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Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Pizza Recipe #glutenfree #nsng

04/07/2013 - 14 comments

Pizza is my most favorite food ever, so when I gave up gluten AND grains, it became a real challenge to be able to enjoy my most favorite food. Sometimes I would break down and have a gluten-free (but not grain-free) crust, and while it tastes good, I still prefer to keep the grains out of my diet as much as possible.

In 2009, I shared what I call a “no-carb pizza recipe” and it has become fairly popular. For whatever reason, many people can’t have a grain-filled crust and need or choose to limit their carb intake, so I decided to remake that recipe (because the picture in it was terrible) so that I could enjoy my pizza but without grains.

I tweaked the recipe a bit to add a bit more seasoning and flavor to the crust, and changed the shape so it looks more like a pizza.

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Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Pizza Recipe
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Serves: 3-4
  • 1 (8 oz.) package of full fat cream cheese (room temp.)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tbsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning (equal parts rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, cilantro)
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup pizza sauce (if doing a sugar detox, you will need to season plain tomato sauce instead of using pre-packaged sauce)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Your favorite toppings
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Butter 2 round pie pans
  3. Blend cream cheese and eggs and season with pepper, garlic powder onion powder & italian seasoning
  4. Add parmesan cheese and stir until combined
  5. Pour into buttered pie pans
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown
  7. Let crust cool for 10 minutes before adding toppings
  1. After crust is cooked, raise oven to 400 degrees
  2. Top crust with pizza sauce and spread evenly
  3. Add toppings
  4. Top with mozzarella cheese
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and slightly brown


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The crust on this pizza, as I mentioned in my original recipe is not firm like a traditional pizza, however, the longer you bake the crust, the firmer it does end up once the entire pizza is cooked. I have a theory that baking it one day, refrigerating it, then baking it again for 10 minutes the next day before baking the toppings on it might help, but I haven’t had a chance to try that yet.

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In case you are interested, I used a glass pie pan and a ceramic pie pan for this recipe, but any kind will work.  Although the glass lets you see all around how well the crust has cooked before pulling in out. Any pie pan should work, although a commentator gave me a great idea to cook the crust on a skillet then move it to the oven to help crisp up the crust. I may give that a try!

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  • Reply Elspeth 11/03/2013 at 7:34 am

    Yum yum yum. Had my first attempt at this last night, it was a mess but it was a tasty mess. My oven’s a bit inconsistent and getting it even in the pan was impossible! So I like the skillet idea, and I’ll keep trying the other ways to make it crispy. But it was so good and I don’t have my usual post-pizza grain -hangover today so YAY!!! Thanks! x

  • Reply Kelly 06/04/2013 at 8:44 pm

    This recipe looks great!. I can not wait to make this.

  • Reply Robin {Mom Foodie} 04/10/2013 at 7:24 pm

    This is an interesting way to produce a crust. Sounds tastier than most of the grain free options I’ve seen.

  • Reply trisha 04/09/2013 at 6:30 pm

    Looks super tasty kimmy!

  • Reply bruce 04/08/2013 at 4:32 pm

    has anyone actually tried this recipe out?

    • Reply Laura 05/20/2013 at 3:22 am

      Yes, a few times. I always use less garlic and italian seasoning and no onion powder (can’t find it here in Italy), but it’s always come out very good. :)

      • Reply Laura 05/20/2013 at 3:22 am

        always *comes out very good. ;)

  • Reply Sara @SensiblySara 04/08/2013 at 12:36 pm

    DELICIOUS!!! We have game night with a friend who has Celiac and this would be PERFECT for her!!

    • Reply Kim 04/09/2013 at 5:30 pm

      Ooooh, let me know if she likes it!

  • Reply Nichol 04/08/2013 at 10:52 am

    MMM this sounds delicious. I would throw it in a skillet to crunchy up that crust!!

    • Reply Kim 04/09/2013 at 5:30 pm

      That is a brilliant idea! Thank you!

  • Reply Melinda@LookWhatMomFound...andDadtoo 04/08/2013 at 8:26 am

    this looks easy. I’m sharing this with my sister, my niece has Celiac but loves pizza night at our house. We did an UDI’s pizza last week, it was good but I didn’t know what it was made out of.

    • Reply Kim 04/09/2013 at 5:25 pm

      Udi’s usually isn’t too bad, but does have a ton of extra ingredients. I prefer simple. Udi’s also does have grains, just the gluten-free kind.

      Thanks for sharing it!