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This pizza crust is really, really good. Even if you're not gluten intolerant but love pizza, you'll want to try it.

Just let me warn you: you can't change any of the ingredients. That means every bit of cheese has to stay in as will the rest of the stuff. Why all the cheese? It's the binder; the "flour" if you will. But don't let the amount of cheese in the crust take anything away from the toppings. You'll still need the same amount on top as you would any other pizza.

It'll be easier if you use parchment paper in the recipe, but if you don't have any on hand, that's okay. Just brush or spray on a generous amount of the non-stick spray recipe I have below.

All that's left is to watch the video below for a step by step tutorial and make this for an easy lunch or dinner today!

Have fun!

Sarah

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Gluten Free Pizza Crust Recipe Photo
Gluten Free Pizza Crust - no toppings
Gluten Free Pizza with Gluten Free Pizza crust
Gluten Free Pizza using the Gluten Free Crust
Prepared by Sarah Shilhavy
Photos by Jeremiah Shilhavy

Makes 2-4 servings

  • 2 cups whole milk organic mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut 2 pieces of parchment paper out for baking sheet.*

Mix cheese, eggs, flax, coconut flour, and baking powder together until a sticky wet dough is formed. Spread with a spatula to 1/4 inch thickness on a baking sheet lined with one piece of parchment paper.

Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven. Halfway through the baking process, flip crust over by sliding it off the baking sheet with the parchment paper, placing the second piece on the sheet, and turning the crust over unto the new sheet and peeling the old paper off. Return to oven until done baking.

Remove from oven, slide off of parchment paper, and flip over again for cooling. Once crust is cooled, top with sauce, pre-cooked veggies or meats, and cheese. Set crust with toppings under the broiler on high for a minute or two until cheese is melted and bubbly. Slice and serve.

Recipe submitted by Lauren, Fort Myers, FL

*If you don't have any parchment paper on hand mix together 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons of water and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Pour into a spray bottle and shake vigorously. Spray or brush unto baking sheet to coat generously.

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This makes a great, tasty pizza crust. I'd say it makes more like 2 servings, but that can all depend. :) Don't try substituting or leaving some ingredients out if you want the best results.
# Posted By Sarah | 11/5/08 10:14 AM
Love this recipe! It turns out a little crspy and a little doughy/chewy, just like regular crust's texture. If you make personal size pizzas (this recipe would make 4) there's no need for the extra parchment. After 15 minutes baking just flip over with a spatula.
Thanks for the great recipe Lauren!
# Posted By Karen | 11/6/08 2:20 PM
This is an awesome recipe!! Great for low-carbers, and the tastiest alternative to real flour crust that I've tried. Thank you!
# Posted By Jeanette | 12/6/08 4:38 PM
Will it come out ok if we skip the mozzarella? I need it to be gluten-free and caesin-free.
# Posted By Beth | 10/28/09 1:36 PM
Beth: Unfortunately, no. It's the base of the recipe, and taking it out would be like taking the flour out of a bread recipe.
# Posted By Sarah | 10/29/09 12:11 AM
This was the best pizza crust i've had in a long time. My hubby who is not a serious foodie like me gave me four kisses after trying it. The ingredients look questionable before going into oven. (yes, I admit I had my doubts at that point). But once baked crust is golden and beautiful. This recipe is def. a keeper and so easy!
# Posted By Arianna | 1/1/10 2:05 PM
Any suggestions for making it caesin free. I've been looking for an easy pizza crust gluten free and caesin free for a long time. When I came across this I thought it was perfect until I read that you must use the cheese. Would love to hear any suggestions or substitutions that might work. Thanks!
# Posted By Eileen | 1/1/10 4:32 PM
I'm wondering if you could substitute the mozzarella with almond cheese. It has a similar texture and they have a mozzarella-flavored version. I'm in the same boat, needing casein-free foods, so I am very interested in knowing if someone has tried this (or is willing to).
# Posted By kd | 1/3/10 10:52 PM
Does anyone know how the carbs are for this recipe?
# Posted By wc | 1/9/10 4:38 PM
This was surprisingly good. I thought that since the crust was cheese you wouldn't need as much on top, but I was wrong you still need it. My family was skeptical but all but one ate it gladly. Will definitely make it again. Thanks for the recipe!
# Posted By Melissa | 1/14/10 6:30 PM
We have been wheat/gluten free for a long time and had long given up on any kinds of "substitutes" for it. I recently discovered coconut flour and enjoy using it for some yummy treats. I just tried this recipe for pizza crust today and was AMAZED at how good it was! It was easy to make, turned out beautifully and it's my daughter's absolute favorite! She's thrilled because she thought she'd never be able to have "real" pizza again. This is wonderful - very well done!
# Posted By Darci | 2/2/10 5:09 PM
To reply to the above question about the carb content: the total recipe nets only 3 grams of carb (only from the coconut flour). We made it into four servings so that's less than one gram per serving!
# Posted By Darci | 2/2/10 7:52 PM
WOW - This was fabulous - the best thing I have made with coconut flour to date! We used part skim mozzarella and it turned out great - we will be making this again! It is so yummy and so easy! Do you know if you can make the crust ahead of time and freeze it?
# Posted By linda | 2/6/10 7:41 PM
You probably could, but it definitely wouldn't be the same.
# Posted By Sarah | 2/7/10 6:11 PM
Do you think I could change the flax meal to almond meal? I just don't have any flax meal at home.
# Posted By Mary-Anne | 2/19/10 5:13 PM
Is water added to this recipe? It says if no parchment paper "minus 2 tbls. water"
# Posted By Myrna | 4/9/12 12:39 PM
The footnote clearly states:

"If you don't have any parchment paper on hand mix together 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons of water and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Pour into a spray bottle and shake vigorously. Spray or brush unto baking sheet to coat generously."
# Posted By Sarah:) | 4/10/12 1:42 PM
RE: Carb count... 1/4 of the pizza would be 2.4 net carbs (4.8 total carbs and 2.4 grams fiber.)
# Posted By JenniferK | 4/15/12 6:37 PM
Re: casein free - I wonder if you could use Daiya mozerella cheese, it's casein free and melts well like regular cheese . . .
# Posted By Nikki | 4/15/12 6:41 PM
Do you think that you could make multiple crusts and freeze some for a quick, easy, almost made dinner?
# Posted By rachel | 4/15/12 7:53 PM
Can you post the entire nutritional profile for this crust?? Thanks!gwpp
# Posted By Kathyh | 4/16/12 12:38 PM
thanks on the nutritonal counts. was also interested in the fats and proteins.
# Posted By Kathyh | 4/16/12 12:51 PM
Very good!! Thank you for sharing this recipe, there is so much trial and error with gluten-free that it's nice to come across something that tastes great and is very easy to make!
# Posted By Teresa | 5/3/12 11:13 AM
I made this today and was skeptical about it would turn out with the ingredients called for...it turned out awesome..tasted just like whole wheat crust pizza!!!! It will definitely become a bi weekly meal at my house.
# Posted By Lucinda | 8/16/12 11:53 PM
Day 3 being wheat free and low carb and ran across this awesome pizza crust! Awesome! I didn't have any parchment paper on hand but will use next time to make it easier to flip. I made my pizza with pest, tomatoes and goat cheese - I felt like I was eating a real pizza dough. Thanks!
# Posted By shelly | 8/22/12 7:28 PM
fyi to Nikki who asked about using Daiya cheese:
Daiya contains some very scary ingredients like titanium dioxide, very unhealthy omega 6 oils and some GMO items too.
# Posted By kamila | 11/26/12 3:20 PM
Excellent!! Was just wondering if you could add a little less flax meal in place of something else? For me it just had a tiny bit strong flax flavor. Everyone else absolutely adored it, easy to make and is very filling.
# Posted By Sarah | 12/14/12 8:23 PM
I cannot eat flax seed, is there another replacement besides chia seeds? I really want to try this recipe. Thank you.
# Posted By Lori | 1/5/13 10:17 PM
I was wondering if you could add some herbs to it as well? I'm going to make this in a few days, I just may add some herbs and tell ya'll how it was!! :)
# Posted By Gerry E. | 1/29/13 11:19 PM
I just made this 2 days ago! I made 2, one exactly as directed, and the second, I added 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning! BOTH WERE UNBELIEVABLE!!! SO GLAD TO FIND THIS! I'm allergic to both sugar and flour, and this just makes me soo happy to have pizza again! And it WAS SOOO FILLING! I thought 1 wouldn't be enough for 2 of us, and BOY WAS I WRONG! We could only eat one, and lucky at that! :) Great for leftovers!!! Microwaves real nice!!! :)
# Posted By Gerry E. | 2/4/13 4:51 PM
Gerry, thank you very much for testing these recipes for other ingredients. I will try to make them this weekend. My friend just learn she has an allergy to wheat and is feeling rather overwhelmed - this should be nice comfort food.
# Posted By Lori | 2/7/13 11:09 PM
This is an amazing recipe! The crust tasted just like "real" pizza crust to me. It was great-tasting and really easy to make. I will definitely be making this again!
# Posted By Kay | 3/1/13 4:47 PM
I just substituted 2T chia seeds (whole) for the ground flax. Worked great! Delicious pizza; thanks!
# Posted By Jeannie | 6/6/13 8:26 PM
I would try goat cheese or Daiya cheese.
# Posted By Kelli | 11/27/13 10:26 AM
have been looking a recipe for over two weeks finally made this today. cut recipe in half in case was gross like that cream cheese crust pizza. but omg far from now i almost wish i made another. highly recommend this i did also add a tablespoon of parmesan and tspn lawrys garlic parsley powder .. to die for.
# Posted By lori b | 3/4/14 5:14 PM
But if your on The 100 program all the ingredients in this pizza crust is it true that there are NO Sugar Calories?
# Posted By Diane P | 3/20/14 12:16 AM
Yes all ingredient are 100 approved it's really good , compared to a pizza dough made of cream cream gross
# Posted By Lori | 3/21/14 12:17 AM

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