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Gluten Free Deep Dish Pizza Crust

deep dish pizza gluten free

If my husband could eat gluten again the first thing he would eat would be a deep dish pizza from Pizza Hut.

So once again, I have taken on the challenge to make one of his favorite foods gluten free.

Gluten FreeDeep DishPizza Crust

I originally went to Pinterest to look for a gluten free deep dish pizza recipe and was surprised that there really wasn’t anything. So I had to come up with my own. I decided to to try to use the same dough from my gluten free bread recipe. That recipe is made using a bread machine, but it wasn’t hard to convert it to a pizza dough.

I don’t often make homemade bread so I totally guessed at how long to let the dough rise and punching it down all that complicated stuff that comes with making dough. However, I’ve made this twice now and both times it has turned out perfectly!!! So I know this works!

This gluten free deep dish pizza is amazing! It’s thick and soft. It stays together when you pick it up. It isn’t crumbly but it also isn’t dense. Seriously, this is just how a pizza crust should be!

deep dish pizza gluten free

  • 1-2/3 cup warm water (between 110-115 degrees F)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup powdered milk
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  1. Start by proofing your yeast. Combine sugar, water, and yeast in a bowl. Cover and sit in a warm area for 15 minutes.
  2. Then combine it with the rest of your liquid ingredients.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  4. Add the wet and dry ingredients and mix together in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Brush some olive oil on top of your dough to keep it from getting crusty while it rises.
  6. Cover your bowl with a clean towel or plastic wrap and set it in a warm area. I set mine in the oven (turned off) with the oven light on. If it was summer time I would place it either in a sunny window or in the garage.
  7. Let it rise for 40 minutes.
  8. Gently stir it just a few times.
  9. Let it rise for another 40 minutes.
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The dough after the second rise.

  • Divide dough in half
  • Place one of the halves in a 12″ Pizza Pan. I used a silicone pan. I love baking with silicone products because nothing sticks to them! This recipe will make two 12″ pizzas.
gluten free deep dish pizza

Right before going into the oven.

  • Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F– or until it starts to look golden.
  • Remove from silicone pan and flip upside down. Place on a wire rack and bake for another 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

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    Right out of the oven!

  • Add your sauce and all your favorite toppings!
  • Bake for 5-10 more minutes until cheese is melted.

gluten free pizza

Gluten Free Deep Dish Pizza Crust

Yields 2 12" pizzas

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Ingredients

  • 1-2/3 cup warm water (between 110-115 degrees F)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup powdered milk
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum

Instructions

  1. Start by proofing your yeast. Combine sugar, water, and yeast in a bowl. Cover and sit in a warm area for 15 minutes.
  2. Then combine it with the rest of your liquid ingredients.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  4. Add the wet and dry ingredients and mix together in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Brush some olive oil on top of your dough to keep it from getting crusty while it rises.
  6. Cover your bowl with a clean towel or plastic wrap and set it in a warm area. I set mine in the oven (turned off) with the oven light on. If it was summer time I would place it either in a sunny window or in the garage.
  7. Let it rise for 40 minutes.
  8. Gently stir it just a few times.
  9. Let it rise for another 40 minutes.
  10. Divide dough in half
  11. Place one of the halves in a 12″ Pizza Pan.
  12. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F– or until it starts to look golden.
  13. Remove from silicone pan and flip upside down. Place on a wire rack and bake for another 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
  14. Add your sauce and all your favorite toppings!
  15. Bake for 5-10 more minutes until cheese is melted.
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Enjoy!
Anna

P.S. Check out the BBQ Chicken Pizza I made using this same crust. It was AMAZING!!

BBQ Chicken Pizza

About the author: Linda and Anna are a mother-daughter team that enjoy cooking, crafting and sharing advice with each other. Here they enjoy sharing all their new recipes and ideas with their readers.

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  • Dawn Blase July 9, 2016, 11:41 am
    Would this recipe work if you have a gluten free flour mix? If so, how would I change the amounts? My mix has all the different flours and xanthum gum included.
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy July 18, 2016, 5:09 pm
      Hi Dawn, Sure, this recipe should work just fine using gluten free flour mix. Since your mix contains all of the different flour blends + the xanthum gum, you should be able to approximately 3 cups. In our recipe, leave out the rice and tapioca flours, the potato starch and the xanthum gum and use the 3 cups of your gluten free flour blend. I suggest that you add 2 cups, then gradually add the remaining cup. You may not need the entire 3 cups of flour, or perhaps you will need just a little more than 3 cups. You should be able to tell how the dough looks and feels as you work it up and adjust the amount of your gluten free flour as needed. Let us know if you have any other questions and thanks for dropping us a note! Good Luck! Linda
  • Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life January 24, 2016, 8:14 am
    I have never seen a silicone pizza pan...I am so excited to find that out! Now I will be on the hunt for one. I don't bake bread very often, so this is probably not something I would attempt without directions...thanks for the inspiration! Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life recently posted...#FoodieFriDIY no 79: Game Day Appetizers, part 2My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy January 24, 2016, 4:03 pm
      I didn't know that a silicone pizza pan existed either until I got one for Christmas from my mom. That was what pushed me to make this recipe in the first place! I love it! I also don't bake bread often, so if I made this perfectly on the first attempt then you can too!!! Thanks for commenting! Anna

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