One of the hardest parts of eating a gluten-free diet, whether doing it for allergy reasons or because you’re just trying to cut down on your total carbohydrate consumption, is missing out on the delicious flavor of pizza.
We know just how hard it is to find a good quality replacement for both the texture and overall taste of full gluten dough, so we put our team to the test and pulled together some of the best gluten-free pizza dough recipes we could find.
Whether you’re more of a New York-style thinner crust person, you love your Chicago deep dish, will you find yourself somewhere in the middle you’re sure to find a recipe below that suits your taste.
If what you’re looking for is a classic New York pizza experience, this is the recipe for you.
The combination of easy-to-find 1-1 gluten-free flour replacement and tapioca flour along with the slightly less common buttermilk powder, helps to make sure that this gluten-free pizza gives you the same texture and bite that you would expect from even the best Gluten-Filled New York City pizza joints.
It’s also easy to scale in case you want to make and freeze a few batches of this dough (something you may want to keep in mind since it does take about an hour from start to finish).
We’ve all heard the phrase “pizza pie” and nowhere does that ring more true than with a deep-dish style pizza.
While this style is most popular in the mid-western United States (ESPECIALLY in Chicago, where they SWEAR it’s the only thing it should be called pizza), once you’ve tried it, you may never go back.
While the deep fluffy crust is hard to replicate without lots of love (and a whole lot of gluten), Nicole from Gluten Free On a Shoestring has found 2 different ways to do it perfectly.
If you’re in the mood for a deep-dish pizza, without all the junk, this is the way to go.
Over the last few years, many people have “rediscovered” sourdough and what makes it so darn GOOD.
If you fall into that camp (if you don’t, you need to try it….right now!), you’ll love this use of Sourdough.
Combining the “zing” of fresh sourdough with the acid of a good tomato sauce and all of your favorite toppings makes this a unique experience you’ll swear by for years to come.
If you already have a sourdough starter sitting around, this recipe will only take you about 10 minutes from start to finish AND doesn’t require you to wait for it to rise or need eggs (making it vegan friendly as well).
Oh, and did we mention that it works with pretty much any gluten-free flour you have on hand?
If you’re looking for a slightly different (but equally delicious) pizza experience, you’ll want to check out “Crazy Crust” pizza.
Unlike most pizza recipes, which require you to bake the crust before you bake the whole pie together (known as par-baking).
This crazy crust pizza, lets you throw everything together and drop it in the oven at once.
The secret (and what makes it “crazy”) is the use of a liquid batter, instead of a solid crust.
Essentially, this is a “pizza casserole” with all the great flavors of pizza and about half the mess.
It’s the perfect finger food for your next tailgate or the perfect pizza replacement for when you don’t have the time (or desire to clean up the mess).
For those of you who (like me) think that even the best pizza needs just a little “hint” of sweetness to balance out the salt of the toppings and the acid of the sauce, this is the recipe for you.
With no need to add sugar (the sweet potatoes do that for you), this gives you the perfect crust for any pizza adventure.
To top it all off, it’s designed to create 4 “personal” pizzas, which means everyone can pick the exact combinations of toppings they want.
Oh, and did I mention that this is Paleo-friendly?
If you’re looking for a quick way to get pizza on the table or you are trying to avoid yeast, this is the perfect pizza for you.
If you have about 10 minutes, you can whip together not 1 but TWO 12 inch flatbread crusts, without the need to wait HOURS for your dough to rise.
While you won’t get the same EXACT texture that you’re used to from a more traditional dough, you might find yourself addicted to this simple process.
Craving homemade pizza but just realized your panty is almost empty?
This simple two-ingredient dough is more than capable of satisfying the craving (without sacrificing flavor).
If you have a few cups of self-raising flour (gluten-free works perfectly with this) and a little bit of leftover Greek Yogurt (or Coconut Milk ) who can have a perfectly fluffy pizza on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Keep in mind that this dough comes out a bit thicker (more Chicago Style than New York).
Vegan and Gluten-Free and still want ALL the flavor?
This is the crust for you.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional pizza, a flatbread style, or a calzone this is the perfect option for all three.
While you will need a few things you may not have on hand (unless you’re a veteran vegan baker), all of the ingredients are simple to find at most grocery stores AND it allows for lots of substitutes.
While this isn’t a FAST option (it will take a little over an hour from start to finish), that doesn’t make it any less tasty.
If you’re trying to avoid dairy (as well as gluten), this is the perfect option for you.
While many gluten-free or keto crusts use diary (often cheese) to add some bite and “fluff” to the crust,
This option from “Mama Knows Gluten Free” gives you the perfect way to get a medium thick and chewy crust that you’re looking for, without dairy or eggs.
We made this for my nephew (who has an egg allergy) a few months ago and everyone (including him) RAVED about how well it turned out.
They STILL don’t know that this was a vegan-friendly crust either ;).
Have that hankering for a pizza on your keto diet? This is the perfect pie for you.
Not only is this dough keto-friendly, but the entire thing is designed to be cooked on a sheet pan, which means pretty much anyone can whip this together with no special equipment or crazy oven preheating rituals.
With 4 simple ingredients, this take on “FatHead” dough only takes a few minutes to put together and is the perfect way to “hit the spot” without using any of the stuff you’re trying to avoid.
Top it with any of your favorite keto-friendly toppings and you’ll have the perfect keto pizza in about 40 minutes.
If you’re craving pizza flavor, but want to have a grab-and-go or “finger food” style option for your next tailgate (or just to have something easy and TASTY in the fridge for a quick lunch or snack), these pizza bites are perfect.
They can be done in the oven (or the air fryer, if you have one handy) and have a dairy-free option built right into the recipe.
I promise, your kids (and everyone else in the neighborhood) will be begging you to make these again and again.