Stop the press because this is the best gluten-free pizza crust recipe, 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!

A gluten free pizza on a baking sheet.

I have made a few pizza recipes on the blog over the past few 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!)

Learn how to make the best gluten free pizza crust with this easy gluten free pizza base recipe. This crust is fluffy and light, and can be used to make either a thin or thick crust! You can use this pizza base for these Gluten Free Pizza Rolls. This may be my best gluten free pizza crust recipe ever.

Allergen Information:

This pizza crust is gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, oat-free, and can easily be made dairy-free using vegan cheese. If you are yeast intolerant, try my Gluten Free Pizza Crust with No Yeast. You can make it quickly because it doesn’t need extra time to rise!

A photo of the pizza rolls ingredients.

Ingredient Notes:

  • Gluten-Free Flour Blend – I used Cup4Cup for this recipe because it makes this pizza dough rise well. I also tested Bob Red Mill All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blend (red bag!) I suspect Better Batter Artisinal Blend and Pillsbury Gluten-Free Flour Blend will also work well. Authentic Foods Steve’s GF Bread Blend should also work, but you may need more moisture or to reduce the amount of flour with that brand. I do not recommend using King Arthur Measure for Measure or Bob’s 1:1 (light blue bag), as these two do not work well with yeast recipes.
  • Xanthan Gum – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add one teaspoon.
  • You can also use my DIY Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend. It is gum-free, and Mr. Fearless Dining said it added a more realistic chewiness to this pizza crust. Note, if you use my flour blend, you will need to add 3-4 additional TBSP of water and 1 teaspoon of psyllium husk powder to the dough.
  • 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.

Step-By-Step Directions:

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.

Foamy yeast bubbling in a measuring cup.

Step 1: Add the yeast and sugar to warm water to proof your yeast. Be sure the water is no hotter than 110º F, or it will kill your yeast. You want this yeast mixture to get nice and foamy. This helps the pizza crust rise so that it isn’t dense.

A stand mixer mixing the pizza crust ingredients.

Step 2: You can mix this gluten-free pizza dough in a large mixing bowl with a spoon, or use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. 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.

Hands shaping pizza dough on a counter.

Step 3: Put the gluten-free pizza dough onto a silicone mat and shape it into individual pizza crusts. Cover it closely with plastic wrap and allow it to rise for 30-45 minutes.

A rolled out pizza crust with oil being brushed over the edges.

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.

The sauce spread on pizza crust.

Step 6: If you are baking your pizza in the oven, spread on your sauce and add the cheese and toppings.

Four personal sized pizzas cooking on a grill.

How To Grill Pizza:

If you choose to cook this pizza dough on the grill, you will want to make personal-sized pizzas as the dough is easier to transport and placed 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.

Oven Baking Directions:

If you are baking your gluten-free pizza crust, preheat the oven to 425º F. Bake the gluten-free pizza for about 12 minutes until the cheese is slightly golden and melted.

Topping Ideas:

  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage
  • Pineapple
  • Ham
  • Fresh basil
  • Mushrooms

Pizza Sauce Ideas:

A sliced pizza on a baking sheet.

Recipe FAQ:

Can you make this pizza crust without yeast?

Unfortunately, you do need yeast for this specific pizza recipe. I do share a delicious yeast-free gluten-free pizza dough recipe above.

Do you need a pizza stone to make this?

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.

Can you make this gluten free pizza dairy-free?

You can easily make this gluten free pizza dairy-free by omitting the parmesan cheese in the crust. Use dairy-free cheese like Daiya or VioLife.

What pizza sauce brands are gluten free?

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.

You may also love this delicious Gluten Free Deep Dish Pizza recipe!

A slice of gluten free pizza on a white plate.

I also think getting your kids in the kitchen so they learn to cook can be very empowering. Here are some delicious Gluten Free Recipes for Kids.

Best GF pizza crust I have tried. I used Cup4Cup multipurpose flour. I baked mine in the oven on parchment paper for 11-12 minutes at 400º F.”

Christine O.

Serve pizza with these sides:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This helps others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

A gluten free pizza on a baking sheet.

Gluten Free Pizza Crust Base

Sandi Gaertner
How to make a gluten free pizza base that you can cook on a grill. Makes the BEST gluten free grilled pizza crust!
4.98 from 109 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dinner Recipes, Gluten Free Pizza and Pasta Recipes, Meal Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 550 kcal

Equipment

  • Standing mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 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 active dry yeast * see note
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or honey
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs large

Topping

  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 ¼ cups pizza sauce * see note

Instructions
 

  • 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 and parmesan cheese. Gradually add the 3 ½ cups of flour. Mix slowly on low speed.
  • Mix until the dough is in a ball. On a baking sheet, shape and size of pizza crust you want.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise 30-45 minutes.
  • Remove the plastic wrap.

Grilling Instructions:

  • 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.

Oven Instructions:

  • 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.

Video

Notes

  1. I have tested this recipe with Cup4Cup and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. Bob’s 1:1 was tested, but it didn’t perform well. That doesn’t mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. This pizza will keep up to 3 days in an air-tight container.
  4. If you want to make this pizza dairy-free, omit the parmesan cheese and use a dairy-free cheese.
  5. Yeast – double check the brand you use is gluten free. Red Star Platinum is NOT gluten free!

Topping ideas:

  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage
  • Pineapple
  • Ham
  • Fresh basil
  • Mushrooms

Sauce ideas:

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 550kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 18gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 1011mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 12gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 168IUCalcium: 156mgIron: 4mg
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73 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Very good crust. Has a nice chewy texture. I normally shape & bake pizza crust for 7-10 min, then flip & add toppings so the crust doesn’t stay soggy, (I like a lot of toppings). I tried it as stated & turned out fine. One of my favorite sauce/toppings is to cube or shred cooked chicken breast or thighs & coat with a mix of 1 cup BBQ sauce & 1/4 cup tomato paste. I add sauteed onion & sliced black olives too.

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed the crust Darilyn. I haven’t thought about flipping the crust midway through baking (before toppings) but I bet it works well for getting it crisp!

  2. How far ahead of time can you make this dough? And would you mix the dough, place in refrigerator or freezer, and then take it out and let it sit/rise for an hour? Or let it rise first and then refrigerate or freeze?

    1. Hi Kerry, I have made it ahead and stored it in the refrigerator about 24 hours. It can rise in the refrigerator overnight if that is easiest. I haven’t tested freezing it, but I am sure it will freeze well if you wrap it in plastic wrap, then place it in a freezer safe zip baggie.

  3. 5 stars
    OMG! So glad to finally be able to keep my gluten free friends and family happy when we have pizza night. Loved this. Thank you!