Paleo Pizza Recipes You Simply Must Try

Paleo Pizza

People often assume that eating paleo means giving up many of their favorite foods, such as pizza. While it is true that following a paleo diet will mean no more late night calls to your favorite pizza joint to have a steaming hot pie delivered right to your door, eating paleo does not need to mean giving up pizza altogether. In fact, with these recipes for paleo pizza and paleo pizza crust, you will be able to enjoy both the traditional pizza flavors that you know and love, as well as discover a few new flavors of easy paleo pizza crust that may just earn a spot on your new favorite foods list.

Paleo Pizza Crust Recipes

While people may disagree on what toppings to put on their pizza, most people would agree that a delicious pizza crust really makes the pie. That is why in this section, we will be concentrating on perhaps the most important part of the pizza, the crust. So feel free to load up any one of these crusts in every paleo pizza crust recipe with all of your favorite toppings and enjoy.

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New York Style Paleo Pizza Crust

There are very few styles of paleo breakfast pizza in the world that have gained the same level of love as New York style pizza crust. In fact, this virtually perfect thin crust is so beloved that you will easily find pizzerias all over the world boasting the availability of New York style pizza. The good news is, just because you gave up grains as part of your paleo diet does not mean you have to give up your love of New York style paleo pizza crust. In fact, with this amazing recipe, you will be enjoying the taste and texture of genuine New York style pizza in no time at all.

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1 tablespoon raw honey
3/4 cup almond flour
1 tablespoon gluten-free yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup tapioca starch
1 tablespoon of egg whites
1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil

Let’s Get Cooking

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Begin by slightly warming a small mixing bowl. Combine warm water, yeast, and honey in warmed bowl. By warming both your bowl and measuring cup before combining water and yeast, you will prevent the water from cooling to quickly and preventing the yeast from properly activating.

Stir yeast mixture well and set aside for approximately 5 minutes. This will allow the mixture to become foamy. This means that the yeast is active.

In a separate bowl, combine olive oil, egg whites, and vinegar.

In a medium size mixing bowl, use a whisk to combine almond flour, sea salt, and tapioca starch. Once dry ingredients are fully combined and yeast is active, combine the dry ingredients with yeast mixture. Use an electric mixer to mix the dough for approximately 30 seconds taking care to scrape the sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula to ensure all ingredients are fully incorporated.

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You should expect your paleo pizza dough to be much wetter than the traditional pizza dough you are used to. Using your silicone spatula, work the dough into a ball in the center of your mixing bowl. Cover the bowl with a towel and place bowl in a warm place. Allow the dough to rise for approximately an hour and a half.

While your paleo pizza dough will not double in size like traditional dough, it should have grown and become aerated during the rising period. Once the dough is ready, place your pizza stone in the oven and preheat your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lightly grease a sheet of parchment paper with olive oil and place dough on sheet. Coat your hands with olive oil and gently press out the dough into a 9″ circle.

Transfer your parchment paper to your pizza stone and bake for 6 minutes on the bottom rack. Add your favorite pizza toppings and continue baking for 4 minutes. Allow to rest for just a moment, slice, and enjoy.

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Quick And Easy Paleo Pizza Crust

While yeast risen crust is without a doubt delicious, it can also be quite time consuming to make. As a result, you may find that making this type of complex recipe simply does not fit into you schedule as often as you like. Thankfully there is no need to worry! With this recipe for paleo pizza crust, you will be able to go from zero to pizza in less than half an hour. This means that you can easily enjoy the pizza that you love any day of the week.

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1 large egg
1/2 cup almond meal
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
A splash of olive oil for greasing pan

Let’s Get Cooking

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Begin by preheating your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a thick baking pan by lining it with parchment paper and lightly greasing with olive oil.

In a medium size mixing bowl, combine almond meal, egg, one teaspoon olive oil, basil, oregano, thyme, and sea salt. Mix well, taking care to scrape sides of bowl frequently to ensure all ingredients are fully incorporated. You should expect the consistency of this dough to be wetter and thinner than a traditional pizza dough.

Spread your paleo pizza crust dough out onto your prepared pan. Your dough should be formed into an 8-9in circle and be about 1/4in thick. Be sure to spread the dough thin enough as it will not spread naturally in the same way that traditional crust does.

Bake on center rack for approximately 10 minutes. Remove crust from oven, add all of your favorite pizza toppings, and cook for an additional 15 minutes. This crust will be thin so do not overcook or you could easily find yourself dealing with a burnt pizza.

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

While chances are you never even considered the use of cauliflower to make pizza crust, the truth is, the use of this amazing vegetable not only provides for a very healthy paleo pizza crust mix, but it also allows you to closely mimic the texture of traditional pizza crust without the use of grains. Best of all, your family and friends will never guess that they are eating cauliflower when you choose to serve this awesome paleo pizza crust.

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1 medium head of cauliflower (you should end up with about 3 cups once cauliflower is processed)
2 tablespoons almond meal
1 large egg
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Paleo friendly cooking spray (coconut or olive oil work well)

Let’s Get Cooking

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Begin by placing your pizza stone in the oven and preheating to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. If you do not have a pizza stone, you can also use a thick baking sheet.

Place a large sheet of parchment paper on your cutting board and lightly grease it with cooking spray.

Wash and dry your head of cauliflower. Be sure to dry thoroughly as this will make the next steps much easier for you.

Chop off cauliflower florets and place in food processor. Pulse for about 45 seconds or until your cauliflower resembles rice or snow. Place processed cauliflower in microwave save bowl and microwave for 4 minutes. If you prefer not to microwave your food, you can also perform this step in a small pot over medium heat.

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Pour cooked cauliflower out onto clean tea towel and allow to cool for a few minutes. Using your towel, squeeze as much water out of the cauliflower as possible. This is very important as too much water will turn your paleo pizza crust into a crumbling mess.

In a large mixing bowl, combine cauliflower, almond meal, olive oil, yeast, and spices. Mix well so that all ingredients are fully incorporated. Now add your egg and use your hands to thoroughly mix the dough.

Place dough on your prepared parchment paper and use your hands to spread dough into an 8 inch circle.

Carefully place parchment paper on your pizza stone or baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until the edges of the crust are light brown. Remove from oven and add toppings of your choice. Continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes. Slice and serve hot.

Paleo Pizza Recipes With Nontraditional Crusts

Now that you know how to make traditional pizza crusts in a way that fits into your paleo diet, it is time to look at a few paleo pizza recipes that do not rely on traditional pizza crusts. Not only will these recipes provide you with a whole new spin on pizza, but they can also help to inspire the addition of pizza to your menu on a far more frequent basis.

Bacon Crust Pizza

The only thing better than paleo pizza topped with bacon is a paleo pizza with a crust made of bacon. This nontraditional pizza recipe is so delicious and meaty that it is sure to please all of the bacon lovers in your life, even if they are not currently following a paleo diet.

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14 slices thick bacon
1/2 cup cultured yogurt cheese, grated
Marinara sauce
Uncured pepperoni
Sliced bella baby mushrooms

Let’s Get Cooking

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Begin by preheating your oven to 425 degrees.

On a baking sheet, weave bacon slices into a lattice. Be sure to weave slices close together to prevent your toppings from falling through the crust.

Bake bacon for approximately 20-25 minutes or until slightly crispy. You do not want to cook bacon all the way through at this point or you will be left with burnt bacon at the end of the cooking process.

Remove bacon from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Add marinara sauce, cheese, mushrooms, and pepperoni. You can also feel free to add any other toppings that you want as long as they are paleo friendly.

Turn your oven to broil and continue cooking pizza for an additional 5 minutes or until bacon is crispy and cheese is bubbling and slightly browned.

Let pizza cool slightly, slice and enjoy.

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Meatza Supreme Paleo Pizza

Do you love pizza that is piled high with all of your favorite meats? If so, you are sure to love this paleo pizza recipe. This is because not only is this pizza topped with a variety of your favorite meats, but the crust for this pizza is also made of meat.

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1 pound grass-fed ground beef
1 pound ground Italian sausage
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Tomato sauce
Black olives, sliced
Mushrooms, sliced
Green bell pepper, diced
Red onion, thinly sliced
Uncured pepperoni slices

Let’s Get Cooking

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Start by preheating your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare two 8 inch round cake pans by lining them with parchment paper and setting aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef with garlic powder, sea salt, onion powder, and ground black pepper. Use your hands to mix the meat to ensure your spices are fully incorporated.

Add ground sausage to beef mixture and use your hands to mix. Mixing lightly will allow you to still taste the distinct flavors of both the beef and sausage rather than fully combining these flavors.

Evenly divide your meat mixture between both of your cake pans. Using your hands firmly press the meat into the pan, ensuring that the meat is spread partially up the side of the pan as the meat will shrink some while cooking.

Top meat mixture with a thin layer of tomato sauce. Spread a layer of pepperoni slices over entire pizza and then add additional toppings.

Bake on center rack for 20-25 minutes. Allow pizza to cool slightly before slicing into wedges and serving.

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A Final Thought

While many paleo pizza recipes call for some type of crust, there is no rule that says pizza must be made with a bread base. So the next time you are gearing up to make a paleo pizza, feel free to let your creative juices flow. Consider the different types of meats and vegetables that you can use as a base for your pizza. For instance, you may wish to try topping a few zucchini slices with some tomato sauce, yogurt cheese, and basil for a quick pizza snack that is bite size and delicious.

No matter what type of crust or toppings you choose, just remember that the calories in all those toppings can quickly add up. Therefore, it is still best to make pizza an occasional part of your paleo diet rather than an everyday staple.

Tom Convey

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