Gluten Free Pizza Recipe Without Yeast and Flour

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Is it possible to make a gluten-free pizza without yeast and flour? Yep, absolutely. I have to warn you, though, that it's a "love it or hate it" kind of recipe. My sweet-potato pizza crust is nothing like a traditional crust made from a flour dough. It should satisfy those who love to try innovative dishes, but might make some nonnas shake their heads in irritation! Here are some plus and minus points of this pizza recipe.

Plus Points

  • Since it is gluten free, people with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy can enjoy this pizza without jeopardizing their wellness.
  • Compared to a traditional pizza dough, sweet potatoes contain a much higher amount of vitamins, especially vitamin A and C. Therefore, using sweet potatoes as a crust can make your pizza a more balanced dish.
  • It saves a lot of time and labor. No kneading. No waiting for the dough to rise. While a flour dough can take up to 2 hours to prepare, this sweet potato crust takes only about half an hour. Plus, it's a lot less messy!

Minus Point

  • Even though sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamins, they also contain a lot of carbs. In addition, the recipe requires some high-calorie ingredients, such as cheese and egg. So although this is a well-balanced and nutritious recipe, it is not low in calories. Portion control is still much needed.


Gluten-Free Pizza Recipe - Ingredients (for 1 - 2 servings)

For the Sweet Potato Crust

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes or regular potatoes, peeled and cut into about 1/2-inch chunks (should yield about 3 cups)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced mushrooms
  • about 10 slices of gluten-free pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free marinara sauce
  • cooking spray (for greasing the baking sheet)

Gluten-Free Shopping Tips: When cooking gluten free, it's easier to do all your shopping at a gluten-free shop or at a supermarket that offers a large gluten-free aisle. Keep in mind, however, that gluten-free labelling is a voluntary thing. Just because a food product has no "gluten-free" label doesn't mean it contains gluten. If there's no gluten-free aisle at your local store, you just have to read the labels very carefully. Before you buy marinara sauce, pepperoni, cheddar and mozzarella cheese for this recipe, you should check the labels and choose only the brands that don't contain dextrine or modified food starch, as these ingredients are made from wheat. Cheddar and mozzarella usually contain gluten-free starch, such as potato starch or cornstarch, but still, it's always wise to check the labels before buying unless you're familiar with the brands.


Gluten-Free Pizza Recipe - Preparation

How to Make Pizza Crust Without Yeast and Flour

  • Boil sweet potatoes in a saucepan. You may sprinkle some salt into the boiling water if you want the sweet potatoes to have a little bit of a salty taste.
  • Preheat an oven to 400° F.
  • Cook the sweet potatoes until they are tender but not too soft. Drain the water and let cool for about 10 - 15 minutes. This process is in fact very crucial. To pull off a perfect potato pizza crust, you must not overcook it. The texture should be tender yet firm, not soft and soggy. Also, make sure you drain the water very well. If the sweet potatoes are still too wet when you put them in the oven, your crust may easily fall apart.
  • Add egg, cheddar cheese and olive oil to the sweet potatoes. Mix together well.
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray and spread the potato mixture on it, forming an 8-inch circle.
  • Put it into the preheated oven. During this process, the egg and cheddar cheese will bind the potato chunks together. After about 15 minutes of baking, your gluten-free pizza crust is ready.

Finishing the Pizza

  • Remove your potato pizza crust from the oven.
  • Spread gluten-free marinara sauce over it.
  • Top with sliced mushrooms, gluten-free pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for another 15 minutes, or until the potato is crisp around the edges and the cheese is completely melted.
  • Slice and serve. Enjoy your delicious gluten-free pizza.

Nutrition Details (for 1 Whole Pizza)

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livingpah2004 4 years ago from USA

Great gluten free pizza recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Voted up!

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Rufus rambles 4 years ago from Australia

Wonderful! I will definitely try this one!

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techygran 4 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

wow, your video demo made me salivate... looks so yummy! I am vegan so would cut out the animal products, but that would be entirely do-able... I like the idea of a sweet potato "crust"-- thanks for the recipe! Voted you up!

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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

@livingpah - Thanks a lot!

@Rufus Rambles - Thanks. I'm glad you're going to give this gluten free pizza a try.

@techygran - Thanks for the kind comment and vote. Hope you enjoy the vegan version of this pizza recipe!

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anglnwu 4 years ago

I never would have thought of using sweet potatoes. How innovative. I dare say I'll like it since I love carbs and sweet potatoes is quite a favorite. Love the demo and the clear step-by-step instruction. Voted up.

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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA

I am into trying many different types of food, so I know I would like it. My sister cannot eat a lot of gluten, so something like that might be good for her.

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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Gluten free or not, this sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love pizza very much. Thanks for share delicious pizza recipe with us. I really enjoy the video here. Rated up and useful. Yummy!


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

So unique. Never have heard this kind of Pizza. Looks so yummy and easy to make because of great video demonstration. Thanks, Paramapoonya. This goes in my "to do' list.

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JerryJupiter 4 years ago from United Kingdom

My uncle isn't able to eat Gluten so this looks like a great alternative so he can keep eating what is (in my opinion) the greatest food on Earth. I'll definitely share this with him - thanks for uploading - and the video is an amazing touch.

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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

@anglnwu - Thanks, Angeline! Please give this non-traditional pizza recipe a try. I'm pretty sure you'll love it! hehe

@sweetiepie - Cool! Glad to know you're a food adventurist. Also, I hope your sister likes this glenten-free pizza.

@randomcreative - You're welcome. Thanks for the positive feedback!

@prasetio - Thanks, Pras. Hope you'll give this gluten-free recipe a go!

@urmilashukla - Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed the video. Oh and you can just call me "Om". Isn't Paramapoonya kind of hard to type? lol

@JerryJupiter - Thanks a lot for the kind words. I totally agree with you; pizza is one of the yummiest foods to cherish!

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techygran 4 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

Hey there Om, I made the pizza and it was delish! I used chia gel to keep the 'crust together' and just onions and tomato spaghetti sauce on top. I'm going to do this again!

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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

@techygran - Oh that's awesome! Chia gel, huh? I've got to try that sometime. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about your yummy experiment, techygran!

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Simone Smith 4 years ago from San Francisco

WHOAH WHOAH WHOAH - hold the phones!! Sweet potatoes as a gluten-free pizza crust? That's such a brilliant idea!! Dang, Om. I love this recipe- and the instructions, video, and photos all work together brilliantly!

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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

Thanks, Simone. Glad you like this non-traditional pizza recipe. Now stop drooling and get back to work....kekeke

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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

What a great idea! I would never have thought of using chunks of sweet potato to make a pizza crust! Since I like all of the ingredients, I know I would enjoy the end result. Thanks for your recipe and the video demonstration as well.

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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

Thanks, Peggy! Glad you would give this gluten-free pizza recipe a go!

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molometer 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire, England

I love sweet potato and I love pizza.

I would never have thought of putting them together, it sounds really interesting.

Must give it a try.

Thanks voted up interesting and useful.

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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

Thanks, molometer. Glad you'll try it. If you love sweet potato and pizza, then you probably won't be disappointed with this gluten-free pizza recipe!

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kEi MayUmi 4 years ago

ooooh i just want to try this! Gluten-free pizza recipe, still delicious! Must try it.

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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

Cool! Glad you'll give it a go :)

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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

Cool! Thanks for the read and comment, sandramathew. :)

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Just History 4 years ago from England

As a coeliac for some fifty plus years I am definately going to try this! Just reading the recipe to check what I need- Monday's dinner looks certain

kelleyward 4 years ago

Wow this looks great! We eat 80% gluten free so this is definitely something we will try! Congrats on HOTD! Take care, Kelley

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bac2basics 4 years ago from Spain

Can´t wait to try this pizza. It looks and I bet tastes delicious. Thankyou.

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Being a celiac I'm always looking for gluten free recipes. I have posted a few hubs about gluten free but this pizza is very different and looks yummy. Will definitely have to try.

I like the video introduction as well as the nicely written hub. Voted useful and interesting. Would have voted up but I couldn't find an up button.

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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

What a great idea! Sweet potatoes for a pizza crust. I have to try this. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful. Congratulations!

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emilybee 4 years ago

This is awesome. Great video! I'm going to have to try this. Congrats on hub of the day!

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Wesley Meacham 4 years ago from Wuhan, China

Cool recipe. I'll be sharing this with my family since many of them are on a gluten free diet. I'm also going to share with my followers, not that you need that since you are the hub of the day (congrats) but I'm trying to cultivate the habit. This appeals to me also on another level than just the gluten free one. I tend to enjoy meals that are a bit outside the box and this is something I would have enjoyed even if I didn't know what gluten is.

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MelChi 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

Thank you so much for this! One of the worst things about not being able to eat a lot of wheat, is not being able to eat normal pizza. This is great - I'm going to definitely give this recipe a go! :)

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HawaiiHeart 4 years ago from Hawaii

Thank you for sharing this recipe! It's hard to find a gf pizza that looks and taste delicious!

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RichardPac 4 years ago from Sunny Florida!

Thank you for sharing! I'll definitely have to try this!

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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

Wow, what a fascinating recipe with clear instructions and a video, too! This is great for those who follow a gluten-free diet. Congratulations on Hub of the Day!

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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Congrats on getting Hub of the Day for this fantastic recipe, Om!

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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia

Congrats on HOD. I love sweet potatoes and never though it can be substituted as a pizza dough. Great idea.

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theclevercat 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Congrats on HoTD!

Have you tried mashing the sweet potatoes with the cheese, etc.? Maybe it would be easier to cut, but I love the way the egg binds it all together.

This looks really yummy and I can imagine some caramelized onion on top with mozzarella and basil, mmm!!! Voted useful.

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Riverfish24 4 years ago from United States

Congrats on HOTD. Terrificly innovative!

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anglnwu 4 years ago

Congrats, Om, on HOTD. Well-deserved!

susanm23b 4 years ago

Great hub! Congrats on Hub of the Day! This is such a unique recipe! Although (thankfully) my family doesn't require gluten-free, I plan to try this because we do love sweet potatoes. Voted up!

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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

Congrats on Hub of the day! Great recipe.

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StephanieBCrosby 4 years ago from New Jersey

Like others have admitted, I love sweet potatoes. During the holiday season I bake quite a few sweet potato pies. And during the off season I make candied yams and mashed sweet potatoes. I never would have though of using them for a pizza crust...very innovative.

Congratulations on Hub of the Day!

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livingpah2004 4 years ago from USA

Looks so delicious. Great idea. Useful.

Congratulations on Hotd!

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umertube 4 years ago from Pakistan

Really amazing recipe for Pizza. I don't like gluten in Pizza.

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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

This looks delicious! I enjoyed the video. congratulations on Hub of the Day! Regards, snakeslane

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Shannon Paigah 4 years ago from Irvine, CA

Great hub! I love the idea of a sweet-potato pizza crust, and I'm sensitive to gluten so this is a wonderful solution. Thanks, I can't wait to try it!

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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

Thank you ALL so very, very, very much for the congrats and wonderful feedbacks. You guys are so awesome! =D

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Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

I find the world of gluten-free to be such a mystery...yet this sounds so great and relatively easy to make, too.

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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

Thanks, Sinea. Living gluten-free is actually much more simple than lots of people think. :)

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bell du jour 4 years ago from Ireland

What a wonderful hub! Many thanks for sharing, I have to follow a gluten free diet and I will definitely try this recipe :-) Voted up and useful


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

Thanks for stopping by, bell du jour. I'm glad you like this gluten-free pizza recipe :)

MsMeli 4 years ago

I will have to try this! It looks yummy and easy!

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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

Thanks, MsMeli. I'm glad to you're going to try this G-free recipe!

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Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

Thanks - am sharing this and going to try it out myself.

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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

Thanks for spreading the word, Lizam1! :)

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Logos831 4 years ago from somewhere, ca

Creative! I love the use of the sweet potatoes. Looks easy and healthy. Thanks for the recipe!

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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

I'm glad you like the recipe, Logos831. Thanks for dropping by!

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KDeus 3 years ago from Florida

This sounds delicious! I've used eggplant for a crust before and it was delicious, but this sounds like a winner, too! Will have to give it a try!

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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago Author

@Kdeus - Ah, eggplant crust! So interesting. I'll try that sometime :)

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TycoonSam 3 years ago from Washington, MI

Very unique recipe. Can't wait to try it!

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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago Author

@Tycoon Sam - Thanks :)

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couponswhiz 2 years ago

wow, thank you for providing a step by step video for this recipe.

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