The only gluten-free pizza crust recipe you’ll ever need. Easy to make and works with basically any gluten-free flour blend. Bakes up chewy and crispy!

Hundreds of reviewers agree this recipe makes the best gluten-free pizza crust ever!

This tried-and-true recipe was originally published in 2016 and continues to be one of my #1 recipes today.

close up of gluten-free pizza on wood cutting board

Homemade pizza night might just be my favorite food ritual! It always means happy kids, a bubbly special drink, perhaps a side of my favorite kale salad, and the best gluten-free pizza on this delicious crust.

I’ve tried a lot of gluten-free pizza crust recipes and this is my favorite. It’s easy to make and makes a crust that is both crispy and chewy.

So many gluten-free pizza crusts are thin crusts that turn out crunchy like a cracker. If you’re wanting a gluten-free crust with a good chew, this is it!

This pizza crust has the perfect amount of chew and bakes up crispy on the bottom.

You can use it as a base for any gluten-free pizza recipe. We most often use it to make classic pepperoni and BBQ chicken pizzas. You can pair it with any of your favorite toppings!

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Easy to make
  • Works well with any kind of gluten-free flour blend
  • Chewy, but crispy texture
  • Delicious flavor
  • Work with any kind of toppings

If you’re looking for more perfected gluten-free recipes try this gluten-free banana breadgluten-free sandwich bread, or gluten-free flatbread!

Serve this pizza with these gluten-free cinnamon breadsticks!

VIDEO: Watch how to make it!

Ingredients You’ll Need

overhead shot of ingredients used to make gluten-free pizza crust on marble background

Here are a few notes on the main ingredients for this pizza crust:

  • Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour: I like to use a high quality gluten-free measure-for-measure flour blend like King Arthur Flour in my baked goods. This blend has a mixture of brown rice flour, white rice flour, potato starch and tapioca starch. This recipe works well with most types of gluten-free all purpose flour!
  • Almond Flour: Helps with texture and browning. Adding a little almond flour is one of my favorite tricks in gluten-free baking. The extra protein/fat in the almond flour this pizza crust gives it great flavor and helps it brown up nice and golden.
  • Honey or Cane Sugar: Helps activate the yeast and gives the dough great flavor.
  • Psyllium Husk Powder: Don’t skip this ingredient! It had elastic properties that give the crust a springy, bready consistency.
  • Baking Powder: This is an unusual ingredient in pizza crust but it lightens up the dough.
  • Instant YeastSaf yeast is my favorite. Gluten-free doughs don’t need an extra rise, so instant yeast works great!
  • Salt: Gives the gluten free pizza crust great flavor!
  • Olive Oil: For a little richness and golden color.

You can easily make this nut-free by leaving out the almond flour. Simply replace it with more Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour!

How to Make Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

step by step photos of how to make gluten-free pizza crust
  • Combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast in a glass measuring cup or small bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • While the yeast is proofing for 3-4 minutes, combine the gluten-free flour, baking powder, salt, and psyllium husk powder in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • With the mixer running on low, slowly add the yeast mixture and olive oil to the dry ingredients.
  • Increase the mixer to medium speed and beat for a few minutes.
gluten free pizza dough mixed together and rising in bowl

Gluten-Free Pizza Dough Consistency

Your dough might be more runny depending on what gluten-free flour blend you use. All gluten-free flour blends are slightly different and even how you measure the flour can cause differences. See the video above to get a visual on the texture you’re going for.

The dough should be more like cookie dough than runny batter. I would suggest mixing the dough for 3-4 minutes first, then adding more flour if needed (just a little at a time!) to thicken it up slightly.

  • Using an oiled spatula, press the dough off the sides into a ball. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425F. Oil a 12-inch round pizza pan. Press the dough into the pan. The best way to handle the gluten free dough is with oiled hands. The dough will shrink slightly as it bake, so press the dough as thin as you can to cover the pan. Let the dough rise for another 10 minutes at room temperature.
gluten free pizza dough pressed onto baking sheet
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and add your favorite sauce (tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, gluten-free alfredo sauce, etc.) and toppings. Bake for another 10-15 minutes depending on your toppings. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

Tips for the Best Gluten-Free Pizza

  • One thing I’ve noticed at a lot of restaurants that serve gluten-free pizza is that the pizza never gets crispy on the bottom. Gluten-free things generally need to be baked longer than regular baked goods.
  • With this recipe I parbake the crust for 15-20 minute before adding the toppings. Then bake it for another 10-15 minute with the toppings on and you’ll have perfectly crispy, chewy pizza!
  • I bake the pizza on these pans, then transfer it to a wooden cutting board to slice up. Any cookie sheet will work but I recommend greasing the sheet with shortening so it doesn’t stick. You can also use parchment paper if you prefer.
  • Another great thing about this crust recipe is that it works with basically any gluten-free flour blend. It turns out wonderfully with King Arthur Flour and Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flours. You can use what you have on hand.
gluten free pizza cut with pepperoni on top

Gluten-Free Pizza FAQs

What is gluten free pizza crust made of?

Gluten-free pizza crust is typically made from gluten-free flour, yeast, water and a binder like psyllium husk or xanthan gum. Gluten-free flour typically contains a variety of flours and starches from gluten-free grains (like rice, sorghum and tapioca flour). This gluten-free pizza crust also contains baking powder to make it lighter.

Is gluten free pizza crust healthier than regular pizza crust?

Gluten-free pizza crust is not necessarily healthier than regular pizza crust. Both regular and gluten-free pizza crust are typically made of flour and starch. It’s just the gluten-free pizza crust is made from gluten-free flours such as rice flour, tapioca starch and more.

However for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, making gluten-free pizza crust is a great way to enjoy pizza again.

Which gluten-free flour is good for pizza?

It is best to use a high-quality gluten-free 1:1 baking flour, also known as measure-for-measure flour for gluten-free pizza dough. Gluten-free flour blends typically contain a mixture of naturally gluten-free flours and starches to mimic traditional wheat flour. Typically xanthan gum or guar gum helps is added to gluten-free flour as a binder.

Recipe FAQs

Can I freeze this dough?

You cannot freeze the dough, but the par-baked crusts freeze great! I love making an extra crust and freezing it for later when I make this recipe. Follow all the instructions up to where you bake the crust for the first 15-20 minutes. Bake the crust for the first 15-20 minutes then cool completely.

Once cooled wrap in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. Freeze for up to 1 month. To bake from the freezer, preheat the oven to 425F (I like to use a pizza stone.) Top the frozen crust with toppings of choice then slide directly onto the pizza stone to bake or bake on a pan. Bake the crust for 15-20 minutes until crispy and the toppings are bubbly.

Help! My dough is too runny!

Your dough might be more runny depending on what gluten-free flour blend you use. All gluten-free flour blends are slightly different and even how you measure the flour can cause differences. See the video above to get a visual on the texture you’re going for.

The dough should be more like cookie dough than runny batter. For best results, I would suggest mixing the dough for 3-4 minutes first, then adding more flour if needed (just a little at a time!) to thicken it up slightly.

What can i use in place of almond flour?

You can easily use an additional 1/4 cup gluten-free 1:1 baking flour in place of the almond flour.

More Gluten-Free Recipes

I hope you love this gluten free pizza recipe as much as we do! If you try it be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you!

sliced pepperoni pizza on wooden cutting board
4.97 from 196 votes

The Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 4 servings
The only gluten-free pizza crust recipe you’ll ever need! Easy to make and works with basically any gluten-free flour blend. Bakes up chewy and crispy!
Hundreds of reviewers agree this recipe makes the best gluten-free pizza crust ever!

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Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast in a glass measuring cup. Whisk to combine.
  • While the yeast is proofing for 3-4 minutes, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and psyllium husk powder in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • With the mixer running on low, slowly add the yeast mixture and oil. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for 3-4 minutes.
  • Using an oiled spatula, press the dough off the sides into a ball. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425F. Oil a 12-inch round pizza pan. Using oiled or wet hands, press the dough into the pan. The dough will shrink slightly as it bake, so press the dough as thin as you can to cover the pan. Let rise for another 10 minutes.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and add your desired toppings. Bake for another 10-15 minutes depending on your toppings. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

Notes

MAKE IT NUT-FREE: Substitute 1/4 cup of gluten-free all-purpose flour for the almond flour.
MAKE IT VEGAN: Use sugar in place of the honey.
RECIPE NOTES
  • One thing I’ve noticed at a lot of restaurants that serve gluten-free pizza is that the pizza never gets crispy on the bottom. Gluten-free things generally need to be baked longer than regular baked goods.
  • With this recipe I parbake the crust for 15-20 minute before adding the toppings. Then bake it for another 10-15 minute with the toppings on and you’ll have perfectly crispy, chewy pizza!
  • I bake the pizza on these pans, then transfer it to a wooden cutting board to slice up. Any cookie sheet will work but I recommend greasing the sheet with shortening (not olive oil) so it doesn’t stick. You can also use parchment paper if you prefer.
  • Another great thing about this crust recipe is that it works with basically any gluten-free flour blend. It turns out wonderfully with King Arthur Flour and Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flours. You can use what you have on hand
TO FREEZE: You cannot freeze the dough, but the parbaked crusts freeze great! I love making an extra crust and freezing it for later when I make this recipe. Follow all the instructions up to where you bake the crust for the first 15-20 minutes. Bake the crust for the first 15-20 minutes then cool completely.
DOUGH CONSISTENCY: Your dough might be more runny depending on what gluten-free flour blend you use. All gluten-free flour blends are slightly different and even how you measure the flour can cause differences. See the video above to get a visual on the texture you’re going for.
The dough should be more like cookie dough than runny batter. I would suggest mixing the dough for 3-4 minutes first, then adding more flour if needed (just a little at a time!) to thicken it up slightly.

Nutrition

Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 885mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 3.1mg

I hope you love this recipe as much as we do! If you try it be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you!

Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour

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MS Nutrition

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This certainly is the BEST gluten free pizza crust I’ve ever had. It tops any gluten free crust I’ve made or had in a restaurant. I used Bob’s Red Mill one to one gluten free flour and parchment paper on the pizza pan lightly brushed with oil. It was crispy and so delicious. My pizza crust search is over. Thank you so much.

  2. Do you have to use a stand mixer or can you use a hand mixer? Really want to try this but don’t have a stand mixer.

      1. Hi! I love this recipe and make it often. Thank you for sharing it.I love several of your other recipes too!
        I was wondering for a Halloween, could I make the dough a day ahead of time?Or would I need to roll it out and par bake it and put in fridge?

  3. Honestly best ever gluten free pizza crust! I doubled the recipe and used an airbake pixza pan the crust came out crispier than any I have had and tastes so amazing
    Thank you for this recipe

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve tried gf homemade crust before without success and so I was wary of this recipe. I was even more wary after baking it and it turning a weird purple gray color (thank you to the commenter who had the same issue—it was the psyllium husk powder!). However, this pizza crust was awesome. My daughter was so happy with its taste and texture and the rest of the family liked it as well. I call that a success! Homemade pizza is one of our family fav meals and I’m so happy to have a gf recipe that works for us!! Thank you!!

  5. 3 stars
    I’ve made this crust a few times now. It’s delicious and easy to make, but I have problems with the crust sticking to the pan. It sticks badly enough that it ruins the amazing crispy crust because it always rips and tears as I scrape it off the pan. I have generously oiled the pan before pressing out the crust, but it doesn’t help. I want to give this recipe 5 stars, but the sticking is too problematic! Any suggestions? I thought to try using parchment paper, but then if it sticks I’ll be eating parchment paper, which would be gross.

    1. I’m so sorry you’re having this problem! The best solution I’ve found for this is to use shortening (instead of oil) on the bottom of the pan. I spread it on with a paper towel. That works much better than oil! I hold this helps!

    2. I havent tried this recipe yet but for my GF pizza, I actually use wax paper underneath the dough… before adding and shaping my dough cause its not the texture of cookie dough like this recipe is like, i put on a lil bit of olive oil and smear it all over the wax paper then put the dough on then stick in the oven to precook it. also, to make your crust shiny like how restaurants have their crust… when i pull it out to put sauce, toppings n cheese on, i lightly brush on olive oil to the edge/crust then stick it back in oven to finish cooking. comes out looking alot better and no more pizza sticking.

    1. Great question! You can pre-bake the crust for 20 minutes without toppings in a regular pan, then bake on a pizza stone for the last 10-15 minutes with the toppings!

  6. Could you clarify the amount of flour needed? The recipe says this: 1 ¼ cups Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour , (210 grams ). One cup of flour is roughly 120 grams, depending on the brand, so 1 1/4 c can not be 210 grams. I generally try to weigh my ingredients for accuracy but didn’t know if I should use the weight listed or the volume listed in this recipe as they are so far apart from each other. Thank you.

    1. I generally find gluten-free flour to be denser than regular flour. That rule of thumb works with regular flour but I don’t find it holds true for gluten-free flour. 1 cup of gluten-free flour is closer to 150 grams in my experience. Using 210 grams should work great for the recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    I love this recipe. I use monk fruit to sweeten and dairy free ‘cheese.’ For flour I’ve tried Pamela’s, King Arthur’s and bob’s red mill. All have worked fine. I bake the pizza with toppings, eat a piece or two then freeze the rest cut into pieces. They reheat beautifully to a crisp tender crust in the air fryer in a few minutes. Thanks for this great recipe! I get to eat real pizza again.

  8. I have made this so many times! I love it. My favorite result has been using Gluten Free Mama’s Almond flour blend. I just increase it by 1/4 cup to make up for the almond flour ingredient. It is important to measure the flour by weight as well. So delicious and a family favorite!

    1. Yes that can happen sometimes from the psyllium husk. Totally normal! Just make sure the psyllium husk is fresh.

  9. 5 stars
    I finally feel like I’m eating regular pizza. It was easier to make than I thought it would be. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  10. 5 stars
    I’ve made this pizza so many times that I have the recipe memorized. I’ve tried a ton of GF pizzas – frozen, homemade, restaurant – and this is still by far my favourite. The recipe is foolproof. As long as you’re using the right GF flour (Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1), it’s so easy to make. It’s also chewy and soft and really mimics the texture of regular pizza. And by far the best part – it reheats perfectly. I’ve stored leftovers in both the fridge and freezer and with both I can pop the slices in the microwave and they taste the same as the day before. If you eat a lot of GF, you know how rare it is for leftovers to stay edible after a day or two. I cannot recommend this recipe enough.

  11. 5 stars
    I’ve made this a number of times now and it has changed gluten-free for me. I’m a pizza fanatic (prefer homemade, whole wheat crust) and have been gluten free for about a year and could not get a gluten-free crust recipe or attainably priced store- or restaurant-bought crust to came anywhere near legit pizza. Until this one. Thank you so much for developing and sharing this recipe! Very easy to execute and delicious! (Especially with the addition of herbs and garlic powder into the crust itself!)

  12. I am just getting ready to make this recipe. At the bottom of the page she has listed some recipe notes and in there she said it should be like cookie dough and if it isn’t to gradually mix in a little more flour at a time until it is that consistency. Hope that helps you some.

    1. 5 stars
      So interesting- I have made this recipe multiple times and it’s perfect every time. Try using sugar instead of honey and maybe ch3vk your brand of gluten-free flour.

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