When it comes to making homemade pizza at home, think beyond the traditional pizza crust. Here are dozens of ideas that allow you to enjoy homemade pizza at home with no hassle.Alternative pizza crust ideas

Good news for pizza lovers: You don’t have to mess around with yeast and warm water, and you don’t have to resort to the frozen variety to eat great pizza at home.

By choosing alternative pizza crusts like the ones listed below, you avoid the hassle but get in on all the great taste of traditional pizza.

You can pizza every day of the week if you want.

And you may even save a little money along the way.

20+ unique pizza crust alternatives. You can make homemade pizza in a matter of minutes with these unique crust options.

Non-Traditional Pizza Crust Ideas

#1: Tortilla Pizzas

Tortilla Pizzas: Using a flour tortilla as your base results in a super crisp, cracker-like crust. I recommend baking it directly on the oven rack for optimal crunch.

To make this cheap pizza even cheaper, make your own tortillas at home.


Veggie hummus pizza (on a tortilla crust)

Veggie hummus pizza recipe. Surprisingly delicious! Click through for recipe.

#2: Pita Bread Pizza

Pita Bread Pizza: For a thicker, heartier crust, try using pita bread as a base. This sturdy crust stands up to more toppings and cheese.

Superfood pizza with a pita bread crustSuperfood pizza recipe

Bruschetta-style pita pizza

Bruschetta pita pizza recipe

#3: English Muffin Pizzas

English Muffin Pizza: These cute mini-pizzas are popular with kids and adults alike. Get your kids to join in and top their own pizzas.

English muffin pizzas recipe

#4: Bagel Pizza Crust

Use a halved bagel as a pizza crust. This will result in a thicker, denser pizza.

If you want a thinner, crispier crust, try this idea:

Thin Crust Bagel Pizzas: These are extremely budget friendly if you use day-old bagels and pizza toppings that you already have on hand.

Thin crust bagel pizzas, from Cheap Recipe Blog

#5: Naan Bread Pizza Crust

Use frozen or fresh naan bread to make this mango chicken (or other) naan pizza:

Mango chicken naan bread pizza, from Cheap Recipe Blog

#6: Garlic Bread Pizza

These little pizzas use frozen garlic bread as a crust.

Homemade mini pizzas with a garlic bread crust. Perfect little appetizers! Repin to save.

 #7: Cauliflower Crust Pizza (Gluten-free, Paleo-friendly)

Hawaiian Pizza (with a cauliflower crust). Paleo, gluten free, and LOADED with toppings!

 #8: Einkorn Flour Pizza Crust

Einkorn flour is a good alternative for people who may be able to tolerate traditional flour, but are looking for a less genetically modified version. Einkorn flour is the most genetically primitive flour available today. Give it a try! You can’t tell the difference in taste.

Einkorn wheat crust with asparagus, bacon, blue cheese, cherry tomatoes, and red onion. YUM! One of my favorite pizzas.

#9: Deep Dish Pizza

This is a special occasion pizza. Homemade deep dish, Chicago-style, with a cornmeal-based crust, and lots of toppings.

Deep-dish pizza: A simple recipe, made in a springform pan.

#10: Polenta Pizza Bites

Slice a tube of polenta into rounds, top with pizza sauce and toppings, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Polenta pizza bites: A great snack, appetizer or main course, with a polenta-based pizza crust.

Other Alternative Pizza Crust Ideas

Vegetable-Based Pizza Crusts

All of these crusts (except the carrot pizza crust) are gluten-free:

Do you have other alternative pizza crust ideas? Please share your ideas below!