Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust…EVER!

OH.MY.GOD! I really could say that 100 times. I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but, I can’t. I checked out a bunch of books from the library a few weeks back and one of them was Cooking Free by Carol Fenster, PH.D. I have been meaning to make this for a week or 2, but on top of being intimidated by making something like this from scratch, I just plain ran out of time. Today, I commited, and boy, am I glad that I finally did. It was super easy. Much easier than I pictured it being. It also reminded me of the crust from a gluten-filled pizza crust. It was chewy and thin. It was flavorful. It was…..P.I.Z.Z.A!!!!!! So, Carol Fenster, whereever you are, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart (and my son Jon’s too….he couldn’t stop drooling over the pizza).   You can find the recipe here.

**I topped mine with Prego 3 Cheese marinara, mozzerella, mini portabella mushrooms, baby spinach & tomatoes. I shredded fresh grated parmesan on top. I am sorry that I don’t have pictures. I was way too involved in eating. LOL!!

Jon said that he likes this much better than Pamela’s Wheat Free Bread Mix as pizza crust. He said he loves that mix for bread & bagels, but to PLEASE use this recipe for pizza from now on. FYI, this needs to be doubled, in my opinion. It technically serves 6, but Jon and I split it. I do have 1 piece left, but that is it. You can freeze the crust after the initial 10 minute baking period for a later date. I will definitely be doubling this recipe from now on. Hannah had a frozen, non-GF pizza for dinner. She wanted ours, but no luck. I told her next time she could have as much as she wanted.

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18 Responses

  1. I buy the little pizza rounds for my son’s school lunch, but I make our pizza at home. I will certainly make this. I am waiting for a book by Fenster from the library. I took notice of her after trying her chocolate cake recipe. It is one of the best I’ve ever tasted! So…I will make this and thanks for the information!
    Debbie

  2. What happened to the recipe? I used it once and it was fabulous, but there was a link to homemade all purpose gluten free flour that I never wrote down! Help!!

  3. I had to take it down b/c I didn’t have permission from Carol Fenster to publish it on my blog. You can find it in her cookbook listed above or in her new cookbook, 1,000 Gluten-Free recipes.

  4. I loved this recipe and made it into a breakfast pizza with onion sautéed in bacon drippings for the sauce, then sharp cheddar cheese and bacon for the topping. Once baked it is topped with sliced tomatoes. I think that’s how it goes. I haven’t made it in years but loved it when I did.

    I just met Carol Fenster at the CSA/USA Denver Chapter Gluten Free Vendor Fair this past Saturday (June 13). She is lovely and gracious and truly grateful for our enthusiasm about her cookbooks. We’re blessed to have her here in the Denver area creating such wonderful food for us to prepare!

    If you don’t have time to bake a crust, I’d recommend Udi’s GF Pizza Crust. It’s delicious!! I just had the second half of my pizza for breakfast. It’s far better than anything else I’ve ever tried. Udi’s bread and blueberry muffins are so good that after eating them for 6 months I contacted Udi’s to offer to help spread the word about their great products to the Gluten Free world! So that’s what I do now. At the Vendor Fair more than 100 families came up to our table and said the bread “was the only product worth buying” or the “only bread my kids will eat!” Pretty exciting to offer such a great alternative to all of us Celiacs! I’m looking forward to getting the products into your hands!

    Dee Valdez
    Udi’s Gluten Free Product Ambassador

  5. [...] amazing cookbook (no, I am not getting paid to say that).  The pizza crust that I raved about here is also one of Carol’s recipes.  [...]

  6. [...] Bob’s Red Mill pizza crust mix.  I also use Pamela’s Bread mix for pizza crust or Carol Fenster’s recipe.  As far as toppings go, Jon prefers the traditional marinara sauce, mozzarella & [...]

  7. I have been a Celiac for about 6 years now and have tried many versions of gluten free pizza. So far my favorite is Kinnikinnick frozen pizza crusts. I buy mine at Kroger in the healthy living section in the freezer. You get 4 crusts for $8, and just top with your favorite toppings. I like my crust a little crunchy so I cook mine right on the oven rack for about 13 minutes at 375 degrees. It has good taste and texture, it is not crumbly like most GF crusts. Everything I have had so far from Kinnikinnick has been delicious. So if you come across anything from that brand, give it a try, I’m pretty sure you will like it. :)

  8. I just tried the Gillian’s frozen pizza dough last night, all I can say is YUM! I was just recently diagnosed with Celiac and had been craving pizza for the past month. You can’t even tell the difference! I’m in love LOL

  9. This pizza crust cooked unevenly, and so was tough and chewy at the edges and gummy in the middle. It was the worst! Don’t bother.

  10. I have this recipe in one of Carol Fenster’s cookbook and will be trying it soon. Thanks for the review — I look forward to trying it out now!

    So far out of the pizza crust recipes and mixes we have tried, we love the Chebe pizza crust mix the most. Instead of using a fork like the directions say, I mix it with my KitchenAid mixer paddle until it’s not so crumbly, then I use the dough hook until it’s a smooth ball of dough. It’s just the right amount of crispy and chewy.

    As for the Udi’s frozen crust, it’s not our favorite for pizza, but it makes FABULOUS pita bread to go with our hummus. We bake it for five minutes and then cut into wedges. We love every Udi’s product we’ve tried, and it’s our bread of choice.

    Thanks again for this review!

  11. Just wondering if this pizza crust dough can be frozen before it’s baked? Or can it be baked and then frozen to use at a later date?

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