Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Pizza

Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Pizza Recipe

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 8 to 12 servings
Yield: 1 pizza
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
105 Calories
4g Fat
14g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 105
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 349mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 134mg 10%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 150mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This gluten-free and dairy-free pizza recipe is simple enough to prepare for weekdays (especially since the dough doesn't need to rise), 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 and choose your family's favorites.

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, read all nutritional labels carefully to make sure that they do not contain any hidden dairy-derived ingredients (or other allergens).

Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • 1 cup warm water

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or unrefined cane sugar

  • 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 store-bought or homemade pizza sauce

  • 8 ounces dairy-free cheese, shredded

  • Assorted veggies, for topping

Steps to Make It

Make the Dough

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Heat the oven to 375 F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or pizza pan.

    Lightly oil a baking sheet or pizza pan
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  3. 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 warm water, yeast, and sugar
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  4. Combine the gluten-free flour, sea salt, and baking powder in a separate bowl.

    Combine the gluten-free flour, sea salt, and baking powder
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  5. Add the flour mixture along with the olive oil to the yeast mixture, and stir until a soft dough forms, adding more water 1 tablespoon at a time (up to 1/4 cup) if necessary.

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Assemble and Bake the Pizza

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. 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 ball in the prepared pan
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  3. Put the pan in the oven for 7 to 10 minutes, or until a few cracks form on the surface.

    Put the pan in the oven
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  4. Remove the pan from the oven and using a spoon, spread the pizza sauce onto the pizza crust, leaving a 1/2-inch margin around the edges.

    spread the pizza sauce
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  5. Top generously with dairy-free cheese and veggies, if using. Brush the crust with a bit of olive oil if you'd like a darker crust.

    Top generously with dairy-free cheese and veggies
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  6. Return the pizza to the oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the crust looks dry.

    Return the pizza to the oven
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  7. Remove from oven and allow the pizza to cool slightly before serving.

    allow the pizza to cool slightly
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  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

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Popular Topping Combinations

If you’re stumped on how to top your dairy-free and gluten-free creation, there are plenty of delicious options. Daiya (or other shredded dairy-free cheese), broccoli florets, and black olives make a great combination; or try the cheese with roasted garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves. Chopped bell pepper, chopped onions, fresh herbs, and marinated artichoke hearts also make a colorful and tasty pizza.

Make the Pizza Dough Ahead

  •  If you want to make your pizza dough ahead of time, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in a zip-lock storage bag, and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans, and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.