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!
Sweet Potato Pizza Crust
- 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
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well.
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.)
Using a spatula, spread the dough evenly into a large circle about 1/2 inch thick.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until center is firm and edges are lightly browned.
Remove crust from oven, add toppings, and bake for another 5-7 minutes until cheese is completely melted.
Remove pizza from oven, slice and enjoy!
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.
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!
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!
Question of the Day
What’s your favorite kind of pizza?