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.
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 tortilla shells at home.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#5: Naan Bread Pizza Crust
Use frozen or fresh naan bread to make this mango chicken (or other) naan pizza:
#6: Garlic Bread Pizza
These genius little pizzas use frozen garlic bread as a crust.
#7: Cauliflower Crust Pizza (Gluten-free, Paleo-friendly)
#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.
#9: Deep Dish Pizza
This is a special occasion pizza. Homemade deep dish, Chicago-style, with a cornmeal-based crust, and lots of toppings.
#10: Polenta Pizza Bites
Slice a tube of polenta into rounds, top with pizza sauce and toppings, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
Other Alternative Pizza Crust Ideas
- Pizza with French bread crust
- Pizza with crescent roll crust
- Pizza with biscuit crust
- Pizza with lavash crust
- Pizza with polenta crust (gluten free)
- Pizza with corn tortilla shell crust (gluten free)
- Pizza with black-eyed pea crust (gluten free)
- 2-ingredient oatmeal pizza crust (gluten free)
Vegetable-Based Pizza Crusts
All of these crusts (except the carrot pizza crust) are gluten-free:
- Portobello mushroom cap pizza crust (gluten free)
- Butternut squash pizza crust
- Spaghetti squash pizza crust
- Sweet potato pizza crust
- Broccoli pizza crust
- Potato pizza crust (made with leftover mashed potatoes)
- Carrot pizza crust
Do you have other alternative pizza crust ideas? Please share your ideas below!