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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.
gluten free pizza dough

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

{ 20 comments… add one }
  • Bridg July 22, 2017, 6:47 pm
    Ok, this crust is AMAZING!! I did not have enough rice flour (only had one cup of brown), so I subbed one cup of light buckwheat flour. I also did not have a silicone pan, so I used a 12" nonstick pan from my convection oven. I greased it with Olive oil, baked for 15 minutes, topped, and baked for another 10 minutes. Came out perfect! I did take a pic, but don't see where I can add it here. Will do on Pinterest, where I found this recipe. Thank you, "Blessed Beyond Crazy" for this fantastic deep dish recipe! You ROCK!!!
    • Anna Martin July 23, 2017, 8:56 am
      This makes me so happy to hear! Thank you for coming back and leaving a comment! You can also share a picture on facebook if you want!
  • Jeanenne June 4, 2017, 2:55 pm
    This pizza freezes very well. I baked the pizza according to directions, put all the toppings on including the cheese. Wrapped it up well and froze it. When I needed a quick meal, I took it out of the freezer and baked it at 400 degrees for around 13 to 17 minutes. Delicious!! My son dropped by for a visit (he is non gf BTW) and wanted to know where I bought it!! I said, "Son, this pizza is made from scratch and is gf". He was surprised!! He loved it!
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy June 4, 2017, 6:18 pm
      Hi, Jeanenne! Hey, thanks for stopping by and leaving us a message! We always love hearing from people that have tried our creations and we are so glad that your son liked the pizza. Have a great day! Linda
  • Jeanenne May 31, 2017, 12:26 pm
    You do have good ideas! The cheese bread sounds perfect to serve with pasta dishes since gluten garlic bread is a thing of the past in this house. Will try that next. Ty
  • Jeanenne May 30, 2017, 5:41 pm
    BTW The silicone pizza pan is something everyone gf needs. Love mine. So easy to have the pizza shells turn out well.
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy May 30, 2017, 5:53 pm
      I agree! I love silicone pans!
  • Jeanenne May 30, 2017, 5:35 pm
    This pizza is amazing!! Soooo delicious!! My gf granddaughter loved it! Absent minded me remembered to put the eggs, vinegar, and melted butter in the dough halfway through it's rising. I just added those three ingredients to the dough and mixed it well and put it back in the lighted oven (BTW, thanks for that hint) to let it finish it's first rising. Now, really, you would think this would kind of ruin it, wouldn't you? No way!! Turned out very well. Thanks so much for this recipe. Gonna make it again this weekend. Makes me proud!! We sure do love pizza here. My hubby said it tasted better than the "D" rising crust frozen pizza. You know what I mean. Thanks again.
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy May 30, 2017, 5:55 pm
      Oh, Jeanenne that makes me so happy to hear! I'm so glad you loved it! Thank you for letting me know that you tried it and loved it! Another hint, this crust makes wonderful cheese bread! Just brush it down with butter and add about 2-3 cups of mozzarella cheese, bake until cheese is melted! That is my family's favorite!
  • Jeanenne May 28, 2017, 8:28 am
    Could I freeze the shells?
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy May 30, 2017, 4:38 pm
      I haven't tried that before. I'm assuming it would work. If you do give it a try, let me know how it works out for you!
  • 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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