Serendipitously, we were at an appointment out of town and decided to use up a small Earl’s gift card balance on a happy hour treat. The only item matching our money was a gluten free pizza. It was so unique and delicious that I had to ask questions. The secret, it turns out, is to use mayonnaise instead of pizza sauce. We are strong thin crust pizza fans so of course I tried to replicate it at home. The experiment was a smashing success.

This makes me especially happy since our stash of frozen gluten free pizza was depleted. We did not intend to buy more until they went on sale, which hadn’t happened in a long, long time. The price increase over the past year or so has been shocking. I ran a cost comparison between our standard pizza and the new serendipity pizza. For the same amount of food, serendipity pizzas are definitely less expensive per person.

Gluten Free Pizza Template

In my life, templates are better than recipes because of the freedom they offer. Once you’ve made the first pizza, you can change it up any way you want to. I’m happy to be able to share this template with you and I hope that you’ll have as much satisfaction from it as I have.


  • two gluten free tortillas – large size, about 11 inches across.
  • mayonnaise
  • mozzarella cheese
  • sweet onion, sliced in strips
  • sweet Italian or hot Hungarian pepper, sliced in strips
  • mushroom
  • thinly sliced cooked sausage (optional)


Put a little olive oil in a sauté pan. Sauté the onions, peppers and mushrooms until they begin to turn golden. Set aside to cool off a bit. The other ingredients should be at room temperature. The tortillas may dry out if you get the pizza ready too early, so don’t do the assembly until just before baking.


Set one tortilla on a 12″ pizza pan. If your tortillas are slightly different sizes, use the larger one on the bottom. Spread it thinly with mayonnaise. Sprinkle on a small amount of cheese. This is the glue that holds the two tortillas together. Think stuffed crust. Put the second tortilla on top and spread on another layer of mayonnaise. Think pizza sauce. Cover with cheese. Add the toppings.


Adjust your racks so the pizza will sit in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 425° F. Bake for about ten minutes, until the cheese just begins to brown. You know what a perfectly baked pizza should look like, right? Keep an eye on it. When it’s done, take it out and let it sit for two minutes before cutting it. Six slices is perfect.


Serendipity Pizza Making at a Glance