quinoa crust pizza

I found a wonderful quiche recipe at Spoonful of Sugar Free. The quiche’s crust was made of brown rice and an egg. That got me thinking. Quinoa is lighter and less “grainy” than brown rice, but it is also less sticky. I wanted to try and make a pizza crust out of cooked quinoa, especially since I had a large pot of leftover quinoa in the fridge.

If you want to make this recipe vegan, flaxseed meal, mixed in with some water and coupled with some nutritional yeast for parmesan, should work, although I haven’t tried. I also suspect that this recipe could easily work with any whole grain, making it a great way to utilize leftovers.

I like to top my pizza with:

Pesto Sauce

Tomato Slices

Olive slices

Sauteed Onions

Thinly Sliced Portobello or Shitake Mushrooms

Goat Cheese crumbs

Pine Nuts

I also like topping my fully cooked pizza with fresh arugula and basil leaves. This way, I   don’t have to make a salad to complete my meal.


And here’s another wonderful gluten-free pizza recipe: Chickpea Flour Pizza with Garbanzo Beans.


Gluten-Free Quinoa Veggie Crust Pizza

quinoa crust pizza

By Dr. Anastasia Published: August 31, 2011

  • Cook: 35 mins

I found a wonderful quiche recipe at Spoonful of Sugar Free. The quiche's crust was made of brown rice and an egg. That got me …



  1. Preheat the oven to 450. Mix all of the ingredients into the quinoa. Press the quinoa into a pizza-like shape on the oiled baking sheet. Bake for 20 min.
  2. Take the crust out of the oven and put any pizza ingredients you wish on it. Then, put it back in the oven for about 15 more minutes.

About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.
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6 Responses to Gluten-Free Quinoa Veggie Crust Pizza

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  2. Jessica says:

    I made this for my family as a healthy, “fast food” meal. They were scared of it at first but once they gave it a shot they were in love with it!

    • healthymama says:

      Jessica, I am glad they liked it! I am planning to try the same thing with one egg and brown rice instead. Brown rice is more sticky, so it needs less eggs.

  3. Ooo that looks delicious too! We made your fabulous lasagna again last night too.

  4. I love it! Looks delicious. I’m sure this kind of crust would work with any grain really. Can’t wait to make some pizza!

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