This easy and quick Paleo pizza crust is completely yeast free, made in under 20 minutes, and has a vegan option! Made with sweet potato, it’s kid-friendly and the perfect base to your favorite pizza!

Get ready for your mind to be blown with this extraordinarily simple and easy paleo pizza crust made with only 5 ingredients! This crust is perfect for all ages and all pizza cravings so use it as the base for your favorite pizza combination!

fully baked paleo margherita pizza

Paleo Pizza Crust Inspiration

Well, I love pizza. I mean, I’m Italian, so I have to, right? It’s sorta in my blood! There’s this amazing pizza joint by where we live called Roberta’s. You may have heard of it, but it’s pretty well known in the NYC area.

Real good pizza.

I had a slice, and it was amazing. I mean, Jared and I split a whole pizza pie to ourselves! No holding back!

close up of olive oil on margherita pizza

I decided that I wanted to try my hand at making my own pizza crust, but naturally, I needed to add a few twists to it.

Introducing a very fluffy, absolutely delicious, easy and quick paleo pizza crust! It’s made with only 5 ingredients (yes, only 5!) and takes less time than waiting for the pizza guy to deliver 🙂

Pretty good right? It’s also completely nut free and yeast free, which means this gluten free pizza crust is fit for all, even kids! Get ready to fall in love with this crust!

sliced margherita pizza

Paleo Pizza Crust Ingredients

Sweet Potato: I just love using sweet potato in recipes, don’t you? I know it’s a novel ingredient to most people, but I think you’d be quite surprised at how well sweet potato measures up in recipes, such as my paleo vegan double chocolate banana bread! I used a white sweet potato here, which definitely adds a bit of sweetness to the crust- it won’t be your typical fluffy pizza crust, but it will be a really good pizza crust for people that may not be able to have gluten or grains or nuts! I found that many paleo pizza crusts or even gluten free pizza crusts contain nuts, and I want a recipe that people of all eating habits can enjoy…and maybe some can experiment with new!

Coconut Flour: this is key- you definitely want to stick with coconut flour in this recipe! I would not recommend swapping in another flour here because we need the crust to be less moist (thanks to the sweet potato), and coconut flour does a great job at absorbing the moisture. I have not tested this pizza crust with another flour as well, so I can’t speak to how it will turn out! Coconut flour is relatively affordable, however, I’d say similar in price to a regular organic flour, and it’s always nice to have on hand for allergy friendly folks!

Eggs: so to make this paleo pizza crust vegan as well, swap in your 2 large eggs for 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed mixed with about a 1/3 cup of filtered water! That will make this recipe not only gluten free, grain free, nut free, and yeast free, but also completely plant based! If you have no issue with eggs, then keep them as the recipe states 🙂

Baking Soda: just a little goes a long way here!

Sea Salt: for a little flavor booster 🙂 sea salt is always a great addition! I like to use sea salt specifically over table salt because I find that it a) it reduces water retention (I know, contrary to what you might think but it does!), b) aids in replenishing electrolytes (speaking to my heavy sports people!), and c) promotes brain and nervous system function 🙂 Don’t be afraid of salt!

side view of paleo pizza dough with toppings

How to prepare your pizza crust

So you’re going to need to whip out your handy dandy food processor if you have one, but if not, be prepared for a little workout in your arms haha! It’s not too bad, but you definitely want to make sure that these five ingredients are mixed thoroughly throughout your paleo pizza dough!

First, add your sweet potato to your food processor and blend until completely mashed. Like I said earlier, I prefer a white sweet potato to resemble a natural healthy pizza crust color, but you can also use a regular orange sweet potato if that’s all that’s available!

paleo pizza dough on pan

Second, add in the remaining gluten free pizza crust ingredients. This includes coconut flour, sea salt, baking soda, and eggs and/or flaxseed eggs.

Once your pizza dough is completely mixed, next you’ll press or roll your dough onto the pan in a large oval. You can totally make a round pizza crust, but there is a lot of paleo pizza dough, so I decided to make an oval and slice diagonally 🙂

Finally, you just place your healthy pizza crust into the oven and let bake before adding your toppings! This makes sure that the gluten free pizza crust doesn’t become too floppy from absorbing the moisture from the tomato sauce, which you’ll add on once the crust is pre-baked.

Your paleo pizza dough will transform into a beautiful paleo pizza crust that is firm for your toppings, sturdy to hold, and soft in the middle 🙂 Perfect, right?

side view of sliced margherita pizza

Topping ideas

Well, what should you do with a naked paleo pizza crust?! Let me recommend some ideas 😉

So if you aren’t fully dairy free, feel free to top with fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomato sauce like I did here! I absolutely love fresh mozzarella that you slice from a round ball. I think it makes the pizza taste amazing! I also added a drizzle of olive oil on top for extra flavor 🙂 Fantastic!

slice of paleo pizza with bite out of it

However, you can also make this healthy pizza crust with dairy free cheese, extra veggies, sliced whole tomatoes, you name it!

I also love adding pesto onto pizza- I think it’s a great flavor addition! The basil really complements all of the other flavors!

Another fantastic combo is adding roasted bell peppers, black olives, parmesan or nut-based parmesan, and sautéed spinach! Absolutely delicious!

overhead shot of paleo margherita pizza

I hope you love this paleo pizza crust as much as I did! If you try it, let me know down below, and let me know what you topped it with 🙂 I provided instructions for making a paleo margherita pizza, but feel free to get creative with it!

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drizzle of olive oil on paleo margherita pizza

Easy Paleo Pizza Crust {Grain Free, Dairy Free}

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 8
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian


This easy and quick Paleo pizza crust is completely yeast free, made in under 20 minutes, and has a vegan option! Made with sweet potato, it’s kid-friendly and the perfect base to your favorite pizza!


  • 1 large Japanese sweet potato, baked, mashed, and skin removed
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs, or 2 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup-2/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (not tin foil, as your crust will stick to this). Sprinkle a little extra coconut flour so that the crust does not stick.
  2. In a large food processor, puree mashed sweet potato until smooth.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients, except for the sauce, mozzarella, second portion of sea salt, and basil.
  4. Process until it’s a sticky and doughy batter.
  5. Take your paleo pizza crust dough ball and place it on your baking sheet. Either using a rolling pin or your hands, press the dough into a rounded oval shape. Make sure that the crust is even throughout.
  6. Place paleo pizza dough into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and top with desired pizza toppings (pizza or marinara sauce, mozzarella, basil, and additional sea salt).
  8. Place back into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is just starting to bubble.
  9. Let cool a little before slicing and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1 slice with cheese and sauce

Keywords: paleo pizza crust, paleo pizza, pizza margherita, easy pizza crust, gluten free pizza crust