Picture this; it’s Friday night and you have a bad craving for pizza. It’s late and now that you’ve mentioned it, the kids want pizza too. At this point, you could just order a boring old greasy pizza from a fast-food restaurant and pay a pretty penny for it – or you could make your own and save money and make it a slightly healthier option.
But what if you don’t have any pizza bases on hand? Is it a hopeless case? No, it sure isn’t! I’m here today to show you five delicious alternatives to the classic pizza base for those times that you just gotta have a slice.
Open your mind and discover ways to make pizza that you never thought possible! And who knows? You might just find your new favourite.
From Homemade Pot Pies to Apple Tarts, there’s not much the humble Puff Pastry can’t do! Thin and flakey, puff pastry is a great alternative to regular pizza bases. This is probably my favourite substitute when it comes to pizza; I just love the buttery flavour it has when the edges become golden. Not to mention it’s just as easy as using frozen pizza bases and the chances are you already have some in the freezer.
I enjoy making these for breakfast when we have half a tin of pineapple leftover that needs to be used up; (pineapple on a pizza is a must!) it’s a great alternative to toast and who doesn’t want pizza for breakfast?! Just add your sauce, toppings and cheese and bake in the oven until the bread is nicely toasted and the cheese has melted.
Wraps or Tortillas
This is the perfect substitute if you love a thin and crispy crust on your pizza. I like to get garlic flavoured wraps for that little extra taste, but any wraps or tortillas are fine. And since wraps are so light, you don’t feel completely full once you’ve finished your pizza. They also have a lot less calories than a normal base.
Naan bread makes perfect quick and easy individual little pizzas that are made in 15 minutes flat! Now, there’s no arguing about what topping to put on because everyone can choose their own. It’s the perfect option for a quick fix or weeknight dinner.
Making a cauliflower pizza base is something I’ve seen people doing for ages now. It’s a healthy alternative and cauliflower is one of the trendiest vegetables around at the moment and for good reason. I absolutely adore cauliflower and turning it into a pizza sounds pretty good to me. And the best part is it’s gluten free, so Celiacs rejoice – pizza is on the menu!