 5.5 ounces or larger—and a $50 VISA gift card. Contest open to U.S. residents only (sorry—Freschetta’s rules, not mine!). No purchase of any kind necessary to enter, of course.

The contest will close and the winner will be chosen on Sunday night, September 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm Eastern.

Slow cooker beef short ribs that braise themselves all day long, while you go about your day. Come home, shred the beef and top your Freschetta gluten free pizza with a homemade touch. Dinner is served!

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Prep time: Cook time: Yield: 4 to 6 servings


1 28-ounce can tomato puree (or whole peeled tomatoes, pureed in a blender)

2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (from a can/jar of prepared peppers; optional)

1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder (optional—recommended to use either canned peppers or chili powder)

1/2 6-ounce can (3 ounces) tomato paste

2 tablespoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 1/2 cups (12 fluid ounces) beef broth/stock

4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs

2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 medium yellow onion, peeled and sliced

1 Freschetta Gluten Free Thin and Crispy 4 Cheese Medley Pizza

1 fresh jalapeño pepper, ribs and seeds removed and sliced thinly by cross-section (optional)

3 to 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated (optional)

Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)


  • In a blender or food processor, puree about 1/2 cup of the tomato puree with the (optional) chipotle peppers until smooth. Pour the pureed peppers and puree into the bowl of a 6-quart slow cooker. If not using the peppers, there is no need to blend the puree. Add the remaining tomato puree, (optional) chili powder, tomato paste, cumin, garlic powder and broth/stock. Whisk until smooth. Season the short ribs on all sides with the kosher salt and black pepper, and place into the sauce in the slow cooker. Add the sliced onion and mix gently to combine. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours. The meat should fall off the bones completely. Remove it from the slow cooker, trim obvious excess fat and shred the meat into a bowl. Discard the bones, and strain any large pieces from the sauce remaining in the slow cooker. Set the sauce aside.

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F. Place a pizza stone or overturned baking sheet in the oven as it preheats. Remove the Freschetta pizza from the carton, remove the plastic and cardboard and slide the pizza into the hot oven on the stone or baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese has begun to melt and the pizza has begun to rise.

  • Remove the pizza from the oven, top with shredded short rib meat, jalapeño slices, and the optional Monterey Jack cheese. Drizzle with the reserved sauce from the slow cooker. Return to the oven and bake for another 7 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the pizza is browned on the bottom. Remove from the oven, and allow the cheese to set for about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the optional chopped fresh cilantro, slice with a pizza wheel or sharp knife and serve while warm.

  • Refrigerate any leftover pizza and warm in a toaster oven before serving. The rest of the shredded beef and sauce can be stored in sealed containers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Serve it over rice for a no-fuss meal later in the week!



P.S. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway by leaving a comment below about your favorite pizza toppings! See above the recipe for full giveaway details!

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  • Kathy McCarty
    September 25, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    We are pretty simple and usual. We like pepperoni and sausage and tomato mostly. But we’re always up to trying new ones! This one looks great! worth a try!

  • Regina Shepherd
    September 25, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    I love BBQ pork on my pizza. It’s awesome!!!!

  • Kelly Thompson
    September 25, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    I don’t know why but I never thought of adding my own toppings to their pizza! I love their GF pizza – I bring the small pepperoni to work with me for lunch a few times a month. I do love Hawaiian pizzas though as well – something about the sweet and salty that’s perfect!

  • Carol
    September 25, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    I like to throw a handful of veggies(peppers,onions,mushrooms,brocolli,cauliflower,asparagras,anything) with a little olive oil and Italian seasonings in a pan to roast in the oven while it is heating up and then toss onto a freshetta pizza and bake according to the directions.Sometimes either leftover bacon or ham from breakfast and add some pineapple too. This is what we had for dinner tonight. My husband had one of your natural rising crusts and I had the cheeseGF pizza.Thank you so much,now we can both enjoy a quality pizza!

  • Pamela Livermore
    September 25, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    This Pizza sounds great! I have been topping my Freshetta Pizza with mushrooms, bell peppers and spinach or I’ll make it Margherita style. Can’t wait to try it with the short ribs.

  • Mary Spoonhour
    September 25, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    My absolute favorite toppings are anything veggie!! The more the better!

  • Tami Ruf
    September 25, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    My favorite toppings for pizza are: pepperoncini, feta and sun-dried tomatoes. If you need a little bit more protein add some canadian bacon! Yumm! I’m going to go grab my freshetta pizza from the freezer, add some toppings and eat some dinner!

  • Leslie Leininger
    September 25, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    My husband is Italian. He loves garlic. He says that if you see fresh garlic on the topping list, it’s a good pizza, place. We make pizza, every Friday night and there is always garlic…lots of it. Smells so good when cooking.

  • Renee
    September 25, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Extra cheese, Italian Seasoning, and Canadian Bacon. We’ve only been making your pizza crusts – buying the proper ingredients was entirely worth it!

  • Tea
    September 25, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Your website has the been filled some of the better gluten free recipes I have found on line. Thank you for your time into creating them. I am not saying this to butter you up! I truly mean it. I, and many others I have shared them with, can’t get enough of your banana muffins!! :)

  • Arnell VerHoef
    September 25, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Spinach, Fresh basil, LOTS of garlic and fresh tomato and mozzarella and Parmesan cheese! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

  • Alaina
    September 25, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    Green peppers, pepperoni and cheese. Or, if I’m not feeding the family – I like ham and pineapple.

  • Samantha
    September 25, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms and tons of black olives!! Yum!
    I love freschetta pizza! Best frozen gf pizza I have ever had hands down. The best option when I’m lazy but still want a great pizza…I try to stock up whenever I come across them.

  • Karen
    September 25, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    Pepperoni, pineapple, and jalepanos is my favorite combination. I’ve had Freschetta’s gluten free pizza and it is amazing for a frozen pizza. Love the crispy crust. I never even considered adding my own toppings like this.

  • Kara
    September 25, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Pepperoni and Mushroom is my staple, but I love chicken, bacon, ranch, or BBQ Chicken too. Yum. I will be on the look out for these GF pizzas

  • Annette Huffman
    September 25, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    I love goat cheese and pesto on mine. Where does this sell in Winterhaven Florida.

  • Kathryn
    September 25, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    Veggies, green peppers, onion, & mushrooms. Occasionally I add olives

  • Natalie Gifford
    September 25, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Hawaiian: Canadian bacon, pineapple & cream cheese

  • Julian Slater
    September 25, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    I’ve only found a different brand of gluten-free frozen pizza. Its plain cheeae and i jyat add toooings as i see fit. I’m pretty simple with my toppings usually just cheese or cheese and mushrooms. Now and then I like to have something like honey garlic chicken or chicken bacon ranch. I’m a pretty picky eater.

  • Erin Martin Williams
    September 25, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    I love a simple all cheese pizza!

  • Connie Boyd
    September 25, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    i didn’t know they had a GF crust! I’ve missed our weekly make-at-home pizza night. they’re back on now! Our favorite toppings are: artichoke hearts, pepperoni and mushrooms for me, ham and pineapple for the hubby and kids, we usually do a ‘run it through the garden’ type that is loaded with all the veggies that weren’t used during the week. We heart pizza :)

  • kjd
    September 25, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Love these crusts! Favorite toppings: Arugula with chevre on olive oil & garlic; Spinach with feta and kalamata olives on pesto

  • Kali Rae Perrone
    September 25, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    I found these at my local Safeway earlier this year and LOVED them! I was even pleased by the price. I can see why you agreed to sponsor, it’s the real deal! I love this idea, must do soon!

  • Jo
    September 25, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Spinach, onions, and mushrooms for pizza toppings for me!

  • Kristi
    September 25, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Arugula, prosciutto with shaved parmigiano and a drizzle of good balsamic.

  • mbsullivan
    September 25, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    My favorite is pepperoni, or just plain cheese.

  • Theresa Camil
    September 25, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    My favorite toppings are ham and pineapple.

  • September 25, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    My favorite pizza toppings are artichoke, basil, garlic and black olives!

  • P Hammond
    September 25, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    It varies but I guess my go to are Canadian bacon, bell pepper an pineapple.

  • Erin R.
    September 25, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    My favorite pizza lately has been a BBQ chicken one! Yummmmmmy!

  • Jacquie Cooper Garcia
    September 25, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    I have not seen the in the stores yet- I have certainly looked. There are lots of choices at Sprouts and such (in Los Angeles)- but am still trying to find the best GF pizza.
    The toppings I love most are my favorite pizza from the old days in SF- pesto sauce, feta, black olives, and yummy Italian sausage. Mmmm

  • Pat Stone
    September 25, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    Any vegetables sound good to me, but must haves are black olives, peppers, tomatoes, Italian sausage, ground beef, and lots of cheese. I am looking forward to trying Freschetta’s GF pizza for a quick meal meal anytime, including breakfast ! I think your recipe for the slow cooked beef shortribs would be a great addition to the basic frozen pizza and added vegetables. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Genta
    September 25, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    I just recently made a pizza that was sublime: caramelized onion, mushroom and prosciutto. The sweetness from the red sauce and onions, and then the tang from the Kalamata olives and prosciutto was divine. My new fav.

  • Amy F
    September 25, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Pepperoni or vegetable pizza are my two favorites.

  • September 25, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    We found the Freshetta pizza at Wegmans recently and went a little crazy buying really good frozen pizzas, lol! My favorite topping is meatball!! Next is buffalo chicken then mushrooms. Dunk the buffalo chicken pizza in blue cheese dressing and I’m in heaven!! Soooo good!

  • Lisa Peterson
    September 25, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Everything but Mushrooms – I love a mix of meats as well as a healthy dose of veggies and pineapple!

  • Ann
    September 25, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    My favorite is pepperoni and pineapple!

  • Maria
    September 25, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    Sauteed eggplant, onion and black olives are my special occasion toppings, but my all time fav is pepperoni!

  • Emily
    September 25, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Freschetta pizza was one of my first post-diagnosis discoveries – it used to only be carried at Costco around here and any time one of my friends with a membership was going I would ask for them to grab one for me. So happy to see it in more stores recently! My favorite toppings are feta, grilled onions, and fresh tomatoes.

  • Cynthia Quevedo
    September 25, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    I don’t really like to eat mushrooms, Except on Pizza!! Add some pepperoni and black olives and I’m set!!

  • Helen S.
    September 25, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    My favorite pizza toppings are sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, onion and anchovies!!

  • Nettie Lewis
    September 25, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    Chicken and bacon with a garlic white sauce – yum!

  • LaRessie
    September 25, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    I love chicken, spinach, black olives and tomatoes. A Greek take on pizza!

  • Pat
    September 25, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    I like most any pizza toppings. Probably my favorite if pepperoni, and secondly then I like black olives, sausage, bell peppers, onions.

  • Holly
    September 25, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    Simple peppers and onion!

  • Anna Alaniz
    September 25, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Fantastic! My favorite toppings are pepperoni and ham!

  • Cassandra
    September 25, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    My favorite toppings will always be any type of ham (bacon, prosciutto, etc.) And pineapple! But this looks delicious, I’m going to have to try this one out…

  • Lynn Hranac
    September 25, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    I love fresh tomato and basil with roasted garlic!

  • Jean Linna
    September 25, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    My favorite is garlic and fresh tomatoes with italian sausage

  • Courtney Petersen
    September 25, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    My favorite pizza toppings are black olives, sausage, and some good ol’ pepperoni. My youngest brother is also gluten free but he absolutely hates olives…so, naturally, the whole can goes on my half. :) I can’t complain about that!

  • Falecia Carpenter
    September 25, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Beef, onion, and mushroom is my favorite but I’m seeing many more Mexican pizza’s in my future since Mexican food is a staple at my house.

  • Cindy williams
    September 25, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Mushroom, candied jalapeños, bacon, pineapple, red onion, bell peppers, and red pepper flakes. Sometimes bbq sauce instead of puzza sauce.

  • Susie
    September 25, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    I love sautéed onions and mushrooms
    Or grilled chicken, red onion, cilantro, BBQ sauce, cheese.

  • Todd
    September 25, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Love adding ground beef, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, Asiago shredded cheese, taco sauce and crumbled corn chips.

  • September 25, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Canadian bacon and pineapple!

  • Tina
    September 25, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    My favorite pizza topping, grilled eggplant and salty prosciutto.

  • Gena Davis Brake
    September 25, 2016 at 1:50 PM

    We buy the gf pepperoni pizza and add Italian sausage! This does make a nice quick meal!

  • Julie
    September 25, 2016 at 1:35 PM

    I love a good supreme pizza with all of the gluten free toppings I can find!

  • Andrea
    September 25, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    I guess I’m more traditional, but pepperoni, bell peppers, black olives, mushrooms, and extra cheese make a pizza perfect for me! And I have tried Freschetta pizzas before, love them. Way better than the Udi’s version, with its too sweet crust.

  • Beth A
    September 25, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Everything is better with bacon!!!

  • Helen Capozzelli
    September 25, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    Cremini mushrooms, green onion, artichoke hearts, bacon, black olives

  • Lisa McCane
    September 25, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    goat cheese, bacon, figs and arugula

  • Lmcaleenan
    September 25, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    Pepperoni, ham and black olives!

  • Pamela F
    September 25, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    My favorite toppings are pesto, chicken, mushrooms, red onions and canadian bacon

  • Virginia
    September 25, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    Our favourite toppings are ham, bacon, and pineapple, with plenty of cheese! 😉

  • Carol Kempen Tuttoilmondo
    September 25, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    Lots of veggies and hot Italian sausage.

  • Diane Folz
    September 25, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    My favorite topping is quite simple…cooked ground beef, green peppers and onions and cheese(s) of choice. But I also LOVE vegetables so often we make one of hose too.

  • Kathryn Vai
    September 25, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    I had to laugh because we are divided pizza topping family. Spouse is all about the Canadian bacon and pineapple (aka Hawaiian), while I prefer veggies piled on top of veggies. :-)

  • MaryR
    September 25, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    My favorite red pizza topping is fresh mozzarella, basil, onion combo and sometimes mushroom. My favorite garlic sauce (aka white sauce) pizza topping is simply part skim mozzarella (not the fresh stuff). Not terribly original, but always good!🍕Mary

  • Lissa Dysart
    September 25, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    All kinds of veggies!

  • Dayna
    September 25, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Sounds amazing!! Definitely going to try this, this week!! So glad I saw this before my weekly grocery trip today! Thank you for sharing!! Our go-to pizza toppings are: cheese, tomatoes, olives, and of course the Canadian bacon and pineapple combo! I’ve never thought about adding any type of shredded beef or other meats as toppings, so I can’t wait to try this!! 😁👍🏼👍🏼🍕 Thanks again, SUCH a great idea and SO perfect for our busy weeks with our four kiddos!! ☺️

  • Bobbie
    September 25, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    I love chicken,bacon,black olives and sharp cheddar cheese. That with a good white sauce makes a pizza awesome!

  • Ginny Spellman Black
    September 25, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    I like the idea of having shredded beef around for tacos, stir fries and casseroles as well as the pizza. The crock pot makes it easy.

  • Zobeida Youmans
    September 25, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    I love pepperoni, red bell peppers, banana pepper, olives on white sauce instead of tomato base (Allergic to tomatoes). Yum Yum!!!

  • dragonfli
    September 25, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    Love sauteed mushrooms and onions with fresh spinach and basil on it!

  • Melissa Higbee
    September 25, 2016 at 12:37 PM

    I’m so excited when I can have pizza that I like anything but especially pineapple and chicken.

  • Laura Otis
    September 25, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    Caramelized onions with roasted pear and gruyere…melting just thinking about it…

  • September 25, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    Will have to try this frozen pizza. We love roasted tomato, red onion, olives on our pizza….and maybe a few other delights we find in the garden!

  • Jessica Gamez
    September 25, 2016 at 12:25 PM

    Pepperoni and jalapenos!

  • Kate Salisbury-Smith
    September 25, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    Tomato slices and fresh basil are my toppings of choice! Yum!

  • Sandy West
    September 25, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    sausage, ricotta cheese and banana peppers

  • tonythefisher
    September 25, 2016 at 12:14 PM

    Thin crust, GF BBQ Chicken Pizza, with maple glazed bacon, red onions, smoked gouda and a very lite topping of mozzarella and any hard cheese, but I often choose asiago,……

    • tonythefisher
      September 25, 2016 at 12:22 PM

      HELPFUL HINT : Try pre-baking pepperonis to drain away as much grease as possible and to make them crunchy, before utilizing as a topping……!

  • September 25, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    I love pepperoni and pineapple on my pizzas!

  • Diana Taft
    September 25, 2016 at 12:11 PM

    My favorite pizza toppings are spinach, onion, and grilled chicken, dht6 AT cornell DOT edu

  • Luis Warner-Krzyżanowski
    September 25, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    clams and shrimp with garlic are my favorite

  • Emily Chin
    September 25, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    My favorite topics are sundried tomatoes and green olives with goat cheese

  • cath
    September 25, 2016 at 8:35 AM

    My favourite pizza toppings are chicken cheese pineapple and tomato with bbq sauce

  • Annamarie Voss
    September 25, 2016 at 12:53 AM

    My favorite pizza toppings are pepperoni and mushroom

  • Rachel Stovall
    September 25, 2016 at 12:06 AM

    Pepperoni and extra cheese! :)

  • Laura
    September 24, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    Banana peppers with pepperoni dipped in blue cheese dressing. Yum!!

  • September 24, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    My all-time favorite pizza toppings are sliced grape tomatoes, extra cheese and balsamic vinaigrette.
    Thanks, Nicole, for the recipes. I didn’t realize Freschetta has a GF pizza on the market. I’ll have to keep my eye open for it.

  • Margie
    September 24, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    Thinly sliced tomatoes, black olives, and caramelized onions. Yummy.

  • September 24, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    My favorite pizza toppings are mushrooms, black olives, peppers and onions.

  • Jennifer S.
    September 24, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Hawaiian= Canadian bacon, pineapple, and green olives

  • Brian Rickert
    September 24, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    I’ve always loved what’s referred to as the Cowboy Pizza – sausage, pepperoni, black olives, and mushrooms. yum yum Green pepper is a nice addition too. I was surprised to see so many stores in this small town area that have the Freschetta GF pizza!

  • Kristen
    September 24, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    I like spicy sausage, mushrooms, onions, artichoke hearts and fresh tomatoes.

  • April Hyzer
    September 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    I love anything with basil!! Margarita type or pesto with chicken…YUM!!

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup
    September 24, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    I love cheese and veggies on my pizza! Also, lots of sauce :)

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  • Sunny Nottingham
    September 24, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    We are a diverse family but mostly love pepperoni, bacon and olives on our pizza. Haven’t had much since gluten intolerance diagnosis. Going to try to make your flour tortillas and make personal pizza’s first.

  • Angie (Military Mom of 6)
    September 24, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    We are a meat lovers family-but make it an everything pizza. We make our own at home to use GF crust with chicken sausage, bacon, ham, pineapple, yellow peppers, red onion, mushrooms & a bit of garlic! Yum! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Angie N.
    (Military mom of 6)

  • pqcbb
    September 24, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    I love pineapple & canadian bacon on mine.
    Thanks Nicole!

  • Janis
    September 24, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    I love all the vegetables, but in my house I’m the only one. This kids go for cheese and my husband goes for all the meats.

  • Linda
    September 24, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    My favorite pizza toppings are extra cheese, lots of sauce and sometimes peppers.

  • Anneke
    September 24, 2016 at 1:37 PM

    Favorite pizza topping for me is pepperoni and onions, but we have always used pizza as a base for feeding vegetables to the kids. They will eat pizza with just about anything on it! We have already started getting the Freschetta’s and adding toppings. Yum!

  • Janet H
    September 24, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    I love short ribs and this recipe is different from any I have. Love pizza too, so looking forward to trying this. I have not tried Freschetta yet! Thanks for another recipe. Favorite toppings are tomatoes, basil and mozzarella.

  • Chelsea Johnson
    September 24, 2016 at 12:34 PM

    For me it’s mushrooms and goat cheese all the way

  • Amy
    September 24, 2016 at 9:13 AM

    Since my son was finally diagnosed about a year ago as celiac, we were happy to know what’s been wrong with his stomach all these years. Freschetta isn’t the absolute best GF pizza out there!! We usually put bacon and onion but can’t wait to try the slow cooked beef.

  • Victoria Donaldson
    September 24, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    I can’t enter but wow never Seen s0 many resposese. Lots of love in the gf pizza world. So trying this short rib slow-cooked business…..mmmmm, thanks again for rocking our little gf world

  • Helen Brownell
    September 24, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    My absolute favorite pizza has the mozzarella on the bottom and kale and bacon on top with a few thin slices of onion and a sprinkling of Parmesan.

  • David Peery
    September 24, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    I love bacon and black olives. My wife loves artichokes and onions.

  • merrilee
    September 24, 2016 at 8:22 AM

    Margarita Pizza-yum!

  • Janet Archibald
    September 24, 2016 at 8:21 AM

    Mushrooms, Canadian bacon, spinach, extra cheese… Oh my list could go on and on!

  • Ashley Kolpak
    September 24, 2016 at 8:13 AM

    I love pepperoni, peppers, and mushrooms.

  • Karen Pacheco
    September 24, 2016 at 6:55 AM

    Pancetta, artichokes and onion with lots of cheese!! Yummy :)

  • Susan Kanarick
    September 24, 2016 at 4:55 AM

    Canadian Bacon and fresh pineapple with lots of cheese. Now to see if I can find this crust at my local grocery store. Thanks Nicole for teaming up with Freschetta – this looks delicious!

  • Kate
    September 24, 2016 at 2:55 AM

    I love pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms

  • Lulu
    September 24, 2016 at 2:36 AM

    I add leftover rotisserie chicken, dollops of Alfredo sauce, green onions, cherry tomatoes and basil to my Freschetta gf cheese pizza

  • Janice
    September 24, 2016 at 1:56 AM

    Sausage, bacon, onions!

  • ivypt
    September 24, 2016 at 1:56 AM

    We like to top ours with artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, feta cheese, parmesan and some bits of salami or pepperoni. Extra cheese always seems to go well.

  • Jim
    September 24, 2016 at 1:02 AM

    The Freschetta frozen pies are at the top of the heap for store-bought GF pizza.

    We like to add onions, black olives, and roasted red peppers.

    If we’re ordering a GF pizza, it’ll have sausage and roasted peppers.

    I’m pretty sure roasted peppers are the “bacon” of the vegetable world!

  • Rosanne Rodriguez
    September 23, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    I like mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes on mine.

  • Rosanne Rodriguez
    September 23, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    I like a little extra cheese, mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes on mine.

  • Dez
    September 23, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Nicole I love you SO much for this one! Freschetta GF Pizza is one of the best GF pre-made items I can get around here, it’s $15 here (rural alaska) so I don’t get it often. Nice to have when you really don’t want to cook/ hiked up a mountain. Totally don’t think you’re a money hound btw, never seen you use a sponsored post before – and you always seem to be very caring about our gluten free community! <3

    My favorite toppings are Banana peppers + Bacon!

    • September 24, 2016 at 3:56 PM

      Thank you, Dez! I have a lot of respect for my readers, and I try very hard to stay true. :)

  • Alison Bradley
    September 23, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    YUM! Mushrooms & artichoke hearts for me.

  • melissa gilbert
    September 23, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    Spinach, mushrooms, and green peepers!

  • Karen Stegner
    September 23, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    Sausage, bacon, mushroom, bell peppers and onions.

  • Lynne T.
    September 23, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    I love sausage, peppers, onions and black olives.

  • Lynne
    September 23, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    Pepperoni, onion, black olives, broccoli, and spinach!

  • Joanne
    September 23, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Love black olives, bell peppers, and mushrooms.

  • BJ
    September 23, 2016 at 7:55 PM


  • Robbi
    September 23, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    Everything except hot peppers

  • Deborah
    September 23, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Sausage and mushroom!

  • court343
    September 23, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Buffalo chicken with a drizzle of ranch on a white pizza…and a gluten free crust, of course!

  • Colleen
    September 23, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    I like slices of ripe tomatoes on my pie!

  • Vivi
    September 23, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Gosh, with the giveaway only open to U.S. residents (that sucks!!) maybe they should take CANADIAN Bacon off their list of toppings?!!

  • Lauren
    September 23, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    I am excited to try this recipe! My favorite toppings are- sasuage, carmelized onions, and extra cheese! 🍕🧀

  • Becky
    September 23, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Pepperoni, Mushroom & Extra Cheese

  • karen_303
    September 23, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    this is a totally new product to me! i am very excited about trying it. i love italian sausage, black olives, bell peppers and mushrooms.

  • Gretchen Abold
    September 23, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Pepperoni and minced jalapeño!

  • Melissa R
    September 23, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    I love a classic margharita pizza – especially with fresh, homegrown tomatoes and basil!

  • Brenda
    September 23, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    Love spinach and mushroom, but also italian sausage….. and there’s bbq chicken and carmelized onions! Can’t pick just one. LOL

  • Bethany Grogg
    September 23, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Hamburger and mushrooms!

  • Liz Stark
    September 23, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    My favorite pizza toppings are spinach and garlic.

  • Heather Morgan
    September 23, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    I am a huge fan of mushrooms, spinach, & feta cheese.

  • Livivua Chandler
    September 23, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    I love the combination of sausage and pineapple, or pepperoni, chicken and bbq sauce with black olives.

  • Rebecca
    September 23, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Love black olives, peppers, tomatoes, Italian sausage, and lots of cheese

  • familychef
    September 23, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Deluxe veggie (onion, tomato, mushroom, pepper, and lots of garlic) – yum.
    Or, Barbeque Chicken Pizza!

  • Linda Millek
    September 23, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Mushrooms, peppers, onions, peperoni

  • Linda Gilmartin
    September 23, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Mushrooms, spinach and carmelized onions on top of a gf freshetra pizza – yummy!

  • anita
    September 23, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    We love chicken, bacon ranch pizza!

  • Lara
    September 23, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Bbq bacon cheese burger is so tasty! I also enjoy pepperoni banana peppers and onions.

  • seasonic
    September 23, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    I love salami, mushrooms, pineapple, and sun-dried tomatoes on my GF pizza!

  • Rosie
    September 23, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    My fav toppings are nothing unusual, but I love grilling pizza, and grilling the toppings before putting them on the dough – onion, peppers, mushrooms and then adding cheeses and basil and some olive oil over the sauce!

  • Alex Shaw
    September 23, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    I love Freschetta’s gluten free pizzas! While I am a huge fan of veggies on my pizza, this looks delicious!!! I love spinach, mushrooms and feta on my pizza!

  • Cindy Dillard
    September 23, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    You can’t go wrong with pepperoni and extra cheese!

  • Anna
    September 23, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    I enjoy Hawaiian pizza or pesto with chicken or tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella…it’s hard to pick!

  • Christy
    September 23, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    I am very traditional! Fried ground beef with onions, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, green olives, and Mixture of Cojack, cheddar, mozzarella cheeses, topped with Parmesan cheese. Serve with taco sauce!!

  • Sue Ellen
    September 23, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    I would have to say that Freschetta makes a terrific pizza, but I guess my favorite comes from Mellow Mushroom – hand and freshly made, spinach and pesto with cheese tomatoes, cannot get any better than that!

  • Holly
    September 23, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    I love pesto with arugula !!! Yum

  • Robin Freedlander Sachs
    September 23, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    I love grilled chicken on pizza. Or baked eggplant with gluten free Panko. Sometimes just simple margarita . I am not supposed to have dairy so I cheat sometimes.

  • megsplegs
    September 23, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Any combo of fresh veggies are my favorite pizza toppings, but for my whole family the clear favorite is a BLT pizza with a mayo or homemade ranch dressing drizzle on top. Your Mexican short rib recipe looks divine too!

  • Danielle Weeda
    September 23, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    I love a good spinach alfredo!!! I like chicken or prosciutto on it some times, but simple is usually best!!!

  • Kelly Pruner
    September 23, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    I love pesto instead of regular sauce and lots of veggies!

  • jmtabb
    September 23, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Fave toppings – carmelized onions, sundried tomatos, spinach, mushrooms, garlic.

    You could also add artichoke hearts, or some meat (pepperoni, sausage, grilled chicken)

    I’m not vegetarian but I absolutely love this combination. So hard to find a good vegetarian pizza option that doesn’t include bell peppers but this one is colorful and really flavorful.

  • Denise M
    September 23, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    I love grilled chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese and ranch dressing

  • avidclick
    September 23, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    I liken the mozzarella / 4-cheese as a nice base from which you can build all kinds of tasty variations.

  • TXorbust
    September 23, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    We love sausage, onion, green peppers, olives, and mushrooms!!!

  • Eddi Massey
    September 23, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Chicken ,spinach and feta yum!

  • Pete
    September 23, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    Simple, just tomatoe, basil and fresh mozzarella.

  • Truth seeker
    September 23, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    I love, love, love kalamata olives and artichoke hearts! Add a little ground sausage and you have a great pizza! 😋

  • Erin
    September 23, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    Mmm, pizza! Ground lamb is fantastic when you’re looking for something just a little different and delicious!

  • Cindy
    September 23, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    I’m a huge fan of BBQ chicken pizza!!!

  • Justin Eagon
    September 23, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    For me, there is nothing like onions and green peppers on top of a pizza! Nothing fancy about it, just those classic aromas that waft from the oven as they cook. It takes me back to my childhood going into the local neighborhood pizza joint with my dad. It was an old corner house that was converted into a carry-out-only pizza shop and you could smell those onions cooking as soon as you turned onto the block.

  • Beth
    September 23, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Pizza, love it with any toppings, but when I make it, it is with Italian sausage, pepperoni, green peppers, olives, onion, mozzarella and GF pizza sauce (red). That is delicious and easy. Thank you for all you do for people that need to be gluten free!

  • peggy
    September 23, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    I love adding Monteray Jack for that extra kick… you can never have too much cheese I say…that’s really what makes it pizza for me… once you get that smooth blend of cheeses mixed with artichoke hearts, peppers and onions and zesty garlic…. wowza!

  • Wendy
    September 23, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    We love to saute onions on olive oil until translucent and the n add some thinly slices red and yellow pepper, cook a few minutes more, add to pizza and top shredded with mozzarella. I use a marinara sauce for the base. Yummy!

  • Marianne Hargrove Murray
    September 23, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Any gluten free pizza is a good pizza, but if we had to pick favorite toppings, our ‘go to’ would be black olives, mushrooms and pepperoni.

  • Tiffanee Beard
    September 23, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    peppers,sausage or just a veggie Pizza with broccoli spinach

  • Diane
    September 23, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Love the Gluten Free Freschetta pizza, I buy it at my local BJ’s Wholesale club. My favorite topping is a Portuguese sausage called linguica. I grind it up and sprinkle it on the pizza, delicious!!!!

  • Kim
    September 23, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    I like pepperoni-onion and mushroom !

  • Ashley Hauge
    September 23, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    Canadian bacon and pineapple! Maybe add some mushrooms too. YUM!!!!!

  • Ryan Parman
    September 23, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    I love a great Hawaiian pizza made with fresh toppings.

    September 23, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    My favorite pizza topping is cheese and mushrooms! Easy Peasy!!!

  • Barbara Cox
    September 23, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    depends on my mood – pepperoni or hamburg & mushroom or ham & onion or hamburg, bacon, & onion. But I love Freschetta’s gluten free pizza! Just wish it was thick crust – like Pizza Hut’s pan pizza….

  • Nancy
    September 23, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    I am new to being gluten free. My favorite toppings are black olives, mushrooms, green peppers, spicy sausage, pepperoni, and crispy cooked bacon.

  • NickiB
    September 23, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    I really love non traditional pizza toppings and one of my faves is Thai chicken peanut pizza with fresh green onions and cilantro.
    Anything with bbq sauce works great too!!

  • JT
    September 23, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    I love Chicken Bacon Ranch pizza

  • Sindylue
    September 23, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    If the pizza has good pepperoni just a plain pepperoni, when I was pregnant with twins 35 years ago it was Canadian bacon black olives and fresh tomatoes. I can’t wait for your new cookbook. I love everything I’ve tried. I made breakfast cookies for some picky grandchildren last week and they loved them. I did too. Thank you Nicole for all the hard work and testing you do and then graciously share with us.

    • September 24, 2016 at 3:55 PM

      Thank you, Sindylue!!

  • Karen
    September 23, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Mushrooms and pineapple! Yum

  • nancyheerema
    September 23, 2016 at 2:09 PM


  • Audrey Farmer
    September 23, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    prosciutto, date, and thyme for fancy pizza
    chicken, red onion and pineapple for normal pizzas.

  • Erin
    September 23, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    I LOVE Freshetta pizza! I usually add some extra cheese and lots of pepperoni.

  • Debby Stenson
    September 23, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    mushrooms, black olives and tomatoes

  • September 23, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    classic pepperoni

  • Leslie
    September 23, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Homemade meatballs and extra cheese, please.

  • Monica White Young
    September 23, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Chicken, bacon and ranch or garlic butter with broccoli, cauliflower and carrots

  • Sonja Johnson
    September 23, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    I like pepperoni, spinach, and mushrooms.

  • Olivia Hickey
    September 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM


  • 1froglegs
    September 23, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    My favorite topping is pepperoni, especially when it is a little overcooked and burned around the edges.

  • Nichole Baker
    September 23, 2016 at 12:22 PM

    I love BBQ chicken or ground beef & caramelized onions

  • Kayley Yu
    September 23, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    My favorite is ham and pineapple!

  • St. Heather
    September 23, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    I’ll try just about anything on a pizza including roasted brussels sprouts. But my all-time favorite is bbq beef with cheddar and bacon. I’m definitely going to try this short-ribs recipe this weekend!

  • HS kraftmaking
    September 23, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    I love mushroom, pepper and grilled chicken.

  • mami2jcn
    September 23, 2016 at 11:23 AM

    I love pepperoni and sausage.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  • Country Mouse
    September 23, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    My hands-down favorite is ham and pineapple.

  • Ann C
    September 23, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    This sounds great! My favorite though is pesto pizza – just pesto, feta cheese and chopped tomatoes, on a GFOAS crust of course . . . mmmmm!

  • coupcrazy
    September 23, 2016 at 10:43 AM

    I love mushrooms and olives, make the pizza mediterranean and I’ll be a happy girl!
    AKA Brenda Haines

  • Lisa Brown
    September 23, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    my favorite pizza toppings are mushrooms and black olives thanks for the chance
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  • Beth
    September 23, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    Ooooh, I’ve been eyeing the Freschetta pizzas but your dough is the most requested in my household and since one son likes just sauce, no cheese, the other just cheese no sauce and my husband and I like pesto, fresh tomatoes, and mushrooms, pizza night can be a little…. well, challenging. Thanks for the recipe, Nicole, they all love meat so maybe this is the answer to the challenge!!

    • September 23, 2016 at 12:48 PM

      That sounds exhausting, Beth! I definitely feel you. 😬

  • Heather
    September 23, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    Bacon and onion are my absolute favorite.

  • Krista Davis
    September 23, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    I love pepperoni and cheese. Pepperoni, bacon, and cheese. Chicken and bacon with bbq sauce. I’m not too adventurous.

  • September 23, 2016 at 8:28 AM

    Pepperoni and Cheese. Pepperoni and Cheese. Nothing more or less. lol. I also love using Basil Pesto (homemade) iwhenever I have some. :-)

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