Gluten Free Quinoa Crust Pizza Recipe Recipe

quinoa crust gluten free pizza recipe

Looking for a healthy pizza that is naturally gluten free without any additives? This is a gluten free pizza dough recipe without xanthan gum.

Try this easy gluten free Quinoa Crust pizza recipe today! As well as being gluten free, it’s low in fat but high in protein, fibre and nutrition.

Most importantly it tastes delicious and will satisfy any cravings for bread or carbohydrates. This quinoa crust pizza is suitable for gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free diets. A gluten free pizza dough recipe no yeast recipe.

A slice of gluten free quinoa crust pizza

This pizza recipe is my favourite way to eat quinoa as the inside is soft and fluffy like well-cooked quinoa but the outside is lovely and crisp.

Gluten Free Quinoa Crust Pizza Recipe Video Recipe

The crusts are easy to make but you do have to soak the quinoa in advance so I usually bake a batch and freeze most before putting on any toppings and cook from frozen.

Gluten free vegan quinoa crust pizza recipe

If you are running short of time you can quick soak the quinoa by placing in a pan with water, bringing to a boil and then turning off the heat and waiting an hour.

raw vegan sunflower cheese that grates

I generally use my sunflower seed cheese recipe to top this pizza. You can use other cheeses if you prefer but the sunflower seed cheese does work really well with this.

It may not go gooey and runny like dairy cheese but it melts and gets a delicious toasted flavour. Use a high fat vegan cheese to get a runny melty cheese pizza, but these are often full of unhealthy fats.

Yield: 1 quinoa crust pizza

Quinoa Crust Pizza - vegan and gluten free

Gluten free vegan quinoa crust pizza recipe

High protein gluten free pizza base that's made from just quinoa. Whole quinoa is sprouted to be easy to digest then blended and baked in the oven. No need to pre-cook your quinoa for this gluten free pizza crust recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour



  • ¾ cup / 135 g quinoa
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄4 cup / 60 ml water


  • Use any that you like, this is just a guide
  • 4 tbsp sieved tomatoes / tomato paste
  • grated sunflower seed cheese
  • red onion
  • basil leaves
  • black olives


  1. Soak the quinoa for 10 mins in warm water.
  2. Rinse and drain the quinoa then put in a blender jug with all the other quinoa pizza crust ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Line a 8″ pan with greaseproof paper or just use a silicon pan and pour in the quinoa pizza batter.
  4. Bake quinoa pizza base for 25 mins and 375 F / 190 C, let stand for 5 mins and then take out of the pan.
  5. Spread over the tomato mixture, top with grated cheese and the other toppings.
  6. Bake for 10 mins at 375 F / 190 C, then slice and enjoy your quinoa crust pizza within 3 days although it's best while still warm!

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Nutrition Information


4 slices

Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 232Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 880mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 7gSugar 9gProtein 8g
Gluten free easy quinoa crust pizza recipe

If you like this recipe check out our Sprouted sunflower cheese recipe.

Quinoa is naturally gluten free so it’s generally suitable for people with celiac disease. However it has compounds that are similar to gluten so a small number of people with gluten intolerances have issues with quinoa also,

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6 thoughts on “Gluten Free Quinoa Crust Pizza Recipe”

  1. Hi, I see that this is the same recipe for the quinoa flatbread, but the soaking time of the quinoa varies. Which one is te correct time? Or if in fact it differs according to what I want. Thanks…

  2. I’m trying to go completly flourless (no flours of any kind) so I’m wondering what would happen if I left the quinoa whole after soaking it instead of putting it in the blender to make this or the bread?

    1. You can sprout quinoa – it grows really quickly. But you have to rinse often as it also rots quickly! You can make nice sprouted quinoa tabouleh. Just wondering why you wouldn’t want to make this recipe – it uses no flours.

  3. The soaking instructions are a little confusing. In the description, you have quick soak instructions and in the recipe, you say to soak the quinoa for 10 minutes. Please clarify! I just made the sunflower seed cheese. It’s tastes fantastic and is setting up nicely as I write this. Thank you!

    1. Bastian Durward

      Hi there, sorry about that – it’s best to soak for an hour but honestly I rarely do that because I’m not that good at preparing so I usually do a 10 minute soak in warm water. Does that make sense?

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