Nom Nom Paleo + Whole30 by Michelle Tam

If you’re doing a Whole30, pizza is out for the month. But I’ve got something that’ll help tamp down those cravings: nomtastic Whole30 Pizza Alternatives—recipes that evoke the flavors of pizza, but won’t leave you feeling bloated or icky afterwards!

A collage of Whole30 pizza alternative recipes by Nom Nom Paleo

Whole30 Pizza Alternatives, Not Substitutes

Before we get started, it’s important to note that these recipes aren’t pizza substitutes—they’re alternatives. For me, this distinction is significant—I don’t think you’re well served to use paleo flours to recreate a pizza dough during your dietary reset because that’s what the Whole30 folks call “SWYPO.”

Instead, these recipes are all made with meat/fish and veggies, and they’re simply options and alternatives that evoke your favorite pizza toppings. All of these recipes are hits with my whole family and my picky kids like them, too. If you want to make a pizza with an alternative flour or cauliflower crust, that’s cool—but make sure to wait until your Whole30 is over!

My Favorite Whole30 Pizza Alternatives

Meatza: This is one of my favorite Whole30 Pizza Alternatives—a sausage or seasoned meat crust with your favorite pizza toppings! Serve this delicious low carb, Whole30, keto, and paleo-friendly pizza alternative with a big green salad and a simple extra virgin olive oil and vinegar dressing! (Psst! Leave off the nut cheese if you have an unhealthy emotional relationship with cheese, use cheese as a comfort food, or find cheese is a trigger food for other unhealthy cravings.)

A overhead shot of cheese-free Meatza on a piece of parchment paper.

Poached Cod and Tomato Sauce: I know the idea of poached white fish in marinara sauce doesn’t even come close to resembling pizza, but Ollie (my picky youngest son) happily gobbles it up and calls it “pizza fish.” Any super fast and simple recipe that makes my kids eat more fish is a win in my book! 

A closeup shot of Poached Cod in Tomato Sauce

Italian Sausage + Kale Casserole: This Whole30-friendly casserole is a comforting supper that will please the whole family! Eat it now, or slice it up and toss it in the fridge for the coming week’s pack-and-go lunches! 

A side shot of Italian Sausage + Kale Casserole

Want more inspiration from my past January Whole30s? Check out my Day 7 posts from 2018 and 2017!

A note to my Nomsters: This is one of a series of daily blog posts I’m writing in the month of January 2019 to help those doing a Whole30 to kick off the New Year. Not sure what the Whole30 is, or want info on how to get started? Read my Whole30 prep post—and then come back to Nom Nom Paleo every single day for recipes to inspire, delight, and sustain you on your Whole30!

Looking for more recipe ideas? Head on over to my Recipe Index. You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPhone and iPad app, and in my cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2013) and Ready or Not! (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2017)!

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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