• Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

    January 7, 2013

    Happy National Pizza Week! I swear there’s a national holiday for just about every food, but this is one I can definitely get behind. I love me some pizza!

    In honor of National Pizza Week, I had some fun in the kitchen yesterday and created a crust made from mashed sweet potatoes. Brittany’s Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust inspired me to think outside of the (pizza) box and try something a little different. The end result was quite delicious and nutritious!

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    Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

    Ingredients:

    • 1.5 cups mashed sweet potatoes (~2 medium sweet potatoes)
    • 1.5 cups almond flour (other flours would probably work too)
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 large egg white
    • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used mozzarella, but any kind would work)
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp oregano
    • 1/2 tsp curry powder
    • 1/2 tsp paprika
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp salt
    • Your choice of toppings

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well.
    3. Cover a pizza pan/baking sheet with tinfoil and coat with non-stick cooking spray. (I used tinfoil because my pan had holes in it, and I didn’t want the dough to fall through, but you could probably nix the tinfoil if you’re using a regular baking sheet.)
    4. Using a spatula, spread the dough evenly into a large circle about 1/2 inch thick.
    5. Bake for 25-30 minutes until center is firm and edges are lightly browned.
    6. Remove crust from oven, add toppings, and bake for another 5-7 minutes until cheese is completely melted.
    7. Remove pizza from oven, slice and enjoy!

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    The best part about this pizza (in my opinion and Mal’s) is the texture of the crust. It’s firm and a little crispy, but still soft and chewy—almost like a “real” pizza crust.

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    I was a huge fan of the flavor (because I love curry), but if you don’t enjoy the taste of curry (like Mal), just leave it out. I think all of the other spices will still add some seriously delicious flavor to the crust. FYI: If you’re a fan of the Curry Spice Blend from Practical Paleo, you will definitely love this crust!

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    I hope you guys love this Sweet Potato Pizza Crust as much as I do! If you make it, please let me know what you think!

    And since it’s National Pizza Week and all, here are some of my favorite recipes to help you celebrate such a delicious holiday!

    Almond Flax Pizza Crust

    Brussels Sprout and Chicken Pizza with Parmigiano Reggiano

    Buffalo Chicken Pizza

    Deep-Dish Polenta Pizza

    Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust

    Prosciutto, Gorgonzola, and Balsamic Fig Pizza

    Roasted Fall Vegetables and Ricotta Pizza

    Sausage, Spinach, and Provolone Pizza

    Toaster Oven Pizza for One

    Question of the Day

    What’s your favorite kind of pizza?

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    Kylie @ kalestorms.com May 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Interesting – I should try this! I like sweet potatoes and have been trying to find alternative crust recipes.

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    cjewett June 8, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Just tried this recipe!! Absolutely amazing!! Added more spices, but it tasted amazing! Definitely recommend it!

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    Hannah July 18, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Just wanted to let you know I’ve made this twice now and love it.

    The first time I made it with a bit too much sweet potato but still worked out fine once I played around with it but tonight I made it again and oh my god – amazing. So much flavour in that base and topped it with chicken, roast peppers, red onion and ricotta.
    I also added red chilli flakes to the base and half mozzarella/parmesan as I only had those – worked fine.

    This made two pizzas – one was enough to share with my partner (2 slices each)

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    John September 12, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Question: When you say mashed sweet potato, do you mean mashed as in boiled sweet potatoes or do you mean mashed raw sweet potatoes? Thanks! This recipe looks yummy!

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    Tina September 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I meant boiled, roasted, microwaved… any form that is soft. Not raw! :)

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    Uliana September 19, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Ah just baked this one last night, since I’ve had a huge craving for pizza for a while. I must say that it was a really nice substitution for the real deal. I didn’t have the actual pizza baking tray so I had to place it in the deep dish, which made the crust a bit thicker, it was still good.. the spices really made it taste like a pizza and now I got some more for today’s lunch!

    Thanks for the recipe!

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    Michelle November 5, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I am doing the Whole30 so will try this out this Friday–do you think it will still work if I leave out the cheese? (no dairy on Whole30)

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    Tina November 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    It might? I’m not sure. Sorry. I’ve never made it without. If you try it without cheese, please let me know how it turns out!

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    Jasmine November 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I tried it and thought it was great! I would also omit the cinnamon next time. I also forgot to put cheese in the crust and it was still great. I also didn’t have baking powder and it still turned out.

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    Laura February 2, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I love this!! Thank you thank you for the recipe! Delicious crust

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    Leslie March 20, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Best pizza crust EVER!!! Love, love, love it! Even my best friend who can eat regular pizza crust loves this crust. We gorged on it last night & now I’m making my own. I plan on gorging again. :-)

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    heather November 12, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Hey if i used oat flour that would work right?

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    Tina November 12, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Probably! 😄

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    Penny November 12, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you for sharing this and so many more great recipes. I made this last night with turkey bacon, pineapple, and a little more cheese as the topping. It tastes great and is VERY filling, I think maybe the almond flour and/or the fiber in the sweet potato is what makes it so filling. I plan to make this again using other types of flour and omiting the cheese. I want all that cheesy, gooey goodness up on top where I can see it and fully experience in all it’s glory (in case you hadn’t figured it out yet, I like cheese). I’ll post again after I play with the ingredients, but I wanted to make sure I sent some kudos before I forget!

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    Ka October 17, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Tasted great for a base and tastes even better if it’s browned and thin for a crunchier crust…

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    Ka October 17, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Tastes great for a base… Even better when baked thin and longer to ensure it’s crispy and browned

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