This past week was National Pizza Week. Of course pizza lovers might say that pizza week is EVERY week, so a gluten-free pizza party is timely any time, right? I think that most of you will agree that “really good gluten-free pizza,” like really good gluten-free bread, is one of those foods that we all want. However, finding a recipe that works for us and our families is often difficult at best. So I decided that I would gather the best gluten-free recipes that I could find from all my blogger friends into a single post for you, and here it is! A gluten-free pizza party! And this is only Part 1! (Part 2 is Over 30 of Best Alternatives to Traditional Pizza Crusts and Other Tasty Ideas to Satisfy Your Pizza Cravings.)
(Note: All photos are copyrighted. They are used with permission from the individual authors.)
Allergen-Friendly Pizza Crust from The Tasty Alternative ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, yeast free
One reader said: “After many tried and failed crust attempts I was so happy to encounter this tutorial! I made this crust for our twins and it was AWESOME! I don’t have an oven-safe wire rack, so I just used parchment paper on our metal pizza pans, and it worked great. I can see how it would turn out even better with the rack, but everyone was happy with how it turned out – even our non-allergic kids liked it!”
One reader said, “I’ve been searching for a good GF pizza dough to make for my friend’s wife. My search is over. This isn’t just good it is fantastic. Thanks very much.”
One reader said, “This was absolutely DELISH!! My family loved it!!”
Brazilian Cheese Pizza Crust from Gluten-Free Gobsmacked ~ gluten free grain free, vegetarian, primal, yeast free
The original recipe that Kate shares is for the Brazilian Cheese Rolls, but her directions for the pizza crust variation are at the bottom of her post. I’m going to personally vouch for this recipe. I’ve made it many times as pizza crust and it’s really wonderful! I mean it has a chewy, cheesy crust; what could be better? While Kate uses less cheese when she’s using her recipe for pizza crust, I actually use the exact same recipe, just patting it out into a 12-inch pizza crust. The photo above is one I took when I made Kate’s recipe here.
Chewy Pizza Crust from The Baking Beauties ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free option (Jeanine is the author of the award-winning resource book/cookbook, The Everything Guide to Living Gluten Free.)
One reader said: “Wow! I made this today for my annual pizza and start of the NASCAR season tradition and it did not let me down. It was a great crust that definitely gave me the chewiness of my old deep dish favorite. What was so beautiful about this crust is that it didn’t have any problems with sogginess, floppiness, or falling apart like so many gluten free pizza crusts I’ve tried usually do, especially with as much tomato sauce as I like! This one is truly a keeper! Thank you sooo much for bringing back thick crust pizza for me!”
Crisp Gluten-Free Pizza Crust from The Baking Beauties ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian
One reader said, “We tried this recipe last week and I fell IN LOVE! My husband and boys loved it too! I like it so much I made it again a few days ago, just as cheesy bread to have with GF Spaghetti. And….then tonight I used it to make pitas for chicken gyro’s. I just spread it in little 4″ circles instead of the large one. It worked beautifully! I may never eat another G-Free bread again. Thank you for sharing!!” Another reader said, “All of my family loved it, and my pickiest eater told me it was the best pizza I have ever made! That is saying a lot since I was an avid pizza maker before eliminating gluten from our diets.”
DIY Easy Pizza from Free Range Cookies ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan
From Linda: “Easiest recipe for gluten free pizza crust. Mix this vegan crust by hand in one bowl.” She adds that she successfully makes this pizza using different combinations of gluten-free flours.
Foolproof Gluten-Free Pizza Crust from Allergy Free Alaska ~ gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian
From Megan: “This Foolproof Gluten Free Pizza Crust is not a thin one, but it’s not overly thick either. It’s just thick enough to hold up to any mountain load of toppings you can imagine piling it with.” She adds, “Surprisingly, I can even get my children to eat vegetables they dislike (like green peppers) if I put it on pizza. Hooray!”
Gluten-Free Mini Polenta Pizzas from The Perfect Pantry ~ gluten free, egg free, vegetarian, yeast free (Be sure to use gluten-free cornmeal; I get my gluten-free cornmeal here.) (Lydia is the author of several much-loved cookbooks: 23 Zucchini, A Flock of Meatballs, and Meatless Holidays; and the co-author of Rhode Island Recipes. These cookbooks are not exclusively gluten free, but have a good number of naturally gluten-free recipes and others that can be adapted to be gluten free.)
Lydia says these mini pizzas are perfect for grazing and you can top them “with absolutely anything — bits of leftovers from the fridge, smoked salmon or prosciutto or sausage, vegetables from the garden, any type of cheese.”
Jeanne’s readers said “major success in our house” and “the best GF pizza crust I have ever eaten!” Another said “This pizza crust is super easy and delicious! Even my gluten-loving husband thought it was great…no need to make two different crusts.”
Lynn says: “Our weekly pizza night is back thanks to this pizza crust.”
Flourless, Doughless Pizza from Gluten Free Easily ~ gluten free, vegetarian, yeast free
This recipe surprises many people … in the best possible way. One reader said recently: “I made this the other night and it was absolutely amazing. I even cut the recipe in half and made a personal pizza for lunch.” Another shared: “We actually flipped the crust after one side baked and baked the other side. Then I was able to immediately build my pizza. It was perfect!!!!!” Finally, this comment made me smile: “I raved about this on Facebook and dared people to make it! If you love cheese, this is an amazing crust to have. It’s like wrapping up in your favorite blanket, with your comfy slippers and makes me all warm and gooey inside!”
Grain-Free Bean-Free Oil-Free Vegan Pizza Crust from Ricki Heller ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, yeast free (Ricki is the author of several beloved cookbooks including her latest Amazon bestseller, Naturally Sweet & Gluten Free.)
Ricki says she finally “hit on this recipe that is now my all-time favorite. It’s firm, crispy on the edges and soft in the center, and holds its shape no matter how much you pile on top of it!”
Grain-Free Thick Crust Pizza from Brittany Angell ~ gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, yeast free, with dairy-free option (Brittany is the co-author of The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guides, Part 1 and Part 2.)
One reader said: “This is hands-down the BEST CRUST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you sooooo much!!!”
Grain-Free, Nut-Free Pizza from The Gluten-Free Dish ~ gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, sugar free, yeast free, with egg-free option (and the sauce is nightshade free)
Debbie said: “I was delighted when my youngest son announced, after eating one of the commercial test-market gluten-free pizzas, that he liked my crust better than theirs.”
Grain-Free Pizza Crust from Ricki Heller ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, vegan, yeast free
One reader said: “It tasted wonderful with the pepita sauce, mushrooms, a few black olives and a sprinkling of nutritional yeast. Although we used to eat a whole pizza between us, it was so filling that we packaged half of it up for lunch the next day. My husband made sure I couldn’t snaffle his share for my evening shift lunch, and said it was absolutely delicious.”
Grain-Free Pizza Margherita from The Food Lovers Kitchen ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free (This recipe is shared over at Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations in George’s review of Gather: The Art of Paleo Entertaining.)
One reader said: “Been Paleo for over a year now and I MISS PIZZA! I absolutely loved this pizza! Thank you. You have changed my life. Kids, ages 2 and 4, gobbled it right up.” (See photo via first link above.) Grain-Free Mini Pizzas (with Faces) from Jeanette’s Healthy Living ~ gluten free, grain free, egg free, with dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan options Jeanette says, “This gluten-free, grain-free crust is heartier than the typical pizza crust. These are a fun way to get kids to eat their vegetables either at snack time or for dinner. Be creative and make faces or animal shapes with the pizza for more fun.”
Grilled or Baked Gluten-Free Pizza Crust from Carla’s Gluten-Free Recipe Box ~ gluten free, egg free, vegetarian with dairy-free, vegan options
One reader offered this review: “We have been cooking wheat free for almost two years now and tried many a pizza crust recipe. This one was absolutely amazing.”
Karina says: “Millet flour gives this chewy Italian flatbread a delicate nutty flavor. I also add plenty of minced onion, garlic and dried herbs to the dough to kick it up.”
Grilled Pizza, Gluten Free from Art of Gluten-Free Baking ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan
From one of Jeanne’s readers: “I think this is the best gf pizza crust I have had, and I have made/ bought so many! Everyone I have made or bought is either dense and doughy, or it has a crackery element, but this was just like gluten pizza crust with the chewy exterior and fluffy interior. Thanks SO much!”
Homemade and Hearty Gluten-Free Pizza Crust from The Healthy Apple ~ gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian
Amie said this “gluten-free, dairy-free veggie pizza that had [her] taste buds dancin’ for more…it was fabulous.”
Individual Cornmeal Pizza Crust from Robin Ryberg’s book, Gluten-Free in Five Minutes ~ gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian, with grain-free option (I substituted almond flour for cornmeal)
I, Shirley, am happy to report that this 6-inch individual pizza, which is made in the microwave, is an easy-to-make, thin crust pizza that’s delicious! As noted above, I substituted almond flour for the cornmeal and the recipe still yielded tasty results. When using cornmeal, be sure to use gluten-free cornmeal (I like the gluten-free cornmeal from here).
Karina’s Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust from Gluten-Free Goddess ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian with egg-free, vegan option
From Karina: “These particular flours bring superior flavor and a perfect pizza crust texture. Slightly golden crisp at the edge, with a tender, flexible middle. Not too thick and not too thin. You can hold a slice in your hand and bite.”
Multigrain Pizza Crust from Queen of Quinoa ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegetarian
Alyssa says this pizza is: “a nice alternative for someone who wants to eat whole grains and avoid starches. It’s got a richer flavor, a deeper golden color and is loaded with healthy flours.”
Paleo New York Style Pizza Crust from Zenbelly ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo, primal
One reader said: “I Love Love Love you for this crust I have tried them all out there and this one is the BEST! I grew up in the northeast and i know pizza crust and this grain free crust rocks! Thank you from the bottom of my pizza loving heart for your creation!”
Paleo Pizza Crust from Paleo Spirit ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, paleo, primal
Lea says: “This paleo pizza crust recipe will yield a result that is crispy and yet still pliable. … Our non-paleo relatives liked the pizza crust. That’s a pretty great testimony considering how picky people are about pizza. I hope you like it too.”
Pizza Crust from Spabettie ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan
Kristina says “I like a crispy pizza crust, and I like it to be flavorful. This recipe is both.” She adds, “The dough comes together quickly, rises and bakes a bit, then is topped and back in the oven to finish cooking … and then it disappears just as quickly.” And she shares a video to prove all that!
Pizza Crust from Jules Speaks Gluten Free ~ gluten free with dairy-free, egg-free, vegan options (Jules is the author of several popular gluten-free resource books/cookbooks. Her latest cookbook is Free for All Cooking.)
From one of Jules’ readers: “Quite possibly the best pizza (gluten free or not) EVER. So chewy and bakes up just like the real thing. The garlic gives it a wonderful flavor. Spread out so easy with the oiled hands. I love that you included a freezer option. Thanks so much!”
Pizza Pan Bread from Edible Perspective ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, yeast free (Ashley’s first cookbook, Baked Doughnuts For Everyone: From Sweet to Savory to Everything in Between, 101 Delicious Recipes, All Gluten-Free, was just recently released.)
One reader said: “OMG….I made this last nite. It was fantastic. I threw garlic powder, Italian seasoning, onion powder, salt, pepper in. Used all oat flour. It was to die for. Thanks for the recipe.”
SCD Legal Pizza from Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, paleo, primal, Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
Naomi says: “If you have a small person who longs for pizza but can’t eat tomatoes, grains or mozzarella then make a batch of these pizzas. You can let them assemble their own or just present a surprise tray full of slices ready to be delivered just a bit too hot to the mouth. I guarantee you will be fighting over who eats the last slice!”
One reader said: “I just found this recipe last week and it is the best tasting gf pizza crust. It tastes just like regular pizza crust and is VERY easy to make.”
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Yeast-Free Pizza from Sandi’s Allergy-Free Recipes ~ gluten free, dairy free, yeast free, refined sugar free
This recipe is for Sandi’s basic pizza crust, which she uses to make six 6-inch “personal pan” pizza crusts. She reports that she freezes any crusts that she that she does not use immediately.
I hope you find a new favorite gluten-free pizza crust recipe! Please check out and/or stay tuned for the rest of the series:
~ Gluten-Free Pizza Party! Part 3: Over 20 Delicious Pizza Topping Combinations
~ Gluten-Free Pizza Party! Part 4: More Traditional Pizza Crust Recipes
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