Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe

Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe

Pizza is one of those foods that almost everyone loves. There are so many ways to customize a pizza, it is amazing! You can pretty much put any toppings on it you want and the chances are you will like it! Pizza is also one of the foods that is really hard to give up when one decides to change their diet to a Paleo diet, which is why we have came up with this paleo pizza crust recipe. Keep in mind that the texture of the crust is not going to be like a conventional pizza crust, but the flavor is fantastic. We tried a variety of different flours and ratios and thought almond flour lent the best flavor. Since there is no yeast used, this crust is fast to throw together and bakes more quickly as well. We topped ours with BBQ sauce, chicken, cilantro, fresh mozzarella and red onions and it was really good (and not completely Paleo). I like chicken on my pizza because it’s low fat and Paleo, but I really love grass-fed beef on my pizza. If you’re going to cook chicken, make sure you add some spices to the frying pan, like some paprika and garlic powder. It will make a HUGE difference in the flavor with barely any effort. Otherwise, it will just taste like plain chicken and I don’t know about you, but I don’t like plain chicken.

Plus, I’ve had several disasters trying to make cauliflower pizza crusts. They were always a big, floppy mess. Well, worse than floppy – in piece all over the place and stuck to the pan. I want to make something that tasted more than a “normal” pizza and had a thin, crusty crust that you could actually pick up with your hands.

The other night I had some friends over and we were trying to decide what we wanted to eat for dinner. We had Alfredo sauce, tomatoes, olives, and chicken. We didn’t want to have pasta which is an easy choice but were looking to have something more exciting and tasty. So we realized oh hey we totally could make a homemade pizza! It turned out great and was great because we were able to customize the pizza for each person so that everyone got exactly what they were hoping for!

This Paleo pizza crust recipe is great because it gives us Paleo diet people a chance to enjoy a classic dish and still enjoy the flavor. Yet another win to having a recipe everybody loves and not having to completely modify the menu. We hope you enjoy this recipe.

Please COMMENT with your favorite topping combinations, we would love to try some of them out! I have to confess that one of my all-time favorite pizza topping is artichoke hearts. I make a pizza pretty often with grass-fed beef, artichoke hearts, asparagus and green onions. I know it doesn’t really qualify as a pizza, but it’s good, especially when you sprinkle it with some extra avocado oil and are generous with your Real Salt. It makes it greasy and crunchy, just how I like it.

To Go with your Paleo pizza crust try our Paleo Thai Chicken Pizza Recipe. This recipe provides a way to have a “cheesy” flavor without actually using cheese!

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This is a pizza crust recipe that was created for someone who lives a paleo diet but has great flavor and texture that anyone could enjoy.
Recipe type: Paleo
Serves: 6
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, and salt in a bowl and mix together.
  3. Make a well the center of the combined flours.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, olive oil, coconut milk, and honey.
  5. Pour the mixture into the well of dry ingredients.
  6. Combine with a rubber spatula, mixture may seem a little wet at first.
  7. Let it sit for a few minutes and the coconut flour will soak up the excess moisture.
  8. Shape the dough into a ball and place on a sheet of parchment paper.
  9. Lightly dust your hands with tapioca flour and press the dough out into a 12" circle. Crust should be thin, about ¼".
  10. Slide hands underneath the parchment paper and flip the crust over onto a pizza stone or greased baking sheet.
  11. Slowly peel back the parchment paper and discard.
  12. Top the crust with desired sauce and toppings and bake on the bottom rack of the preheated oven.
  13. Bake for 12 minutes to get a crust that is still a bit soft underneath, for a crisper crust bake 15+ minutes.
  14. Remove and slice with a roller cutter.
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Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe

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    • Rebecca says

      That is the blend that we found works best. You could always give it a try and see how it turns out but I am not sure how it would.

  1. Corinna says

    Made it this week. Delicious!! Do you know if the dough can be frozen? I’d like to make a big batch and pull it out when in a time crunch.

    • Rebecca says

      You should be able to freeze the dough, I would wrap it in plastic wrap and seal it in an airtight bag as well to prevent freezer burn.

  2. Jules says

    I just came across your recipe last week. Best Paleo pizza crust I have ever had! Thank you for sharing. I have been paleo for over two years and was so surprised by how good it was. Easy to make and tastes delicious!

  3. Trish says

    We have been Paleo for 3 weeks now and it’s been a bit of a struggle at times. But we know how great we feel and are already reaping the benefits! But we miss certain things – Pizza being one! I haven’t had the guts to try the cauliflower crust recipes and when I saw yours, plus the reviews, I knew I had to pin and save for this weekend. Can’t wait to try this, and from what I’ve read, sounds like this is a keeper. I’m also anxious to try your honey, lime sesame chicken. Thanks for such great recipes for a lifestyle i never thought I could master :)

    • Rebecca says

      Yeah hang in there it gets easier once you find recipes that work well for you. Keep an eye out we have a new ebook of 50 original Paleo recipes you might enjoy in the next month. :)

  4. Jessica says

    This was the best grain-free crust recipe I’ve tried! I made a mistake and put all of the ingredients in the bowl at the same time, and the dough stirred together just fine anyways. Next time I will follow the directions better 😀 and make two pizzas for my family of four as we gobbled this one up and wanted more! Thank you!

  5. Marty says

    THANK YOU!!! We’ve only been Paleo for about a month and my kids are NOT happy about it. This pizza crust recipe was the 1st thing I’ve made that got an enthusiastic “2 thumbs up” from each of them. This is our new Sunday night tradition!

    • Rebecca says

      Transitioning can be a hard thing especially with children but you can do it! Keep it goiong! Yay glad our recipe worked well for you. I hope some of our other recipes are good for them as well.

  6. Becky says

    This is great! My only regret is that I didn’t make 2! I made one small change as it is very humid today and added 1 extra tbsp of coconut flour and it was great, though I probably didn’t need it. I love how easy, and quick it is. I also had all the ingredients on hand. So many paleo recipes call for coconut, almond, and tapioca flour that I keep them around, and regular groceries are now carrying them. Thanks for satisfying my “pizza tooth!”

  7. Sarah Taylor-Green says

    Thank you for a lovely and delicious recipe! This was my inaugural paleo pizza crust and I’m pleased to say that it turned out wonderful and was incredibly easy to make. I look forward to perusing other recipes on your site. Thank you for providing these resources for those of us who are just delving into the world of paleo cooking☺️

  8. Ashley says

    Just came across this, recently found out I have to go gluten AND dairy (casein/cow) free, which is fine. There are alternatives, but I was wondering if any of these flours are a gluten cross-reactive?

    • Rebecca says

      Sounds like the Paleo diet will be a good match for you since it’s grain free and dairy free. These flours are not grains at all so they are not gluten cross-reactive.

  9. samantha says

    I have made this pizza crust three times now — it is fast and easy and very tasty! Thank you for the recipe.

  10. Mara says

    so I never take the time to comment on a recipe however I just got done eating this pizza crust and WOW AMAZING! I’ve been paleo/SCD for 2 years and have missed pizza. This was so close to a real pizza, I did make a few changes I baked it on a greased pizza pan with holes made it perfectly crispy my daughter doesn’t like sauce so I just put our goats milk cheese on (Gouda made from goats milk) it with some black olives and drizzled it with a bit of olive oil. Oh I also used cashew milk rather then the coconut.

  11. Neet says

    I am gluten sensitive. I made the pizza crust today and it was amazing. Thank you so much for sharing! Trying to determine the calorie count for the crust alone, but having issue with downloading that it info. Do you have the calorie count for the crust?

  12. maeghan says

    Wow I just made this crust and I’m SO impressed with it! Definitely the best paleo pizza crust! I topped it with pizza sauce, garlic, tomatoes, green peppers, turkey pepperoni and cheese. Yum!! Thankyou so much for this.

  13. karen says

    I am not a great baker.. I do not have very delicate hands? Will it work for me? I am reluctant to buy all the ingredients if you need to be a good pastry maker.

    Many Thanks

    • Rebecca says

      You do not need to be a baking pro or have delicate hands to make this dough. As long as you can flatten it out with a rolling pin(see instructions) it will turn out fine! You’re basically just patting the dough out into a circular shape 😉

  14. Nancy says

    Tried this last night. It’s a keeper. I added some Italian herbs to the crust for some extra flavor. The texture is decent, and we could actually PICK UP our pizza! Thanks for sharing!

  15. says

    Hi Rebecca – The crust sounds so interesting and this looks incredibly delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend – pinned! Hope you have a fantastic rest of the week!

  16. Jill Stoddard says

    I dont have tapioca flour. Can I do more of almond or coconut flours to get similar results? I have both of those on hand….

    • says

      The tapioca flour has a gummy quality that helps to bind the dough a little bit. Though it would no longer be paleo, you could use cornstarch in its place. Arrowroot powder would also work. You could try adding a little bit more of both the almond and coconut flour, but the resulting dough would be extra delicate.

  17. says

    Thanks for sharing this. My mother-in-law has gone gluten-free but loves a good grilled pizza (my husband makes some of the best), so now we can plan a pizza night when she’s around. Definitely going to have to pin this for later!

  18. Deb Harris says

    I’m looking forward to trying the pizza crust & some of your other recipes. I have Fibromyalgia pretty severely & while I’ve read about a few people feeling better while trying Paleo/Gluten free diets I just recently met someone who actually was feeling much better. I’m hoping to give it a try starting in June. My favorite pizza is one I tried recently based on a pioneer woman recipe. It’s basically a pizza using pesto instead of tomato sauce. She served with grape tomatoes, cut in half marinated in olive oil & balsamic. I served with a bowl of arugula & cut up grape tomatoes well coated in my balsamic salad dressing. It’s just balsamic, extra virgin olive oil (amts are really to taste, I like a lot of balsamic. Salt & pepper, & a little thyme) I use this on salads always & my husband usually does & I marinate chicken in it the. Grill or bake. To us the pizza was best with a lot of arugula & tomatoes on top!

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