It’s Friday! Which only means one thing in the McKoy house, it’s pizza night. We don’t even try to pretend like we want to go out and see people. We want to stay in. Close our blinds. Get in our pjs (promptly at 5:01pm). And eat pizza.
We always have the ingredients on hand for our paleo pizza crust!
Maybe you need pizza too? I think yes.
Homemade pizza with paleo crust
I actually prefer this crust now to anything else.
This crust uses potato flour and tapioca starch. The base of this recipe was inspired by my favorite cookbook – Primal Cravings. I’ve only mentioned this cookbook like 343 times on this blog ☺
We modified it a bit by adding some dried spices, sometimes cheese, and flavored oils. The crust tastes like a thin crust pizza. Extra crunchy and, well, thin. Don’t expect it to rise – it won’t.
It is quick. And like I mentioned, it is so easy to have all the ingredients on hand at a moment’s notice.
We have a recipe for homemade pizza sauce but we actually also love this jarred pizza sauce: Rao’s Homemade Pizza Sauce. It usually lasts us about three pizzas and we stock up on it. It contains only all natural ingredients.
A pizza stone is a must. It helps get the crust nice and browned and cooked through. Look at this beauty:
Pizza stones are inexpensive and can last you for several years (I’ve had mine for 8 years and she is still going strong). They also get better with time because they become seasoned which means they create their own nonstick surface! I love this pizza stone.
If you don’t have a pizza stone, use a cast iron skillet! You can pre-heat it just like a pizza stone and use your hands to flatten the dough.
Toppings make it a family event. We love pepperoni, fresh mozzarella and jalapeños. Some nights we do red onions. Some nights reduced balsamic with sautéed onions and prosciutto.
When the pizza comes out we brush the crust with melted butter and sprinkle fleur de sel (finishing salt) on the edges.
It is what Friday nights were made for. A close to the work week. Slipping into pajamas as early as possible. Eating slices of pizza and mending up slices of heart from a long week.
What is your favorite way to make pizza?! Your Friday night routine?