Published: September 6, 2017Last Updated: February 20, 2020
Finally, a recipe where you can enjoy pizza-minus the guilt!
From cauliflower to quinoa, clean-eating alternatives to white flour pizza crust seem to be all the rave these days. But when it comes to healthier shells for the classic cheese-and-sauce duo, sweet potato crust tops the charts. This simple yet nutritious recipe spotlights the highly esteemed sweet potato, a superfood praised for its dietary fiber, antioxidant, and vitamin content. Meanwhile, the carotenoids in sweet potatoes can help deliver anti-aging benefits. But across the board, anyone will agree that the rich veggie boasts a reputation for incredible flavor!
In this pizza recipe, the sweet potato lends a subtly sweet character and is joined by nutritious ingredients and savory spices. The crust is then coated with a flavorful sauce, mouthwatering mozzarella, and complete with your favorite toppings. Finally, a recipe where you can enjoy pizza-minus the guilt!
Sweet Potato Crusted Pizza
Nutritional data was calculated using the toppings listed in the recipe.
Yields: 8 slices | Serving Size: 2 slices | Calories: 394 | Total Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 558mg | Carbohydrates: 25g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Protein: 18g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 13
The secret to perfect sweet potato pizza crust: Add 2 cups sweet potato to a plate and mash with a fork to remove any lumps. Using several paper towels, press on the mashed potato to remove as much liquid as possible. You should end up with about 1 1/2 cups sweet potato.
Combine 1 1/2 cups sweet potato and egg in a mixing bowl. Stir in cheese to incorporate.
Whisk to combine dry crust ingredients, then add to sweet potato mixture, stir to combine.
Place dough on a parchment lined baking sheet. Using a spatula or the back of a spoon, spread dough into a circle, approximaty 10 to 12-inches.
Bake 30-35 minutes, until crust is no longer moist in the center. If crust begins to get too brown, loosely place foil over the top, the final 5 minutes.
Remove baking crust, add favorite toppings and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 6-8 minutes. Allow to set a few minutes before slicing.
Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.
Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.