Alternative Pizza Crust Ideas

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 Shell Pizza

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.


Veggie hummus pizza (on a tortilla shell crust)

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


2: 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 crust

Superfood pizza recipe

Bruschetta-style pita pizza

Bruschetta pita pizza recipe


#3: 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: 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


#5: Garlic Bread Pizza

These genius little pizzas use frozen garlic bread as a crust.

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

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

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

 #7: 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.

Other Alternative Pizza Crust Ideas

Vegetable-Based Pizza Crusts

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

6 Responses to “Alternative Pizza Crust Ideas”

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    Kelly — October 5, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    My favorite pizza crust alternative is Joseph’s lavash bread! It’s high in fiber, and it crisps up really nice… Plus, a whole piece is less than 100 calories and is enough for two people!

    • Haley replied: — January 11th, 2015 @ 4:59 am

      I tried lavash bread and loved it! I made crackers out of it. Love the fact that it is so low cal… for such a large amount!

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    Charlotte Burkholder — June 19, 2017 @ 2:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing these options. Ive tried cauliflower crust—but that was a no go for us! I have made a paleo crust that was ok. Kiddos like making mini pizzas on english muffins.

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    Julie — June 21, 2017 @ 11:09 pm

    What a great collection! I can’t wait to try them!

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    Daniela — November 3, 2017 @ 4:59 pm

    Hi, my boyfriend is gluten free and we love the choices..thanks..we use Corn Masa fine ground often. we only add water and spices, but you could add egg and cheese and bake in the oven or on the stove.
    We eye ball the measurements. and press it down in the pizza pan, AFTER oiling well or using parchment paper. then bake crust alone at a high temp for ten minutes. pull it our and put sauce and toppings. it’s also good to first put down crumbled cauliflower or brocoli, or cheese to absorb watery toppings.
    then BROIL for ten minutes or so

    • Haley replied: — November 6th, 2017 @ 12:04 am

      Hi Daniela: That’s a great idea. I’m going to have to try your corn masa crust. Thanks for the suggestion!

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