My Favorite Sweet Potato Kale Pizza

  Aug 1, 2016  |  #Entrees

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…pizza!! A sweet potato kale pizza to be precise!

And Happy Monday. How was your weekend?! Did you eat any pizza like we did?


I could eat pizza every day.

Errrr’y day. And no, not those chain delivery pizzas. Those, I could eat every once in a while, but more often than not, they are loaded with oil. I like to control my toppings as much as possible, which is why, more often than not, we opt for make-your-own pizza night in this household.

Since this is such a go to, I figured it was about time to share a recipe that is perfect for Meatless Monday. Of course, some pizza nights are fancier than others. Some nights consist of using a pre-made store-bought flatbread, coating it with tomato sauce, toppings and cheese, and sticking it in the oven. I also love doing this for breakfast pizza.

Other times, we’ll go a step up and use refrigerated pizza dough, which requires a little more work in rolling it and flattening it out. It makes a difference though because you can make your dough as thin or as thick as you like. And it’s kinda fun – I play the role like I’m in a little Italian bakery, and sometimes I even swirl the pizza above my head. But that never turns out well.


We like to make our pizza flat but save the dough to roll up in the crust, so the crust is a little thicker.

Now that you know my pizza strategy, back to the recipe. After Saturday’s 11 miles, I knew pizza was all I wanted for dinner. So, I made sure to stop at the grocery store to get my beloved kalamata olives and kale so we could go to town and I could actually document this for you.

Make sure to let the dough thaw.

A little secret I learned is to let the dough thaw to room temperature for 20-30 minutes before kneading. This makes it easier to work with. Once it was ready to go, I topped it with a little bit of tomato sauce, sauteed kale, sweet potato, olives and mushrooms, and saved the cheese for last.


Which then turns into…



Now the cheese is what makes this pizza special. I used a combination of nutritional yeast and mozzarella cheese. To keep this vegan, you can just use nutritional yeast, which I’ve bragged about before. My favorite brand is only $7.00 on Amazon, and it lasts a long time, despite me using it as a topping for everything.

Sweet Potato Kale Pizza


5 from 1 vote
Sweet Potato Kale Pizza
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Pizza
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
  • 1 lb pizza dough I used whole wheat
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 sweet potato cooked and dice
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1-2 cups kale
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough from the center to the edges until the circle is about ½ inch thick or to your likeness. Transfer to a greased or oiled pizza or baking sheet.
  3. Microwave your sweet potato for 7 minutes. While it is microwaving, sautee the mushrooms in olive oil and garlic. Slowly add in kale and peppers and turn heat to low.
  4. Coat dough with tomato sauce and add toppings, saving the cheese and/or nutritional yeast for last.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.



Save this recipe for your next pizza party, or even it for football season. It’s almost here!


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Oh and you guys, I got a cupcake from Cupcrazed this weekend (where Kate works) and it was AMAZING! How I wish I could send you each one. Just imagine I did. After much hesitation, I decided on the oreo peanut butter and loved every bite.

oreo peanut butter


All in all, it was a good weekend with lots of good food. I’m procrastinating on packing so that is my goal for this week!

Have you ever tried nutritional yeast on your pizza?

Thick or thin crust?

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40 responses to “My Favorite Sweet Potato Kale Pizza

  1. omg this combo sounds divine!! I did not know you were also obsessed with nutritional yeast! I love it too! Cant wait to try this with a GF crust! So fun that you went to Kate’s store–that cupcake looks insanely good!

  2. Yum. I would eat pizza for dinner every night if I could. I’ve never put sweet potato on my pizza but that sounds like a marvelous idea! Pizzas really are vehicles for anything!
    And I’m all about the thin crust!

  3. I haven’t tried nutritional yeast on pizza, but that’s an amazing idea. I’ve heard it has a bit of a cheesy flavor? And that would be fun to see you swirling the pizza dough above your head. You should take a video; seriously, because that would just add a fun element. 😉 And that cupcake. MMHMM!!

  4. Just how good does this sound?? Olives, kale, sweet potatoes – definitely not your average pizza but due to that looking even better. Great idea!
    I like nutritional yeast a -lot-. It’s probably weird how fast I go through bags of it.

  5. Just how good does this sound?? Olives, kale, sweet potatoes – definitely not your average pizza but due to that looking even better.
    I like nutritional yeast a -lot-. It’s probably weird how fast I go through bags of it.

  6. This looks so good, I love the idea of using nutritional yeast on pizza! I went over to a friend’s for dinner last week and she made us cauliflower crust pizza. So, so yummy! But that may have just been the cheese talking 😉

  7. This looks AMAZING!! Babe I’m swooning over this pizza! I’m gluten free and I can honestly say I miss pizza so much!! Especially when it looks this good!! Hope you’re having a great Monday babe!
    xoxo Cailee!!

  8. Yaaassssss. Sweet potato on pizza is gold. I should probably put sweet potato ON my sweet potato crust next time. With double cheese.
    Ive never actually tried NY on pizza… I’m not always a fan of it when I try to substitute it for cheese (love it in so many other ways though)… but adding it when there is already cheese would be delicious.
    The crust depends. For a regular nice dinner I’m definitely a thin crust fan, BUT if I’ve been drinking, I want thick and greasy. Haha.

    1. You should – a double sweet potato pizza! I’m totally on board with that. I couldn’t do an all NY crust, I need some REAL CHEESE for sure. Totally with you on thick and greasy crust when alcohol is involved. And I need it to hold all my toppings!

  9. Oh my word…this pizza sounds incredible!! I have never even THOUGHT to be sweet potato on pizza before. Genius girl! 🙂

  10. Nutritional yeast is so good on everything! I love using it in cashew cheese and to make dips. I’ve never tried it on pizza, but nothing is off the table to for that ingredient 🙂

  11. I’ve never tried this combo on pizza…but I need to asap! I love sweet potato and kale…on pizza? yum yum! Not sure the hubby is up for it but that’s what I love about pizza night at home we can both create our own!

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