Pizza is such a quintessential American food. It’s the perfect choice for a party one of those nights when you just don’t feel like cooking. Unfortunately, the traditional pizza, with its cheesy doughy deliciousness, is not part of a healthy paleo diet. Both cheese and grains are not approved paleo foods. What has a paleo-following pizza lover to do?
Hit the kitchen. These 50 paleo pizza recipes are sure to help you stick on plan. Using paleo-friendly ingredients, they attempt to create everything you love about your favorite pizza combinations. As you experiment, you’re sure to find a few favorites that become your new go-to recipes. While it might be more work than ordering take-out, you’ll feel better after making healthier choices.
1. Paleo Pizza Recipe
To make up for the fact that you can’t have cheese on the pizza, this recipe uses a lot of other bold flavors to make it more interesting. Onions and peppers provide a rich taste while the Thai sauce gives it a big kick. The thin and crispy crust requires a bit of prep, but not as much as if you were making a yeast crust. What’s nice about this recipe is the faux cheese made from eggs and coconut milk. It helps keep the ingredients on the pizza.
2. Cauliflower Pizza Crust
If you’ve been following the paleo diet for a while, you know how versatile cauliflower can be. Did you know that you can also use it to make a pizza crust? You mix cooked, finely grated cauliflower with some eggs and seasonings to create a crust. You’re not going to fool anyone with this. It won’t taste anything like a regular pizza crust, but it’s a sturdy base for your favorite pizza toppings.
3. Mini Paleo Chicken Pesto Pizzas
This paleo pizza recipe makes use of the cauliflower crust, but forms it into delightful mini-pizzas. It then goes on to use a pesto sauce rather than a tomato sauce and tops it off with some cooked chicken. The result is a small burst of flavor that’s perfect for serving at your next gathering. To mix things up, you could even top each mini-crust with a different type of topping.
4. Cauliflower Pizza
The addition of nutritional yeast into this paleo pizza crust is going to give it a slight cheesy favor, which might compensate a bit for the lack of real cheese. Note that rather than using traditional pizza crust, the recipe calls for a thick tomato paste. This gives the recipe a bit of heft that it might not otherwise have. Another key to making this taste great is really piling it up with the veggies and meats you like.
5. Pizza Crust
If you’re really missing the taste of a real pizza crust and just not getting it from the cauliflower pizza crusts, give this paleo pizza recipe a try. With the coconut flour and touch of honey, there’s a bit of sweetness in this recipe, but that’s balanced out with the addition of real salt and any of the savory toppings you choose to add to it. It will produce a thin crust, but it’s a lot more like real pizza crust than some of the other versions.
6. Paleo Pizza Crust
This recipe uses several of the same ingredients from the previous recipe, but it also incorporates time-honored pizza spices like garlic, basil, and oregano into the mix. This gives you a pizza crust that has more of a pizza flavor, even without the added toppings. If you’ve always preferred the thin pizza crusts to the thick styles, this just might be the perfect recipe for you. Once you’ve made the crust, you can top it with whatever toppings you like.
7. Pumpkin Pie Dessert Pizza
When people think about pizza, they’re typically thinking about the spicy, cheesy type, but a lot of pizza restaurants are starting to add dessert pizzas to the menu. You can too, with this sweet paleo pizza recipe. You start by making a sweet crust from almond and coconut flour, then top it with a spiced pumpkin puree and drizzle it with an icing. It looks and tastes decadent, but it’s actually made with healthy ingredients that are paleo-friendly.
8. Rustic Paleo Tomato Galette with Arugula Basil Pesto
Do you know what a galette is? It’s a French dish that looks like a pie cooked without the pie pan. In this version, you start with a paleo-friendly pie crust, roll it out into a thin circle, top with a pesto sauce and some sliced tomatoes, and fold up the sides of the galette to contain the toppings. The result is a delightful pizza bursting with the flavor of tomatoes fresh from the garden. One tip here is to add some arugula to the basil pesto to add a bit more nutrition. You won’t even notice it.
9. Paleo Lebanese Flatbread
If you’re looking for something simple, but different, this might just be your new favorite recipe. This recipe for “manakish” is easy to make and tastes great. Rather than loading up the pizza with a lot of toppings, you simply top a premade paleo pizza crust with a bit of olive oil and a za’atar spread. This is a common blend of spices, and you should be able to find it in your local grocery store. Since there aren’t any toppings on this, it might work better as a small snack, an appetizer at a party or a side dish to go with the rest of your meal.
10. Grilled Paleo Pizza
Grilling a pizza adds a smoky flavor that transforms the dish from boring to fabulous. Start with this crispy paleo pizza crust, add a few toppings and throw it on the grill for a few minutes. You’ll get the grilled lines and the taste you love. This recipe also has a pro tip about creating your own pizza sauce from scratch when you don’t want to use a premade sauce. It’s the perfect solution for those times when opening up a jar might mean wasting a large portion.
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11. Roasted Fig and Caramelized Onion Pizza
Indulge yourself with something a little different. Figs don’t always make it to the weekly shopping list, which is a shame because they’re so delicious and healthy. In this pizza recipe, you add caramelized onions, figs, and honey to the top of a pizza crust. You could probably use just about any paleo crust recipe you prefer, but take care not to add the garlic or spices you sometimes see in the recipes. That’s not a good mix with the sweetness of the toppings.
12. Gluten Free Pesto Pizza – Included Gluten Free Flat Bread Recipe
If you’ve been feeling like you need to add green paleo foods to your diet, you’ll like this recipe idea. Kale sometimes has a bitter taste, but that doesn’t come through when you add it to a pesto recipe. The color and taste blend in nicely. This recipe has you use this pesto sauce as a topping for your pizza, then add additional green veggies like zucchini and broccoli. These vegetables will get a nice roasted flavor when you cook them in the oven.
13. Healthy Barbeque Chicken Pizza with Sweet Potato Crust
This paleo pizza recipe is certainly different. The crust uses sweet potato as a base, along with almond flour, which gives it a sweet flavor. However, it’s then combined with a tangy barbeque sauce and shredded chicken to create something healthy and unique. Though it’s not mentioned in the recipe, you can kick up the spiciness by adding some Cajun spices to the pizza crust recipe.
14. Portobello Pizza
Rather than starting with making your own pizza crust, this recipe simply uses a portobello mushroom cap instead of a pizza crust. Make your own pesto and spread it on the mushroom, then top with tomatoes. To fully cook the mushroom through, you’ll need to keep it in the oven for around 20-25 minutes, keeping an eye on it so that it doesn’t burn. This is a nice recipe for anyone who enjoys the rich, meaty flavor of mushrooms.
15. 4 Ingredient AIP Flatbread Recipe
This recipe uses a unique ingredient to form the base of the pizza crust – butternut squash flower. It’s not commonly found in grocery stores, so you’ll probably have to buy online, but it might be just the thing for you. It great to eat on its own or topped with a salad, but it also works well as a pizza crust recipe if that’s what you’re in the mood for. Measure your ingredients carefully. Too much of one ingredient or another can make a big difference in the quality.
16. Cauliflower Pizza Crust with Figs and Walnuts
In this recipe, the blogger adds some coconut flour to a cauliflower pizza crust recipe, which helps make it crisp. This is essential if you’re looking for a crust that you can pick up like a real piece of pizza. While you can undoubtedly use the crust for any type of pizza toppings, she offers a recipe using figs and walnuts that is a little bit out of the ordinary. Nonetheless, the combination is superb, and you’ll probably find yourself making this recipe again when you want to savor its unique tastes.
17. Delicata Squash Pizza Boats
Rather than trying to recreate the taste and feel of a traditional pizza, this paleo pizza recipe simply uses a few of the flavors in something completely different. Delicata squash are long and slim. Cutting one in half lengthwise makes it the perfect single-serving size. You’ll then fill the inside with your desired pizza toppings to create these cute little “pizza boats” This is a great recipe when you want to get the kids to eat healthier and everyone has different preferences when it comes to pizza.
18. Fat Head Pizza with Pepperoni & Jalapenos
This recipe uses ample amounts of mozzarella cheese, so it doesn’t technically fit in with a paleo diet, but it is appropriate for most low carb plans and could be a good “cheat meal” if you aren’t on a strict paleo plan. Surprisingly, the crust itself is made from the mozzarella cheese, so you know that it’s going to be delicious. Adding jalapenos makes the recipe super-spicy, which is great for those who like to turn up the heat.
19. Breakfast Pizza
You might have spent your college days eating leftover pizza in the morning, but it was nothing like this. Rather than using the traditional pizza tastes, this paleo pizza recipe uses classic breakfast ingredients. There’s sausage, spinach, onions, bacon and eggs. Once the crust is cooked, you place all of the ingredients on top – including raw egg – and cook again in the oven. This is sure to become your family’s new favorite brunch recipe.
20. Grain-Free Rosemary Garlic Flatbread
Taking a paleo pizza crust recipe and adding spices directly into the dough will give you a delicious flatbread that you can use as you like. This version uses fresh rosemary and garlic for a classic combination of flavors. It’s great as-is with a touch of olive oil and salt fresh out of the oven, but you can also add pizza toppings. Try experimenting with different types of sauces to get different flavors.
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21. Cauliflower Crust Pizza
This is the basic recipe for cauliflower pizza crust that we see crop up over and over again, but it includes all of the step-by-step instructions. One of the most important parts of making a cauliflower crust pizza is squeezing the water out of the cauliflower before forming the crust. This particular recipe adds plenty of spices to give it more flavor, and you can see from the pictures how it looks similar to a real pizza if you’re using cheese. This crust is versatile, and you could use put different toppings on for different family members. This would allow you to have a paleo version while giving the kids the cheesy version they want.
22. Butternut Squash Pizza and Creamy Butternut Squash Puree
It might take a lot of time to prepare this recipe, but using unusual ingredients makes for such a nice change that it’s worth the effort. It uses the same tapioca-based crust you find in a lot of paleo pizza recipes, but tops it with caramelized onions and roasted butternut squash. Save time by roasting the squash as a side dish for dinner the night before and just using the leftovers for the pizza. This is a great way to use up some of the squash that might be overflowing from your garden.
23. Buffalo Chicken Pizza
If you’re ready to step away from the traditional pizza sauces, give this recipe a try. The sauce is made from a blend of butter and barbeque sauce that will knock your socks off. With an abundance of paleo foods topping the cauliflower pizza crust, this is a filling dish that’s as delicious as it is nutritious. Get ready to make this again and again.
24. Coconut Flour Pizza Crust
If you’re following a strict paleo diet, you’ll probably want to stay away from this pizza crust recipe, as it does use parmesan cheese and milk, but it can be a nice departure for those who are more concerned with eating a grain-free diet. Use a different type of milk if you don’t want the dairy. For an interesting twist, though, the blogger suggests finishing the pizza with a short time under the broiler to give the toppings a bit of a flavor boost.
25. 3 Ingredient Paleo Flatbread
One of the challenges of eating paleo foods is how difficult it can be to make everything from scratch day in and day out. It’s tiring to constantly mix up all of the unusual ingredients. This recipe is a nice departure from that because it uses just three simple ingredients. You can then personalize it by adding the types of spices you might like. For instance, basil would work nice for a traditional pizza taste, but rosemary and garlic would be ideal when you’re topping the pizza with some chicken. Alternatively, adding red pepper flakes could really spice it up.
26. The Best Dairy Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Cauliflower pizza crusts are a popular alternative for those who are gluten-free, but they aren’t always paleo-friendly. Many contain small amounts of dairy products like cheese to increase the flavor. You won’t have to worry about that when you make this paleo pizza crust. It will produce a nice base that will hold all of your toppings without getting crumbly. Nutritional yeast can add a cheesy taste to the recipe, but it’s not necessary if you don’t have any on hand or don’t really like the taste.
27. Hawaiian Pizza (With a Cauliflower Crust)
With Canadian bacon and pieces of pineapple baked onto a cauliflower crust, this recipe couldn’t be more delicious. To add extra flavor to the dish, the blogger suggests frying the topping before you add them to the pizza. This ensures that they’re cooked thoroughly and adds just a bit of flavor that you wouldn’t otherwise get. It’s worth the extra step.
28. Easy Pan Pizza
Unfortunately, those who are looking for paleo pizza recipes often find that they’re stuck with a thin pizza crust. That’s great if you want something that feels light, but sometimes you just want a thick crust to top with your favorite flavors. This low-carb recipe fits the bill. It will remind you of the taste of the pizza from your favorite pizzeria while helping you stick to the plan. The blogger here follows a low-carb diet, not a paleo one, so she uses plenty of cheese on the recipe, but you can easily use the crust in the recipe for your paleo toppings.
Closely related: 50 Best Low-Carb Pizza Recipes
29. The Ultimate Paleo Pizza
When you’re making healthy versions of your favorite junk foods, you don’t always expect them to taste like the real thing. You typically settle for “somewhat similar” as you polish your halo and revel in the way your body feels after eating paleo. This recipe doesn’t feel like settling. It creates a nice pizza crust that doesn’t start to fall apart once you add your toppings. Give it a try and you’ll find that it becomes one of your new favorites.
30. Spinach Pizza Crust
Popeye would love this paleo pizza crust, as it’s made with a base of spinach. The key is to make the spinach very dry before you use it because wet spinach will lead to a soggy base. It’s sort of like an omelet because eggs and spinach are the primary ingredients, but the high ratio of spinach means that it won’t taste too eggy. While you obviously shouldn’t expect a very pizza-like taste from this recipe, it’s an excellent way to add a lot of greens to your diet.
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31. Portabella pizza
Healthy and simple, this portabella recipe also uses the portabella mushrooms as a “crust” for the pizza. While she uses mozzarella to create something more like a real pizza, you can easily see how you could change things up to suit your own tastes. Try looking at the other recipes in our list for more paleo-friendly toppings to try on the portabella mushroom instead.
32. Egg White Pizza
Unlike some of the other paleo pizza recipes that try to mimic a more traditional pizza crust, this recipe uses a new idea altogether. The crust itself is made simply of egg whites cooked in a frying pan, then topped with pizza toppings and cooked in the oven. It works well if you have a cast iron pan that can go from stovetop to oven. One of the keys to making this great is to follow the instructions for cooking the egg whites – lifting up the egg whites to let the uncooked portion slip to the bottom and cook there before you flip it over.
33. Paleo Pizza Crust: BBQ Chicken Pizza
Using a lot of the ingredients that are common in a paleo pizza crust, this recipe has something a little different – flax. That’s going to increase the fiber, but also give the crust a bit more chewiness. Once the crust is made, you top it with pieces of your favorite BBQ chicken along with some sliced red onions. This is a great way to use up some chicken leftovers if you have them rather than making the chicken just for this recipe.
34. Green & Groovy Pizza with a Dairy Free Broccoli Crust
Packed with healthy vegetables, this recipe is bound to surprise you. The crust is similar to the spinach version we’ve already seen, but it also uses psyllium husks. This somewhat unusual ingredient adds a lot of nutrition, but also serves to soak up some of the water from the broccoli to prevent the crust from becoming too soggy. Once the crust is made, you just pile it up with your favorite toppings. Here, she’s used salami, artichoke hearts, fresh tomatoes and spinach.
35. Grilled and Baked Aubergine “Pizza”
Aubergines – eggplants to the Americans – are often in plentiful supply in the summer months as they come out of the garden. This paleo pizza recipe suggests using the eggplant as its own healthier pizza crust. Simply slice the eggplant lengthwise and top with your favorite paleo-friendly foods. You can grill this or cook it in the oven. To turn this into an appetizer and decrease the cooking time, slice the eggplant into circles to create mini-bites.
36. 3 Ingredient Paleo Pizza Bases
This recipe is nice because it just uses a few ingredients and you can cook it right on the stovetop instead of rolling it out and cooking it in the oven. By adding different spices to the base – try lots of garlic – you’re able to create a taste that’s just right for you. Perhaps the best thing about this recipe, though, is that you can make a few batches ahead of time and freeze them. Then, you’ll always have a pizza crust handy when the craving strikes.
37. Paleo Buffalo Chicken Pizza Poppers
Get ready to have your mind blown. This recipe is healthy and extremely easy to make. The crust is simply boiled plantains, which can form a dough once they’re mashed. You then simply roll it out, put in your favorite toppings – here a buffalo chicken mixture – and roll it up to form little poppers. Frying them creates a nice, crispy texture. After dealing with plenty of regular pizza recipes, it’s nice to see something a little different. If you want, you can also make this as a calzone.
38. Paleo Coconut Flour Pizza Crust
The secret ingredient in this paleo pizza crust recipe is gelatin. That makes for a crust that holds up well under any type of topping, unlike some other recipes that get soggy and require the use of a fork. It’s not overly eggy either, which is also a nice change. You can roll the dough out a bit thicker than you can with some of the other recipes, but if it’s too thick, it won’t fully cook. Find the right balance for you.
39. Fruity Breakfast Pizza + Granola Crust
If you’re ready for a delightful departure from the other paleo pizza recipes we’ve had here, give this fruity pizza a try. It uses a paleo-friendly granola as the base, cooked into a solid crust. Then, you top it with creamy coconut and your favorite fruits. Change up the toppings based on your cravings or the weekly sales.
40. Bell Pepper Pizzas
Anyone who loves stuffed bell peppers is going to love this recipe, which uses bell peppers as the base of the pizza rather than an actual crust. This particular version uses cheese and other familiar pizza toppings, but you can eliminate the cheese and add more of your favorite meats and veggies. Try experimenting with different sauces for various tastes.
41. Mini Paleo Crust Pizzas (Nut Free)
You won’t find almond flour in this recipe, so it’s a good choice for those with an allergy. The “dough” here is more like a muffin dough, but that makes it easy to spread out and shape into your mini pizza crusts. Once you’ve made them, personalize the mini pizzas according to each person’s tastes. It’s a great way to make healthy pizza for the whole family.
42. The Ultimate Quinoa Pizza Crust
You’ll need to do a bit of planning if you want to make this paleo pizza recipe because you have to soak the quinoa for six to eight hours. However, once you do that, you can make a deliciously healthy pizza crust. Blending the quinoa up is a key to making this great because that will help it stick together when you pick up the pieces.
43. Kale Pizza Crust
Think of this recipe as a way to get people who don’t like kale to eat kale. Sure, it’s a pizza crust that’s green because it’s packed with the nutritional powerhouse, but the other pizza flavors tend to overpower the bitter taste you usually find with kale. The crust holds up well with a variety of toppings, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
44. Easy Paleo Pizza Recipe
Using cassava flour as the base, this cooks up a nice, solid crust that fits in with a paleo diet. However, that can be hard to find, so you can also substitute a tapioca and arrowroot blend if you already have those in your pantry. Steal the bloggers’ idea of using leftover tandoori chicken to give the pizza an Indian flare. It’s something that’s a bit unique, so it’s a good departure from the more typical blend of flavors you expect in a pizza.
45. Paleo Pizza
When done right, this recipe produces a thin crispy pizza crust. It’s important to mix the ingredients to create a dough that’s soft and pliable, not sticky. If it’s sticky, you need more flour. By adding fresh garlic and Italian spices to the dough base, you’ll have a traditional pizza taste no matter which paleo foods you top it with.
46. Low Carb Pizza Crust
If you’re looking for a paleo pizza that’s also low in carbs, you need to check this recipe out. It’s seriously delicious and easy to make. While it does have some parmesan cheese for taste, you can easily exclude that ingredient if you’re following a strict paleo diet. You won’t miss the flavor that it adds when you add a lot of flavorful foods like onions or peppers.
47. Cauliflower Crust Pizza
This crust isn’t 100 percent paleo-friendly because it incorporates both mozzarella and parmesan into the crust, but it’s a small amount and since it’s spread throughout a whole pizza, you wouldn’t really be eating a lot. You’ll find that the cheeses are a good way to balance out the cauliflower in the crust, which can have a somewhat overwhelming taste.
48. Gluten Free Cassava Pizza
Cassava flour is made from the yucca plant, and if your regular grocery store doesn’t have it, you can often find it in Latin American specialty stores or purchase it online. It makes a nice pizza crust for whatever toppings you like. This blogger offers an unusual suggestion of using pureed pumpkin as the sauce and topping it with sautéed kale and sausage.
49. Eggplant Pizza
Use up the eggplants from your garden with this paleo pizza. If you’re familiar with eggplant, you know that it has a really distinctive taste. While that won’t completely go away with this pizza, the blogger suggests sprinkling the raw eggplant with some salt and letting it sit for 30 minutes to remove the bitterness. This can make a big difference in how good it tastes.
50. Zucchini Breakfast Pizza
This paleo pizza is nothing like a real pizza, but sometimes different is good, right? By mixing spiralized zucchini with egg, you can fry it up to form a solid base. Once you do that, simply top with some breakfast favorites, like a fried egg, smoked salmon, and avocado. Yum!
As you can see, you don’t have to deny yourself all of your favorite foods when you’re following the paleo diet. You’ll always be able to find recipes that mimic some of your old junk food favorites. While some of the recipes included here don’t really taste anything like the typical pizza you used to eat, they’re all delicious recipes that are worth a try.