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! If you don't need a grain-free crust, this awesome gluten free pizza crust is also delicious grilled.
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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!
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.
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 truly easy grain-free option without almond flour.
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.
What brand Cassava flour works best?
There are really two brands of Cassava flour I like. Otto's and Anthony's. Both are available in stores, but Anthony's is mostly available on Amazon. Anthony's is a bit cheaper in cost.
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 as 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.
💭 Top 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.
Try this easy homemade gluten free pizza sauce on your pizza!
Do you need a pizza stone to grill a pizza?
Nope! I put the crust right on the grill! You can easily grill a pizza without a stone. That being said, if you are Celiac, it is important to make sure you are using a grill that has not been used to cook anything with gluten. You don't want to contaminate the pizza with gluten because it can make you sick.
Heat the grill to 400 degrees. Grill the pizza with the lid down for 8-10 minutes. Next, add your favorite pizza toppings! Here I show fresh spinach and feta cheese.
By the way, you can also grill frozen pizzas on the grill. I cook all frozen pizzas this way, especially cauliflower crust pizzas because it makes the crust nice and crispy.
How do you grill pizza on a Weber grill?
We have a Weber grill and I can tell you grilling pizza is easy. I will say you need to check your pizza often to make sure the bottom of the pizza doesn't burn. I grill the pizza with the lid closed as described above.
The sky is the limit!! My son is a total carnivore so he loves all the different meats on his pizza. My daughter is a purist and only likes cheese. Mr. Fearless Dining and I are much more adventurous so fruit, artichoke, spinach...we love all the toppings on pizzas!
- Meats like pepperoni, smoked chicken, sausage, and bacon.
- Savory cheeses like gouda, feta, gorgonzola.
- Vegetables like zucchini, onion, mushrooms, and arugula
Can you make this crust dairy-free?
This easy grain-free pizza crust is naturally gluten free, and with dairy-free cheese and skipping the parmesan, this pizza is also dairy-free. There is a new dairy-free cheese company I saw at Whole Foods called VioLife and they make a dairy-free parmesan you can try.
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Grain Free Pizza Crust Recipe
- 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!
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