If you’re on a restrictive diet, it is indeed difficult to say no to some foods, including pizza. There are specialty flours that you can try if you are avoiding gluten, but they can be tricky for baking. The good news is that you don’t need flour to create pizza crusts and even better, there are recipes that are easy to follow. Here are pizza crust recipes that you can try without using any type of flour for your pizza:

Is a healthy pizza really possible?
Is a healthy pizza really possible?


Polenta is not just a creamy side dish, but it can also be used to create a pizza. This is perfect for making smaller rounds of crust, which are ideal for appetizers in dinner parties.


You may think this is impossible, but this is actually easy as long as you use a bit of egg and cheese. Cauliflower acts like a starch, but you will be glad to know it does not contain carbohydrates. Plus, it is a great way for you to make sure you’re eating your veggies.

Butternut Squash

Take in the shape and evenness of butternut squash and you can substitute your traditional crust with this vegetable. You don’t have to do a lot with this crust; just slice it and you can start adding your favorite toppings.

Portobello Mushroom

This is similar to the butternut squash pizza crust where you skip the crust and just use this instead. The mushrooms can be the substitute for the crust and are therefore great for those who are making solo pizzas. Just layer with toppings and you’re done.

Carrot Pizza

You need a lot of carrots for the pizza crust. Just grate them and arrange into something that resembles a pizza. Although it may seem like a ton of work, it is actually rewarding because of the health benefits and also the taste.


If you have already tried the cauliflower recipe for your pizza crust, you will find this easy to follow. The method is just the same where you put a bit of egg and cheese. The only difference is that the pizza will appear very green, which will actually make your dinner table more interesting.

Sweet Potato

Cook sweet potatoes first using almond flour and then you can mash them together. Once done, you will have a crust that is crispy on the outside, but has a mushy center.

With these choices, there is no need to give up pizza if you are following a strict diet, such as Paleo. The ingredients may seem a bit odd at first with all the veggies that you need to use. However, flourless dough can give you satisfaction and even provide you with more health benefits.