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6 New Pizza Dough Alternatives For Your Next Pizza Night

Everyone loves pizza, but the same dough every time can get boring. Whether you are looking for an allergy-friendly alternative or just something new for your next pizza party, vittle hacker has compiled her top 6 pizza dough alternatives for you to choose from. Dig in!

1. Cauliflower Crust

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Lauren Michelle offers a recipe for a cauliflower pizza crust inspired by “simple, fresh, and whole food ingredients” on her blog. Coconut flour is used for an allergy-friendly crust, but the flour you use normally will work just fine. The recipe yields three to four mini pizzas and is a healthy source of fiber!

Time to make: 30 minutes

You’ll need:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 spoonful of coconut flour
  • Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste
  • Desired toppings

2. Portobello Pizza

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Kristine Rudolph suggests using Portobello mushroom caps as a vegetarian and allergy-friendly alternative to pizza crust. From personal experience, eggplant and zucchini make excellent pizza bottoms too.

Time to make: 15 minutes

You’ll need:

  • Portobello mushrooms, zucchini, or eggplant cut into round slices
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Desired toppings

3. Bacon Crust Pizza

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If vegetarian crust isn’t your style, then let me open your eyes to bacon crust.  Okay, let’s not debate over whether or not this really counts as a pizza crust because the facts are: 1) this is a pizza bottom, 2) it’s a vessel to hold your pizza toppings, 3) it’s bacon, and 4) it’s bacon. What else matters? That’s what I thought. Head on over to Pastured Kitchen to check out the full recipe and thank me later.

Time to make: 15 minutes

You’ll need:

  • Bacon 12-14 slices
  • I highly doubt you will need to add salt to taste, but email if you do!
  • Desired toppings

4.Beer Pizza Crust

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Nothing goes better with pizza than a cold beer. So, just imagine how awesome it’d be to have the beer already in the crust! Okay, now you can stop imagining a beer pizza crust and actually make it with this unique recipe at

Personal tip for this recipe: Don’t use a light beer as the flavor won’t come through as strong.

Time to make:  2 hr 40 min

You’ll need:

  • 2 ½ cups Gold Medal un-bleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 ½ tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/12 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups of room-temperature beer
  • Desired toppings

5. Spaghettiza

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The moms over at Money Saving Mom shared this crazy spaghetti-pizza hybrid recipe made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.  While it’s not allergy-friendly, it’s kid-friendly and budget-friendly. I say 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.

Another plus: it’s super convenient because you can freeze it for later too!

Time to make:  50-60 min

You’ll need:

  • 8 ounces of spaghetti
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Desired toppings

6. Socca Pizza

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If you’re like me, then you don’t know what socca is either. According to Kate at Cookie and Kate, socca is “a simple, savory, crispy pancake made with just chickpea flour, water, olive oil and salt. Apparently it’s a popular street food in Nice, France, where they sprinkle it heavily with freshly ground black pepper and serve it with cold glasses of rosé.”

Personally, if it’s French I will buy it, eat it, drink it, kiss it–whatever needs to be done. But I also love this recipe because of the rustic flavor of chickpeas and the healthy ingredients (Chickpea flour, water, garlic, olive oil, and sea salt only?! So healthy!).

Time to make:  ~1 hr 30 min

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup or 120g of chickpea flour
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves of minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Desired toppings


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