Mouthwatering Pepperoni Pizza Pie Recipe Delights Taste Buds

Welcome to my kitchen, where I create healthy and delicious recipes for people who want to watch what they eat without sacrificing flavor. Today, I’m excited to share with you my recipe for a gluten-free pepperoni pizza pie that will have your taste buds dancing with delight. This recipe is the perfect choice for those who love pizza but need to avoid wheat and dairy, making it an ideal option for anyone looking for a healthier pizza option.

Now, I know what you may be thinking: “Gluten-free and dairy-free pizza? No way that can taste good!” But let me tell you, this pizza pie will change your mind. Its crispy crust is made using a blend of gluten-free flours that are combined with eggs and Carnation Evaporated Milk, creating a hearty base that can hold all your favorite toppings. And that’s not all – we’ll be using dairy-free and melty mozzarella cheese along with free pepperoni to keep the flavors authentic while avoiding any digestive issues.

But the best part? This pizza pie is so easy to make! You’ll have it ready in under an hour, which makes it perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen. Plus, this recipe is kid-friendly, making it an excellent way to get your little ones involved in meal prep.

So grab your apron, preheat the oven, and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Pie - Gluten Free
Pepperoni Pizza Pie – Gluten Free

If you are a pizza lover but suffer from gluten or dairy intolerance, you must have longed for a gluten-free and dairy-free pepperoni pizza for a while. Don’t fret anymore, this recipe is the answer to your cravings! Not only is this pepperoni pizza pie gluten-free and dairy-free, it’s also kid-friendly and easy to make.

One of the things that makes this pizza pie recipe so special is the fact that it uses Carnation Evaporated Milk as one of its key ingredients. This ingredient adds creaminess to the dish without adding any lactose, which makes it perfect for those with lactose intolerance. Not only that, but using an evaporated milk in your cooking can help you save money by stretching your milk supply.

Another thing that sets this recipe apart is its flavorful blend of spices. The garlic powder and dried basil add a savory depth of flavor to the dish that will delight your taste buds. Additionally, the melty mozzarella cheese and hearty sausage pepperoni make every bite taste just like classic pepperoni pizza without have any gluten or diary.

Even if you aren’t living with gluten or dairy intolerance, you’ll surely love how easy it is to put this pepperoni pizza pie together. This recipe is so simple and inexpensive to make that it can be perfect both when cooking for family or even when hosting guests. Also, with some slight modifications included in the section “Substitutions and Variations,” you can completely customize the pie according to your preference.

With all these features put together around one dish, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t give this gluten-free and dairy-free pepperoni pizza pie recipe a try today. Not only will it become your go-to guilt-free comfort food item but will also probably become your favorite party-food ever!

Ingredient List

 A crispy yet chewy gluten-free crust serves as the perfect foundation for this Pepperoni Pizza Pie.
A crispy yet chewy gluten-free crust serves as the perfect foundation for this Pepperoni Pizza Pie.

Let me walk you through the list of ingredients needed to create this gluten-free, dairy-free pepperoni pizza pie. Don’t worry about finding any uncommon items as most of these can be purchased from your regular grocery store. You will need some basic kitchen staples along with some specialty ingredients to achieve the perfect taste and texture in this dish. Here is a list of everything that you will need:
– 1 gluten-free pizza crust or pie shell
– 1 pack (4 oz) of gluten-free pepperoni or sausage pepperoni
– 2 cups of dairy-free mozzarella cheese
– 1 cup of pizza sauce (see note)
– 1 tbsp of olive oil
– 1/4 cup of warm water
– 3 cups of gluten-free flour blend (see note
– 4 tsp of dried basil
– 1 tsp of garlic powder
– 1/4 tsp salt

Note: You can use homemade tomato sauce or canned tomato sauce for the pizza sauce.
*Note: You can use any gluten-free flour blend available in your local market such as Bob’s Red Mill, King Arthur Flour or Cup4Cup.

The Recipe How-To

 Satisfy your pizza cravings with this gluten-free twist on a classic favorite.
Satisfy your pizza cravings with this gluten-free twist on a classic favorite.

Now, let’s dive into the most important part – The Recipe How-To. This recipe is for a gluten-free, dairy-free, and kid-friendly Pepperoni Pizza Pie that is perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients Needed:

  • For the crust:

    • 1 cup Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see note below)
    • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Basil
    • 1 Egg
    • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
    • 1/4 cup Warm Water
  • For the pizza pie shell:

    • 2 cups Melty Mozzarella Cheese (dairy-free if needed)
  • For the toppings:

    • 1/4 cup Tomato Sauce
    • Finely chopped Free Pepperoni or Sausage Pepperoni


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the crust ingredients, and mix until a dough forms.

  3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface, and press it into a pie dish.

  4. Bake the crust for about 10 minutes or until it’s slightly golden.

  5. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat and crumble Free Pepperoni or Sausage Pepperoni.

  6. Add finely chopped Free Pepperoni or Sausage Pepperoni to the skillet and cook until crispy.

  7. Spread tomato sauce over your pre-baked crust and top it with Free Pepperoni or Sausage Pepperoni.

  8. Top everything with melty mozzarella cheese.

  9. Bake at 375°F for another 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

  10. Cool down the pizza pie before slicing and serving.

Gluten-Free Flour Blend:

To make this blend, see note in ingredients list.

This recipe is easy to make and perfect for those who want a gluten-free and dairy-free dish. It’s a crowd-pleaser and kid-friendly, which makes it an ideal meal option for any time of the day. You can also add your variations or substitutions in case you do not have all the ingredients on hand. Enjoy your delicious Pepperoni Pizza Pie!

Substitutions and Variations

 This Pepperoni Pizza Pie is not only gluten-free but also dairy-free, making it accessible to everyone.
This Pepperoni Pizza Pie is not only gluten-free but also dairy-free, making it accessible to everyone.

Hey there foodies! Are you searching for some options to spice up your pepperoni pizza pie? Well, you’re in luck! This is the section where I’ll share some fantastic substitutions and variations for this recipe that will leave you feeling like a real master chef.

First up, if you’re looking for a dairy-free option, switch out the mozzarella cheese with a vegan alternative or another dairy-free cheese substitute. You can also try experimenting with different toppings such as caramelized onions or sliced mushrooms for an added umami flavor.

If you’re gluten-free, don’t worry! You can make your own gluten-free pizza crust by using a mixture of gluten-free flours like rice flour, potato starch, and tapioca flour. Additionally, to level up your dough’s flavor profile, sprinkle in some dried basil and garlic powder.

For those who prefer a spicier flavor, opt for sausage pepperoni instead of the traditional pepperoni. This swap will give your pie an extra kick! Or try out a Sicilian-style pizza crust for a thicker crust that will hold up to lots of toppings.

And finally, if you’re on a keto diet or trying to minimize carbohydrates – remove the crust completely and serve this recipe as a dip. It makes the perfect party appetizer!

The possibilities are endless with this recipe! Remember, don’t hesitate to get creative in your kitchen- sometimes stepping outside your comfort zone creates the most delicious dishes.

Serving and Pairing

 Say goodbye to the soggy gluten-free crust and hello to a delicious and crispy alternative!
Say goodbye to the soggy gluten-free crust and hello to a delicious and crispy alternative!

Now that your gluten-free pepperoni pizza pie is out of the oven, it’s time to decide how you want to serve it – on a plate or in a slice? Regardless of your preference, you’re sure to love the delicious aroma wafting from this freshly baked pie.

For a complete meal, serve this savory pizza with a side salad made up of fresh greens, ripe tomatoes, and your other favorite vegetables. You could also add some Mediterranean-inspired flavors by pairing it with olives, feta cheese, hummus, and pita chips. Alternatively, you can make garlic knots or breadsticks to serve alongside the pizza pie – these will help bring different textures and flavors to your meal.

When it comes to beverages, chilled beer is an ideal option for pizza night. If you prefer something lighter, go for sparkling water infused with fresh lemons or limes. For a special occasion or gathering with friends and family, consider adding a punchey red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah – they are great palate cleansers that complement pizza really well.

No matter how you decide to serve your gluten-free pepperoni pizza pie, be prepared for lots of compliments! This recipe is so tasty and satisfying that it’s hard not to enjoy every last bite.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Who knew gluten-free could taste this good? Deliciously savory pepperonis atop a golden crust.
Who knew gluten-free could taste this good? Deliciously savory pepperonis atop a golden crust.

The make-ahead potential of this pepperoni pizza pie recipe is unmatched! It’s perfect for busy weeknights or preparing in advance for events.

If you want to prepare it ahead of time, you can make the crust and sauce separately and store them in the refrigerator for up to two days. Then, when you’re ready to bake, simply assemble and pop the pie into the oven.

The pizza pie stores exceptionally well too. Once it has cooled down, cover it up with plastic wrap or foil, and place it in the fridge. It will keep well for up to three days.

To reheat a slice of this delicious pizza pie, I suggest preheating your oven to 350°F (180°C), then placing the slice on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until hot all throughout.

You can also reheat it using a microwave, but take note that the crust might lose its crunchiness with this method. To do so, microwave the slice on high for 30 seconds or until warmed through.

This pepperoni pizza pie is versatile and can be enjoyed either hot off the oven or reheated as leftovers. No matter how you choose to reheat it, the result is always worth it – gooey melty mozzarella, crispy pepperoni slices and a perfectly baked gluten-free crust!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Each slice of this Pepperoni Pizza Pie is loaded with flavor and will have you coming back for seconds.
Each slice of this Pepperoni Pizza Pie is loaded with flavor and will have you coming back for seconds.

When making a Pepperoni Pizza Pie, it’s important to consider several factors that can make or break the outcome of your dish. Here are some tips and tricks to help ensure perfect results and a delicious gluten-free pizza pie every time!

Firstly, when working with gluten-free pizza crust, it’s critical to roll it out thin. This ensures that the dough cooks all the way through, rather than just being crispy on the outside and raw in the middle. It may also be helpful to prick the crust with a fork before baking to prevent bubbles from forming.

To add some extra flavor to your pizza, use Carnation Evaporated Milk to create a creamy base for your sauce. This will give your pizza an elevated richness without making it overly heavy. I also recommend using fresh garlic and dried basil in your sauce for added depth of flavor.

When adding toppings to your pizza, be mindful not to overload it – less is often more! The same goes for cheese, as using too much can result in a greasy mess. A good rule of thumb is to sprinkle just enough cheese on top of the sauce rather than covering the entire pie.

For those who prefer spicier pizzas, try experimenting with substituting pepperoni with sausage pepperoni or even pepperoni neapolitan style for a twist! Additionally, you could try adding other toppings such as finely chopped peppers or onions to add more crunch and flavor.

Lastly, instead of making one large Pepperoni Pizza Pie, you may want to try turning this recipe into mini pizzas like free pepperoni pizza bites or sicilian pizza pot pies instead. This not only creates a fun variation but also ensures that each person gets their desired amount of toppings and cheese.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll surely impress your family or guest with a flavorful gluten-free pepperoni pizza pie without compromising quality and taste!

Bottom Line


In conclusion, this gluten-free pepperoni pizza pie is an easy and delicious recipe that everyone will love. With a homemade crust made from a gluten-free flour blend and a tasty pepperoni topping, this pie is perfect for dinner parties or casual family dinners. Plus, it’s kid-friendly and customizable with various substitutions and variations.

By using high-quality ingredients like Carnation Evaporated Milk, fresh mozzarella cheese, and aromatic herbs like dried basil and garlic powder, you can create a mouthwatering pizza that you won’t believe is gluten-free.

Whether it’s for a potluck dinner, game night, or just a lazy Sunday afternoon, this pizza pie will satisfy all your cravings. And if you’re dairy-free or vegan, feel free to adjust the recipe to fit your dietary restrictions. The possibilities are endless!

So what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and start cooking this amazing gluten-free pepperoni pizza pie! Your taste buds (and your friends) will thank you.

Pepperoni Pizza Pie - Gluten Free

Pepperoni Pizza Pie - Gluten Free Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Calories 456.3 kcal


  • 1 unbaked pie shell (9 in, I use a gluten free one)
  • 8 ounces of shredded cheese
  • 2 ounces of sliced pepperoni (I degreased mine)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons flour (I use Pamela's)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese and half of the pepperoni onto the bottom of the pie shell. Whisk together the milk, eggs, flour, basil, and garlic powder. Pour into pie shell. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top and carefully lay pepperoni on top of cheese. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until done.

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Serving: 174gCalories: 456.3kcalCarbohydrates: 26.2gProtein: 19.1gFat: 30.5gSaturated Fat: 13.6gCholesterol: 160.3mgSodium: 793.6mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 0.3g
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