Lungomare’s Gluten Free Pizza Crust Recipe

If you have missed pizza since going gluten free, I have a treat for you. This gluten free pizza crust is crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, just like regular pizza crust.

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I know you are going to love this gluten free, egg free pizza crust recipe from Lungomare in Oakland, CA because a good gluten free crust is hard to find. Lungomare’s chef, Chef Craig, has been converting a lot of his recipes to gluten free with his favorite gluten free flour blend, Cup4Cup gluten free flour.

Time for a confession. I have been a gluten free pizza crust failure. I didn’t know I was failing until I made this recipe and watched my family devour it. There was an actual crunching noise when my family bit into this pizza”

This crust is crispy and keeps the crispiness whether you make a really thin crust, or a thicker crust. Top it anyway you like, with sauce, or as shown with Fontina cheese and vegetables. **Chef Craig suggests you try topping it with carmelized purple onions, fontina cheese, chantarrelle mushrooms, sunchokes. Top after baking with arugula.

Gluten free pizza crust can be made with many different gluten free flours. You can also try one of my favorite gluten free flour blends. You do want to make sure your gluten free flour blend has xanthan gum in it. This helps mimick the “stickiness” that you find in regular wheat flour. Xanthan gum holds your pizza crust dough together nicely. (Most gluten free flour blends include xanthan gum so really check the ingredient label. If it doesn’t have any, add 1 teaspoon. If it does have it blended in, don’t add extra or your crust can get goopy.)

You can also try this gluten free flatbread pizza recipe if you want another delicious pizza crust option!

This is what the pizza looked like at Lungomare when we dined there. Their gluten free pizza looks a lot fancier than mine!

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You can see how crispy and authentic this pizza crust looks!

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How to make gluten free pizza crust:

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Spread out your gluten free pizza dough on a pizza pan to bake.

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Lungomare's Gluten Free Pizza Crust Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Easy gluten free pizza crust recipe.

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 279 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Cup 4 Cup Gluten Free Flour (regular not the pizza crust mix)
  • 1 cups plus 1/4 cup water around 68 degrees
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, add the water and yeast.
  2. Using a mixer with dough hooks, mix water and yeast for 4 minutes.
  3. Add sugar and mix for 4 minutes.
  4. Add salt and oil and mix for another 4 minutes.
  5. Add Cup 4 Cup and mix for 8 minutes.
  6. Put dough onto a clean cutting board.
  7. Separate into 8 ounce balls and wrap each one in plastic wrap.
  8. Let rest 30 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  10. Spray a cooking sheet and roll out the pizza dough to your preferred thickness.
  11. Bake with no toppings for 8 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven and top with your favorite toppings.
  13. Bake until the cheese is melted.
Nutrition facts per serving (1g)
279kcal | Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated fat: 1g | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 28mg | Carbohydrates: 46g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Protein: 7g | Calcium: 4% | Iron: 12.5%

If you would like to read more about Lungomare in Oakland, CA and how they handle gluten in their kitchens, click here to read the interview. Update: I was told the chef has changed at this location. If you decide to visit this restaurant, call ahead to make sure they still offer this gluten free pizza.

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Comments

  1. This looks delicious! You’ve got me thinking I need to order some Cup4Cup mix. They don’t carry it in my grocery stores, I’ll have to order some through Amazon.

    • Hi Laura, I know what you mean. I hate to pay that much for a flour mix, but the crust is so much better than anything else I have tried. If you have a Sprout Market nearby, they put all of their gluten free products on sale 25% off 2-3 times per year. This is a good time to stock up on all of the basics. Thank you!

  2. I had much better luck using 3 cups of cup4cup instead of 2 cups, this makes it turn out as a dough instead of a batter.

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