Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pizza Crust
- January 15, 2021
- Last Updated: May 15, 2023
- 11 Comments
Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pizza Crust is a 6 ingredient, vegan pizza crust that you can decorate with your favorite options. This plant based pizza crust is full of flavor, fiber, nutrients and antioxidants.
This post is sponsored by NC Sweet Potatoes, as part of a long-term partnership.
I’m a pizza girl. Is there such thing? I could eat pizza every single night. And with so many pizza options out there, I just may have to try it!
And if you need a new, fun recipe for Labor Day Weekend, I hope you’ll give this sweet potato crust pizza a try, or any of these other 20 sweet potato recipes.
I promise you’ll love this pizza crust recipe, and top it with all of your favorite things.
Ingredients For Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pizza Crust
This vegan sweet potato pizza has six ingredients, but you really only need three key ones.
- cooked sweet potato
- spices – italian seasoning, garlic powder
And then you have your sweet potato pizza base!
You definitely don’t need to follow a plant based or vegan diet to enjoy this plant based pizza crust. It just happens to be made with flourless ingredients, but it’s just as delicious.
It’s a great meal or snack to make for kids especially and is actually a great and balanced toddler snack recipe or frozen toddler meal.
Another favorite snack like our sweet potato pretzels.
They can enjoy being part of the process and since the crust is made with veggies, it’s a great way to get extra vegetables and fiber into your child’s diet.
And it doesn’t taste like a vegetable pizza crust, but you’re getting veggies in.
This is why I love sweet potatoes. They taste sweet but have nutrients like a veggie, so they’re great for kids.
This sweet potato instant pot soup is extra anti-inflammatory, but you wouldn’t know since it tastes sweet!
Of course, it’s also good for those who require gluten-free diets.
Simply stated, it’s also perfect for YOU as a sweet potato pizza base recipe if you want to make pizza but you’re out of dough or flour.
As long as you have a sweet potato, rolled oats and some cornstarch, you’re all set for a lovely plant based pizza recipe!
How To Make Plant Based Pizza Crust
It’s much easier than you’d think. This mashed sweet potato crust is mainly made with sweet potatoes and oats (so it’s a vegan sweet potato pizza crust) and comes together quite quickly.
You know I’m not here to mess around in the kitchen – I love to cook, but I like to get in and get out, and rather than have to run out and get flour, I would prefer to make a sweet potato pizza crust with no flour.
It’s the perfect Wednesday night idea or Thursday night dinner recipe.
Motherhood is no joke, and while Camryn is getting to the age where she can start to “help,” I also can’t take my eyes off of her for long periods of time.
If you’ve come here wondering, “How do you make gluten free pizza dough?,” I’d tell you to make this simple sweet potato crust.
We’re using a high speed blender (love my ninja) or food processor to speed things up. It helps really blend the “dough.” Less work for you and blender pizza crust is the new thing.
Once it’s mixed, transfer the dough to a bowl to better help mold it into a ball.
It’s okay if it is a bit sticky. You can add a little bit of water if that helps.
Next, you’ll transfer and press it onto a 12″ pizza pan.
Make sure to put oiled parchment paper on the pizza pan (you’ll see why in a second) and put it in the oven.
After about 25 minutes, you’ll take it out of the oven and let it cool for a bit.
Then, flip the dough over (so parchment paper will be at the top).
Add more olive oil to what is now the top and put it back in the oven so the top can get crispy.
I usually allow 5-7 minutes of baking, but you can bake until it reaches your desired crispiness. Then, you just let the dough cool and sprinkle with sea salt!
The actual sweet potato pizza crust is vegan. I tried to keep it as simple as possible. You’ll find some sweet potato pizza recipes that use an egg, but this one doesn’t.
To keep it both a gluten free and vegan pizza crust recipe, use nutritional yeast or vegan cheese as a topping.
Pizza Toppings Ideas
What toppings should you add once you make the sweet potato dough? Well, it will depend if you want to keep it as a paleo pizza cust, a plant based pizza recipe, a vegan pizza, etc.
I love barbecue anything. Personally, my favorites are:
- black beans or chicken (or both, why not?!)
- red onions
- barbecue sauce
But, if you’re not into the BBQ Chicken combo, you could also try:
- spinach or arugula
- sundried tomatoes
- ground turkey
There are plenty of opportunities with veggies and plant-based proteins.
The flavor is very mild and pairs well with so many things! It can also be a great snack, to dip into hummus or guacamole. Camryn likes just munching on it as is.
Need More Pizza Ideas?
Kids love these air fryer pizza bites! Quick, crispy and so delicious.
This healthy fruit pizza with a chocolate peanut butter glaze is another gluten free pizza option, great for kids! You can use any fruits in season or any that you like.
Or, if you’re in the mood for a veggie pizza, I love my sweet potato kale pizza (this one also uses sweet potatoes, but as a topping).
Naan bread pizza is another favorite!
Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pizza Crust
This Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pizza Crust is a wholesome, gluten free and vegan pizza crust alternative that you can decorate with your favorite options. As a plant based pizza crust, it's full of flavor, fiber, nutrients and antioxidants and makes for a great post run canvas for toppings of your choice.
- 1 medium sweet potato*, cooked and mashed
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp paprika
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- Sea salt, for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 375. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender
or food processor and process until very fine.
- Transfer dough to a bowl to help mold into a ball (it may be
sticky). Transfer and press dough onto a 12” pizza pan coated with parchment paper. It’s okay if the dough doesn’t span the entirety of the pan.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Take out of oven and let cool. Once cooled, flip dough over, gently pulling parchment paper from what is now the top of pizza dough. Coat with olive oil and place back in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until reaches desired crispiness.
- Let cool and sprinkle with sea salt.
* you can keep the sweet potato skin on if you choose but I removed it
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 593mgCarbohydrates: 85gFiber: 10gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g
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This looks yummy! What toppings did you use?
In the above photos, I used black beans and red onion, and lots of cheese!
This is SO good, a great use for leftover sweet potatoes even for those who don’t like them much. I used a food chopper for the oats combined with the mashed potatoes. Next time, I’ll do the oats first then add the potatoes. I started off with fresh garlic, at least one teaspoon. I added the oat mixture in batches and when it looked too dry, I poured in olive oil until it had a smoother but still firm consistency. With the corn starch, I added one teaspoon of baking powder along with some smoked salt and at least one tablespoon of smoked paprika. I cooked it in a 12” cast iron pan on the lowest rack of the oven set to 400 (higher elevation) with the top sprinkled with sliced almonds and the pan greased under the baking paper so that when I flipped it, this became a crunchy bottom. Thank you for this recipe!! Tasty, nutritious, and filling!
We tried your recipe today.. and the crust turned out amazing. How do you suggest storing it? We made extra to use later
I’ve been looking for a good alternative pizza crust. Is it crispy? But not crumble?
This looks spectacular – Thank you! I plan on making one of these for football game watching this weekend!
Potato crust? I cant wait to try it.
Hope you enjoy it, Chinazor!
This is a great idea – love it!
It’s so delicious!