Primal Pizza



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Even though I’m generally not a big fan of going to great lengths to find “replacements” for conventional junk food, this recipe is just damn good on its own. Plus it combines two great foods into one, and it can be 100% Paleo & Primal!

I tried this “pizza crust” recipe from Mark’s Daily Apple, and I was really impressed with the results: It comes out a little firm, but not crispy. It has a nice, light texture, and a surprisingly neutral taste. The addition of spices is the perfect compliment. You have to be a little careful, but you can eat a piece just using your hands. Note: you will definitely want to use parchment paper when baking this!

When making more traditional pizzas, I mix italian seasonings into the dough. When making mexican pizza, I mix mexican seasonings into the dough. You can get as creative with this as you like!

While you\’re preparing the crust according to the directions available through the link, start preparing your toppings. You can top this with ANYTHING you like! A few suggestions to get you started:

1) Ricotta with fresh tomatoes & basil. Garnish with an olive oil drizzle over the finished pizza.

2) Classic: tomato sauce with shredded mozzarella and pepperoni

3) Mexican: Mix mexican spices into ground beef and cook until browned. Spoon chunky salsa onto finished pizza crust. Add a layer of ground beef and cheese. Garnish with guacamole, cheese, sour cream, and/or fresh cilantro.

4) Meat lovers: tomato sauce with all of your favorite meats. I like to use ground beef, bacon, sausage, pepperoni, and ham with onions (all pre-cooked).

5) Strict Paleo: tomato paste, ground beef, sauteed onions & peppers, and fresh herbs.

Once your pizza is topped, place it back under the broiler for 5 – 10 minutes to heat the toppings through, then garnish and serve!


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/3 cup Flax Seed Meal
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk (or full fat milk)
  • seasonings of your choice
  • Toppings such as:
  • Ricotta cheese or shredded mozzarella
  • Fresh tomatoes or sauteed onions & peppers
  • Sausage, bacon, or pepperoni


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Comments (12)

  1. posted by christian ledwon on April 15, 2011

    i was informed that in the paleo diet you can not eat cheese!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. posted by Kristin Jekielek on April 15, 2011

    Strict Paleo involves zero dairy. However, some people have found they can tolerate it with no problems and choose to consume it. Also, the Primal Diet has no problem with dairy (although this also comes down to personal tolerance levels).

    If you’re strict, you can search for only recipes without dairy – just click on the “Or Filter By: Non-Dairy” link in the upper right on any recipe category search page!!

    If you want to determine your own tolerance, omit ALL dairy for 3 – 4 weeks, reincorporate different types one at a time (butter, cheese, yogurt, cream, etc), test each type for a week, and just track how you feel. Intolerance symptoms may include bloating, headache, and achiness, among others.

  3. posted by Kristin Jekielek on April 15, 2011

    The crust recipe contains zero dairy, and there’s also a “Strict Paleo” topping suggestions under the Cooking Steps. Feel free to top these Paleo crusts any way you wish!! Warlock and Tiger Blood is my fav.

  4. posted by Chris on May 16, 2011

    Thank you for this one! I think I would go positivly crazy if I could never eat pizza again! Pizza is the biggest cheat for me, now I can indulge without the guilt and stick to what I believe…PURE PALEO!!

  5. posted by Dawn Spencer on August 9, 2011

    Question? On Mark’s website the recipe uses almond flour. In the list of ingredients above I see coconut flour and ground flax seed, which intrigues me. I’ve made one of the many versions of almond flour crust, but never tried one with coconut flour and ground flax. Please share? Or clarify? I wanna.

  6. posted by Kristin Jekielek on August 10, 2011

    The video I link to calls for coconut flour, sorry for the confusion. I LOVE the way this crust turns out. I was skeptical of the flax meal, but it’s cheap (like $3/bag) and it makes this into a hearty crust.

  7. posted by Lizzy on August 13, 2011

    Is there anything I can use to sub for the cheese? How about Daiya? I’ve heard about it but not sure if it’s paleo approved.

  8. posted by Kristin Jekielek on August 14, 2011

    Hi Lizzy – I have yet to find a suitable non-dairy substitute for cheese. A few other options exist, though! I have a “strict paleo” topping option listed at the bottom of the recipe, or you could go with pesto in place of sauce and top with your choice of meat and veg.

  9. posted by Shelly on September 7, 2011

    this is great!! love all these gr8 ways to keep our favorites:) someone said that chances were, if our ancestors came across a lactating female, that certainly, the product/s would not go to waste… tend to agree… n’ depending on how individual systems react, that would be my criteria… personally, I love raw dairy!! and it’s good for my healing gut from the ravages of gluten!! :)

  10. posted by Shelly on September 14, 2011

    Raw unpasteurized dairy and/or feta/goat cheese can also work; delish. Tried the crust today n’ either I made it wrong or something… you cook it before you add the ingredients right?? cause it seems like that info’s missing here… also, I baked it on a non stick pizza stone n’ it stuck like crazy… even w/butter n’ coconut oil! hmmm… very heavy… felt like I had a ball of lead in my gut… lol… will keep trying:) but it seems like my belly’s a lot happier w/lighter fare:)

  11. posted by thrwedd on January 13, 2013

    Seem unfair a dollar or 5 dollars everything should be paleo that what I paid for makes me sad

  12. posted by Maryjean Gregory on May 19, 2013

    Trying this – it sounds good. This is clearly marked “PRIMAL pizza” – which indicates use of dairy products. We use – and love eating – fresh raw dairy, so will make this with raw Feta!
    - Maryjean

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