If you enjoy making your own pizza but don't wish to start completely from scratch, you can try using a gluten-free pizza crust mix.
Ten manufacturers make different mixes, some of which come with Italian spices already added and some of which come plain, ready for you to spice them up. Your local stores probably carry some of these options, while you can order others online.
Here's what's available in gluten-free pizza crust mixes:
Bob's Red Mill gluten-free pizza crust mix contains brown rice, potato starch, millet, sorghum, cane juice and xantham gum, and calls for you to add water, eggs, oil and an enclosed yeast packet.
Gluten Free Pantry's gluten-free pizza crust mix makes a 14-inch pizza. It's made with white rice flour, potato starch, corn starch, honey and a packet of yeast, and includes a warning that it may contain traces of soy.
You also can make French bread with the mix. Gluten Free Pantry tests to below 20ppm of gluten.
Hodgson Mill's gluten-free pizza crust comes in a 16-ounce package, which will make one extra-large pizza. The mix contains brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, yellow corn meal and sugar, and mixes up with the included packet of yeast.
Hodgson Mill produces its gluten-free products on dedicated equipment in "a gluten-free environment." The company performs in-house testing for gluten levels below 20ppm.
Chebe's tapioca flour-based gluten-free pizza crust mix comes with spices already added, and is free of all major allergens, including soy, lactose, casein, yeast, corn, rice, potato, tree nuts and peanuts. The mix calls for adding oil, eggs and milk or milk substitute.
Chebe is certified gluten-free by the Celiac Sprue Association, which requires products to meet a gluten-free standard of less than 5ppm.
Namaste Foods' gluten-free pizza crust mix features brown rice flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot flour, garlic and Italian seasoning. It contains no soy, corn, yeast, potato, dairy, casein, peanuts or tree nuts, and it's also sugar-free. To make the crust, you add only oil and water.
Namaste produces its products in a dedicated gluten-free facility that's also free of most major allergens, including dairy, casein and soy. The products also are Kosher-certified.
Arrowhead Mills gluten-free pizza crust mix contains organic white rice flour, organic potato starch flour, tapioca starch flour, organic evaporated cane juice and organic soybean flour, plus a packet of yeast.
The 18.2-ounce package produces one very large gluten-free pizza or several small pizzas.
7. Kinnikinnick Foods Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix
Kinnikinnick's gluten-free pizza crust mix features sweet rice rlour, tapioca starch and corn starch. To prepare the crust, it calls for adding sugar, instant dry yeast, water, oil and eggs to the mix. The 22-ounce package will make two large pizzas.
Kinnikinnick works with the University of Nebraska to certify its foods to less than 5ppm of gluten. In addition, the Kosher-certified products are made in a nut-free, peanut-free and dairy-free facility.
Gillian's Foods gluten-free pizza dough mix, which comes in a 16-ounce size, includes rice flour, tapioca flour and defatted soy flour. To make the mix, you'll need yeast, eggs, water, sugar and oil.
Gillian's Foods produces its products in a dedicated gluten-free, tree nut-free and peanut-free environment., and carefully sources its ingredients.
King Arthur Flour's Gluten-Free Pizza Crust mix makes two 12-inch thin-crust pizzas. The mix includes rice flour, tapioca starch, potato starch and sugar. To make the crusts, you'll also need water, eggs and oil.
King Arthur Flour's gluten-free products are certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), which tests to less than 10ppm of gluten.
Domata Living Flour sells its gluten-free pizza crust mix to pizza restaurants and through a handful of stores, but also makes large quantities available to consumers through its website.
The pizza crust mix includes rice flour, corn starch, tapioca flour, non-fat dry milk, eggs and a very small quantity of soybean oil. To make one gluten-free pizza crust, you mix two cups of the mix with one cup of water.
Domata Living Flour is certified gluten-free by the Celiac Sprue Association, which tests to less than 5ppm of gluten.