[Single Serving] Quinoa Pizza Crust Recipe

Sometimes, you just need some pizza. Alex and I used to go to a local pizza place every Monday night but lately, I’ve been following the Tone It Up nutrition plan which means pizza isn’t exactly on the menu.

single serving quinoa pizza

Still, I can’t pass up pizza entirely. Sometimes I just want to load up a pizza with all the toppings I can find, and sometimes I just crave a pizza topped with some cheesy goodness.Β Β That’s why this quinoa flour crust pizza is perfect!

single serving quinoa pizza crust ingredients

If you’ve never tried quinoa flour, it’s basically just ground quinoa. It has a bit of a nutty flavor and it can be a little tricky as a flour swap, but it actually works really well in this pizza crust recipe.

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[Single Serving] Quinoa Pizza Crust Recipe
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ cup quinoa flour
  • 2 tbsp oat flour, gluten free flour OR all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ cup marinara sauce
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella
  • Optional: fresh basil, crushed red pepper, etc.
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Combine the quinoa flour and gluten free flour.
  3. Add in the oilve oil and water and stir.
  4. Stir in the salt and herbs.
  5. Once it liquid is mixed in, knead with your hands.
  6. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil and roll out the dough with a rolling pin.
  7. You want to keep the crust as thin as possible in order for it to get crispy.
  8. Bake without any toppings for 5-7 minutes until it begins to dry out a bit.
  9. Remove from oven and add ¼ cup pizza sauce and ¼ cup of shredded cheese.
  10. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  11. Turn the on to broil and broil for a few minutes until the cheese begins to brown. Be careful because it can happy quickly!
  12. Remove from the oven, slice, and serve!

quinoa crust pizza

This pizza is a pretty good swap! It’s not a crispy as a traditional pizza and you can taste a bit of the quinoa flavor, but that’s something I don’t mind and this recipe is much easier than cauliflower crust! The trick is to really make sure you cook it long enough. If it’s undercooked, it’ll be a little soft and soggy. If you cook it long enough, it’ll get crispy, especially on the edges!

single serving slice

You can also broil it for a couple minutes to get that bubbly, browned, cheesy goodness! Hello, single-serving pizza. This is a cheesy pizza that has a little extra protein and fiber. Also, quinoa is a complete protein which means this pizza contains all of the essential amino acids that your body needs. Now that’s a pizza you can feel good about eating!

This single serving quinoa pizza crust recipe is a healthy way to enjoy pizza! It's gluten free, vegan, and delicious!

Check out my guide to flour alternatives for more tips on flour swaps!

What’s your favorite pizza topping?

Comments

  1. what a great idea! looks really good

  2. Neat idea! My favorite pizza topping would be either chicken or zucchini. Although i kind of love both of those in all savory dishes πŸ™‚

  3. I love the idea of single servings! Never tried quinoa flour, but I will pick some up today at Whole Foods right after I use my gift certificate for the spa. That’s right, it’s My Day! Pizza and a Facial! Yeah….

  4. Yes! This looks amazing and perfect for the single me πŸ™‚

  5. Ooh yum! Quinoa crust is a great idea. I love single serve stuff too- then I can just have it for me and don’t have to share lol ;D

  6. I love making quinoa crust for quiche, pizza could be next!

  7. This looks so good, Liz!

  8. What a yummy idea! I’ve seen quinoa flour but didn’t know what to do with it!

  9. That looks really good! I’m 100% on board with anything quinoa! πŸ‘

  10. You had me at Crisp Crust. Most recipes I see are too thick and bready for my taste… Love the browned edges!

  11. What an interesting way to use quinoa! And a nice way to make a gluten-free/healthier crust for a pizza.

  12. I’m going to have to experiment with this, sounds like a awesome alternative!

  13. I’ve never tried quinoa flour, or a quinoa crust before! Very interesting. I bet my kids would enjoy it when we make personal pizzas, so I’ll have to give it a try!

  14. This looks awesome! Definitely going to try this one out πŸ™‚

  15. i love that this is single serving! Great idea using quinoa flour!!

  16. i have failed terribly with cauliflower crust, so this looks more doable. i cant give up pizza or chocolate no matter what πŸ˜›

  17. Oooo! This looks so good!

  18. Thanks for posting this recipe! I am gluten free so I understand what it’s like to want pizza but you can’t have the everyday pizza! I love quinoa and Bob’s Red Mill is my favorite brand so I’ll be trying this one! Looks delish and I’m excited to try this one out!

  19. I’ve tried all kinds of flours, but never quinoa, I’m off the Whole Foods!

  20. This looks really interesting. I’ve wanted to try making flatbread pizza lately so this looks like something I would like.

  21. I have been making couscous pizza (in a bid to get healthier) but not quinoa pizza yet. Looks really good.

  22. I have only used quinoa in salads and pilaf but making pizza crust is very new.I am going to try it.

  23. Such a great use of quinoa! I have never actually used quinoa flour before. So unique!

  24. I have made cauliflower pizza before, but not a quinoa crust. Looks like a great way to get some extra protein too.

  25. I made this using only quinoa flour and it was great! Added garlic and oregano to the crust mixture, and topped with homemade marinara sauce, sautΓ©ed zucchini, peppers, mushrooms, onions and buffalo mozza. Fresh basil leaves on the top as it came out of the oven. Wonderful!

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