This gluten-free dairy-free pizza recipe is simple enough to prepare for weekdays but can be as fancy as you’d like.
Use a simple homemade pizza sauce, grandma’s favorite recipe, or a good-quality marinara you picked up at the store. As for toppings: let your taste buds reign. Some favored combinations are listed below.
This recipe is suitable for dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and gluten-free diets, but as with any recipe intended for persons with allergies or dietary restrictions, make sure to read all nutritional labels carefully to make sure that they do not contain any hidden dairy-derived ingredients (or other allergens, if these apply to you).
- For the Dough
- 1 cup water (warm)
- 1 tablespoon dry active yeast
- 2 tablespoons white sugar (or unrefined cane)
- 3 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- For the Pizza
- 1/2 to 1 cup homemade pizza sauce (or store-bought)
- 8 ounces dairy-free cheese (shredded)
- Optional: any veggies you like
Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this dairy-free and gluten-free pizza is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and baking.
Make the Dough
- Gather the ingredients.
- Heat the oven to 375 F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or pizza pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm water, yeast, and sugar, stirring to mix. Allow mixture to sit for about 5 minutes.
- Combine the gluten-free flour, sea salt, and baking powder in a separate bowl.
- Add the olive oil and flour mixture to the yeast mixture, and mix until a soft dough forms and adding more water 1 tablespoon at a time, up to 1/4 cup, if necessary.
Assemble and Bake the Pizza
- Gather the ingredients.
- Press the dough into a ball with your hands. Place the ball in the prepared pan or baking sheet and working from the middle, press the dough with your hands or a rolling pin and flatten to about 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch thin.
- Place the pan in the oven for 7 to 10 minutes, or until a few cracks form on the surface.
- Remove the pan from the oven. Using a spoon, spread the pizza sauce onto the pizza crust, leaving a 1/2-inch margin around the edges.
- Top generously with dairy-free cheese and veggies. Brush the crust with a bit of olive oil here if you'd like a darker crust.
- Place back into the oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until the crust looks dry.
- Remove from oven and allow pizza to cool slightly before serving.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Popular Topping Combinations
If you’re stumped on how to top your beautifully dairy-free and gluten-free creation, here are some ideas:
- Daiya (or other shredded dairy-free cheese), broccoli florets, black olives
- Daiya, roasted garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil leaves
- Daiya, chopped bell pepper, chopped onions, fresh herbs, marinated artichoke hearts