Gluten-Free Pepperoni Pizza

This delicious recipe may take a while to make, but it is worth every minute of waiting. My entire family just loves pizza. So, I told them that I was going to make different recipes of gluten-free, grain-free pizza for them to try. This is my first in a series of pizza recipes to be published over the course of the next few weeks.

This recipe turned out to have a thin, but tasty crust. Generally, we like a thicker crust. So, my next recipe will include some effort to obtain a thicker crust using a grain-free flour.

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Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza

Thin Crust Gluten-Free Pepperoni Pizza is easy to make with a little loving care while allowing time for the yeast to take hold using gluten-free flour and our tasty homemade pasta sauce.
Prep Time1 hr 5 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time1 hr 22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Easy, Gluten Free, Grain Free
Servings: 6
Calories: 413kcal
Cost: $6.25

Equipment

  • Pizza Pan or Baking Pan of your choice.
  • Mixer
  • Grater or Food Processor
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Small Saucepan
  • Small Bowl
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Pizza Cutter

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Cups Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Dry Milk Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¾ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Xantham Gum
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Instant Yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar or Honey Optional
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil, Divided
  • 1 Cup Pasta Sauce
  • 1 Package Pepperoni Slice
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese Add more cheese if that is your preference

Instructions

  • Mix all dry ingredients, except for yeast and sugar or honey, in a large mixing bowl until completely blended.
  • In a small bowl mix sugar or honey, warm water, 2 Tablespoons olive oil, yeast, and 1/2 cup of the dry ingredients in a small bowl. Combine ingredients leaving some lumps in the mixture. After the mixture has set for about 30 minutes and is bubbly begin the next step.
  • Add yeast mixture to the dry ingredients and beat with a mixer for about 4 minutes. The dough will remain sticky after it is mixed.
  • After covering the bowl with your favorite towel let it rest for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 425°
  • Either spray your pizza pan with cooking spray or place about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the center of the pan and place the dough on top of it.
  • Use plastic saran wrap to start at the center of the dough and work outwards pressing it into a 12" to 14" inch circle.
  • For 15 minutes let the dough rest.
  • For about 8 to 10 minutes bake the crust until the surface looks dull, rather than shiny.
  • After removing the crust from the oven top it with your favorite pasta sauce, pepperoni, and cheeses. Finish baking it for about another 15 minutes.
  • Serve your homemade pizza while warm.

Notes

  • King Arthur Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour makes a wonderful thin crust pizza using this recipe.
  • Using both cooking spray and olive oil for the pizza pan is recommended
  • Be sure to give your yeast plenty of resting time before combining with the dry ingredients so that you can get that tasty pizza flavor
  • Buttermilk powder can be used in place of Dry Milk Powder to add more flavor
  • Estimated calories per slice can be reduced by using other types of cheese, or less cheese on your pizza.
  • Be sure to check out my 15 minute homemade pasta sauce when you click on this link. I have found that you just can’t beat the flavor of homemade pasta sauce.

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