If you love pizza but need to avoid gluten and other grains, this deliciously crisp grilled grain-free pizza crust will be a fun recipe for you to try! You heard that right, you can cook this pizza crust right on your grill!
Crispy and delicious, this easy grain-free crust recipe holds up to grilling amazingly well!
(*This post was sponsored by CK Mondavi and Family. All delicious opinions are my own.)
I am so excited to share today’s recipe with you. Several people have written to me over the past year asking if I could make my grillable gluten free pizza crust in a grain free version. With this grain-free version, you have the additional options of making your pizza paleo as well!
Grab a few simple ingredients, all of your favorite toppings, and a cold bottle of CK Mondavi’s Pinot Grigio. It pairs beautifully with pizza! I made these pizzas personal pizza sized, that way everyone can choose their favorite toppings!
CK Mondavi makes a lot of delicious wines like:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Sauvignon Blanc
Their wines are perfect for entertaining, I even like to use extra Pinot Grigio when I make risotto! At just $6.99 per bottle, they are an incredible value.
Have you tried using fruit as a topping on pizza? I love to use fruit on pizzas, almost as much as vegetables. My kids laugh, but when they tasted the ham and pear pizza they really liked it! I think I may have them convinced to try more fruity options.
As an adult, I find CK Mondavi’s Pinot Grigio pairs beautifully with fruit when cooked into pizza. The fruit caramelizes as it cooks, adding natural sweetness to the pairing.
CK Mondavi’s 2016 Pinot Grigio won a Gold Medal at the California State Fair. The wine is slightly fruity with hints of tropical fruits and light spice.”
How do you make a pizza crust grain free?
There are lots of ways you can make a pizza crust grain free. Many people use almond flour, coconut flour, or a combination of the two. I know a lot of my readers are gluten free and nut free, so I wanted to create a grain-free option without almond flour.
This easy grain-free pizza crust is naturally gluten free, and with a dairy-free cheese and no parmesan, this pizza is also dairy free.
For this paleo pizza crust, I used a combination of Cassava Flour and Tapioca Starches. If you are not strictly paleo, you can also add cheese like parmesan to the crust as well for extra flavor.
The first step to make this grain-free pizza crust is to add the Cassava flour, arrowroot starch, parmesan cheese, basil, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Use a whisk to blend thoroughly.
Add in eggs, olive oil, and water. Mix the dough well. (I like to use my hands to mix dough so it blends together fully. You can also use a mixer.)
Shape the dough into a large crust, or make personal sized grain-free pizzas like we did. I put the dough ball in-between two pieces of waxed paper and I roll the dough until it is 1/4 to 1/3 of an inch thick.
TIP: If you roll the pizza crust dough too thin, it will not hold together on the grill well.
I remove the top piece of wax paper then with the dough still on the bottom piece of wax paper, I lay the crust dough onto the grill.
Grill the pizza with the lid down for 8 minutes. Next, add your favorite pizza toppings! Here I show fresh spinach and feta cheese.
More ideas for pizza toppings include:
- Meats like pepperoni, smoked chicken, sausage, and bacon.
- Savory cheeses like gouda, feta, gorgonzola.
- Vegetables like zucchini, onion, mushrooms, and arugula
How to Make a Grain-Free Pizza Crust:
- 1 1/2 cups Cassava Flour
- 1 1/2 cups Arrowroot Starch
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese , optional
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup water, Plus up to 1/4 cup more
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat your grill and make sure the grate is clean.
- In a large bowl, add the dry crust ingredients and whisk to blend.
- In a smaller bowl, add the wet ingredients and one cup of water.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well with your hands. Add additional water 1 tablespoon at a time until your dough looks like what is shown above.
- Break the dough into personal pizza sizes and place a dough ball on wax paper. Cover it with another piece of wax paper and roll with a rolling pin until the dough is 1/4 inch to 1/3 inch thick.
- Place the crust on the grill and grill for 8 minutes. Add sauce, cheese and toppings and grill until the cheese and toppings are done.
- Remove from the grill, cut the pizza and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 66mg Sodium: 470mg Carbohydrates: 32g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 1g Protein: 6g