The Best Gluten-Free Pizza Margherita


Make your own gluten-free pizza dough from scratch and top it with the ultimate Italian ingredients: tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 12-inch pizza



  • 1 cup warm water

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 1 ¼ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ cup tomato sauce


  • 3 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese

  • 2 heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • 5 leaves fresh basil leaves, chopped


  1. Combine warm water, honey, and yeast in bowl; whisk well and let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer with a hook attachment; mix well on low speed. Pour in yeast mixture and olive oil slowly while mixing until slightly combined. Increase speed to medium-high and mix until a very soft dough is formed, about 4 minutes. Shape dough into a ball; cover and let rise for 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (210 degrees C). Grease a 12-inch pizza pan with olive oil.

  4. With greased hands, press dough onto the pizza pan. Brush dough with tomato sauce.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until slightly golden, about 15 minutes.

  6. Top crust with mozzarella cheese, tomato slices, and basil leaves. Bake until cheese is bubbly and crust is golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
12g Fat
42g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 1002mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 250mg 19%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 330mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.