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Beet Crust Pizza


It is a beautiful thing to stumble on someone who can find the good in even the most dire of circumstances…

I first stumbled on Chris Rosati’s story last year and couldn’t help chuckling at his reasoning behind his application for a job at Krsipy Kreme. In case you hadn’t heard his story before, Rosati planned on stealing a donut truck and figured that by at least applying for a job there, he could justify his “crime”! If you happen to be wondering why he wanted a donut truck, it was just because he wanted to hand out free donuts to the people in his hometown of Durham, NC to spread some cheer. What I found so beautiful about Chris Rosati is that inspite of having ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, he is determined to “do what (he) can to make people smile while (he) still (has) the chance”!

beet crust

“ALS is devastating. But there are some blessings. I get to be amazed by the good in people every day. I get to experience an overwhelming and never ending wave of love. I hardly ever worry, and never about something trivial. I now see beauty in so many simple things. I no longer fear failure… or much of anything else. I know something you don’t know – something wonderful. And I know how blessed I am” Chris Rosati on GoFundMe.

Then last week, I stumbled on this video…

His life oozes gratitude without any resentment…

Inspite of it all, he chooses to live a life (no matter how long) impacting those around him…making them smile…making his life shine so beautifully…

beet crust pre-bake

When I grow up, I wanna be like him, but till then, I just have this beautifully colored pizza which I hope will put a smile on your face…

beet crust yum

My daughter and I have enjoyed this beet crust pizza in many forms – on this version, the crust (topped with tomato paste) came out the best…

beet crust pizza

With beets, Bob’s Red Mill quinoa flour, & Bob’s Red Mill hazelnut meal married together with coconut oil, this crust is gluten and sugar free!

My daughter and I topped ours with tomato paste, broccoli, red and yellow pappers, cheese and cilantro with red pepper flakes on my slices – because spicy is a beautiful thing! 🙂

bite of beetcrust

Other times, we have added black beans and corn…but toppings are totally up to you.

BEET crust attempt

Happy Monday Yall!
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Beet crust pizza

Beet crust pizza

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 1 and 1/4 cup beets, 3 beets wrapped in foil and roasted at 400 degrees for 45 minutes
  • 3/4 cup quinoa flour, I used Bob's Red Mill
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut meal, I used Bob's Red Mill
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees
  2. Mix all the ingredients together - the mix will be wet.
  3. Using a spoon, smooth out beet crust to about 1/3 inch thick onto a parchment lined baking tray
  4. Bake for 25 minutes
  5. Take out and top with tomato paste or hummus and other toppings of your choice
  6. Bake for another 10-15 minutes till cheese is melted

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Wednesday 21st of April 2021

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!


Wednesday 21st of April 2021

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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Sunday 26th of July 2020

Hi, it’s a very nice recipe. I am vegetarian so pl suggest what I can use substitute of egg for pizza dough


Wednesday 29th of July 2020

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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