Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Pizza

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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 to 12 servings

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 dry active 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 homemade pizza sauce (or store-bought)
  • 8 ounces dairy-free cheese (shredded)
  • Optional: Any veggies you like

Steps to Make It

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

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm water, yeast, and sugar, stirring to mix. Allow mixture to sit for about 5 minutes.

  4. Combine the gluten-free flour, sea salt, and baking powder in a separate bowl.

  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.

Assemble and Bake the Pizza

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  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.

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

  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.

  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.

  6. Return the pizza to the oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the crust looks dry.

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

  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

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.