Sweet Potato Pizza crust | Gluten free treats

Sweet potato pizza base!! As you probably know, I-love-me some sweet potato!

I have tonnes of recipes dedicated to it and tonnes more I haven’t published…the thing is, I saw the recipe months ago. Way back to before I had my cauliflower bread obsession.

I almost wish I’d not learnt about the cauliflower but the grilled cheese is a brilliant recipe too so I’m glad I went through the experience to find this one…

This pizza is thick and doughy like a traditional pizza Base, mine was a little too thick. Ideally, you want to go for 1/2 an inch or just over a centimetre. The base is firm, so it cuts cleanly and holds the toppings so every bite is gorgeous. Don’t worry, I know you feel like you don’t want to believe me. I wouldn’t believe me either, but when you try it, come back to my site and apologise for not trusting me.

Would I lead you astray?

pizza with bbq chicken toppings

This is *the recipe* I followed, but it has been adapted as it was a bit thick and heavy on my first bake of this. So it’s been tried and approved by me! The next trial was for toppings, now I’m normally a plain tomato and basil girl but that’s not effective marketing a healthy pizza with health toppings is just boredom.

Not that healthy is boring at all, just that when you have something healthy you can treat yourself to some extra flavours to enhance your food.

Throw on some luxury and some spicy flavours, go wild, I did. Mine is a bbq roasted chicken pizza with peppers and red onion, it was gorgeous!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 100g sweet potato (around medium size)
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of mixed herbs

Simple!

Combine and flatten on baking parchment and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until firm to the touch. Leave to cool and it will shrink slightly, this is just the water from the potato leaving.

Once cooled, flip it over and top it with your favourite flavours!

Of course, you can leave out the cheese entirely but a but of sin never hurt anyone! Replace the gluten-free flour with 2/3 the amount of regular flour for a basic sweet potato recipe.

However, the gluten-free flour from I use is just as good.

Over the next month, I’ll be introducing new recipes for slimming down In summer. Get yourself some inspiration, grab some veg and get cooking. There are tonnes of ways to use up your veg and if pizza isn’t your choice then pop over to the veg hub.

If you’re trying ANY of my recipes and any of my advice I hope it’s this one, I hope it grabs your attention enough for you to realise what a great alternative it is. Of course, you needn’t use the same toppings as I have, experiment with your ingredients (live a little!)

But whatever you do..try it!

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*I buy my gluten free flours from Holland & Barrett as they usually have discounts but you can buy yours from Gluten Free flour or Tesco's Gluten free flour if you prefer.

53 Comments

  1. 26th April 2016 / 6:47 pm

    Oh wow!!! This is fantastic! I love sweet potato a lot! I never thought to use sweet potato as a pizza crust before. I am going to HAVE to try this. It sounds simple enough, too. YUM! xx

  2. 26th April 2016 / 6:47 pm

    Oh wow!!! This is fantastic! I love sweet potato a lot! I never thought to use sweet potato as a pizza crust before. I am going to HAVE to try this. It sounds simple enough, too. YUM! xx

  3. nicol
    23rd April 2016 / 7:18 pm

    now this is what I’m talking about. all of my favourites in one

  4. nicol
    23rd April 2016 / 7:18 pm

    now this is what I’m talking about. all of my favourites in one

  5. 23rd April 2016 / 2:50 pm

    I am addicted to sweet potato so having a sweet potato pizza base is really appealing, definitely going to give this a shot and try it with some veggie toppings!

  6. 23rd April 2016 / 2:50 pm

    I am addicted to sweet potato so having a sweet potato pizza base is really appealing, definitely going to give this a shot and try it with some veggie toppings!

  7. 23rd April 2016 / 1:03 pm

    I love sweet potato but would have never thought to make something like this! Sounds delicious, so it won’t be long before I try it!

  8. 23rd April 2016 / 1:03 pm

    I love sweet potato but would have never thought to make something like this! Sounds delicious, so it won’t be long before I try it!

    • 23rd April 2016 / 10:46 pm

      Thank you! I hope you do try it out, and come back to let me know about it! x

    • 23rd April 2016 / 10:46 pm

      Thank you! I hope you do try it out, and come back to let me know about it! x

  9. 22nd April 2016 / 2:21 pm

    Never considered this before but I’m a huge sweet potato fan so I’d be intrigued to try this out for myself! It must give the pizza quite a different flavour I imagine!

  10. 22nd April 2016 / 2:21 pm

    Never considered this before but I’m a huge sweet potato fan so I’d be intrigued to try this out for myself! It must give the pizza quite a different flavour I imagine!

  11. 22nd April 2016 / 12:00 pm

    I have never tried a sweet potato crust nor have I tried cauliflower bread but the both sound delicious. I like the idea of trying a sweet potato pizza.

  12. 22nd April 2016 / 12:00 pm

    I have never tried a sweet potato crust nor have I tried cauliflower bread but the both sound delicious. I like the idea of trying a sweet potato pizza.

  13. 21st April 2016 / 9:56 pm

    Those flavors sound really nice. I’d love to try making this for my family!

  14. 21st April 2016 / 9:56 pm

    Those flavors sound really nice. I’d love to try making this for my family!

  15. 21st April 2016 / 8:15 pm

    It sounds amazing – I reckon it’d be great for Slimming World!

  16. 21st April 2016 / 8:15 pm

    It sounds amazing – I reckon it’d be great for Slimming World!

  17. Helen Clark
    21st April 2016 / 8:11 pm

    I would never have thought of using sweet potato as a pizza base. I have seen the cauliflower ones before though. My mum has coeliac disease so I’ll be sending her a link to this recipe

  18. Helen Clark
    21st April 2016 / 8:11 pm

    I would never have thought of using sweet potato as a pizza base. I have seen the cauliflower ones before though. My mum has coeliac disease so I’ll be sending her a link to this recipe

  19. 21st April 2016 / 5:33 pm

    This sounds interesting! Would love to taste that! Will have to make it to try it out

  20. 21st April 2016 / 5:33 pm

    This sounds interesting! Would love to taste that! Will have to make it to try it out

  21. 21st April 2016 / 4:47 pm

    This sounds like a really interesting idea for a pizza – I wonder what the other half would have thought of it. x

  22. 21st April 2016 / 4:47 pm

    This sounds like a really interesting idea for a pizza – I wonder what the other half would have thought of it. x

  23. 21st April 2016 / 4:10 pm

    I’ve never thought of making a pizza base from potatoes before and love sweet potatoes. Strange, as my grandmother used to make potato scones so I suppose it isn’t so different. Will definitely give it a go.

    • 21st April 2016 / 4:43 pm

      Potato scones? Interesting! I love anything unique and I love bold colours like the sweet potato. Thank you for your comment!

  24. 21st April 2016 / 4:10 pm

    I’ve never thought of making a pizza base from potatoes before and love sweet potatoes. Strange, as my grandmother used to make potato scones so I suppose it isn’t so different. Will definitely give it a go.

    • 21st April 2016 / 4:43 pm

      Potato scones? Interesting! I love anything unique and I love bold colours like the sweet potato. Thank you for your comment!

  25. 21st April 2016 / 2:27 pm

    This sounds amazing – I’m forever making courgetti pizzaa, it is delicious, but I’m itching to try cauliflower bases too! H x

    • 21st April 2016 / 2:55 pm

      You should check my cauliflower pizza base then, It’s a basic base no random spices or things in it. Brilliant to get the kids baking too 🙂

  26. 21st April 2016 / 2:27 pm

    This sounds amazing – I’m forever making courgetti pizzaa, it is delicious, but I’m itching to try cauliflower bases too! H x

    • 21st April 2016 / 2:55 pm

      You should check my cauliflower pizza base then, It’s a basic base no random spices or things in it. Brilliant to get the kids baking too 🙂

  27. Kira C
    21st April 2016 / 2:26 pm

    yum!!!! I want to try this so badly! It looks delicious!

  28. 21st April 2016 / 2:16 pm

    Oh my God, this looks and sounds incredible. I never thought about a sweet potato base but it sounds delicious.

  29. 21st April 2016 / 2:16 pm

    Oh my God, this looks and sounds incredible. I never thought about a sweet potato base but it sounds delicious.

  30. 21st April 2016 / 2:13 pm

    This sounds interesting! I love sweet potato. I bet the sweet base would be great with a spicy topping.

    • 21st April 2016 / 4:41 pm

      It really was, the spices seemed to bring out a lovely flavour in the Base. Thank you for your comment!

  31. 21st April 2016 / 2:13 pm

    This sounds interesting! I love sweet potato. I bet the sweet base would be great with a spicy topping.

    • 21st April 2016 / 4:41 pm

      It really was, the spices seemed to bring out a lovely flavour in the Base. Thank you for your comment!

  32. 21st April 2016 / 1:19 pm

    I have never thought of making a sweet potato base and I don’t know why as I’ve made mashed potato ones before x

    • 21st April 2016 / 2:13 pm

      I was in the same boat, it’s like watching dragons den and you’re thinking “Why didn’t I think of that?” x 🙂

  33. 21st April 2016 / 1:19 pm

    I have never thought of making a sweet potato base and I don’t know why as I’ve made mashed potato ones before x

    • 21st April 2016 / 2:13 pm

      I was in the same boat, it’s like watching dragons den and you’re thinking “Why didn’t I think of that?” x 🙂

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