Try a new twist on dinner with this Sweet Potato Pizza Crust! Gluten-free and vegan, this simple crust is easy to make and very versatile. Just 6 ingredients required!
Yes, I realize I already have an absurd ratio of pizza-to-other recipes on this site (a quick search will yield no less than five). But today we’re mixing things up a little, with a non-conventional crust base: sweet potato!
Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
Did any of you see the recent obituary about the oldest woman in the world? 114 years and 108 days is quite a feat. Her family members attributed her longevity to a consistent intake of sweet potatoes. Who are we to argue with that?
Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, vitamins, and nutrients. They are complex carbohydrates that will keep you satisfied and are beyond easy to prepare.
Now I’ll be the first to admit that cauliflower as a crust substitute is the worst thing to ever happen to modern cooking. It’s flimsy and difficult to work with and requires several rounds of cheese cloth straining. Who has time for that? Also, talk about low on the satisfaction scale. Give me more carbs, please.
How to Make a Sweet Potato Pizza Crust
What makes sweet potato work well here is that it acts as a natural binding agent and does not release excess water. I had some already roasted in my fridge so those worked perfectly.
Feel free to add whatever toppings you desire; I went with pesto, cashew cheese, cherry tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts, red pepper flakes, pumpkin seeds, vegan parmesan, and fresh herbs.