This 6 Ingredient, Simple Italian Sweet Potato Pizza Crust is a wholesome, gluten free and vegan pizza crust alternative that you can decorate with your favorite options. It’s full of flavor, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants and makes for a great post run canvas for toppings of your choice.
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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 pizza with sweet potato crust a try.
I promise you’ll love this gluten free pizza crust recipe, and top it with all of your favorite things.
SWEET POTATO PIZZA IS 6 INGREDIENTS, BUT THERE’S REALLY ONLY 3 KEY INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRUST
- cooked sweet potato
And then you can add whatever spices you’d like. I always add italian seasoning and garlic powder to just about everything, hence the italian pizza dough recipe.
We know that the italians have perfected pizza so I love their taste profile.
WHO IS THIS PALEO SWEET POTATO PIZZA CRUST GOOD FOR?
Well, anyone really. But, kids especially!
They can enjoy being part of the process and it’s a great way to get extra veggies in.
Of course, it’s also good for those who require gluten-free diets. A mashed potato pizza crust makes for a good gluten free pizza base.
Simply stated, it’s also perfect for YOU 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!
HOW TO MAKE THIS PLANT BASED PIZZA RECIPE
It’s much easier than you’d think and this plant based pizza crust, made mainly with sweet potatoes and oats, 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.
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.
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!
I love the result of this italian thin crust pizza dough recipe.
IS THIS SWEET POTATO PIZZA CRUST VEGAN?
Yes, the pizza crust is. 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 gluten free vegan pizza crust recipe, use nutritional yeast or vegan cheese as a topping.
What Should You Add to Your Gluten Free Pizza Crust Recipe?
I love barbecue anything. Personally, my favorites are:
- black beans or chicken (or both, why not?!)
- barbecue sauce
But, if you’re not into the BBQ Chicken combo, you could also try:
- spinach or arugula
- ground turkey
Plenty of opportunities with veggies and plant-based proteins t keep it a plant based pizza.
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.
Plus, I like knowing that I’m getting an extra serving of veggies and all the goodies, like Vitamin C and Vitamin A in her (more toddler friendly snack ideas).
- 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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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 593mgCarbohydrates: 85gFiber: 10gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g
Need More Pizza Ideas?
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 kale pizza (this one uses sweet potatoes as a topping).
Naan bread pizza is another favorite!
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