How to Make Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

Making a gluten-free pizza crust can be easy and delicious. Here’s a simple recipe and step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process:

How to Make Gluten-Free Pizza Crust
How to Make Gluten-Free Pizza Crust


  • 2 1/4 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (ensure it includes xanthan gum, or add 1 tsp if not)
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (about 110°F or 45°C)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Optional: 1 tsp garlic powder or dried herbs (like oregano or basil) for extra flavor


Activate the Yeast

  • In a small bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and active dry yeast. Stir gently and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy. This indicates that the yeast is active.

Prepare the Dough

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free flour, salt, and optional garlic powder or herbs.
  • Add the olive oil to the yeast mixture.
  • Pour the yeast mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. The dough should be sticky but manageable.

Knead the Dough

  • Lightly flour a clean surface with gluten-free flour.
  • Turn the dough onto the floured surface and knead for about 2-3 minutes until it becomes smoother. You may need to add a little more flour if the dough is too sticky, but be careful not to add too much.

Let the Dough Rise

  • Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover it with a damp cloth.
  • Let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.

Preheat the Oven

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven to heat up. Alternatively, you can use a baking sheet.

Shape the Dough

  • Once the dough has risen, place it on a piece of parchment paper or a floured surface.
  • Roll or press the dough into your desired pizza shape and thickness. Transfer it to a piece of parchment paper if you haven’t already.

Par-Bake the Crust

  • If using a pizza stone, transfer the parchment paper with the dough onto the hot stone. If using a baking sheet, place the dough directly on the sheet.
  • Bake the crust for about 8-10 minutes until it starts to set and just begins to turn golden.

Add Toppings and Bake

  • Remove the crust from the oven and add your favorite gluten-free pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings.
  • Return the pizza to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the crust is golden brown.


  • Let the pizza cool for a couple of minutes before slicing and serving.

Tips for Success

  • Check Ingredients: Always ensure that all ingredients, including toppings and sauces, are gluten-free.
  • Use a Pizza Stone: If possible, use a pizza stone for a crispier crust. Preheat the stone in the oven to ensure even cooking.
  • Experiment with Flours: Different gluten-free flours can yield different results. A blend of rice flour, tapioca starch, and potato starch often works well.
  • Keep Dough Moist: Gluten-free dough tends to be drier, so avoid adding too much flour during kneading. The dough should be slightly sticky.

By following these steps and tips, you can create a delicious gluten-free pizza crust that’s perfect for any topping. Enjoy your homemade gluten-free pizza!