Herbed Cassava Flour Paleo Pizza Crust

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Pizza is a kid-approved favorite in our home, but not the kind that comes delivered in a greasy cardboard box. In the past, I’ve made meatza (gluten-free pizza with a meat crust) and my kids loved it. My new version of this Italian favorite is made with cassava flour for a delicious paleo pizza crust.

Paleo Pizza Dough

I’m not against grains in moderation (at least certain ones), but I try not to eat them all the time. Regular pizza isn’t what I’d consider a health food. Yes, it’s yummy and sometimes it even has veggies on it, but then there are the vegetable oils and glyphosate-covered wheat.

I have some fond memories of pizza night as a kid and it’s a tradition I’ve carried on with my own family. We skip the regular pizzas and instead opt for something like this pizza stir fry. Sometimes you really want a bread-like crust though with some ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese on top.

This cassava flour pizza crust recipe is the perfect paleo-friendly alternative when you just need your favorite pizza. It’s also grain-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. Cassava flour is not low carb so if you’re looking to cut down on the carbohydrates, try my meatza recipe instead.

Best Paleo Pizza Crust

Cauliflower crust has recently gained popularity, but it’s not the best option for people who want the typical chewy pizza crust. And many gluten-free pizza crust recipes rely on pre-mixed gluten-free flour blends that aren’t the healthiest either. Cassava gives you the best of both worlds since it tastes like the real thing but without the gluten and grains. If you’ve done paleo baking before you’ve probably heard of it (or maybe even used it).

While I’m not on the paleo diet, you’ll find lots of paleo-friendly recipes here at Wellness Mama.

After you’ve prebaked your paleo pizza crust, you can add your toppings. I start with pizza sauce, tomato sauce, or marinara, then add my veggies, meat, and cheese. This is more of a thin-crust pizza recipe so don’t overload it with too much sauce.

Need an egg-free version? Try making a flax egg with flaxseed, here’s how.

Pizza Toppings

What would a pizza be without its toppings? Depending on your dietary preferences you could even make your pizza dairy free if you want. Goat cheese is also a delicious alternative if you can’t have cow dairy. You can add your favorite toppings to this grain-free pizza, but here are a few ideas.

  • Preservative free pepperoni
  • Pesto
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Oregano
  • Cheese (mozzarella, goat cheese, parmesan, etc.)
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (after baking)
  • Shredded basil or other fresh herbs
  • Sliced fresh tomatoes
  • Peppers, onions, and other veggies
  • Olives

If this is your first time making a cassava flour dough recipe, keep in mind it’s a little stickier than regular flour. I like to spread a little arrowroot powder on my hands before working with the dough to prevent it from sticking.

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Cassava Flour Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe

The herbs make this pizza crust extra delicious and you can customize it with your favorite toppings!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Calories 133kcal
Author Katie Wells


8 servings



For the Crust:

For Toppings (customize to your preference):

  • tomato sauce pesto sauce or pizza sauce
  • provolone or mozzarella cheese
  • sliced vegetables (bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc.)
  • protein of choice (chicken, sausage, meat of choice, etc.)
  • fresh herbs (basil, oregano, etc.)


  • Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Or use a pizza stone or pizza pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (cassava flour, tapioca flour or arrowroot starch), sea salt, and garlic powder).
  • In a separate bowl stir together the egg, olive oil, and warm water.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until a sticky dough forms. Let the pizza dough rest for 10 minutes at room temperature.
  • Sprinkle a few tablespoons of tapioca starch or flour onto the lined pan. Use flour-dusted hands to handle the dough and shape it into a ball, then flatten it until it’s about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Lightly brush olive oil over the crust and prebake the crust for 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and add your desired toppings and sauce.
  • Return the pizza to the oven and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and crust is crispy.


Nutrition Facts
Cassava Flour Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 300mg13%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 0.4g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 32IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


The nutrition data is just for the crust. 

What are your favorite pizza toppings? Pineapple or no pineapple? Share in the comments below!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


2 responses to “Herbed Cassava Flour Paleo Pizza Crust”

  1. Candice Prokop Avatar
    Candice Prokop

    After baking the pizza crust, could you freeze it and then when ready to cook add toppings? If so, any ideas on directions for that?

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