A Pizza Transformation: From Greasy Box to Paleo Delight

Deliciously Nutritious Herb-infused Cassava Flour Paleo Pizza Crust

Herbed Cassava Flour Pizza Crust

Pizza, the ultimate comfort food, holds a special place in our hearts. But let’s be honest, the standard delivery comes wrapped in a greasy cardboard box. Not exactly a fashion statement, is it? Fear not, my fellow fashionistas, because I have a dazzling twist for you! Feast your eyes on the fabulous fashion-forward alternative: a paleo pizza crust made with cassava flour. It’s like a trendy makeover for your taste buds!

Now, I’m all about moderation when it comes to grains (some of them, at least). While ordinary pizza might satisfy those cravings, we should acknowledge the lurking villains within – the vegetable oils and glyphosate-covered wheat. Embracing healthier options doesn’t mean sacrificing taste or style. It’s time to upgrade a classic tradition!

As a kid, I cherished those magical pizza nights, and I’m thrilled to pass this tradition on to my own family. But instead of settling for regular pizzas, we opt for something like the sensational pizza stir fry. Sometimes, though, we yearn for that bread-like crust, a canvas for ooey-gooey mozzarella perfection.

Enter the magnificent cassava flour pizza crust! It’s the ultimate paleo-friendly alternative to satiate your pizza desires. Picture this: a scrumptious crust that’s grain-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. Cassava flour, the star of the show, delivers the ideal balance between authenticity and clean eating. It’s time to take a stand against the gluten and grains that weigh us down!

Like a runway model, this paleo pizza is all about showcasing your favorite toppings. Start with a luscious spread of pizza sauce, tomato sauce, or marinara, then layer on the veggies, meat, and cheese. Remember, this is a thin-crust affair, so don’t go overboard with the sauce. We want delicate balance, not a saucy disaster!

Now, here’s a tip for my egg-free friends: try creating a flax egg with flaxseed. It’s the secret ingredient that unlocks endless possibilities and ensures everyone can partake in this sartorial pizza extravaganza!

Of course, a pizza isn’t complete without its fashion-forward accessories – the toppings! Whether you’re dairy-free or simply experimenting with flavors, you have the power to curate the ultimate pizza ensemble. Think preservative-free pepperoni, tantalizing pesto, aromatic Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and oregano. The cheese selection is a crucial statement piece – mozzarella, goat cheese, parmesan – it’s all about expressing your unique style. To give your creation that runway-worthy finishing touch, drizzle some extra virgin olive oil (after baking) and garnish with shredded basil or other fresh herbs. Let your taste buds sashay down the flavor catwalk!

If you’re a cassava flour dough novice, beware of its somewhat sticky nature. To keep your hands as fly as a fashion influencer, lightly dust them with arrowroot powder before working with the dough. Voilà, sticky situation averted!

Now, to bring all these fashion-forward elements together, it’s time to unveil the famous Cassava Flour Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe. Brace yourself, because this recipe isn’t just another variation – it’s a culinary masterpiece! Allow yourself some prep time, about 20 minutes, and let the magic happen in the oven for 27 minutes. The result? A feast for the eyes and palate, coming in at a mere 133 calories per serving. Talk about a guilt-free indulgence!

Before I go, I have a question for you, dear readers. What are your favorite pizza toppings? Are you a pineapple aficionado, or do you prefer to keep things classic? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and let our pizza conversations light up the fashion forums!

Recipe Summary


For the Crust For Toppings
– 3/4 cup cassava flour – Tomato sauce, pesto sauce, or pizza sauce
– 1/2 cup arrowroot powder – Provolone or mozzarella cheese
– 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning – Sliced vegetables (bell peppers, onions, etc.)
– 1 tsp sea salt – Protein of choice (chicken, sausage, etc.)
– 1/2 tsp garlic powder – Fresh herbs (basil, oregano, etc.)
– 1 egg
– 1/4 cup olive oil
– 1/2 cup warm water


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and prepare your pizza stone or baking sheet.
  2. Combine dry ingredients (cassava flour, arrowroot powder, Italian seasoning, sea salt, and garlic powder) in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg, olive oil, and warm water.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, creating a sticky dough. Allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle tapioca starch or flour onto the baking surface. Shape the dough into a ball and flatten it until 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Brush olive oil over the crust and prebake for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and add your desired toppings and sauce.
  8. Return the pizza to the oven and bake for another 10-12 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the crust is crispy.

Remember, darlings, this cassava crust is a trendsetter, so unleash your creativity and make it your own. Your taste buds will be forever grateful for the opportunity to rock the most stylish pizza in town.

Now, go forth and fashionably feast!