When it comes to pizza, people have varying preferences. There are those who like thin crusts or thick crusts, lots of toppings or minimal toppings, tomato sauce or pesto sauce, condiments for dipping like mayo or ketchup, and much more in between. The beauty of pizza is that it’s so customizable and family-friendly – and you can never have too many gluten-free pizza recipes to make everyone happy!
At the Academy of Culinary Nutrition we like to keep our pizza gluten-free and dairy-free, as well as experiment with alternative crusts made from root vegetables, cauliflower, potatoes and winter squashes. Pizza traditionalists may recoil in horror at these crusts, but you’ll never know how delicious they are until you try them – and they allow you to enhance your pizza with nutrition.
You might be wondering how to possibly make a delicious pizza without cheese. We either opt for pizzas that are cheese-less or, if that just won’t do, try one of these 22 Best Dairy-Free Cheese Recipes. As for toppings, vegetables or meat are classics but remember you can also add sliced pears, pineapple, tempeh, or nuts and seeds.
There are heaps of crust, sauce and topping combinations you can try – get started off with these gluten-free pizza recipes.
20 best gluten-free pizza recipes
Easy and Delicious Gluten-Free Pizza
This classic pizza crust recipe is also yeast-free, egg-free, dairy-free and vegan, so it’s very allergen-friendly. It also happens to be a fave amongst our Culinary Nutrition Experts.
Spinach and Artichoke Pizza
Cashew cheese sauce is the star of this Paleo and vegan pizza recipe. We recommend making more of it to use as a spread or veggie dip, too!
Gluten-Free and Vegan Pizza with Mushrooms and Onions
With a crust that only needs six ingredients and a gooey homemade vegan mozzarella, there really is no reason not to put this near the top of you gluten-free pizza recipes to try.
Tempeh Tikka Masala Pizza with Gluten-Free Foccacia Crust
If you love thick pizza crusts, this recipe is for you! Be sure to check out Richa’s other pizza recipes while you’re on her site, as there are multitudes of options to choose from.
AIP Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza
Garlicky Kale Pesto Pizza
If you’re looking for ways to add more dark leafy greens to your daily life, this pizza recipe – which includes several cups of kale – is a delicious way to do it!
The Best Cauliflower Paleo Pizza Crust
Zucchini Pizza Flatbread
This grain-free pizza dough is layered with loads of summer veggies like zucchini and tomatoes, but if those aren’t in season for you, try something else!
Black Bean Pizza
We love the creativity of using whole black beans in a pizza crust recipe – and there is a video tutorial to help you make this one successfully.
Quinoa Pizza Margarita with Kale Pesto and Creamy Vegan Cheese
This is one of those gluten-free pizza recipes that has a real ‘wow’ factor; plus, the crust is made of fibre-, protein- and mineral-rich quinoa!
Buffalo Cauliflower Grilled Pizza
Grilled gluten-free pizza dough, buffalo cauliflower bites AND ranch sauce. Yes, please.
Sweet Potato Pizza
A fluffy pizza with a crust made from mashed sweet potatoes. You get a delicious gluten-free pizza and an arm workout at the same time!
Tomato Ricotta Galette
This fresh, rustic pizza has a grain-free galette crust and is stuffed to the gills with fresh tomatoes and vegan ricotta. Can’t go wrong with this one!
Cauliflower Alfredo Veggie Pizza
This is a great example of a creative dairy-free sauce you can use to top your pizza! We love this thick, cauliflower alfredo so much we don’t even need to add extra vegan cheese.
Who is the ruler of what a pizza crust can be made of? No one! We adore the creativity of using gluten-free waffles as a pizza crust – and the gooey cashew mozzarella in this recipe adds to the appeal.
Vegan Portobello Pizzas
Portobello mushrooms make an excellent gluten-free pizza crust and the slight dip in the centre means you can fill them with extra toppings!
Broccoli Oat Pizza
This pizza recipe has a three-ingredient crust made from broccoli and when you add more toppings, it’s a simple way to include more veggies in your daily life.
Vegan Pizza with Cauliflower Potato Crust
It doesn’t get much easier than a two-ingredient pizza crust! This cauliflower-potato crust will satisfy your comfort food cravings, and we love how this version is topped with dairy-free pesto and loads of veg.
Grain-Free Cassava Crust Pizza
The beauty of homemade pizza dough is you can shape it however you want – how lovely are these pizza hearts?
Party Time Dessert Pizza
This luxurious dessert pizza is the perfect way to end a meal. It has a banana-oat crust, coconut whipped cream, vegan chocolate sauce and you can top it with whatever fruits you desire!