Gluten-Free Pizza Recipe (also Dairy-free) #GFCF

gluten free pizza -gfcf pizzaAfter several months of preparation, I finally fully transitioned my daughter into a gluten and dairy free diet (GFCF) , to see if it helps her with her autism symptoms.  This is the best version of gluten-free pizza dough that I have come up with so far.  It is loosely based on one from Gluten-Free Goddess, in conjunction with a few other sources.  The dough is tender, and while not quite as chewy as traditional crust, it has a nice texture.  This would be even better as a white pizza with cheese, but we are omitting casein, so no cheese, and my daughter’s preference is for “pizza strip” style, with just lots of tomato sauce.

Gluten-Free Pizza Recipe (also Dairy-free)
Recipe type: Pizza
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Gluten and dairy free pizza recipe, for those on GFCF diets.
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 1 packet active yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar (1 for yeast water, 1 for dough mix)
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • ½ cup millet (or sorghum) flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp vinegar (rice or other gluten-free type)
  1. Whisk together the warm water, yeast and 1 tsp of sugar. Set aside to develop.
  2. Mix together the flours, corn starch, xanthan gum, salt and baking powder.
  3. In a separate bowl beat together the egg, oil, garlic and vinegar.
  4. Combine the two mixtures, until thoroughly mixed. The dough will be rather sticky.
  5. Dust a kneading surface with gluten free flour (I use rice flour, since it is least expensive.) Form the dough into ball and knead a little until it is handle-able. Do not overwork it.
  6. Stretch and form the dough into a crust shape. Leave it a little thick at this point.
  7. Coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or very lightly oil it.
  8. Transfer dough to pan. Press and stretch the dough until crust is thin.
  9. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and put in a warm place to rise for 30-40 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  11. Bake crust for 7-8 minutes. Remove and add toppings.
  12. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  13. Cool on a rack or double folded towel, to keep crust crispy.
  14. Cut and serve.



  1. Nessa says

    I am gluten free as well, and just invested in a pizza cooker I bought at Walmart. It has made my gluten free pizza taste almost like normal pizza. I highly recommend it if you are trying to get a more natural pizza texture to your gluten free diet.

    • Robin says

      Thanks for the info. Nessa. I’ll have to check it out.

  2. says

    I’ve known a lot of people who’ve gone gluten-free and were able to improve some chronic health conditions after doing so. I hope it works for your daughter too!

  3. says

    Wow I have finally found gluten free pizza bliss. To make personal size pizzas with thin crust (the way I like it) I half the recipe and divide the dough into 3 9 inch cake pans. I baked the crust in their pans on a pizza stone at 500 degree for 5 minutes then pulled them out and put on toppings. I then broiled the pizzas for 4 minutes or so and there you go. It’s not delivery… it’s Gluten Free and not loaded with grease! I didn’t even have millet flour (I added more brown rice flour and sorghum flour instead) and it is still delicious. I even made cinammon sticks. while thin crust pizza dough is not ideal for cinnamon sticks the crust was still tasty. I may never order delivery again. Thank you! I salute your excellent culinary skills.

  4. Pikkewyn says

    I liked this recipe! I just used 2 cups of my custom GF flour blend. My kids don’t like seasoned pizza crust so I left out the garlic, but everything else was great! :)

    You might want to mention to use apple cider or rice vinegar since regular vinegar is made from wheat for those who are super sensitive.

    • Robin says

      I’m glad you liked it & excellent point about the vinegar.

  5. Laura Jacobson says

    Oh this looks really good! I really miss pizza since being diagnosed with Celiac disease about 6 years ago. I am going to have to try this!

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