So...you may have heard of the cauliflower crust pizza. It was everywhere for a while there.
But.. did you know that you can make pizza crusts out of pretty much ANY vegetable?
Sue and I have experimented with many different veggies and we decided to put them together in one collection so you could find your favorite without having to look too far.
Of course we still have some experimenting to do... there are still some veggies we haven't gotten to... but for now, we hope you enjoy our recipes and photos. Click the links above the photos to get to the recipes!
(FYI - nutritional counts have been worked out using either Myfitnesspal or Fitday. They are as accurate as I could get but please do not take them as gospel.)
(One entire 8 inch pizza) Nutritional count: 502 calories, 18 carbs, 42 protein, 31 fat.
For just the crust of an 8 inch pizza it is 380 calories.
This was our first veggie crust pizza and it certainly got us hooked. It is a little bit floppy but gets easier to pick up as it cools. If you can't wait then break out the forks and dig in!
(1/2 of an entire 11 inch pizza) Nutritional count: 585 calories, 63 carbs, 17 fat, 51 protein.
For just the crust of 1/2 an 11 inch pizza it is 418 calories.
Gluten free. Huge fiber count.
This crust was a bit fragile but, again, as it cools it gets easier to hold in your hand. Very filling.
(One entire 8 inch pizza) Nutritional count: 380 calories, 32 carbs, 25 fat, 14 protein.
For just the crust of an 8 inch pizza it is 150 calories.
This pizza is earthy and hearty and definitely recognizable as beets by its bright color. Like several of the other crusts, this one also makes a great wrap as well as a crust!
The above Beet Wraps were made with the Beet Crust Pizza and worked like a charm. (Click HERE to see how we did it.)
(One entire 8 inch pizza) Nutritional count: 394calories, 26 carbs, 21 fat, 27 protein.
For just the crust of an 8 inch pizza it is 237 calories.
This crust is quite sturdy. It was really easy to pick up and eat like a "normal" pizza.
(One entire 8 inch pizza) Nutritional count: 320 calories, 36 carbs, 12 fat, 16 protein.
For just the crust of an 8 inch pizza it is 227 calories.
Another really sturdy crust. I thought this was like having a pizza on top of a giant hash brown patty.
(1/2 of an entire 12 inch pizza) Nutritional count: 300 calories, 9 carbs, 18 fat, 25 protein.
For just the crust of 1/2 a 12 inch pizza it is 200 calories.
This crust is very floppy - like a tortilla. It would work very well as a wrap as the beet pizza crust did. It is, however, another very tasty crust! FYI - apparently kale can be subbed for spinach in this recipe and works just as well.
(1/2 of an entire 12 inch pizza) Nutritional count: 424 calories, 24 carbs, 20 fat, 32 protein.
For just the crust of 1/2 a 12 inch pizza it is 376 calories.
This one is probably my favorite as far as flavor and texture go BUT it is the hardest to pick up in your hands. When it is cold it is okay but otherwise you will most likely need a fork!
(2 portobello caps) Nutritional count: 170 calories, 18 carbs, 5 fat, 14 protein.
So, these pizzas aren't even really crust pizzas. The crust is a portobello mushroom cap. This is a brilliant idea as it works just as well as a made crust and tastes amazing!! So easy and so fast.
(1/2 of an entire 11 inch pizza) Nutritional count: 381 calories, 41 carbs, 11 fat, 12 protein.
For just the crust of 1/2 of an 11 inch pizza it is 211 calories.
We had to include a dessert pizza in with all our savory pizzas. This one uses shredded fruit as a base instead of veggies. A little floppy, again - like a tortilla, but still easy to pick up.
(1/4 of an entire 11 inch pizza) Nutritional count: 410 calories, 6 carbs, 26 fat, 39 protein.
Okay. So, not exactly a veggie crust.
In fact, the exact opposite of a veggie crust.
BUT, I wanted to include this on our list as it is a great alternative if you are looking for a low carb, high protein pizza option. It slices and serves just like a regular pizza does and is surprisingly stable as a crust.
Plus it's amazingly tasty.
So there is our veggie crust pizza list so far. When we have enough to do another list we will be sure to link this one to it. Keep checking back for more unusual crusts and other recipes!!
Please let us know if you have a favorite veggie you would like to see made into a crust.
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