Isn’t pizza just the best? And it sounds like you’re ready to give cooking a Whole30 pizza a shot – more power to you! Just know that it won’t taste much like pizza.
Sure, cauliflower and sweet potatoes are all well and good, but let’s admit it – they aren’t going to make up for the bready dough that constitutes the majority of pizza.
Don’t Forget – This Isn’t Really Pizza
So I’m a little worried about why you’re here. Maybe you just saw a Domino’s add for a $5.99 two topping pizza, and now you’re desperate for a taste of that delicious pizza pie. Now, you probably want to try making your own compliant Whole30 pizza.
There’s a name for this effect – it’s referred to as SWYPO (Sex With Your Pants On). It’s a Whole30 syndrome where we want to re-create our favorite meals as Whole30 approved dishes (other common SWYPO attempts include paleo ice cream, pancakes, etc). However, the truth is that nothing you can make on Whole30 will taste like the pizza you know and love.
Now these recipes are awesome, and these “pizzas” taste great. However, if you’re going to eat these and end up feeling disappointed, bummed about what you can’t eat (rather than embracing what you can eat), and walk away feeling slightly bitter and still craving pizza, I’d say turn back now my friend.
If you think you can whip up a Whole30 pizza and not be crushed by it’s lack of similarity to your favorite delivery spot, then go for it!
Whole30 Pizza Recipes
With all that being said, here are four compliant Whole30 pizza recipes we think you’ll love (despite not being the real thing).
1. Whole30 Sweet Potato Pizza
This pizza features a sweet potato crust – grab the recipe here over at Amazon Ashley. A great Whole30 pizza crust recipe – just beware the toppings (no cheese and only compliant bacon of course)!
2. Whole30 Breakfast Pizza Quiche
This breakfast pizza isn’t exactly a pizza – it’s a quiche that tastes remarkably like a pizza. So if you’re craving the crust, this might not satisfy you, but the pizza-ness of this dish is still remarkable!
This Whole30 breakfast pizza recipe, which comes from Jays Baking Me Crazy, features coconut milk, ghee, eggs, and a blend of spices plus toppings.
Remember – don’t use pepperoni unless it’s Whole30 compliant (which will be pretty darn tough to find). Also read your labels on the pizza sauce – or make your own (leave out any sweeteners or sugars – but red wine vinegar is fine).
3. Whole30 Deconstructed Pizza
4. Paleo Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe
If cauliflower can be used to make rice, why not a pizza crust? Grab this cauliflower pizza recipe from Clean Eats and Treats that includes cauliflower (naturally), almond flour, eggs, nutritional yeast, and just a few other spices.
Note: Make sure to only follow the recipe for the paleo cauliflower pizza – the whole family pizza recipe underneath it is not compliant.