I was a little hesitant to try a sweet potato pizza crust because I couldn’t get past the “sweet” part, but adding in herbs and garlic really gave it a crust-like taste. I’m also loving the consistency of the crust. I baked it through, but the sweet potato stays slightly doughy in the center, and I swear with all the toppings it tasted like there was cheese even though I made it without cheese. Give it a try yourself and see what you think!
Herbed Sweet Potato Crust
Serves: 3-4 people Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time (for crust): 30 minutes
2 1/2 cups of mashed sweet potato (either steamed or baked will work), cooled
1/2 cup of almond flour, sifted (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
1/2 cup potato flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
1 egg, room temperature
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 teaspoon of potato flour for dusting the parchment paper
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I use Kasandrinos)
Note: I like to use my own herb blend, but you could also replace the herbs with 1 Tablespoon of Italian Seasoning.
Preheat oven to 375, and prepare a pizza pan or stone by covering with parchment paper and dusting with a little potato flour (so that the dough will not stick). In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients (except for olive oil) with a spoon or your hands. Once it’s well combined (it should have a dough like consistency), form dough into a ball shape and place in the center of the parchment paper. Using a spatula or your hands (dusted with flour) spread out the dough by pressing it into a large circular shape (this may take a few minutes). The crust should be about 1/2 inch thick once it’s spread out. I like a crust to hold onto so I leave a little lip around the edges.
Once your crust is formed, add it to your preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Once browned, pull out of oven, and let cool a bit. Before adding your toppings, brush the crust (around the edges) with a little olive oil. Add your favorite toppings, bake for another 15-20 minutes or until crust is browned and topping are heated though. Enjoy!!