Stop the press because this is the best Gluten free pizza crust ever! You can cook this yummy homemade gluten free pizza on a charcoal or gas grill, or baked in the oven. This crust is crispy on the outside and fluffy and chewy on the inside! Just add your favorite pizza toppings!
I have made a few pizza recipes on the blog over the past couple of years. This Gluten Free Flatbread Pizza is one of my kids' favorites. This Gluten Free Sourdough Pizza is great if you have a sourdough starter. (If you don't I include how to make one too!)
Are you ready to give this easy pizza crust recipe a try? First, let's walk through the steps to make the gluten free pizza base.
Why this gluten free pizza crust is awesome:
- This crust is fluffy, light and can be used to make either a thin crust, or a thick crust!
- You can use this gluten free pizza dough to make a lot of fun recipes.
- Not only is this pizza crust amazing baked in the oven, you can also grill this pizza crust...directly on your grill!
This may be my best gluten free pizza crust recipe ever. It is so easy to learn how to grill your pizza!
- Gluten free flour blend - I used Cup4Cup for this recipe because it makes tghis pizza dough rise really well. I also tested Bob Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. I suspect Better Batter Artisinal Blend and Pillsbury Gluten Free Flour Blend will also work well. I do not recommend using King Arthur Measure for Measure as it isn't great with yeast recipes.
- Xanthan Gum - If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- Yeast - Double check the brand you use is gluten free. Red Star Platinum is NOT gluten free!
- Sauce - Be sure the sauce you use is gluten free. I will share some great sauce recommendations below.
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Add the yeast and sugar to warm water to proof your yeast. You want it to get nice and foamy. This helps the pizza crust so that it isn't so dense.
Step 2: You can mix this up in a large bowl or standing mixer. I used a standing mixer because it is easier. Slowly add the ingredients into a mixer. (I switched to the dough hook on my Kitchen Aid mixer because it handles the dough the easiest.)
To measure your gluten free flour, I recommend using the spoon method or leveling method. In a perfect world, people weigh their flour, but most do not own a kitchen scale.
Put the measuring scoop into the flour and fill. Do not pack the flour. Use a knife to scrape along the top to remove the extra flour.
Use a spoon to fill the measuring cup. Use a knife to level along the top to remove the extra flour.
Step 3: Put the gluten free pizza dough onto a board and shape it into individual pizza crusts.
Step 4: Roll your crust to the desired thickness. I rolled this dough to ¼ inch thickness.
Step 5: Brush olive oil over the edge of the crust. This will help it get more golden.
Step 6: If you are baking your pizza in the oven, spread on your sauce, add the cheese, and toppings.
Grilling the pizzas:
If you are cooking it on a grill, you will want to make personal-sized pizzas as the dough is easier to transport and place flat onto the grill.
Place on the grill and add your toppings. Close the lid and allow to cook at 425º F on the grill until the cheese is all melted, about 8-10 minutes depending on how thick the dough is.
Baking the pizza crust:
If you are baking your gluten free pizza crust, preheat the oven to 425º F. Bake the gluten free pizza about 12 minutes until the cheese is slightly golden and melted.
- Fresh basil
- Use this easy homemade Gluten Free Pizza Sauce recipe for a traditional pizza sauce.
- If you want a white pizza, use this Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce to top your gluten free pizza crust.
- You will also have fun using this Nut-Free Pesto Sauce for your pizza.
Check out this fun gluten free pizza web story too!
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
Unfortunately, you do need yeast for this specific pizza recipe.
Nope...you don't need a pizza stone to make my grilled pizza recipe. You can plop that raw pizza crust dough right on the grill! If you do bake this recipe in the oven, a pizza stone will help your crust get nice and crisp.
Our grill is a Weber grill so this is an easy question for me to answer for you. I preheat my Weber grill on medium-high until the temperature gauge is showing 450º F.
Open the grill and add your pizza crusts. I grill the pizza crusts with the lid closed for 8 minutes, then open the lid and add the sauce, cheese, and toppings.
You can easily make this gluten free pizza dairy-free by omitting the parmesan cheese in the crust. Use a dairy-free cheese like Daiya or VioLife.
If you prefer to use store-bought pizza sauce, there are several delicious gluten free pizza sauce brands. I like Rao's, Trader Joe's, and Mezetta best.
Learning how to eat gluten free doesn’t have to be difficult, and with a little bit of planning ahead, it can be delicious, too! If you need a simple and delicious gluten free pizza sauce recipe, I have you covered!
Serve with these sides:
- Cinnamon Brown Sugar Carrots
- Grandma's Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Fennel and Grapefruit Salad
- Kale and Apple Salad
Best GF pizza crust I have tried. I used Cup 4 Cup multipurpose flour. I baked mine in the oven on parchment paper for 11-12 minutes at 400 degrees."Christine O.
Gluten Free Pizza Crust Base
- 3 ½ cups gluten free flour blend * see note
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese optional
- 1 ¼ cup warm water
- 2 teaspoons yeast * see note
- 1 teaspoon sugar or honey
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 eggs large
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- 1 ¼ cups pizza sauce * see note
- Put the warm water in a bowl with the sugar. Add the yeast and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes until if foams up.
- In a mixer, add the foamy yeast, eggs, and oil. Mix to blend.
- Change to a dough hook. Add the salt, parmesan cheese, and gradually add the 3 cups of flour. Mix slowly on low speed.
- Mix until the dough is in a ball.
- Take the bowl off the mixer and place plastic wrap over the bowl. Allow it to sit for 1 hour to rise.
- Remove the plastic wrap and place the dough onto a floured surface.
- Preheat your grill to 425º F.
- Shape your dough into 4 mini gluten free pizza crusts.
- Put the dough onto the grill and close the lid so the dough can cook for 3-5 minutes.
- Open the lid. Add sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings.
- Grill until the cheese is melted and the crust looks cooked. Make sure you check the bottom of the crust periodically to ensure it doesn't burn.
- Preheat the oven to 425º F.
- Heat a pizza stone if you are using one in the oven. If not skip this step.
- Place your pizza crust on the pizza stone or a baking sheet.
- Add the sauce, cheese, and toppings.
- Bake the pizza for 12-15 minutes depending on crust thickness.
- I have tested this recipe with Cup4Cup and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- This pizza will keep up to 3 days in an air-tight container.
- If you want to make this pizza dairy-free, omit the parmesan cheese and use a dairy-free cheese.
- Fresh basil
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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