How to Make Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

Say no to gluten but yes to pizza with this simple-to-make gluten-free pizza dough recipe.

Can’t eat gluten? No need to kiss homemade pizza goodbye! Nor do you need to wonder if that store-bought crust will taste like cardboard. This easy-to-make gluten-free pizza dough recipe is all you need. If you love to make pizza at home, these tips will take your pizza game to a whole new level.

How to Make Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

This recipe from Wyoming reader Sylvia Girmus makes one 12-inch crust.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°F)
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 to 1-1/3 cups brown rice flour
  • pizza toppings of your choice

Directions

Activated yeastSusan Bronson for Taste of Home

Step 1: Activate the yeast

In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Let stand for 5 minutes; the mixture should get slightly frothy.

Editor’s Tip: If bubbles do not appear, your yeast is too old and should be replaced.

Stirring dough togetherSusan Bronson for Taste of Home

Step 2: Mix the ingredients

Add the tapioca flour, milk powder, xanthan gum, gelatin, Italian seasoning, apple cider vinegar, oil, salt, sugar and 2/3 cup brown rice flour. Stir together with a rubber spatula until smooth. Stir in enough remaining brown rice flour to form a soft dough (it will be sticky). You may not need to use the full 1-1/3 cup.

Editor’s Tip: Check all your ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free and/or manufactured in a gluten-free facility.

Preparing to roll out the dough on a floured surfaceSusan Bronson for Taste of Home

Step 3: Roll out the dough

On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a 12-inch circle. (Or if you’re anything like me, something resembling a circle. If you get any complaints, just explain that you made a pizza rustica.) Transfer the dough to a pizza pan or baking stone lined with parchment or coated with cooking spray. Cover with a tea towel and let rest for 10 minutes.

Dough resting under a tea towelSusan Bronson for Taste of Home

Step 4: Pre-bake the dough

Bake at 425°F for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Step 5: Top it off

Remove the baked pizza dough from the oven and add your favorite toppings. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is as crispy as you like it and the toppings are lightly browned and cooked through. Top with fresh basil or freshly grated Parmesan if desired, and serve immediately.

Close-up of baked pizzaSusan Bronson for Taste of Home

Once you’ve got your gluten-free crust down pat, you’re definitely going to want to try one of these copycat pizza parlor recipes.

If you’re new to nixing gluten or are looking for more dishes to try, these gluten-free recipes are guaranteed to please. Sign up for our gluten-free newsletter, too!

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Susan Bronson is a writer and editor based in Northern Wisconsin.