Gluten-Free Pizza for Your Child

    One of the essentials every parent needs to know is how to provide your celiac child with delicious gluten-free pizza.

     There are many ways to enjoy gluten-free pizza. You can buy it pre-made, make it from scratch at home, or order it in a restaurant. You can find recipes for pizza dough and various combinations of toppings in gluten-free cookbooks and gluten-free websites. American restaurants such as Uno Chicago Grill, with 200 locations, serve gluten-free pizza. You can look up restaurants that accommodate gluten-free patrons with gluten-free pizza online through gluten-free restaurant websites.

     An easy way to make gluten-free pizza is by buying already-prepared gluten-free pizza crusts which your child can top with his favorite toppings. Whole Foods Gluten Free Pizza Crusts come two to a package. They are thick, almost like a deep-dish crust, chewy, and tasty. You can also make your own pizza crust from pre-made mixes or by making your own mix from gluten-free pizza dough recipes. Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix makes two 12-inch gluten-free pizza pie crusts. It tastes delicious, and you can even fold the crust over easily. If necessary, you can make the crust egg-free. Some pizza crust recipes, which you can find online or in gluten-free cookbooks, can be rolled out, just like traditional wheat dough, and can be made thin (new York style) or thick (Chicago style), versatility that your celiac child will enjoy. Then you and your child just need to load it with his favorite toppings and stick it in the oven.

Tina Turbin

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31 Responses to Gluten-Free Pizza for Your Child

  1. Mary Beth says:

    Yummy! My kids brightened up when they saw this post!

  2. Felicity Guevara says:

    Thanks Tina for these ideas. We are going to try some gluten free pizza this week!

  3. Tabitha says:

    Mmmm I love Bob’s Red Mill. We’re not gluten free but my son’s best friend is so we make it sometimes for him when he stays over.

  4. Antonia says:

    Gluten-Free pizza for my child and ME!!! I love pizza too!

  5. Frederique Leriche says:

    I make sure to put lots of vegetables on our GF pizzas because this is the only way my son will eat his veggies! Just a tip for y’all…

  6. Caitlin says:

    Thank you so much for this post! We have been wondering which pizza crusts to try. Can’t wait for the next time we have homemade GF pizza!

  7. Patricia says:

    This is truly a child’s favorite. It’s also a lot of fun to make when they get to pick out the toppings themselves and “decorate” the pizza!

  8. Denise Chappell says:

    Boy it would be so great if places like Papa John’s and Pizza Hut could make GF pizza. My kids really miss these places!

  9. Daniella says:

    Oh boy we want pizza now!!!

  10. Hilary Jackman says:

    We are lucky to have an incredible local pizzeria that makes gluten free pizza and it’s delicious! They use Bob’s Red Mill. I think I’ll try it myself now!

  11. Larissa Daniels says:

    I definitely prefer to make my own dough, plus the kids love the mixing and rolling!

  12. Missy says:

    My family isn’t gluten-free, but I like the idea of making pizza on our own. It seems healthier than baking cookies!

  13. Fran Wysse says:

    mmmm sounds delicious! We hope that there’s a GF pizza recipe in your forthcoming Danny the Dragon cookbook!

  14. Nori says:

    It’s so interesting that in other parts of the world gf pizza is everywhere at major pizza places, but in the U.S., not so much…I guess making it at home is our best bet!

  15. Lisa Benardi says:

    Pizza is the best, whether it’s GF or not! It sure is a kid pleaser!

  16. Marissa says:

    We are looking forward to some delicious home-baking this year with the kids, and they are especially excited about gluten-free pizza!

  17. Lori Dunlowe says:

    I recommend Mr. Ritt’s Multipurpose Italian Bread & Pizza Crust Mix at!

  18. Danielle says:

    I recommend Bob’s Red Mill and also Dr. Ritt’s has a great one that’s pretty versatile and good for thin crust!

  19. Celia says:

    Bob’s Red Mill is great and also Mr. Ritt’s is good too. There was a great GF dough recipe I saw on a website but unfortunately I don’t remember it!

  20. Cheryl says:

    We love love love pizza!

  21. Tiff says:

    Thanks we still have yet to find a pizza crust we really like.

  22. Vanessa Stryker says:

    Neat idea! Great for sleepovers:)

  23. Jayne says:

    There’s something about kids and pizza–they go so well together! But when your child is celiac or wheat-sensitive, he can still enjoy it making it at home, and it’s even better this way because you’re giving him the chance to be creative, plus you’re teaching him how to cook. What fun!

  24. Flora Maggis says:

    Oh yes gf kids love making pizza, cookies, and cupcakes, and we gf parents don’t mind helping them make (and eat!) them!

  25. Peggy says:

    There are so many unique toppings you can put on pizza too. We do a curry pizza with chicken, potatoes, and yellow bell peppers, and a smoked chicken with bacon and provolone –yummy!

  26. Didi says:

    Mmmm! I need a snack or something because my mouth was actually watering as I was reading this blog post. Amazing how much parents like pizza too!

  27. Sandy Sylmar says:

    Hi Tina thanks for the Bob’s Red Mill recommendation. We used it last weekend for a couple of pizza’s for my celiac son’s birthday party and the dough turned out extremely delicious.

  28. Sylvia Sylmar says:

    Sounds so good…pizza is such a great comfort food. Parents love it too!

  29. Veronique says:

    Everyone should check out this great post on Tina’s other blog

    It shows how she uses GF Bistro pizza crust which is just phenomenal!

  30. Sara says:

    Mmmm sounds so good. @Veronique Yes GF Bistro pizza is awesome!

  31. Victoria Steinham says:

    This is such a fun activity because you can really get creative with toppings. Here’s a neat link:—unusual-pizza-toppings

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