Thick Yeast-Free Pizza Crusts


For a thick pizza crust, try this easy recipe, which requires no rising but tastes like a yeast bread crust. If you want to freeze pizza, securely wrap prepared pizza in plastic wrap, then foil. To cook, remove wrappings and place pizza on cookie sheet without thawing. Bake a few minutes longer than specified time.

  • Serving (without sauce or toppings)Servings


  • 1 cup potato starch flour
  • 1⁄2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1⁄2 cup cornstarch
  • 1⁄2 cup dry milk powder
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable shortening
  • 3⁄4 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Lightly coat baking sheet or 2 pizza tins with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, combine flours, cornstarch, dry milk, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening, rubbing with fingers until it feels like cornmeal. Pour in water and stir until dough clings together in a ball. Work with hands, kneading dough until smooth. Form into 4 balls.
  3. Arrange balls on prepared sheet or tins. Cover with plastic wrap and press each into 6-inch circle about 1⁄4 inch thick, except at edges, which should be about 1⁄2 inch thick to contain sauce and fillings. Fill with desired sauce and toppings.
  4. Bake until crust is crisp and cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes.

Adapted from The Gluten-Free Gourmet Revised Edition, by Bette Hagman (Henry Holt, 2000).

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 8 Servings
  • Calories: 137
  • Carbohydrate Content: 25 g
  • Fat Content: 3 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 142 mg