For a lot of people (including me), pizza ranks pretty high on the list of favorite foods. For those of us on a gluten-free diet, the pizza choices are limited. When I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2000 there were no restaurants offering gluten-free pizza and there weren’t grocery store options either.
Besides, I wanted something economical that I could feed to my family. So I turned to coming up with a homemade gluten-free pizza crust recipe that my family and I could love. This recipe was my go-to Friday night pizza dinner recipe for years. It makes two pizzas – a large rectangular one and a round one – which was enough to feed our family of five and have a few pieces left over. My boys still love that pizza, and sometimes they would have friends eat with us who also loved it even though they weren’t gluten free.
That recipe makes a thick and chewy pizza crust. I later developed the single crust recipe for those who weren’t feeding so many people. It’s almost just as good, though I still prefer the original version.
With the long list of ingredients and having to allow the crust to rise, it takes some time to prepare that pizza. So over the years I came up with some other pizza options which are quicker. I also have a few suggestions for recipes that are similar to pizza but not quite an actual pizza.
What About Dairy Free?
Going dairy free was a blow to me in the pizza realm. While the crust is pretty good with a milk substitute, cheese substitutes leave something to be desired for me. But, if you are happy with cheese subs or making pizza without cheese at all, then you can still make most of these pizzas.
Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza Recipes
This zucchini pizza crust from Lauren dies not use cheese in the crust and is a better option if you are diary free.