The Best Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza

A simple, made-from-scratch pizza that tastes waaaaayyy better than any pizza you'll order in!

The Best Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza

Perfect texture, Amazing flavor & Minimal Ingredients

If you’ve followed my Instagram or Facebook stories, you’ve probably seen my son making pizza from scratch!

He first made it in early June (2018) and it was so good that we’ve asked him to make it for guests and for us many, many times!

Friends and family, most of whom do not need to eat gluten-free, all agree it is the best pizza they’ve ever tried!

The dough has the best texture — crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, and an amazing flavor.

We also LOVE the simple homemade pizza sauce… it doesn’t take long to make and is so worth it! The pizza sauce makes it taste like a real NY pizza!

The sauce is made with just San Marzano tomatoes, oregano, lots of chopped garlic, salt, onion powder and olive oil.

 

After these ingredients simmer, they are blended in a food processor or blender and the flavors meld and the sauce becomes super smooth which makes it perfect for pizza.

Both the dough and the pizza sauce use minimal but high quality ingredients, and are both gluten-free and vegan.  Add any toppings you choose!

Recipe adapted from Basics with Babish.  The dough is made using an overnight slow fermentation method and it requires no kneading! But you will need a kitchen scale, pizza peel and pizza stone.

Here is a step by step in photos.

First you make the dough (just flour, active dry yeast, water and salt) and let it rise overnight. It will double in size.

Then you divide the dough into 2 sections and one at a time, form the dough into a pizza shape.

Top with sauce…

And cheese. Then lightly brush the edges with olive oil.

Bake and enjoy!

Hope you love it as much as we do!

Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you try.

 

Recipe

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The Best Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza
 
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A simple, made from scratch pizza way better than anything you'll order in! It has a perfect texture -- crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside and great flavor. Recipe adapted from Basics with Babish Prep time does not include letting the dough rise 18-24 hours, so plan a day ahead. Prep time below includes, making the dough the night before, forming the dough into pizzas and making the sauce. And cook time includes letting the sauce simmer but the pizza only cooks for 7-9 minutes.
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Recipe type: Dinner, Appetizer, Pizza
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegetarian
Serves: 2 pizzas
Ingredients
Kitchen tools
  • Pizza Peel
  • Pizza Stone
  • kitchen scale
Pizza Dough (makes 2 pizzas):
  • 500g all purpose gluten-free flour (we used GF Jules)
  • 16g kosher salt
  • 1 gram or ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 350 ml water
Simple Pizza Sauce
  • Extra virgin olive oil to coat bottom of pan plus a little extra
  • 3-5 Garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 28oz can of whole San Marzano tomatoes
  • dash - ⅛ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
Toppings
  • Cornmeal for dusting pizza peel
  • Low-moisture mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • Fresh basil
  • Any toppings you desire! ideas include -- fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, eggplant, spinach, pepperoni, bacon, anchovies, olives, rosemary, ricotta, onions
  • Olive oil for brushing the edges
Instructions
Simple Pizza Sauce
  1. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, add olive oil to just cover the pan and maybe a little extra, and bring to a shimmer. Add garlic and saute for about 1 minute or until fragrant.
  2. Add the entire can of whole San Marzano tomatoes (liquid and tomatoes). Stir in and lightly break up the tomatoes. Add onion powder, oregano and stir to combine. Let simmer for 30-45 minutes over medium low heat.
  3. After simmering 45 minutes, add salt and simmer another 10 minutes or longer.
  4. Add sauce to a blender and puree for about 10-15 seconds to combine into a smooth sauce.
Pizza Dough
  1. In a medium bowl,whisk together dry dough ingredients (flour, salt, yeast). Add the water and, with a wooden spoon mix together until it is a "shaggy dough", or just barely mixed together with no big clumps of dry flour remaining.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to rise at room temperature for 18-24 hours or until it has more than doubled and become uniform in texture. We usually place the covered bowl in a kitchen cabinet to keep it away from moisture. According to the original recipe Basics with Babish, it will take longer in a chilly room and less time in a very warm one.
After rising for 18-24 hours:
  1. Place pizza stone in oven and preheat oven and stone to 500 degrees F for one hour.
  2. Generously flour a work surface and scrape out the dough.
  3. Divide it into 2 equal parts. Cover 1 part in plastic wrap and work the the other. Note: according to Basics with Babish, if you don’t intend to use the dough right away, you can refrigerate the extra dough wrapped in plastic wrap for up to 3 days. Return to room temperature by leaving it on the counter, covered in a damp cloth, for 2 to 3 hours before needed. We've always used both doughs right away!
  4. Evenly coat the ball of dough in flour and start gently patting it down into the general shape of a pizza. Do NOT use a rolling pin. Use your hands to gently coax the dough into the shape you want. Dust with more flour as needed so that it's not sticky. "Play with the dough" to stretch and mold it with your hands into a pizza dough shape. We found this to the the toughest part working with gluten-free flour but take the time and use your fingers and knuckles to gently stretch the dough in size and form into the shape you want.
Pizza Assembly
  1. Dust pizza peel with corn meal. This will help the pizza slide off the peel and onto the pizza stone.
  2. Slide formed pizza dough onto pizza peel. Make any corrections to get pizza into shape you want.
  3. Top pizza with a few ladels of sauce, spreading each spoonful. Top with mozzarella along with whatever toppings you’d like. NOTE: the placement of sauce and toppings will determine size of crust.
  4. Add any additional toppings.
  5. Brush the edges of the pizza dough lightly with olive oil.
  6. Slide pizza off the pizza peel and on to pizza stone in your preheated 500°F oven. Bake for 7-9 minutes.
  7. Using a pair of tongs, grab the pizza and slide back onto the pizza peel to remove from oven.
  8. Let cool for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy.

 

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