No yeast pizza dough makes an easy gluten free pizza crust for you to add your favorite toppings to! Chewy outside and soft inside – it’s delicious and vegan friendly, too!
This fantastic pizza crust recipe is sponsored by the awesome people at Bob’s Red Mill. Thank you for supporting the brands that help me to create delicious gluten free recipes like this one for you!
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We asked the group, “What’s one recipe or food you miss due to being on a gluten free diet?” A lot of them said pizza crust or pasta. So we’re going to share the EASIEST pizza crust recipe ever; NO yeast or eggs needed!
The crust is chewy on the outside, soft on the inside, and it takes just minutes to make. No rising needed and you can top it with all of your favorite pizza toppings. Plus, it’s freezable! We’re fans.
BONUS –> It’s made with JUNK FREE INGREDIENTS. Just in case you’re joining us for the challenge. 😉
How to make a no yeast pizza dough
If you do any baking, you probably know that most traditional bread and pizza dough recipes call for yeast. This is because yeast makes them rise and become soft on the inside.
There are some types of yeast that contain gluten, so it’s best not to use it if you can. Thankfully, there’s no need to use yeast in this recipe because there are some gluten-free products that can be used to help dough rise. One of those products is xanthan gum.
Xanthan gum is a gluten free, keto, and Paleo food additive that can thicken and stabilize things like baked goods, sauces, and desserts. But it’s also a fantastic leavening agent! Plus, it may even help to lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels!
For my no yeast pizza dough, I used Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Flour and their xanthan gum to help the gluten free flour rise and soften when baked!
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour is a versatile gluten free flour blend. Because their flour has no xanthan gum or guar gum, we just have to add it in separately. Easy peasy!
Here are all of the ingredients you’ll need to make the dough:
- Bob’s Red Mill gluten free all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- Bob’s Red Mill xanthan gum
- fine grain kosher salt
- warm water
- olive oil
NOTES about the ALL PURPOSE GLUTEN FREE FLOUR
Bob’s Red Mill gluten free all-purpose flour is a gluten free flour blend, without baking powder, xanthan gum or guar gum. This is DIFFERENT than their 1:1 GF baking flour, which has thickeners. So why is this important? Because using this flour allows you to adjust the texture of the dough! You can make it extra chewy or more flat and crispy, depending on how much xanthan gum you add.
Check out Bob’s Redmill Guidelines for adding xanthan gum and guar gum to GF All PURPOSE FLOUR!
How to make the pizza crust (VIDEO)
Be sure to watch our VIDEO TUTORIAL to see how easy the crust is to make. But here are the step by step instructions.
- Preheat oven and mix the dough. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a mixing bowl. You want to create a soft, sticky dough, so start by adding ⅔ cup of warm water. If the dough is too dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons more at a time until the consistency is where you need it to be.
- Form the dough into a ball. Place the dough out onto a floured surface and form into a smooth ball. Since this is a gluten free flour, you won’t need to knead it much due to lack of gluten protein.
- Roll the dough out into a 10-inch circle. You may need to pick up the dough a few times and turn it to form the circle. If the dough begins to stick to the rolling pin or the counter, just dust it with a tiny bit of the gluten free flour.
- Pan and bake the no yeast pizza dough. Place the dough into a greased 10-inch cast iron or pizza pan. Pat it out to the edges with your fingers. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on top. Bake the crust for 10 minutes. Don’t want to make the pizza right away? No problem! The pizza dough is freezable! Freeze the dough in a ball shape, wrapped in wax paper. Once ready to use, thaw out in fridge overnight. EASY!
- Add toppings and finish baking. After 10 minutes, you’ll remove the pan of crust from the oven, add your desired toppings, and pop it back in the oven to bake for another 8 to 10 minutes.
Gluten Free Pizza Recipe
Obviously, you can use any type of gluten free sauce and pizza toppings that you like. The ingredients on my pizza are vegetarian, but feel free to add any cooked meat of your choice. This would be a great use for leftover turkey, pepperoni, rotisserie chicken, some healthy chicken sausage, or bacon.
- ¼ to ⅓ cup BBQ sauce
- 6 ounces Colby Jack cheese, shredded (vegan cheese may be substituted)
- 1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
- 2 cups arugula
- ¼ cup sliced or diced onion
- feta crumbles
- cilantro to garnish
And, just in case you need a no yeast GRAIN FREE pizza crust recipe. Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Pizza Crust (with egg)is equally delicious and easy to make. I’ve made this version too.Print
No Yeast Pizza Dough + Gluten Free Pizza Recipe
- Total Time: 33 minutes
- Yield: 6 to 8 slices 1x
- Diet: Gluten Free
No yeast pizza dough makes the most delicious gluten free pizza you’ll ever eat. It’s super quick and easy to make, with no rising needed. Plus, it’s freezable! Make your next pizza night a special one with this recipe.
- 2 cups (around 250g) Bob’s Red Mill gluten free all-purpose flour (this flour has no thickeners or leaveners)
- 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons Bob’s Red Mill xanthan gum
- ¾ teaspoon fine grain kosher salt
- ¾ cup (or up to 1 cup) warm water
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil for brushing
- ⅓ cup BBQ sauce
- 6 ounces Colby Jack cheese, shredded (*vegan cheese may be substituted)
- 1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
- 2 cups arugula
- ¼ to ⅓ cup diced onion
- feta crumbles *
- chopped cilantro, to garnish
- Preheat oven to 450 F.
- Whisk the flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Measure out a cup (250ml) of warm water. Slowly pour ⅔ cup water into the dry mix, stirring as you pour. Depending on the type of flour you use, you may need closer to 1 cup water to create a soft sticky dough. If the dough is too dry, add a bit more water, 1-2 tablespoons at a time.
- Place the dough out onto a floured surface and form into a smooth ball. NOTE: Gluten free flour has no gluten protein, so you won’t need to knead it much. Next, roll the dough out into a 10-inch circle, then smooth out the sides.
- Place the dough into a greased 10-inch cast iron or pizza pan. Pat it out to the edges with your fingers. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on top. Bake for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, remove crust from the oven and spread 4-6 tablespoons of BBQ sauce on top. Follow with a layer of shredded Colby cheese, then a layer of arugula, red onion, and sliced cherry tomatoes. Spread them out evenly. Add a little feta cheese or cheese of choice over that.
Bake for an additional 8-10 minutes or until crisp and golden. For a crispier crust, broil for the final minute.
- Remove pizza from oven and allow it to cool for 5 minutes, then garnish with chopped cilantro, salt and pepper.
- Slide pizza out of the pan to slice or slice in pan and serve.
- Freezing dough – You may freeze the dough ball wrapped in wax paper for up to 1 month. Allow to thaw out overnight in fridge before rolling out flat and baking.
- *vegan parmesan and/or shredded cheese may be substituted.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 18 minutes
- Category: Main
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 slice w/o toppings
- Calories: 132
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 244.5 mg
- Fat: 1.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 28 g
- Fiber: 1.5 g
- Protein: 1.7 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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My son has had to be on a dairy, sugar, gluten, yeast free diet for several months. He misses pizza. The GF pizza crusts still have yeast. We made this and were happily surprised. Rated against his all time favourite regular takeout pizza he gave this 8/10!!!
Hi. Am making pizza crust and just wanted to let you know that you’ve omitted the xanthan gum from the instructions.
I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. My six year old was diagnosed with celiac disease two years ago and since his diagnosis I’ve tried a fair number of gluten free yeast based pizza crust recipes all with varying, and slightly disappointing, results. I used ATK gluten free flour blend to make this, this recipe was so fast and easy and the finished crust was great. If your wondering wether to give it a try, I hope my review encourages you to give it a shot. I will definitely be printing this recipe to use again! Thank you!
I’m so sorry to hear about your son, let me know if you need anything recipe wise. Always happy to help! And thank you so much for your feedback. It’s appreciated.
Hi! Making this for the first time tonight and am curious if you ever added seasoning or cheese to the crust? Thanks!
Sorry, i should explain that better. I mean to add seasoning or cheese to the dough before baking initially. I have a picky 10 year old that we’re trying the recipe out on and want to know if there are ways to jazz it up
Sure! I think adding italian seasoning or even a bbq seasoning would be great. Maybe mix in grated parmesan?
If I only have the 1:1 blend at home what would use suggest I do with the xanthan gum?
I think you could use the 1:1 blend and just omit xanthan. Or if you want it extra soft/chewy then add 1/4 tsp. I haven’t tried it but let me know if you do!
Great recipe! We used a different gluten free all purpose flour blend and needed more water, but the taste and texture was perfect. The recipe made more than we needed (or perhaps called for thicker crust than we wanted), so we rolling it out and baked on a baking sheet. Thanks for the recipe!
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I think this pizza is very interesting, usually just a mixture of meat, sausages and onions, but this one is very different, I like it very much
This crust made for an excellent pizza! I was really impressed with the texture and how it baked up.
So glad to hear that! Thanks!
This was so good!! Everyone at my house loved it!
That’s great! Thanks, Toni!
This tasted really good! Love the no yeast dough! And the toppings were just perfect!
Glad you loved it! Thanks, Suzy!
Yummy! This is making my mouth water! It looks so delicious and tasty! Can’t wait to make this!
Let me know if you make it! Thanks, Beth!
I made this for myself last night and it came out perfectly! I am so excited for leftovers for lunch!
Yaayyy! Love leftover pizza for lunch! Enjoy Lauren!
The looks amazing!! Could I use tapioca starch instead of the gum? Thanks!
I’m not sure. The flour I used already has tapioca flour in the blend. You could try maybe adding ground flaxseed or ground chia or psyllium husks. Are you wanting a chewy crust texture?
Here ya go! https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/xanthan-gum-substitute
What can I use instead of guar gum or xantham Guam, I am not good with either. By the way your website is full of ads, it was frustrating for me to access it just to comment
Hi Shamani! Can you screenshot what ads make it difficult for you to comment. I can try to fix that. The ads are my source of income right now, sadly.
On another note, feel free to just email me anytime with questions. I’ll email this to you as well. Now for the recipe, have you tried using psyllium husk powder/fiber in place of xanthan gum? It helps! Or Agar agar.
I just want say thank you your book. I am a newbie at gluten free eating. I also want to say to the lady with the comment on your ads on your site. Obviously she doesn’t know what it is like to have to rely on other means of income to make ends meet. Good for you to answer her the way you did. Thank you for all you do on your site. I love it
I appreciate your support very much, Carole. Thank you! If you have any questions along the way on your transition to gluten free eating, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’m happy to help!
Love having this healthy pizza option! The crust is so easy to make! And those toppings are some of my favorite! We’ll be having pizza night more often thanks to this recipe!!! WooHoo!!
Yay! Keep me posted. 😉