May 12, 2015

Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe


I've tried my fair share of Paleo pizza crusts and most of them have been edible, but none were GOOD. When I say edible, I mean that I ate them, but my husband and two kids did not. I really hate wasting food!

I’m not a huge fan of using a ton of almond flour in a recipe (unless it's dessert) and the bacon weave pizza crust that I tried with a friend, while delicious, really wasn't the most nutritious thing on the planet.

While on the quest for a fantastic Paleo pizza dough recipe, I did come across one that I pinned, but unwilling to buy yet another type of flour – tapioca in this case - I dismissed it… UNTIL, my husband’s coworker sent me the very same recipe that I had pinned *and* verified that it was a good recipe.

So, off I went to buy tapioca flour to give this Paleo pizza crust a try. Thank GOODNESS I did because this has quickly become my family’s favorite pizza crust EVER. My husband says it’s better than the gluten-filled pizza crust I used to make back in the day.

NOTE: I almost ALWAYS double this recipe so that we will have leftovers. I love cooking, but it’s nice to have something in the fridge to quickly heat through on karate nights.

(Adapted from Primally Inspired)


1 cup Tapioca Flour

1/4 - 1/2 tsp sea salt (your preference)

1/3 cup olive oil

1/3 cup water

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 egg

1/3 cup coconut flour

1 tsp Italian seasoning


    Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. If you are using a pizza stone, let the stone preheat with the oven.
    In a medium bowl, add in tapioca flour, sea salt and Italian seasoning. Set aside.

    In a small pot over medium heat, bring oil, water, and apple cider vinegar JUST up to boiling and then remove from heat. Add to your tapioca flour and stir until combined. Set aside for 1-2 minutes to cool.

    Add in your egg and stir until combined.

    Add in coconut flour and stir (or use your hands to mush it all together) until the coconut flour is absorbed and a dough is formed.

    Press or roll out your dough on parchment paper or a lightly greased pizza stone or baking pan to about ¼” thickness. Your dough should form a 12-14” circle.

    Slide your dough onto the pizza stone or baking sheet and cook for 9-10 minutes until the dough starts to brown slightly. Carefully flip the dough over and let it continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes while you gather your toppings.

    Remove from oven; add your toppings and then bake for another 5 minutes or until your toppings are heated through.

    Slice and enjoy with a side salad and a Paleo Treat for dessert.  :)


    TOPPINGS: I had some leftover meat sauce in my fridge from another dinner which I used for my sauce. (Organic ground beef with organic canned pureed tomatoes with some Italian seasoning – simple, fast and healthy.

    I serve it over gluten-free pasta for my family and saute up some zucchini for myself.)

    Then I topped with literally whatever vegetables I had in my fridge. Tonight I used zucchini and bell peppers. Did I mention that I don’t like to waste food?

    I also had some leftover bacon and cashew “cheese” in my fridge, so on the pizza it went! Put it together and what do you get? A delicious, healthier, Paleo pizza.

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    May 19, 2017

    Just like everyone else said, amazing!! Easy to make. The crust feels almost rubbery when it is dough but don’t worry. I rolled it quite thin and it held up great! Lots of toppings and it was not floppy like other gluten free crusts. I was able to pick it up easily. Without a doubt will make this again.


    April 18, 2017

    Our family recently went paleo but was really missing our pizza fix! We tried soo many recipes and all of them came out soggy or cookie like and just not right BUT NOT THIS ONE!! This pizza recipe was amazing. Kid and husband approved and all of them said “best pizza ever”. Tasted better than any I had made prior to paleo and we even agreed better than most delivery pizzas. The crust has the perfect crisp and taste we desired. It was pretty interesting mixing it up but it formed right to a dough and baked perfectly. Thanks!!


    February 27, 2017

    I made this tonight … have been searching for the perfect paleo pizza crust forever… I’ve made all of the recipes – This crust is absolutely AMAZING


    February 15, 2017

    I searched for a while to find a paleo pizza crust and nothing I found was good. They were way to eggy for my taste until I came across your recipe! It is now my go to pizza crust recipe! I’ve made it so many times already! My super picky husband even enjoyed it!!

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    December 19, 2016

    The whole family went nuts! Made the recipe twice so far with lots of different toppings…some with broccoli and fresh garlic, some with leeks, raisons and maple syrup, some with fresh local sausages and wild mushrooms over tomato sauce…even going to try to make a crunchy one this week with fresh rosemary, garlic, olive oil and salt!


    November 17, 2016

    Do you know nutrition on this? Mainly carbs?


    November 06, 2016

    I am 11 years old and tried this recipe for the first time and it was absolutely amazing! My mum, dad and sister LOVED it! Thank you so much for posting this!!!


    September 20, 2016

    Hi Laurie,
    I would roll it out and bake it and freeze it that way. I haven’t frozen this recipe before or after baking yet, but I have frozen a ton of other baked goods and I think the consistency of the dough would “hold” the best if it’s frozen after it’s cooked.


    September 16, 2016

    Could you freeze it, do you think? Would you refrigerate or freeze it as a dough ball, or rolled out uncooked, or cooked? Just finished baking the crust – dinner should be ready shortly! We’re excited!! (BTW, I have autoimmune thyroid disease and am affected whenever gluten is brought in the house, so the family was thrilled to see pizza going into the pans again!)


    August 26, 2016

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I am just starting out with Paleo, my husband is skeptical of Paleo but if I continue making great recipes like this, then he will soon become a Paleo lover! We both lived this pizza crust recipe!


    August 24, 2016

    So so so good!! I’ve tried a few different crusts, and this is BY FAR the best yet!


    August 06, 2016

    OMG!!!! Just made this and topped with cashew mozzarella, pepperoni and Italian sausage, was sooooo good! My husband was skeptical at first after all the disappointing crusts I’ve made before, but he loved this. Seriously better than the real thing! Will definitely be making this again!!


    July 05, 2016

    LOVED LOVED LOVED this recipe. Usually I don’t mind prep work, but tonight I needed something quick and easy for dough. This came out great. Thanks!


    May 24, 2016

    Thank you for posting this recipe! So glad I found it… Been Paleo for about a year and a half and this IS the best pizza dough I’ve tried so far…??


    May 13, 2015

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! We should be gluten-free and nuts cause all sorts of issues for us. I am so happy to see a gf recipe for crust that we can actually use!

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