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Beet Pizza

Baked and puréed beets are responsible for the vibrant color of this gluten-free, refined sugar-free, beet pizza. This is a unique pizza that is sure to be a conversation starter.

Tasty gluten-free beet pizza crust loaded with cheese and veggies.

I first made this beet pizza ten years ago for my daughter and me to enjoy. And enjoy this pizza we did. She was in high school back then and always open to trying out whatever concoction I came up with.

Over the past 10 years, I have made many versions of this beet pizza that always seemed to be a hit with my daughter and other family members.

Recently, I made this pizza and had my boyfriend try it. And was thrilled when he said he liked it too! Especially as he is a fan of traditional pizza and not a beet lover like I am.

This beet pizza crust is a unique one

This is not a traditional pizza crust. It is a gluten-free beet pizza that starts with a very wet dough. This dough is shaped into the stunning crust you see here. And, while this recipe is unique, you only need a few ingredients to make this beet pizza crust.

Ingredients to make gluten-free beet crust pizza.

What are the ingredients needed to make this beet pizza crust?

You will need the following 7 ingredients to make this vibrant beet pizza crust, and they are:

  1. Three small beetroot
  2. Superfine blanched almond flour
  3. Gluten-free flour blend
  4. Baking powder
  5. Salt
  6. Egg
  7. Extra virgin olive oil
Puréeing baked beets in a blender.

This pizza isn’t one of those quick recipes. While it is an easy recipe, it requires a bit of time. But, with a stunning and unique crust that looks like the one you see here, I am hoping to convince you that the time investment is worth it.

How do you make beet pizza?

First off, the beets need to be baked. I started by washing the beets. Then, I cut off any roots and stems. After that, I wrapped each beet in a piece of aluminum foil. Then, I baked them in an oven that had been pre-heated to 400 degrees, for 45 minutes.

At the end of the 45 minutes, they were quite tender. I let them cool until they were cool enough to handle. Then, using a peeler, I peeled off any skin. Once baked, peeling off the skin is so easy. Then I added the beets to a blender and pulsed the blender on the high setting until the beets were sort of crushed up.

Mixing together the ingredients is so-easy and quick.

I do not have a good blender and there were quite a few “shards” of beets in the mix. You can see these beet “shared” in the pictures above and below. However, if you have a good, high-powered blender, you will end up with a smooth and beautifully ruby-hued purée of beetroot.

Beet crust pizza dough - it will be a bit wet.

Once the beets are puréed, they as well as the rest of the ingredients are added to a bowl and mixed with a spatula.

Shaping beet crust pizza dough with a spatula on a parchment lined baking tray.

This dough requires no kneading. It is a wet dough that is placed onto a parchment-lined baking tray and gently shaped into whatever shape you prefer. I have always made it into a circle or an oval.

However, you could shape this dough into a heart shape, and serve it up to your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.

Beet crust pizza ready to bake.

This wet dough is spread out until it is about 1/3 of an inch thick or high.

Side view of formed beet crust pizza ready to bake.

Then, this pizza is baked until it is perfectly cooked.

Just baked beet crust pizza.

After that, it is removed from the oven and topped with your favorite toppings.

I opted to use a plethora of bell peppers, green olives, chickpeas, broccoli, and cheddar cheese as it is one of the few cheeses that are low in lactose and easy on my digestive system.

While I did not use any pizza sauce, you can do so if you would like. And then pile on your veggies and cheese.

Beet pizza crust ready to top with your favorite toppings.

Before it makes a return to the hot oven.

And, when it comes out, it is a beauty.

Beautiful and vibrant unique pizza crust made with beetroot.

I opted to slice this pizza up and top it with some red pepper flakes and dried oregano. But, you do not have to do so, if you prefer not to.

Pizza crust made with beetroot is perfect for Valentine's Day.

As I mentioned before, I have made several versions of this beet crust pizza. Not only have I played around with the toppings.

Easy and tasty gluten-free, refined sugar-free beet pizza crust is stunning to look at and sure to be a hit with friends and family.

But I have made quite a few (in my opinion) fun ones. There was the beet pizza that was topped with fresh raw veggies. Then there was the breakfast beet pizza that we topped with egg and bacon. And, there was that gloriously decadent dessert beet pizza.

You can check out these recipes below.

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Tasty gluten-free beet pizza crust loaded with cheese and veggies.

Beet pizza

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Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 6 slices
Author: Shashi
Baked and puréed beets are responsible for the vibrant color of this gluten-free, refined sugar-free, beet pizza. This is a unique pizza that is sure to be a conversation starter.


  • 3 small beets
  • 1/3 cup superfine blenched almond meal
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Toppings (any you prefer)

  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Green Olives
  • Chickpeas
  • Cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash the beets, and cut off any roots and stems. Then, wrap the beets in aluminum foil and bake them for 45 minutes, or until tender.
  • When beets are baked through, remove them from the oven and let them cool until they are okay to handle by hand.
  • Then, unwrap the foil off the beets. Peel off any beet skin with a peeler. Then, place the beets in a high-powered blender. Blend on high until beets are puréed. This should result in about 1 and 1/4 cups of puréed beets.
  • Add the puréed beets to a bowl along with the salt, egg, gluten-free flour, almond meal, baking powder, and egg and mix well, using a spatula. The dough will be wet.
  • Using the spatula, smooth out beet crust to about 1/3 inch thick onto a parchment-lined baking tray.
  • Bake the beet crust for 25 minutes.
  • Take out and top with cheese, veggies, and more cheese.
  • Bake for another 10–15 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  • Slice the beet pizza, sprinkle it with some dried oregano and red chili flakes, and enjoy!


The toppings on this pizza are customizable to whatever you prefer.
While I did not use a pizza sauce, please feel free to use your favorite pizza sauce.
The add as many toppings as you prefer to this stunning beet pizza crust.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 411mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g
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  7. Ding says:

    Hi Shashi, thank you for sharing the recipe! This might just be another way to get my little picky eater to eat beet! Any chance I can substitute the quinoa flour and hazelnut meal with either normal flour, whole wheat, buckwheat or oat flour? Hoping to make this for dinner without having to go to the store or to have to add to my flour collection > < Sorry I know it's a big change to ask for!

    • Shashi says:

      Hi Ding- yes you most definitely can sub in all purpose flour or whole wheat flour – it should work with the same quantity but might want to add it in a quarter cup at a time to make sure.

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    Hi, it’s a very nice recipe. I am vegetarian so pl suggest what I can use substitute of
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    • Shashi says:

      Hi Renu – you could try using a flax egg? A flax egg is made with 1 tbsp of flaxseed meal mixed with 3 tbsp of water. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes to thicken and use for 1 egg.

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    I love pizza and i love try new thinks, i will try these pizza.

  13. I love pizza and i love try new thinks, i will try these pizza.

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  15. Connie Stance says:

    Can I substitute almond meal or something else for the hazelnut meal?

  16. Kim Steiner Muni says:

    My daughter-in-law is allergic to hazelnuts. What other type of gluten-free flour could I substitute?


    • Shashi says:

      Hello Kim, you could use almond meal – if your daughter-in-law is however allergic to all nuts – then I’m thinking you could use oat flour (ground up oats)

  17. Find My Rice says:

    Stumbled upon this recipe and I must say, this is a definite must try! Great idea! 😀 – R

  18. hipfoodiemom says:

    OK, I am so intrigued by this!!! I’ve seen cauliflower crust but never beet crust!!! LOVE this!! Pinned and must try!!!

  19. Lauren says:

    Beetroot pizza base – wow. I have been trying to eat more beetroot lately. This has inspired me to put it in a pizza base and use hazelnut meal for the first time! Thanks 🙂

  20. naturecake says:

    I’m a personal chef & forwarded this recipe to a family I cook for. Yesterday it was on the “menu” 🙂 Crust turned out beautiful- added rosemary to the crust and topped it with chicken sausage & carmelized onions. Great recipe!

    • Shashi says:

      Oh wow – I am beyond honored – thanks so much for trying this out! I love your idea of adding rosemary – andLOVE the caramalized onions – I need to try that next time. Thanks so much for letting me know, your comment made my day!

  21. Hannah says:

    This pizza crust looks beautiful! I’ll definitely be making it soon 🙂 Would it be possible to sub more quinoa flour instead of the hazelnut meal? I don’t have any hazelnut meal on hand, but I wasn’t sure if replacing it would change the texture or anything.

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Hannah – I have tried this crust with plain quinoa flour and it was a tad more dense – the hazelnut meal seemed to lighten it up – if you had almonds, you could grind them up and add them – would love to know how it turns out for you.

  22. What a great post! Love beets and the sure do make for a gorgeous pizza. Very creative! After the beets were roasted, did you grind them in a food processor?

  23. What a wonderfully inspiring story! And that beet crust looks incredible. I definitely need to give this a try!

  24. Kelly says:

    What an incredible story – so inspirational! And this pizza is gorgeous just like you sweet lady and such a great idea! I love the pretty vibrant color from the beets! Love the new look and these photos are stunning 🙂

  25. There’s that beautiful red pizza! Must say this is probably the most creative recipe for pizza I have ever come across.Well done!

  26. Beautiful pictures! The colors of this pizza are amazing.

  27. When I saw this in the mail I thought it said beer crust and thought, “oohh, really??”

    I love beets and would prefer this over beer any day of the week. It’s gorgeous.

  28. You are a genius girl! This crust is such a great idea.. and that color is amazing!

  29. cottercrunch says:

    this is pure genius, and gorgeous, and oh my i want!!

  30. realfoodbydad says:

    Loved this post, made me smile. What an incredible pizza, that crust!!!

  31. Talk about the perfect pizza! It looks fanfreakingtastic!

  32. Ashley says:

    First, that story is amazing. And big yay since he is from Durham – which is where we live : ) It always amazes me when people have such a great attitude – I had a co-worker who passed away from ALS and she was always so so positive until the very end. It was pretty incredible.

    And I cannot get over the color of this crust! It is stunning!

  33. Parita says:

    This looks too pretty to eat…almost! And what a great story – puts things into perspective big time. Thanks for that!

  34. I’ve never tried a beet crust but it is definitely much prettier than a cauliflower crust. That story and your pizza made me smile. A great way to start off the week 🙂

  35. Tara says:

    I’ve never tried any kind of crust that isn’t actual bread. Meatza has been on my list for a while but I’d been open to trying an egg crust too. This pizza looks so pretty!

  36. Your creativity in the kitchen never ceases to amaze me, Shashi! This pizza is absolutely gorgeous, and I’m loving the incorporation of some extra veggies. Also, have I ever told you that I love you always sneaking some motivation into your posts? I think so 😉

    Hope your week is off to a great start, lovely lady!

    • Shashi says:

      Awww – you are the sweetest! Thanks so much sweet lady – all your kind compliments have me happy dancing while typing!
      Hope you have a wonderful week!

  37. This has to be the most fashionable pizza I’ve ever seen in my whole life.
    Seriously, it’s so gorgeous it’s definitely runway material.
    Great job my friend, really great job!

    PS that video made my day, thank you for sharing it!

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – thanks so much Mike!
      Every time I make this pizza, my daughter runs away with the last piece – so so NOT fashionable! 🙂

  38. consuelohoneyandfigs says:

    I’ve never tried beet crust, but it sounds absolutely delicious. Plus the color is super pretty, and you cannot beat a pretty crust, can you? 😉 So dying to try this! Also, these shots are gorgeous – they make me want to eat my screen hehehe.
    Have a fantastic week 🙂

  39. jillconyers says:

    I have a beet crust recipe that I should have tried by now! Even if I don’t like it the color makes for great foodie photos 🙂

  40. Definitely need to try this out, it’s a great idea! I love cauliflower crust so probably will love this too!

  41. What a great idea to use beats in a pizza crust! It definitely makes for beautiful photos and I am sure that it tastes divine! I can’t wait to try this out 🙂

  42. That is such an incredible story….what an inspiration! Also, I am impressed that the beets hold together well enough to make a pizza crust…amazing!-Ashley

  43. Haha! That crust just makes me smile! 🙂

  44. Did tell you I love the new look? Well, I’m telling you know. Looks great!
    Beet crust? You’re a genius girl. Love all that vibrant color!
    Have a marvelous week Shashi!

  45. spicedblog says:

    Holy cow…how creative is this?? You never cease to amaze me with your awesome recipes, Shashi!

  46. hotlyspiced says:

    It always seems to me that those struck down with the worst conditions seem to be those with the very best attitude. I love how pretty and colourful this beetroot pizza is. I haven’t tried this before but must give it a go xx

    • Shashi says:

      You are so right Charlie – it never ceases to amaze me when people can be happy with what they have – no matter what it may be!

      Thanks so much or your kind compliment.

  47. alex@vegginout says:

    That you for sharing that story about Chris. I had never heard it before, but it’s actually very inspiring!
    Your colorful pizza definitely put a smile on my face! 🙂 This is seriously something I need to try. I love cauliflower pizza, and this looks just as amazing! Do you know if I could substitute spelt and/or coconut flour for the quinoa and hazelnut flours? Just because I have those two on hand. 🙂

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Alex 🙂

      I am thinking coconut or spelt flour might work fine – coconut flour seems to absorb alot of liquid – so you might have to alter the coconut oil accordingly – if you try using them, I sure would love to know what you think

  48. Ummm, I want to be like Chris when I grow up too…what a beautiful human being! I love all the positivitey in your posts girlfriend!
    I also lurve this pizza! I’ve tried the cauli crust and it was yum…but, beets? SO MUCH PRETTY. I like pretty, healthy food. Wanna try! Pinned!

  49. Beat Crust Pizza?! I can’t say I’ve tried anything remotely close to this before. I never knew pizza put be good for me! Maybe this is why my doctor is worried about my cholesterol. That tomato paste, perfect. We’ll be getting a lot of tomatoes in the garden soon maybe I can get my wife to try and make her own paste. I will have to get my wife to make this!

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Tom – my picky daughter loves this crust – and that’s saying alot! I hope your wife does get to make this – am intrigued by your wife’s own homemade tomato paste…

  50. Stephanie Schostak Metzgar says:

    Hey there friend ! I am really excited about making this pizza crust one day with my daughter ! thanks ! have a blessed day !

  51. Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani) says:

    Pizza is always a beautiful thang but this crust is another level of beauty- such a stunning color. I’ve enjoyed cauliflower pizza in the past so I have no doubt that I will be a fan of beet pizza too. Great use of hazelnuts too- I feel so silly for having never thought to use them in flour form!

  52. Amila says:

    its so beautiful and colourful….Sure it is delicious too

  53. I’ve never seen a more beautiful pizza in my life. I wonder if it’d work to stuff the crust w/ cheese too? Yes I’m on a stuffed crust piza kick! Haha.

    • Shashi says:

      Jessie – that would be a brilliant idea to stuff the crust with cheese – the dough is very wet, but if you could add more flour (of your preference) to get it to roll over the cheese – you might have a wonderful pizza on your side!