This BBQ Pork Plantain Pizza makes my world go round! The base is a simple mixture of fresh plantains and a few other strategic (non-flour) ingredients. Spread with your favorite BBQ sauce, top with pulled pork, and bake until it’s perfect. I have a feeling you will love this pizza!

BBQ Pork Plantain Pizza

I have to be honest with you about this pizza. I made it, packaged it up for the freezer, and stored it away in our deep freeze full of “for when the baby comes” meals. I made it exactly 2 weeks before I’d already defrosted and enjoyed all the BBQ Pork Plantain Pizza freezer meals. OOPS!

This pizza hits the freaking spot. We were pretty proud of our pizza base here, too, because it’s *such* a simple blend of plantains plus a few strategic ingredients. Simply blend and then spread it out on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Give it a quick bake (until it sets) and then top with your favorite toppings! I wanted a BBQ pork spin on a pizza, so first I spread a nice lather of my homemade BBQ sauce overtop (you can easily sub store bought if you’d like). From there, I opted for pulled pork! If you’re following along on our Cook Once, Eat All Week series, simply dig into that pulled pork you already have prepared! The rest of the toppings are your call. I added purple onion and jalapeños. Pop that beauty back in the oven until it’s all bubbly and delicious looking. I finished my pizza off with a nice drizzle of ranch dressing and then we were off to the races!

Note: this BBQ Pork Plantain Pizza made enough for 2 servings for me, so I recommend doubling if you’re cooking for more folks. For freezing/defrost tips, be sure to grab the eBook for this week! Links are below.

BBQ Pork Plantain Pizza

BBQ Pork Plantain Pizza

BBQ Pork Plantain Pizza

Cook Once, Eat All Week

If you’re new here, THIS POST is a great introduction to our Cook Once, Eat All Week series!

Here are the other recipes in our COEAW: Week 3 meal prep series:

  • Base Recipes of bulk-prepared pulled pork, plantains, and red bell peppers: click HERE!
  • Cuban Pork Casserole Recipe: click HERE!
  • Carnitas-Stuffed Peppers: click HERE!

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BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

5 from 1 vote
By Cassy
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
 This BBQ Pork Plantain Pizza makes my world go round! The base is a simple mixture of fresh plantains and a few other strategic (non-flour) ingredients. Spread with your favorite BBQ sauce, top with pulled pork, and bake until it’s perfect. 


For the Shredded Pork

  • 1, 3 pound pork shoulder
  • 1/2 tablespoons coarse sea salt

For the Crust

  • 3 plantains green or slightly ripe
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt

For the pizza

  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup pre-cooked shredded pork
  • 1 small jalapeno thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing if desired
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

For the Semi-Homemade Ranch

  • 3/4 cup avocado oil mayo
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice about one lemon
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried dill


  • Season pork shoulder with 1/2 tablespoon coarse sea salt. Place in the slow cooker. Cook for 8 hours on low, or about 4-6 hours on high, until pork easily shreds apart. See HERE for Instant Pot method.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • In a food processor or blender, blend the plantains, coconut oil, and salt until smooth.
  • Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat, and spread the plantain mixture into a large circle, making the thickness as even as possible.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until crust is browned and no longer sticky.
  • Remove crust from oven and top with BBQ sauce, shredded pork, sliced jalapeno, and red onion. Return to oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredients for the ranch dressing.
  • Let cool, garnish with ranch and cilantro, then slice and serve! 

Recipe Notes



Calories: 1479kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 114g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 47g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1526mg | Potassium: 1719mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 3319IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 1479
Keyword: bbq pork pizza, bbq pulled pork, pulled pork pizza

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Cassy Joy Garcia, NC

Cassy Joy Garcia, a New York Times best-selling author, of Cook Once Dinner Fix, Cook Once Eat All Week, and Fed and Fit as well as the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed & Fit.

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  1. I haven’t made the complete pizza but have made the plantain pizza crust many times. It is so good. I’m always on the hunt for grain free pizza crusts that at least somewhat resemble real pizza. This one is chewy, holds up well, stores as leftover well, and tastes great.

  2. Hi there! I am going to cook this tonight and just saw in the comments where you said this crust should be made with raw plantains. You might consider revising your Planning Day instructions to say only roast 6 of the 9 plantains. I’m hoping I can re-constitute them in some water and still have this turn out. Thank you!

  3. Mama AND toddler approved! I subbed chicken thighs because that’s what I had on hand. We LOVED this, can’t wait to make it again!

  4. Can’t wait to try this! Have you tried cooking the Plantain Crust on a Pizza stone? We just got one so I feel like I should use it 🙂

  5. This pizza is incredible! I can’t wait to try the plantain crust with different topping combinations. Do you know if you can substitute ghee, butter, or olive oil for the coconut oil in the crust? I’d love for my boyfriend to try this recipe, but he’s allergic to coconut. Thanks!

  6. Hi Cassie – I made this crust last night and it was fantastic! It was so easy and so crispy. This is my new paleo go-to pizza crust. Thanks so much!!!

  7. Hey Cassie! Just made this crust last night for dinner. It is SUCH a winner. It was just enough for two servings for me, and the plantain crust is SO filling it’s fantastic. This will be my go to easy pizza crust from here on out without a doubt. Thank you for posting this for everyone!

  8. So I need some tips, when I roasted the plantains they came out rock hard and super dry and I had to add a bunch of water to the food processor so that it came out smooth. I cook with ripe plantains all the time but not green ones unless im making tostones. Any suggestions to roasting them to perfection?

  9. Wow this recipe looks like SUCH a winner!!! Just added the ingredients to my grocery list so that I can make this ASAP!! Thanks for sharing, Cassy!

  10. It says see here for IP method but these is no hyperlink or further instruction? 🙂

  11. Hi Cassie, This looks awesome! Can you put the link to the insta pot version for the pork? I don’t think it is linked. Thanks!