Biscuit Crust Pizza

Biscuit Crust Pizza

This month’s challenge is to create a gluten-free pizza. My family likes (and usually expects) pizza on Friday nights.  Sometimes I don’t have enough time to put together a yeast crust pizza, and I like to have something quicker.  So I decided to try a biscuit crust.

The result was very good.  So good, in fact, that I forgot to take a picture of it.  The above picture was taken of one of the few leftover pieces that was put in the refrigerator until I remembered the next day.  The pictured piece also contains real mozzarella.  What I ate had Daiya cheese substitute on it.

My family liked this crust.  It wasn’t the same as a yeast crust, but it’s nice to have variety, and they enjoyed this crust for a change.  My youngest was hoping to have it again the next week.

I will repost the biscuit recipe for you here with directions for using it as a pizza crust, but really it’s quite simple. One recipe is enough for one round pizza.  I doubled the recipe and made two pizzas.
biscuit crust pizza

Biscuit Crust Pizza
Recipe type: Main Dish
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ cup butter (I used Earth Balance vegan buttery sticks)
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup milk (I used Almond Breeze almond milk)
  1. Preheat your oven to 400°. Grease a round pizza stone or pan. (I used a stone, so it might take less time to bake on a metal pan. Keep an eye on it.)
  2. In a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients. Cut the butter in chunks and work it into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender.
  3. Lightly beat the egg into the milk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir gently with a fork. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and make sure all the flour is incorporated, but to not over stir.
  4. Place the dough on your prepared pizza pan. Put your hand inside a plastic baggie and gently pat the dough out to the edges of the pan. Bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and top with sauce, cheese and toppings. Return to the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and let sit for 5 minutes before cutting.

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  1. says

    This recipe sounds delish! I would love to make it but usually use Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour. Any idea how you would adapt this? Would I just used 2 cups of the flour and then follow the rest of the recipe?

    • says

      It would be worth giving it a try. I’m not sure which baking flour you are referring to. If it contains xanthan gum then you should omit or at least cut back on that in the recipe.

      • Jinny says

        I just spotted xanthan gum at Target! If you have a Target near you, it’s Bob’s Red Mill and it comes in a bag.

  2. says

    This sounds so good! I can imagine this would easily convert to a breakfast pizza too – eggs, sausage, bacon…yum!

      • says

        Good question! I’ve made breakfast pizzas before and I rarely put a sauce – I leave the eggs kind of soft so they help “sauce” the pizza. That being said, sometimes a thin layer of mayo does wonders as a breakfast condiment. I bet it’d be good here too.

        • Mary says

          You could make a gluten free white gravy like you were making sausage gravy and make the breakfast pizza with that.

          • Monica says

            That is what I thought of when saving the recipe. “This would make a good breakfast pizza w/ a sausage gravy sauce w/ Turkey Bacon and Turkey Sausage. I’m thinking of using the homemade sausage and want to know if I should cook it before putting on crust or let it cook on crust?

          • Mary says

            Hi Monica, you should definitely cook the sausage and drain the grease off before adding it to the pizza. :)

  3. says

    Thank you so much for this recipe. My daughter was recently diagnosed with a lot of food sensitivities, including wheat, sugar, dairy and yeast. I have found that yeast is the hardest. Bread has become impossible. The one thing she was really missing was pizza. I could find wheat free pizza crust recipes but none without yeast – you have saved the day. Can’t wait to try this!!!

    • says

      Leigh Anne,

      I’m so glad to be able to help. Even though I was an adult when I went gluten free, pizza was one of the things I really missed too. Substituting the sugar shouldn’t be too difficult, and I think your daughter will really enjoy this.

    • Amy b says

      I too have a yeast allergy. I have found 2 recipes on pinterest for yeast free crust. One is cauliflower crust and the other is made with cream cheese. I also have a rice allergy and a daughter with wheat allergy and I have a sensitivity for it. I agree yeast has been the hardest to deal with. However I am feeling so much better eating a lot more healthier. And since I no longer eat yeast I don’t need to eat probiotic yogurt anymore.

    • Nicole says

      Thanks for this great blogsite , Linda! For those who cannot eat yeast, I found and made a cauliflower based (yeast free) pizza crust I found on pinterest. Not only did it hold its contents pretty well but it was delicious!

  4. says

    I love the idea of a biscuit crust! I work with Kinnikinnick Foods and we love coming across new gluten free recipes. We carry most of these ingredients, they’re very accessible. I’m looking forward to trying it out!

  5. says

    That’s really clever to use biscuit dough as a pizza crust! Lately I’ve been making my own yeast based pizza crusts, but they take so much time, so I might try this next time it’s pizza night!

  6. Suzanne says

    I love your blog, Linda. I was diagnosed two years ago, and I am finally having fun trying some different recipes. I have enjoyed several of yours while I am figuring out how to bake/cook without the gluten. I just tried this pizza crust and thought it was great. I do not like the taste of rice flour in baked goods – too grainy for me. I used amaranth instead of the rice, and then followed the rest of the recipe and we all enjoyed it. As you said, it is a nice change from regular pizza, and I really like how quickly you can prepare it. I think from start to finish it took 45 minutes – thanks for all of your hard work and advice.

    • says

      Hi Suzanne! That’s great that you’re comfortable with substituting flours. I understand about the rice flour grittiness. Some are more finely ground than others. I’m glad you enjoyed the pizza. Thanks for letting me know!

  7. Anne says

    This was so good and didn’t taste GF at all! Have you premixed the dry ingredients with the butter cut in and frozen it? Just wondering if that would make it an even easier weeknight meal…

  8. Darlene Vidrine says

    Hi Linda,
    All of your recipes look great. But I have a difficult time trying to make sandwich breads, biscuits, pizza dough, etc. with our unique situation. My husband and I did a DNA food test and it shows that we should never consume potato products, tapioca, xanathan gum, most wheat flours and most of the ingredients needed to make good bread recipes. I have experimented with substituting these ingredients with arrowroot flour and rice flour but the product comes out bitter and doesn’t hold together, but crumbles like flour when touched. I have spent a lot of money trying to get it right and I just can’t. I am getting very frustrated. We can also have spelt (me) and rye (him), but without adding a lighter flour to the mix, the breads come out hard and not appetizing. Can you help me? Thanks, Darlene

    • says

      Darlene, how about corn starch to help lighten the baked goods? Also, substitute some of the rice flour for millet or sorghum flour. You also need something to help hold the baked goods together. Since you can’t use xanthan gum, try guar gum and experiment with adding more eggs or chia seed and water.

    • Nicole says

      I’ve been gluten free for two years and just avoided breads and pasta out of simplicity until recently, but pizza had been calling my name! I’ve been reading about using almond flour and chickpea flour,maybe you could try one of those?

  9. says

    This recipe looks so interesting and tasty! I’d love a faster pizza crust option and I’ll definitely give this a try. Thanks :)

  10. says


    I just found your site! I have just started going GF, and am in the gathering information/recipe experimentation stage. However, in addition to not being able to consume gluten, I also can’t have rice, white or brown. Do you know a good substitute? Thanks!

    • says

      Hi Crystal. I would use sorghum or millet flour in place of rice flour. Actually a combination of both might be best, especially if it calls for a lot of rice flour. You’ll have to experiment some. Millet flour is lighter so it might require use a bit more than the amount of rice flour called for.

  11. says

    I always forget something…. We also can’t have nuts, so almond or hazelnut flour wouldn’t work for us either. Thanks!

  12. jenni says

    Tuesday nights are pizza night in our family. My family has “regular” homemade pizza, while I dutifully and hopefully try out yet another gluten free crust. (13 years now!) Looking forward to trying this next Tuesday!

  13. Karen Engle says

    I have a sensitivity to potato & corn along with gluten. What would you recommend instead of the potato starch, since I can’t do corn? I have seen other recipes that call for both potato & corn starch. Sometimes you can use tapioca starch as 1 replacement, but I have a hard time knowing what else to use.
    Your suggestions would be very helpful.

    • says

      Hi Karen. I would try using arrowroot starch or tapioca starch as a 1 to 1 replacement. A combination of flours/starches often works best so in recipes that call for potato and corn starch, try using a some of each (arrowroot & tapioca).

    • says

      I’m guessing that you mean a gf flour mix. I would try substituting 2 cups mix for the brown rice and potato starch. If the mix already has xanthan gum, leave that out of the recipe. I can’t say how well it will work, though.

  14. Kathy says

    What can I use in place of corn or soy based products? Am working on going gluten/corn/soy free in hopes to help Fibromyalgia. Any hints/tips would be great! The pizza looks great and now I am hungry for pizza!

  15. says

    Linda, I’m so happy to include this recipe in my Gluten-Free Pizza Party roundup of the best gluten-free pizza crusts. :-) It’s clearly delicious and the fact that it doesn’t contain yeast—as so many pizza crust recipes do–will really make it an option for so many readers.


  16. carmen says

    Im new to the gluten free diet. Im a type1 diabetic and a friend recommended I give it a try. Im two weeks in and Im noticing changes already. The biggest my BG counts are down. Im a BIG fan of pizza. Im really excited to try this recipe.

  17. bindia b says

    This recipe looks great and I was excited to try it until I got to the egg. I am not vegan, but as an Orthodox Hindu, I don’t eat eggs. What can use in place of it? And how would it come out?

  18. Kimberlee says

    I made this tonight for my daughter who is gluten free and everybody ended up loving it. I did the classic with pepperoni and mozzarella and everybody fought over the last piece. My daughter even said it was better than any of the store bought gluten free pizzas we have made so far, we’ve tried them all! Thank you for sharing your recipe at. At first I thought there was way too much baking powder but it all worked out great. Thank you!! Will definitely be making this a few hundred more times!

    • says

      I’m glad you and your family enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know. The store bought gf pizzas are mostly thin crust, which was never my favorite. So this crust appeals to those who like a thicker crust.

  19. Melanie says

    Hi! I was just confirming that the degrees for the oven are in Celsius? 400 is high. (From someone with very little cooking experience!)

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