If you follow a gluten-free diet, then one of the challenges you’ve probably faced is avoiding pizza due to the gluten content in the crust. While cauliflower crusts are delicious and a great workaround, nothing quite beats traditional pizza dough. Thanks to this gluten-free pizza crust recipe, however, you can still enjoy pizza the way you used to without depending on veggie-based crusts.
One of the hardest aspects of making a gluten-free pizza dough is to make one that’s got the right texture. While many gluten-free pizza crust recipes look pretty from the outside and are pretty much indistinguishable from a regular pizza crust, the texture is usually off.
A gluten-free crust needs more time to bake in the oven to get that perfectly crisp exterior and fluffy interior that we associate with perfect pizza crust. To make this sort of irresistible gluten-free pizza base, you need to par-bake the crust before adding any toppings.
While par-baking pizza crust may not be necessary with traditional pizza dough, it definitely makes a difference with gluten-free pizza dough. The dough just needs that extra time to bake to become crispy on the bottom.
You can use any kind of gluten-free flour that you want; we love using a gluten-free all-purpose blend for ease and convenience. After all, pizza is meant to be easy. Any effort or creativity on your part should be reserved for choosing all the yummy toppings you want on your pizza!