Thursday, May 5, 2011

GT Express Pizzas

So, I'm going to start out by saying that this is not an endorsement of the GT Express kitchen gadget. But, since it is a gadget that we use frequently in our home, especially the children, it seemed appropriate to post a meal using it. Just to note, we have the original, old GT Express, not the newer RediSetGo. I was going to order the new one for Mother's Day per G's prompting, but ended up dealing with a nightmare of a recording that kept insisting I needed every other product and trip and magazine available to man, which caused me to cancel my order. So, I love my old version but cannot vouch for the new one. Anyway, I love this thing (we actually have two) because the Blessings can make wraps, burritos and grilled cheese sandwiches without using the stove or oven.

We got small recipe books with our order several years ago, and I've been having fun trying to veganize them. I use that term loosely because it's not so much veganizing, as it is completely revamping a recipe. This latest one is my version of their pizzas, which turned out just great. I used my pizza dough recipe again, and with that recipe, we made sixteen mini pizzas: plenty for dinner and lunch the next day! Everyone got to have just the type of pizza they wanted. I'm not sure if there's something similar on the market, but it's a great way to make small dishes. The only drawback is with a family of five, one of us has to wait for our meal since there's only four wells (read: me). See below for a tasty recipe!

GT Express Pizza

The size of the pizza dough ball you'll need for each pizza, about a palm-full

Two pizzas in their wells (with a touch of flour on the sides)

GT Express Pizzas


Pizza dough, my recipe (click on link)
Various fillings - we used:
Organic pizza sauce
Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet, cheddar cheese style, finely grated
Gimme Lean Sausage, made into little meatballs and sauteed
Black olives, sliced into thirds
Fresh pineapple, diced small
Artichoke hearts, quartered and canned in water, sliced in half lengthwise
Mushrooms, halved and sliced


Follow the recipe on making the dough, including the resting period. Plug in the GT Expresses. Take healthy-sized handfulls of dough, filling up your palm, and on a floured surface, roll slightly out a bit larger than the size of the well. Place in heated well, and spread a small amount of sauce and toppings on each pizza. Once both wells have dough and toppings, shut the lid and time for ten minutes. Comes out perfectly. Makes approximately sixteen mini pizzas, plenty for five hungry vegans for a couple of meals.


  1. Yay! Personal pizzas mean everyone's happy! What did you put on yours (when you finally got one)?

  2. Never heard of this contraption. They should send you a free one for the advert.

  3. Maud, everyone does love a personal pizza, right? I used all toppings, except for the pineapple.

    S.V., They definitely should!

  4. I personally think individual-size pizzas taste better...something about how they cook through nicely at the middle. Sounds like a fun and yummy meal was had by all!

  5. Yummy...Pizza! I like personal pizzas the best too. What a neat kitchen gadget to have. I love the idea of not having to turn on the oven.

  6. Those look like some really interesting toppings. And I can imagine how many things I'd need to adapt for having kids around - I remember some of my favorite appliances as a young'un. We had a little electric kettle I'd use to boil water and make instant oatmeal/cream of wheat. These personal pizzas look way better!

  7. Rose, there's something nice about having something that's all yours, unique and individually made, that's appealing.

    Michelle, it's great energy saver and doesn't over heat the house, that's for sure.

    Jessica, I bet you loved the independece of making that oatmeal, too! That's the biggest appeal to me for this appliance. And, who doesn't love pizza??

  8. This looks like a useful wee gadget! I suppose the nearest we have is our Diabolo toastie makers which sit on the cooker. We prefer them to electric ones as they're much easier to clean and have more of a pioneer feel to them! However, with young blessings, they wouldn't be so good...
    Penny (Scottish Vegan Homemaker)

  9. Looks delicious. A great way to fill up a hungry tummy..


  10. Penny, that gadget sounds great, I like the Pioneer touch. But, you're probably right about how it wouldn't be safe for the little ones.

    Millie, thank you!

  11. I didn't know what a GT was! Pizza is always a favourite, can't go wrong with it, and the more gadgets there are to make it quick and easy the better, since pizza should not cook for too long :-).

    btw, I finally started a blog list on the Vegan blog,
    and added your blog, hope you don't mind.


  12. Hi, Alessandra - pizzas work great here. Thanks for adding me to your blog list. When I finally get around to updating mine, I was planning on adding yours, too. :-)

  13. I didn't know what a gt express was, either. It sure looks fun! It also reminds me I should get out my old sandwich maker. It's been so long since I've had it out, I'm pretty sure the kids won't remember it!

    Poor Mommas - always have to eat last! I hope you didn't have to eat last on Sunday. :)

  14. Jenny, a sandwich maker sounds just right for kdis, too. Anything to encourage them in the kitchen. And, rest assured, I did not eat last on Sunday. :-)

  15. Hmm, I responded to your comment a couple of days ago, Jenny, so I don't know what happened. Anyways, a sandwich maker definitely sounds fun, and not to worry: I didn't eat last on Mother's Day. :-)

  16. It just sketches me out that it has a nonstick coating. Nonstick coatings are recently being outed as being dangerous which the manufacturers are denying but if the fumes can kill birds, isn't that a little scary? I wonder what the nonstick coating is.