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Gluten Free Pizza Dough

July 2, 2024

Finally! A gluten free pizza dough recipe that we’re truly proud of. Pizza for all!

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cheese pizza made with homemade gluten free pizza dough on a pizza peel

We love homemade pizza so much and we’ve worked hard to get this gluten free pizza dough recipe just right for all the folks who need their pizza without gluten. Whether you have celiac disease, or avoid gluten for other reasons, this gluten free pizza dough recipe delivers all of that tender, chewy, crisp goodness that pizza dough should. Once you’ve made that perfect gluten free dough, if you need pizza topping ideas, check out our BBQ Chicken Pizza, our Salami and Olive Pizza, or our Pea and Prosciutto Pizza.

instant dry yeast, warm water, olive oil, gluten free flour and salt in bowls to m ake gluten free pizza dough

Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ingredients

  • Instant dry yeast

  • Warm water

  • Caputo Fioreglut Gluten-Free Flour (Note: This flour is made with Gluten free wheat starch. If you have a wheat allergy, please do not use this flour)

  • Fine sea salt

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

instant dry yeast being sprinkled over warm water in a glass bowl
yeast mixture being poured into a bowl of gluten free flour and salt
gluten free flour, salt, yeast mixture and olive oil in a mixing bowl
gluten free pizza dough being stirred in a bowl made with gluten free flour, salt, instant dry yeast, warm water & olive oil

Our Favorite Gluten Free Flour

This is not a sponsored post, but Caputo Fioreglut Gluten Free Flour is a must have for this recipe. It is the only brand that we have found to yield really good pizza dough results. Gluten free pizza dough is really tricky, and gluten free flour brands vary widely in terms of ingredients. Some gluten free flours use things like rice or even garbanzo flour, and unfortunately, those will not work well for making pizza dough. Caputo’s is the only gluten free flour we’ve found that will give you a traditional style Neapolitan pizza crust, because it is made with gluten free wheat starch. Even though it is made with wheat, it is safe for people with celiac disease because the gluten protein has been removed (though is it not safe for people with wheat allergies). If you need a wheat-free pizza crust, our Cauliflower Pizza Crust might be just what you’re looking for.

gluten free pizza dough ball in a glass bowl being covered with saran wrap
gluten free pizza dough ball in a glass bowl after it has risen and doubled in size

How To Make Gluten Free Pizza Dough

  1. Start with yeast. Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water. Stir for a sec and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, then drizzle in a little olive oil.

  2. Whisk together the gluten free flour and salt, then pour in the yeast mixture.

  3. Dough! Use your hands to bring it all together until a shaggy dough forms.

  4. Knead. Move the dough to a clean surface sprinkled with more of the gluten-free flour and knead the dough for a few minutes until it is smoother and more uniform.

  5. Rise! Gather the pizza dough into a ball, place it in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap. You want it to double in size, which will take about an hour or two.

  6. Rise again! Divide the dough into two even balls (your kitchen scale can help make sure the balls are perfectly even). Let the dough rise again in floured bowls covered with plastic wrap, until it doubles in size. This one takes longer — anywhere from 3 to 5 hours.

  7. Make pizza! As you begin to shape the dough for your pizza, just know that it can be challenging to work with, as are many gluten free doughs. We had success shaping it on a floured surface then transferring to the peel.

2 gluten free pizza dough balls sprinkled with gluten free flour
homemade gluten free pizza dough topped with marinara and cheese on a pizza peel

Tips For The Best GF Pizza Dough

  • For the best results, weigh the ingredients with a digital kitchen scale. Baking is science, and bread baking is particularly notorious for needing to be by-the-gram exact. We love to give wiggle room where we can, but pizza dough ingredients really do need to be measured carefully.

  • Gluten free pizza dough might tear while shaping, but that’s OK! Remember, it doesn’t have gluten, and that’s why it feels a little different. Just pinch it together with your fingers and proceed. Think of it as playdough.

  • Shape the dough on a floured surface then transfer it to the pizza peel. Also keep in mind the more toppings you load it with the harder it will be to transfer to the peel. We recommend keeping the toppings light.

cheese pizza made with homemade gluten free pizza dough on a pizza peel

Yes! You Can Freeze Gluten Free Pizza Dough

Yes! You can freeze your gluten free dough so that gluten free pizza night can happen just about anytime. After the final rise, transfer the pizza dough to an airtight container, label it and put it in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to make gluten free pizza, just pull the dough out of the freezer and let it come to room temperature.

a close up view of homemade gluten free pizza dough crust

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Gluten Free Pizza Dough

  • Serves: 8
  • Yields: 2 (10-inch) crusts
  • Prep Time:  5 hrs 30 min
  • Cook Time:  10 min

Ingredients

Method

  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water. Stir briefly, then set aside to proof for 5 to 10 minutes. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and stir to combine.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Pour in the yeast mixture and, using your hands (see Note), mix until a shaggy dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough with floured hands until smooth, about 3 minutes.

  3. Grease a separate large bowl with olive oil. Form the dough into a ball, place it in the oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside for 1 to 2 hours, until doubled in size.

  4. Divide the dough into two even balls. Transfer to a well floured proofing box, or floured individual bowls, cover with plastic, and set aside for 3 to 5 hours, until doubled in size.

  5. Use as the base for your favorite pizza recipe or store frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months (when ready to use, bring to room temperature).


To Make a Pizza:

  1. Preheat your pizza oven to 900 degrees or traditional oven to 500°. Lightly flour a pizza peel, line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and lightly flour it, or prepare a pizza stone by placing it in the oven.

  2. Transfer the dough to the prepared pizza peel, or prepared baking sheet. Starting from the inside, carefully press a circular base, ¼-inch thick, using your fingers, gently push the dough to the outside, being careful not to tear the dough. Continue, in a circular motion until the crust is 9 inches wide with a 1-inch crust that is not pressed down with your fingers. If using a pizza peel, give it a jiggle to make sure the dough is not sticking to the peel before adding your toppings.

  3. Once your pizza is topped, give it another jiggle to make sure it isn’t sticking. Place your pizza into your pizza oven and cook, rotating every 25-30 seconds, until the crust has risen and begins to slightly char, about 2 minutes total. Alternatively, transfer to a pizza stone and bake in your oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

  4. Brush the crust with olive oil and Serve pizza immediately.


Note: Alternatively, add the flour, salt and the yeast mixture to a stand mixer with a dough hook and knead on low until smooth, about 3 minutes.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories153
  • Protein2 g
  • Carbohydrates30 g
  • Total Fat2 g
  • Dietary Fiber0 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • sodium102 mg
  • Total Sugars1 g

Gluten Free Pizza Dough

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  • jazz

    This turned out really well, best i've made at home. I got the flour you linked to and loved it.

    Thanks Jazz, glad you loved it!