Gluten Free Pizza Crust Step by Step

Gluten Free Pizza Dough Recipe – Easy Step by Step

You know those people who say “I never get sick” and will assert that fact even if they are burning up with a 102 degree temperature and can barely stand? Well, I’m one of those people. In all honesty, I rarely do get sick. But when I do, it’s usually pretty bad. Mostly because I try to ignore the fact.

I recently had bronchitis. I didn’t know I had it, I just knew I was exhausted and coughing and kept having fevers which was really annoying and keeping me from getting as much work done as I usually do.

Finally, I went to the doctor and he told me that either I go down now and get some rest or I would go down later – in the hospital with pneumonia. So off to bed I went.

Here’s what I realized after two days in bed. First of all, it is a lot more fun to stay in bed all day if you’re not sick. Secondly, I realized that when it comes to being gluten free, yes some things may be more difficult but other things are easier. Way easier.

I watched a LOT of TV when I was down, after all, what else are you going to do? And I watched a lot of cooking shows. I saw two shows where pizza was being made from scratch.

To make regular gluten-filled pizza dough you have to let yeast proof, add the yeast to flour and stuff, combine it, knead the dough, let it rise, punch it down, let it rise again… that’s a lot of work! Not to mention, a lot of time. No wonder takeout pizza is so popular. When you’re hungry for pizza, who wants to wait hours to have one?

Making this Gluten Free Pizza Dough Recipe – Easy Step by Step is SO much easier! Just dump some ingredients in a mixer and let it do the work! And in about the same amount of time as you could get a pizza delivered, you have fresh, hot, amazing gluten free pizza from scratch.

Here’s a little step-by-step for you, so you can make your own.


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Combine all ingredients in a mixer and mix on high for 3 minutes

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Press dough into a pizza pan or baking sheet – don’t worry about any cracks, just pinch together

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Pre-bake the crust for 10 minutes in a 425 degree oven

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Top with the toppings of your choice, bake for another 20 – 25 minutes

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Enjoy delicious, hot baked, homemade gluten free pizza


BTW – I am totally well now. And this pizza helped me feel a lot better!

4.50 from 4 votes
Gluten Free Pizza Crust Step by Step
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Gluten Free Pizza Dough Recipe - Easy Step by Step

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 2 pizza
Calories: 457kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • cups All Purpose Gluten-free Flour Blend
  • teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 tablespoon dry active yeast
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon agave nectar sugar or honey
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup warm water around 110 degrees is perfect


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with regular beaters or whisk attachment (not dough hook or paddle attachment). Mix on low until combined. Scrape down the bowl once. Turn the mixer to high and mix for 3 minutes. If the mixture is too dry and does not form into a dough, add a little more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, with the mixer running. The dough may clunk around in the mixer at first, then soften up – this is fine. The dough will be soft and sticky.
  • Dust a work surface generously with more All Purpose Gluten-free Flour Blend. Knead the dough a few times until it is smooth and no longer sticky. Press the dough into a pizza pan or baking sheet. You can roll with a rolling pin if you like.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Add any toppings you like and bake for an additional 20 – 25 minutes.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Pizza Dough Recipe - Easy Step by Step
Amount Per Serving
Calories 457 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 658mg27%
Potassium 19mg1%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Fiber 11g44%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12g24%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. January 22, 2015

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. I’ve had pneumonia also… It can be hard to get rid of. This is the time of the year for it. The pizza dough recipe looks good. I will try it. I so want regular pizza taste. Thank You for this. Feel better!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      February 4, 2015

      Hi Marie,

      You’re very welcome, and thanks so much. I hope you’re feeling alright too.
      Glad to hear you’ll try it out, it’s good…


  2. Jeane
    April 1, 2015


    Glad to hear you’re all better now, pneumonia is scary stuff.

    May I ask what brand of unflavored gelatin you used? I’m new to GF living (health reasons) and I get a little overwhelmed figuring out which brand of thing are “safe”. I would love to make this pizza.

    Thank you.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      April 6, 2015

      I use Knok gelatin – easy to find in any grocery store and gluten free. Good luck!

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  4. Gladys
    October 28, 2015

    I am a Gluten free diet

  5. Tricia
    November 24, 2015

    Made your pizza crust tonight. Been GF since January with severe gluten intolerance. Best pizza I have had since January. My husband went GF with me and gave this a big thumbs up? My son gave me your dessert cookbook for Mothers Day. Thank you for creating these recipes.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      November 25, 2015

      You’re so welcome Tricia, glad you enjoyed it!
      xo, Carol

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  11. Wanda
    October 21, 2016

    I want to try the Easy Gluten Free Pizza Crust from Scratch recipe. When comparing the recipe in the magazine and the one on the website (above), I find two discrepancies: (1) the recipe above includes 1 1/2 tsp. Xanthan gum, the magazine recipe does not include xanthan gum; and, (2) The magazine calls for 1 tsp. dry active yeast, and the recipe above calls for 1 Tbsp. Which recipe is correct? I am anxious to try the recipe. Love the magazine!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      October 24, 2016

      Hi Wanda,
      Overtime we tweak our recipes. I was trying to cut back on the amount of yeast and xanthan gum. The one on the blog tends to be more puffy, and then one in the magazine, is better cooked in the oven. Both recipes will work. It is your preference which you would like to use.

      1. Wanda
        October 27, 2016

        Thank you so much! Just found your website – I am anxious to give it a look. :) Julia has been very helpful, too!

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  13. Diane E Elliott
    January 29, 2017

    Just made this following the recipe above and it’s so runny!! How do I remedy that? I am going to go ahead and complete the pizza I desire, but I am concerned because the dough is so runny. I really could not kneed it; it sort of looked like and had the consistency of runny frosting.Advise?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      March 2, 2017

      Hi Diane,
      Next time add a little more flour until it gets to a doughy consistency. It shouldn’t be runny. Sometimes factors such as humidity can make it so that you need more or less flour.

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  15. Trujillo
    June 7, 2019

    Hello, I am new at gluten free eating. (6 weeks). I am having a real hard time with texture and flavor of many breads. I love to bake But I am not have any luck with recipes. Any suggestions? With the high price of these flours I don’t want to keep failing. Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      June 7, 2019

      It’s difficult at first but I promise you’ll get better at it! Here’s a link to our bread recipes: and as far as flours go, I suggest checking out an Asian grocery store if there’s one near you. They often sell a variety of rice flours and starches that are less expensive than health food stores. You can then make your own gluten-free flour blend using the various flours you buy. Here’s the recipe for the flour I use in all my baked goods:

      I hope this helps!


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