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Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipe

Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipe

Didn't think a gluten-free diet could include pizza? With this inventive crust, gluten-intolerant kids and adults alike can indulge in their favorite pie. —Sylvia Girmus, Torrington, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 to 1-1/3 cups brown rice flour
  • Pizza toppings of your choice


  • 1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the tapioca flour, milk powder, xanthan gum, gelatin, Italian seasoning, vinegar, oil, salt, sugar and 2/3 cup brown rice flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining brown rice flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  • 2. On a floured surface, roll dough into a 13-in. circle. Transfer to a 12-in. pizza pan coated with cooking spray; build up edges slightly. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • 3. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Add toppings of your choice. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and toppings are lightly browned and heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you’re concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 142 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

Reviews for Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

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TanteCindy User ID: 2260069 211056
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"Looks like a pretty good crust recipe. I think I may try it for making bread sticks also. If you need to avoid dairy, just skip the dry milk powder and replace the water with rice or almond milk. If you do not want to use gelatin and need to avoid eggs, you can use agar agar. This is a seaweed product that you can substitute for unflavored gelatin measure for measure. Most food co-ops carry it, and there are several vendors on Amazon who offer it as well. (It is also the gelling product used in vegan fruit jello-type desserts.)"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2592700 171946
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2014

"Finally!!!! I have struggled with finding a good pizza crust for 5 years and finally found this one it is the best. I substituted the egg for the gelatin also. I also just wet my fingers and press it into the greased pie pan. It is soft and chewy just like wheat based pizza crust!"

nancyjo100 User ID: 7956145 166150
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2014

"This sounds really good, but just wondering, is there anything I could substitute for the yeast? Thanks!!"

Beckers68 User ID: 7222662 185388
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2013

"We made this tonight for the first time and the kids loved it! We have only 2 members of the family that are gluten free, but everyone said it was the best we had made so far. I did substitute an egg for the gelatin as the other reviewers suggested and it turned out soft on the inside and crusty on the outside! I didn't have any dairy free powdered milk so I substituted part of the warm water with warm rice milk. It tasted great! We also had to double the recipe to feed our 6 person family. I will definitely be keeping this recipe and using it frequently. Thank you!"

JennaSmith User ID: 7121157 101693
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"Best gluten free pizza recipe ever! I used Gluten free Mama's Almond flour blend and 2 eggs And 1/4 c more flour and no gelatin."

fathimaSA User ID: 7093958 167689
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"i haven made this yet...cant wait 2 try it out however id like 2 know wat can i substitute broen rice flour with as its not readily available in south africa and wen it is its really expensive"

marcielrp User ID: 6853479 183338
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012

"YES!! Finally a GF pizza crust I like. The only change I made is I used buttermilk powder instead of dry milk and also an egg instead of the gelatin because thats what I had on hand. Turned out great, even my son who isn't crazy about GF foods loved it!

Thanks for a great recipe."

joseem29 User ID: 6802813 166149
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

"I didn't have gelatin the first time I made this dough, so I added an egg. It turned out very well. I was pleased with how it rolled out. The second time I made this dough I added the gelatin and it didn't turn out as well. It was tough to work with and dry even though I added a little more water. It seems that the wet to dry ingredient ratio is wrong. I will make this again, but with the egg instead of the gelatin."

Christina_K User ID: 6704749 115475
Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"This crust turned out great! I only modified the recipe slightly, I used half brown rice flour and half garfava flour, and took the advice of another review and let it rest for about 30 minutes instead of 10. When I worked with the dough I first scraped down the sides of the bowl, oiled my hands and patted it into a ball. Then I rolled it out on parchment and transferred the parchment to a preheated baking stone after it rested. Working with GF dough can be tricky as they almost always are soft and sticky, floured surface or floured hands just don't seem to work for me. I always turn out dough right onto parchment and keep my hands and rolling pin oiled and have no problems. Other than those few things no changes were necessary! Nobody even missed the wheat or thought to ask if it was GF ;) you KNOW it's good when nobody notices. Thanks for this one, it's a keeper!"

mom:) User ID: 4376921 171945
Reviewed May. 6, 2012

"Unfortunately my son and I much like babysk8er can't have dairy. Is there a substitute for it in pizza crusts as it appears to be in most?"

Sunlitme User ID: 6559077 115421
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"The first time I made this it was a bit difficult to work with and the dough would crack on me, either while moving it to the pan or while it was pre baking. The texture of it also was a bit gritty, though it tasted pretty good. After making it again I found it needed to rest a lot longer than 10 minutes before it was really ready to bake. More like 30min, after that it looked and felt a lot more like regular dough and it was much easier to handle. After it was done baking, that gritty texture had gone away and it tasted just like "the real thing". In the end it is a definite keeper and super easy to put together."

s99graham User ID: 1926562 211055
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"I have not made this. I am the only one who eats it. Can you freeze this?"

glutenfreegirl3134 User ID: 6410036 171834
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"for the person who asks to replace the yeast and powdered milk, the yeast one was answered but the milk one wasnt so here:

there is a soy/rice milk powder that is called Better Than Milk Soy milk powder, or the one that comes in rice milk. that should do the trick."

Allergyfreemom User ID: 6100063 184972
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"I made this into a thin crust and a thicker crust. Both turned out well. I also added 1/2 tsp pectin. I rolled my crust out on the pan so I don't have to transfer from the counter. I put parchment on top and quickly roll it out. I omit the Italian seasoning and add a little garlic powder instead. The flavor is great. I mix all the dry ingredients (except the yeast) together and store them in a Labeled ziploc bag so when it's pizza night it is quick and easy. Thanks so much for a great recipe that will save me $$$ on ordering premade crusts!"

mistiedee User ID: 3481606 186777
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"I use this recipe at least once a week! my family was so excited to have pizza back in our diet... & it is so versatile! Thanks"

Lanie1690 User ID: 5473448 171833
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"We've tried every gluten free/egg free pizza we can find at the grocery and natural food stores and this wins by a mile! In fact, my husband who is not on a restricted diet loves it as well. The crust is so flavorful! I still am trying to figure out how to transfer the rolled dough on the cookie sheet without breaking it. Our kids love it too! Thanks for this recipe!"

emalkireegf User ID: 1433725 117784
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

"Omit the Italian seasoning. Just don;t like it in crsusts.

For the tapioca flour tapioca starch is the same thing. To sub for the milk powder any milk alternative powder such as Better than milk or just add more tapioca flour. Also could use potato starch (not flour)."

daruehle User ID: 4256290 184957
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"Yeast Substitute

Yeast Substitute
A great substitute for those who are yeast intolerant.
Baking soda (as fresh as possible)
Lemon juice
Follow recipe instructions as directed. To substitute the yeast, take the amount of yeast called for and add in equal parts the baking soda and lemon juice. (eg. 1 Tbsp of yeast will equal 1/2 Tbsp of baking soda and 1/2 Tbsp of lemon juice). Omit the rise time in the your recipe when using this yeast substitute for the dough does not need time to rise. Make sure the yeast substitute is the last ingredient you add in order for the reaction to properly work. Bake recipe as directed."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 183055
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"Gluten free pizza crust is one we can use many times and one we like a lot. It's a good pizza with any toppings we want and it works beautifully for my family. It's a keeper, for sure. As for the tapioca flour and nonfat dry milk powder, that I cannot replace as I don't know what would cover that."

BabySk8er114 User ID: 3482842 185366
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2009

"Does anyone know what would happen if I did not add yeast nor powdered milk to this? Is there anything I can substitute? I have allergies to both."

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