Mouth-Watering Gluten-Free Pizza Base Recipe

My dear readers, I am thrilled to share with you a recipe for a delicious and healthy pizza base that will satisfy all of your cravings without sacrificing your dietary needs. As a nutritionist and food blogger, my job is to help individuals with dietary restrictions find delicious meal options that do not compromise their health. This easy-to-make recipe is specifically designed for those who follow a gluten-free and dairy-free diet or who have certain food intolerances.

The pizza crust is the foundation of any great pizza, and it can make or break the dish. With this recipe, not only will you get an amazing pizza crust, but you can now enjoy it without feeling guilty about breaking your dietary restrictions. This gluten-free pizza crust is crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and has an incredible texture that makes every bite memorable.

In this recipe, I use a blend of gluten-free flours instead of traditional wheat flour to give your gluten-free purpose flour mix for making pizzas. Combined with xanthan gum and dried yeast, it guarantees perfect results each time you make it.

So join me in making this incredible recipe that changes the game by combining healthy eating and indulgence. Let’s make dining-in more enjoyable and exciting than ever before!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pizza Base (Gluten Free)
Pizza Base (Gluten Free)

Greetings, dear readers! Allow me to introduce you to a recipe that is sure to bring a smile to your face- A Gluten-Free Pizza Base Recipe! And why should you love this recipe, you may ask? Well, let me tell you!

Firstly, this recipe caters towards those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. It’s high time we give such individuals a chance to indulge in the deliciousness that is pizza! With this recipe, you can have your pizza and eat it too, without any worries about negative health impacts.

Secondly, it is dairy-free as well. So if you have lactose intolerance or follow a vegan diet, this recipe caters to your needs too! It’s important to recognize that dietary restrictions shouldn’t mean sacrificing our love for good food. This pizza base guarantees a tasty alternative for those with dairy sensitivities.

Thirdly, it’s a versatile recipe which allows for substitutions and variations. You can modify the toppings as per your liking or availability of ingredients. The possibilities are endless with this gluten-free pizza base that opens doors to your creativity!

Lastly, who doesn’t love an easy-to-make yet crispy pizza crust? Say goodbye to store-bought crusts and hello to homemade goodness with minimum effort! This crust will provide the perfect foundation for all your favorite toppings resulting in mouth-watering sensations on your taste buds.

So there you have it – a convincing argument as to why you’ll love this gluten-free pizza base recipe! Get ready for a satisfying experience that suits all dietary needs while satisfying hunger pangs like never before. Let’s get baking!

Ingredient List

“Get ready to make the tastiest gluten-free pizza ever!”

Here is a list of gluten-free ingredients needed to make this homemade pizza base:

Ingredients 1:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend (I recommend Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour)
  • 2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt

Ingredients 2:

  • 2 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
  • 3/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp psyllium husk (optional)
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 heaped tsp caster sugar
  • water

Note: the gluten-free flour specified in Ingredients 2 refers to an all-purpose gluten-free flour, not the gluten-free flour blend mentioned previously.

The Recipe How-To

“Perfect pizza base for those with gluten allergies or intolerances.”

Step 1: Mix the Dough

In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups gluten-free flour blend, 1/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour, 1 heaped tsp xanthan gum, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tbsp caster sugar.

In a separate mixing bowl or measuring jug, whisk together 2 ½ cups warm water and 2 ¼ tsp active dried yeast. Once the yeast is dissolved, add to the dry ingredients along with 2 tbsp olive oil.

Mix everything together using an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment for about 5 minutes until the dough becomes very elastic and smooth. Alternatively, you can knead the dough by hand on a floured surface for about 10 minutes.

Step 2: Let the Dough Rise

Once you have a smooth dough, place it in a large greased bowl, cover it with plastic wrap or a cloth and allow it to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.

Step 3: Roll Out the Dough

After the first rise, punch down the dough and divide it into two parts. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each part of the dough to your desired thickness.

Step 4: Add Toppings

Transfer each rolled out pizza base onto a pizza pan or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Add your desired toppings such as tomato sauce, cheese, vegetables or meats.

Step 5: Bake the Pizza

Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C) and place the pizza in the oven to bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and crispy.

Step 6: Serve

Remove from oven and transfer to a cutting board. Slice and serve hot.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy homemade gluten-free pizza crust!

Substitutions and Variations

“This pizza base recipe will take your pizza game to the next level!”

My dearest readers, the beauty of cooking is that you can always switch things up to your liking -and this pizza base recipe is no exception!

First and foremost, I understand that some of you might have allergies or intolerances to some of the ingredients in the recipe. For instance, if you are allergic to eggs, or following a vegan diet, you can substitute each egg in the recipe with a flaxseed or chia seed egg. To make one flaxseed or chia seed egg, mix one tablespoon of ground flaxseeds or chia seeds with three tablespoons of warm water. Let the mixture sit for five minutes until it forms a gel-like substance.

For those of you who avoid potatoes or tapioca flour, feel free to use additional gluten-free flour blends such as almond flour, rice flour, or buckwheat flour. In fact, I have experimented using a mix of almond and rice flour and was pleasantly surprised at just how delicious it turned out.

If you’re looking for a crispy pizza crust and don’t mind straying from a traditional Italian-style base, try adding psyllium husk powder along with xanthan gum to help firm up the dough. You can also mix in dairy-free cheese blend to create cheesy goodness without the dairy.

Moreover, instead of using dried yeast, try incorporating instant yeast into your recipe. Instant yeast does not require any activation like dried active yeast does; thus you can proceed directly with adding it to your dry ingredients.

Lastly, since we love options here in our kitchen, opt-out for King Arthur’s gluten-free baking flour blend instead of Bob’s Red Mill brand; both work well with this recipe and produce fantastic results guaranteed to satisfy.

I hope these substitution tips will encourage you to get creative in your cooking endeavors and make this pizza base recipe your very own!

Serving and Pairing

“Say goodbye to store-bought bases and hello to homemade gluten-free goodness.”

Once your gluten-free pizza base is ready, it’s time to have some fun with toppings! The options are endless, but I recommend starting with some tomato sauce as a base and adding your favorite vegetables, meats, and cheeses. For a vegan option, try using dairy-free cheese or simply piling on more veggies.

Once you’ve customized your pizza to perfection, pair it with a crisp green salad for a well-rounded meal. A balsamic vinaigrette dressing would complement the flavors of the pizza nicely.

If you’re having a gathering, try branching out from traditional toppings and have guests bring their favorite non-traditional pizza toppings such as figs and prosciutto or butternut squash and kale.

Finally, don’t forget to serve your gluten-free pizza with a refreshing beverage. A glass of chilled white wine or sparkling water with lemon would be an excellent choice.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Time to unleash your inner pizza chef with our gluten-free crust.”

A freshly made pizza crust is undoubtedly delicious, but sometimes life gets busy and we don’t have the time to make it from scratch every time we crave pizza. Don’t fret, my dear foodies! This gluten-free pizza crust recipe is perfect for making ahead and storing for later.

You can make this pizza crust ahead of time and freeze it for up to three months. Simply wrap the crust tightly with plastic wrap and then with aluminum foil. The day before you plan to use it, transfer the frozen crust from the freezer to the fridge to thaw overnight.

Once your pizza is assembled and baked, any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When reheating, I suggest using a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 10 minutes until heated through.

If you want to reheat a slice of leftover pizza, skip the microwave and use the oven instead to ensure that the crust stays crispy. Place your slice on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and heat in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for approximately 8-10 minutes.

Another fantastic idea is making mini pizzas and storing them in an airtight container in the freezer for a quick lunch or dinner option when you’re short on time. Reheat them in the oven or toaster oven without thawing first.

By following these simple tips, you’ll have delicious homemade gluten-free pizza whenever you want without having to make it from scratch each time!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Bake your own gluten-free pizza base in under an hour with this recipe.”

Creating a gluten-free pizza base can be challenging but with these tips, you’ll be able to make the perfect crust every time. Follow these tips for a crispy, flavorful and delicious pizza base.

Firstly, it’s important to make sure your yeast is fresh. Check the expiration date and activate it in warm water with sugar. If your mixture doesn’t foam up after 5 minutes then your yeast is not active and should be replaced.

Secondly, adding xanthan gum to your flour blend is crucial to give structure and elasticity to the dough. It helps to hold air in the dough during the rising process and prevent the pizza from becoming flat.

Next, combine all dry ingredients thoroughly before adding the wet ones into the mix. This ensures an even distribution of ingredients throughout the dough.

When mixing your dough, do not overwork it as this may lead to a tough crust. Knead it only until it’s smooth and elastic. The less you handle the dough, the better.

For a thin crust pizza, use a rolling pin or stretch the dough thinly with your hands before baking. If you prefer a thicker crust, then let it rest for longer or add more water to make it smoother so that it can rise better.

If you’re using a pizza stone, preheat it in a hot oven for at least 30 minutes before baking your pizza on it. This will ensure that your crust becomes crispy while being still chewy inside.

Lastly, let your dough rest for at least 2 hours before rolling and shaping it into a base. This will allow flavors to develop and also help relax the gluten-free flour blend which can be quite dense.

By following these tips, you’ll soon be making homemade gluten-free pizzas that can rival any pizzeria’s offerings!


Dear readers, now that you have learned how to make the perfect gluten-free pizza base, we understand that you may have some questions regarding the recipe. Therefore, in this part of the article, we are going to address some frequently asked questions (FAQ) from our audience, so you can work confidently and without any doubt. So let’s explore these questions together!

Which gluten-free flour is good for pizza?

When it comes to preparing gluten-free pizza dough, Caputo Fioreglut flour is our top pick, which comes at a cost of $18 for a 2 kilogram pack. However, if Caputo seems unavailable or proves to be rather expensive, Bob’s Red Mill Baking Flour would be our second best choice.

What is most gluten free pizza crust made of?

When making gluten-free pizza, a blend of specialized flours and starches like almond flour, tapioca starch, and rice flour are used as the base for the crust. These dry ingredients are then mixed with wet ingredients like oil and flavoring components such as salt and sugar. Some recipes also feature the use of yeast to create a fluffy and light crust.

What is different about gluten free pizza base?

When it comes to making a gluten-free pizza, the only main change from a regular homemade pizza is the type of dough used. This is because some individuals on a gluten-free diet may still be able to consume dough and certain starch products as long as they are free from gluten.

What kind of pizza crust is gluten-free?

Pizza lovers with gluten sensitivities can still indulge in their favorite dish by using a gluten-free crust. To make a gluten-free pizza shell, a blend of flours, such as ground almonds, rice, corn, or beans, can be used as alternatives to gluten-containing wheat.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this gluten-free pizza base recipe is an easy and healthy alternative to the traditional pizza dough. With its simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you can create a crispy and delicious pizza crust that is perfect for your gluten-free diet.

Whether you have celiac disease or simply want to eat healthier while still enjoying your favorite food, this recipe will not disappoint. From the blend of gluten-free flours to the perfect combination of xanthan gum and dried yeast, this pizza base recipe will give you a flavorful and crispy crust every time.

So don’t hesitate to try this gluten-free pizza base recipe for your homemade pizza night. Pair it with your favorite toppings, dairy-free cheese, or even Brazilian cheese for a thin crust style. Trust me; You won’t miss the typical flour blend as this recipe incorporates other substitutes such as potatoes and psyllium husk.

In summary, trust this tried and tested flour blend or make a personalized homemade flour blend that suits your taste buds. Satisfy your cravings without sacrificing your dietary restrictions or eating principles. Make it crispier, greasier with olive oil, or keep it light with almond flour. The possibilities are endless!

So go ahead and make this gluten-free pizza crust today. Your taste buds will thank you!

Pizza Base (Gluten Free)

Pizza Base (Gluten Free) Recipe

A tasty gluten-free Pizza Base! Barbara's Kitchen (c) Copyright 2000
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 pie
Calories 110.2 kcal


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup potatoes or 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon dried yeast
  • 1 large egg (beaten and at room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pinch sea salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Mix together the yeast, sugar and water. Set to one side to allow the yeast to 'activate.'.
  • Gently mix together the flours, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt.
  • With an electric mixer, on its lowest setting, mix the egg and oil into the yeast mixture.
  • Gently, add halt the flour mixture and combine and then add the other half of the flour, but mix this in with a wooden spoon.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased baking sheet or pizza tray.
  • Allow Pizza dough to rise in a warm place for 10 minutes. (80-100 degrees F).
  • Add sauce and toppings and bake for 25-30 minutes.

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Serving: 61gCalories: 110.2kcalCarbohydrates: 18.6gProtein: 2.7gFat: 2.7gSaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 26.4mgSodium: 83.2mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.7g
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