Simple Sweet Potato Pizza Crust (Easy Plant Based Pizza Crust)

  Jan 15, 2021  |  #Entrees

This Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pizza Crust is a 6 ingredient, vegan pizza crust 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.

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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 sweet potato crust pizza a try, or any of these other 20 sweet potato recipes

I promise you’ll love this gluten free pizza crust recipe, and top it with all of your favorite things. 

What You Need for Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

This sweet potato pizza has six ingredients, but you really only need three for this easy plant based pizza dough.

  • cooked sweet potato
  • oats
  • cornstarch

And then you have your sweet potato pizza base!

Next, 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.

Close up of sweet potato pizza dough topped with onions, black beans and cheese

Who is This Grain Free Pizza Crust Good For?

You definitely don’t need to follow a grain free 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

They can enjoy being part of the process and a grain free pizza crust made with veggies is 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.

A win, win, for kids. 

baby eating sweet potato pizza crust | Bucket List Tummy

Of course, it’s also good for those who require gluten-free diets. A paleo pizza crust, for lack of a better word (aka a mashed sweet potato crust) makes for a good gluten free pizza base. 

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!

Mashed sweet potato with bowl of oats and spices

How To Make Sweet Potato Crust

It’s much easier than you’d think to make this plant based pizza crust. 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. 

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. 

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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.

Ball of sweet potato pizza dough on gray background

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.

Sweet potato pizza dough rolled out on piece of parchment paper | Bucket List Tummy

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 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. 

Sweet potato pizza dough rolled out on piece of parchment paper | Bucket List Tummy

Sweet Potato 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?!)
  • cheese
  • red onions
  • barbecue sauce

Overhead view of sweet potato pizza crust topped with cheese, black beans and red onions on gray background | Bucket List Tummy

But, if you’re not into the BBQ Chicken combo, you could also try:

  • corn
  • spinach or arugula
  • peppers
  • sundried tomatoes
  • onions
  • ground turkey
  • pepperoni

There are plenty of opportunities with veggies and plant-based proteins to keep it a plant based pizza and grain free pizza dough!

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).

 

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 sweet potato kale pizza (this one also uses sweet potatoes, but as a topping). 

Naan bread pizza is another favorite!

Overhead view of sweet potato pizza crust topped with cheese, black beans and red onions on gray background | Bucket List Tummy

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

Yield: 1 pizza
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender
    or food processor and process until very fine.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. Let cool and sprinkle with sea salt.

Notes

* 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

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6 responses to “Simple Sweet Potato Pizza Crust (Easy Plant Based Pizza Crust)

  1. I’ve been looking for a good alternative pizza crust. Is it crispy? But not crumble?

  2. This looks spectacular – Thank you! I plan on making one of these for football game watching this weekend!

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