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! Check the comments section for tons of tips and glowing reviews. We make this pizza crust every Friday night and look forward to it every week! 

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!

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.
  • 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
  • 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

Recipe FAQ

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.

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 183 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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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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  1. This has got to be the BEST pizza base I have ever made! And I have tried sooo many GF bases. Printing and saving this one! Thank you so much!!

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