This is the gluten-free caprese pizza recipe that we’ve been making week after week. It’s the combination of a perfect gluten-free pizza crust which holds up well, is crusty on the outside and chewy inside, and topped with simple ingredients that carry big, bold flavors. This pizza is dairy-free and vegan too.
- A 12-inch pre-baked gluten-free pizza crust
- 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
- 4 ounces fresh dairy-free mozzarella cheese
- 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic, optional
- 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes, optional
- Salt to taste
- Preheat the oven to 450F.
- Place the pre-baked gluten-free pizza crust on a baking sheet or pizza stone. Use a silicon brush to spread the tomato sauce evenly all over the crust and place the crust in the oven for 10 minutes until the sauce has dried slightly.
- Distribute the dairy-free mozzarella cheese evenly over the crust and spread out the halved cherry tomatoes evenly over the cheese.
- Place pizza on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is nicely melted and gooey and the crust is golden brown and crusty.
- Sprinkle the minced garlic evenly over the pizza and return it to the oven for 5 minutes to cook the garlic very slightly until fragrant.
- Remove the pizza from the oven and distribute the fresh basil leaves evenly over the pizza. Drizzle the olive oil over and sprinkle red chili flakes and salt to taste.
- Slice and serve hot.
Pizza Crust: As I mentioned earlier, a pizza is only as good as the crust. If you prefer to save time, you can definitely use a store-bought crust, but I highly recommend our perfect gluten-free pizza crust, (which is super easy and quick to make and guarantees you a crust with a crusty outside and a chewy interior, you know, the stuff of pizza dreams!) Our foolproof pizza crust recipe can also be easily made vegan.
Mozzarella Cheese: We use a dairy-free mozzarella cheese that is made from almonds, but if you are not lactose-intolerant, you can use normal mozzarella cheese instead.
Garlic: Adding garlic is optional, but if you love the taste and fragrance of garlic, then I strongly recommend adding it because it will take your pizza to a whole new level.
Red Chili Flakes: I love adding a bit of heat to everything savory, but if you can’t take heat, you can either leave it out completely or reduce the amount slightly.
- Category: Pizza
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: caprese pizza