Pizza night is back! {Recipe for GF Pizza Crust and a GIVEAWAY}

{Giveaway has now ended. You can find the recipe at the bottom of the post.}

One thing I’ve missed since going gluten-free is pizza night.  Oh sure, we’ve had a few pizza nights using frozen gluten-free crusts, but it’s SO not the same as homemade.  And it’s not nearly as much fun either, especially for my little helpers.

Pizza night is back!  {Recipe for GF Pizza Crust and a GIVEAWAY}

Which is why I was so excited when my blogging friend Gretchen (you may know her as kumquat) sent me her new gluten-free cookbook, Fast & Simple Gluten-Free.  There was a simple, tried and true recipe for pizza dough inside!

Of course there are pages and pages of other mouthwatering dishes too such as Coconut, Banana & Macadamia Nut Pancakes (drool), Tortilla Chicken Soup, and even Butter Rolls.  And my favorite salad ever (I got to be the recipe tester for this one), Rustic Italian Salad with Grilled Chicken.  Imagine the most incredible combination of salty, sweet, and savory you can think of.  Then multiply it times a million.  That one was a huge hit with the kids too.

Pizza night is back!  {Recipe for GF Pizza Crust and a GIVEAWAY}

What I’ve always loved about Gretchen’s recipes is that they aren’t just gluten-free, they are heart and soul, make you dance in the kitchen, smile til the last bite recipes.  Here’s a quote from the introduction of Fast and Simple Gluten-Free:

Food is one of the biggest parts of our lives — it is a big part of our every day.  And as gluten-free eaters, we need to know we can still hold on to what we crave and love from our kitchens.  We, too, deserve to have foods that make us sing, foods that still instantly bring back those old memories, and foods that awaken and delight our senses.  None of the beauty and wonder of food needs to be whitewashed over because gluten has been removed from it.

Oh I could just kiss her for saying that.

Pizza night is back!  {Recipe for GF Pizza Crust and a GIVEAWAY}

I’m happy to report the pizza crust was a success. We made two batches and piled them high with our favorite toppings.  Artichoke hearts and basil from the garden, pine nuts, tomatoes, shallots and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.  The crust was beautiful and chewy and a bazillion times better than frozen.

Pizza night is back.

Enter to win a copy of Fast & Simple Gluten-Free by Gretchen F. Brown, RD at the bottom of this post.  You can also find it on Amazon.

Pizza night is back!  {Recipe for GF Pizza Crust and a GIVEAWAY}


Kumquat's Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

Soft, yeast-flavored dough that bakes into a gorgeous 16-inch pizza. Pizza night is back!


  • 1.5 10.5 g Tbsp. golden flaxseed meal
  • 3 Tbsp. 45 ml very hot water
  • 3 cups 420 g Kumquat's Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend ( OR gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. 12 g salt
  • 5 tsp. 20 g active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup 75 ml olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. 13 g sugar
  • 1 cup 235 ml warm water (110 degrees F or 43 C), divided
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • 1/3 tsp. garlic powder


  • Combine the flaxseed meal and 3 tablespoons (45 ml) very hot water in a small bowl until a slurry is formed; set aside.
  • Combine the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Combine the yeast, olive oil, sugar, and 1/2 cup (120 ml) warm water in a medium bowl or measuring cup. Allow to rest for 3 minutes for yeast to activate.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and mix for 1 minute. Add the flax slurry to the dough and mix until the dough comes together in a ball, about 5 to 7 minutes. (If dough is too dry, add warm water a teaspoon at a time to form a tender, pliable dough.**) Set the dough aside, cover, and allow to rest for 1 hour.
  • To prebake the crust, preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 C, or gas mark 8).
  • Roll the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper to desired thickness. Transfer the dough to a pizza stone or baking sheet. Brush the entire dough with olive oil and sprinkle evenly with the garlic powder. Top with favorite, fresh ingredients and bake 16 minuts or until cheese is melted and crust is cooked.
  • **Personal note: I live in the dry desert and had to add quite a bit of water to make the dough pliable.


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  • Ashley S. May 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Awesome giveaway and recipe!

  • Ashley S. May 13, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    My favorite topping is actually two…mushrooms and black olives.

  • Katherine May 13, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I love fresh mozzarella and roasted garlic on my pizza.

  • Kaylin May 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I love grilled chicken and mushrooms on my pizza. 🙂

  • Sharon May 13, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I love mushrooms and zucchini but my kids like it with just cheese.

  • Caroline May 13, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I can’t wait to try this pizza crust! I have been having pizza withdrawals lately so this recipe comes at the perfect time. Thank you!

  • Robin May 13, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Oooh- do I have to name just one? I love barbecue chicken or apple gouda chicken or… the list goes on!

  • Beth May 13, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Sausage. And peppers. And cheese!

  • Danielle May 14, 2013 at 6:24 am

    I’m a veggie-loving girl! The more the merrier 🙂 Mushrooms are probably my favorite. Thanks!

  • Holly May 14, 2013 at 7:41 am

    I’m a cheese girl. There’s nothing better than fresh mozz or goat cheese. Yum! Thanks!

  • Charlie H. May 14, 2013 at 7:57 am

    After going gluten free very recently, I’ve been looking for a new cookbook!

  • Lauren May 14, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I always love some good pineapple on my pizza!

  • Laura Neal May 15, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Pizza! We miss pizza night, too! Each person in my family has their own topping favorite, so we make lots of different types of pizza, but the one constant is melty, stringy, gooey cheese! Yummm! Thanks so much for this recipe, can’t wait to try it!

  • Wendy May 15, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I love lots of veggies and some local spicy sausage!

  • Stacy May 16, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I love sun dried tomatoes and roasted garlic…and lots of cheese!!!

  • April Ockerman May 16, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Pepperoni and black olive has always been my favorite topping.

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  • JoAnn May 17, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Sounds like a great giveaway. 🙂

  • Colleen May 18, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I’m excited to try this recipe – the cookbook sounds great.

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  • Dawn Pilney May 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Recipe sounds great so we decided to give it a try. The dough is “resting” right now. I’m a little confused with how to proceed though. It says “to pre-bake crust…” but then goes on to have me put all the toppings on and only lists one bake time of 16 minutes. Is that pre-bake time, then add rest of ingredients, then bake more? Or is there a different number of minutes that come before the toppings are added?

    • inspiredrd May 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      Hi Dawn, that part confused me too (I copied the recipe straight from the cookbook). I usually roll out the crust, then bake it for 10 minutes or so before putting on the toppings.