Sweet potato pizza dough with 2 ingredients only. This pizza crust is made with white (Japanese) sweet potatoes. The recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Pizza Dough
Do you also love pizza? Well, I not only love pizza, I adore pizza, it’s most likely my favorite dish. Seriously, pizza is amazing, it’s so versatile as you can add your favorite toppings and add as many as you want. It’s like eating a huge bread with veggies, so it’s basically a good and healthy thing, right? Yes, it is, especially when the pizza crust was made with healthy ingredients too. Let me present you this 2-ingredient sweet potato pizza dough.
I have made numerous homemade pizza crusts before, always trying out gluten-free options. I used quinoa flour, chickpea flour, rice flour, added potatoes, etc. Some of them turned out delicious but I was not 100% satisfied. So I kept creating recipes and one day I tried out just two ingredients: Boiled white sweet potatoes mixed with tapioca flour/starch. But instead of baking it in the oven, I just put it in a pan/skillet and cook on low-medium heat from both sides. And bam, there it was, my favorite gluten-free two ingredient pizza crust recipe. I was so excited to tell my boyfriend about it, as he loves pizza too.
This two-ingredient sweet potato pizza dough recipe is…
- Paleo friendly
- Yeast free
- Easy to make
…and the best part is that you need only two ingredients: White (Japanese) sweet potatoes and tapioca flour (which actually is a starch). You can also use potato starch instead of tapioca flour or a mix of both. Why white sweet potatoes and not orange ones? Because the white Japanese sweet potatoes are more starchy than the orange ones. I have yet to try making this recipe with orange sweet potatoes. Normally I cannot buy them here so I used only white ones so far. I tried out the recipe with pumpkin once and it didn’t turn out that great, to be honest. It was kinda sticky like chewing gum and not crispy at all. So if you can find white Japanese sweet potatoes where you live, definitely give this recipe a try.
For the toppings, I used a homemade tomato sauce and each pizza slice had a different veggie. I love mushrooms, so of course, I had to add them. Also, orange and red peppers are my favorite toppings on a pizza. Corn is always a great idea and I also like cooked broccoli and some leaves of fresh arugula with the addition of sesame seeds. Did I tell you this pizza healthy?! YES!
Feel free to comment below, tag me in your Instagram or Facebook post with @elavegan and #elavegan when you make this sweet potato pizza dough as I love to see your recreations. Definitely also check out my other gluten-free pizza crust recipe.
Sweet potato pizza dough
- 1 medium white (Japanese) sweet potato (250 g)
- 1/2 scant cup tapioca flour (potato starch works too) (50 g)
- Peel one white (Japanese) sweet potato, cut it into small cubes and boil in water until it's very soft (about 20 minutes).
- Let it cool and mash it with a fork or a potato masher.
- Now add the tapioca flour/starch and knead with your hands for a couple of minutes until you have a smooth dough. If you use orange sweet potatoes you will need to add a different flour in addition (e.g. rice flour) because the orange sweet potatoes are less starchy. I definitely recommend using the Japanese sweet potatoes though!
- Lightly grease a pan/skillet with a little bit of coconut oil and spread the pizza dough onto it.
- Cook from one side (3-5 minutes) then flip around, add your sauce and toppings and cook for another few minutes from the other side.
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Hi Ela! I just ate this pizza with my family and they all really loved it! I didn’t have japanese potatoes so I used the sweet potatoes, like you adviced I added some rice flower until combined and dry enough to spread it on the tin. I followed your instruction, I made it with onions topping and I had some left over broccoli that I added in the end, a little bit of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt…. and tadaaaa : ) Thank you so much for this lovely receipe!
You are very welcome, Jessica! I am so glad it turned out delicious. 🙂
Just made this with orange sweet potato + in the oven instead of a pan and it turned out great! I thought I’d share what I did:
1 medium-large orange sweet potato
1/2 cup arrowroot powder (rather than tapioca)
1/4 cup rice flour
1 tsp each of garlic powder, basil, oregano
Cooked sweet potato, mashed and mixed with flours (adding rice flour little by little until it wasn’t sticky). Preheat oven to 375 and spread evenly onto a greased pan – I didn’t split the crust at all, I baked it all as one pizza. Bake for 15 minutes, remove, flip the crust, and add toppings, then bake for 5-8 more minutes. Broil at the end for 1-2 minutes to melt cheese if needed. The crust turned out soft rather than crispy, but still held together really well and delicious!
Thanks for your comment, Danielle. That’s almost the same recipe that I shared in this blog post: https://elavegan.com/sweet-potato-pizza-crust/
I am glad you enjoyed the pizza. 🙂
I make a similar crust using our common local orange sweet potatoes nuked whole to make them drier, then mashed with enough chickpea flour to make a soft dough.. Let this dough sit for at least 1/2 hour as the flour will absorb moisture from the sweet potatoes and will become less sticky and easier to knead and work with. (If still too sticky or soft just stir in a bit more flour.). . .
Sounds great! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Hi Ela, this looks absolutely amazing, I look forward to trying it. At the very moment I am living in Korea which is quite challenging when it comes to being vegan, and (not even mentioning) gluten-free. I love to cook and bake however, it’s very rare to have an oven here as well, therefore I cannot describe the happiness when I found your brilliant recipe! I am thrilled to slowly but surely try your recipes, they all look very delicious. Thank you so much for sharing them with the world, may you have a lovely day.
Thank you so much, Mella! And sorry I replied only today, unfortunately, your comment landed in my spam folder. Have a great day as well. 🙂
Hello , i love your recepies! I have tried so far the chili with beans and the chick pea tortillas. It was so good! Love it.
I tried to do the pizza crust but it came out thick how much dough did you use for pizza size you have on the post? It looks thin and mine was kind of thick. I divided the dough in two portions.
Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes !
Hello Patricia, I think I used less dough for a small pan. I always make a bigger batch (e.g. 500 grams) and divide the dough into 3 portions. So happy you like my recipes, thanks for your kind comment 🙂
I’ve just recently found your blog and I love it! I just have one quick question: have you tried it with orange sweet potato yet? Because I live in Belgium and I can’t find the white one anywhere.
Thanks for sharing your yummies with us. 🙂
Hi Lies, thanks for your comment. This recipe won’t work with orange sweet potatoes as they don’t contain enough starch. You would need to add rice flour in addition and 1-2 tbsp ground chia seeds. I tried it once, baked the pizza in the oven and it came out great (crispy and yummy). But make sure to add enough rice flour, until the dough isn’t sticky anymore. Hope this helps and please report back if you try it out. 🙂
Thank you for the beautiful recipe
Can i put it in the oven instead of in a pan?
Yes, I sometimes bake the pizza crust in the oven at 400 F for about 15-20 minutes which works great.
Hi, do you also have a recipe for a cauliflower pizza crust?
Not yet, I might give it another try in the near future. 🙂 Make sure to subscribe to my blog so that you don’t miss it. 🙂
Can I bake this instead of using skillet? Can I sub tapioca flour with arrowroot powder? How long can I bake this with toppings without burning the sides of the crust?
Sorry too many questions hehe thank u
Hey Larissa! I never used arrowroot powder, but it should work too! And yes I sometimes bake the pizza crust in the oven at 400 F for about 15-20 minutes which works great. Let me know how it turned out with arrowroot powder 🙂
Dee | Green Smoothie Gourmet
Ela, you are brilliant. I so want to try this, though I haven’t found white sweet potatoes yet. And I just love your colorful crisp photography! Thank you so much for sharing, Dee xx.
Aww thank you Dee, you are such a sweetheart, I am so happy that you like my photography. Regarding the white/Japanese sweet potatoes: I hope you will find them, because you really need to try them. I like them even more than the orange ones. Sending you a big hug 🙂
It looks and sounds so yummy Ela ???? Have you tried it with regular potatoes instead of sweet potato? Xoxox
Thank you Jodi! Yes I tried it and didn’t turn out good. Maybe my regular potatoes weren’t starchy enough though, haha 🙂
Wie toll Ela ????????????
Danke liebe Jana, du bist ein Schatz 🙂
Your famous pizza crust! I’d forgotten about it 🙂
I’ve never gotten around to making it, since in Hannover it’s really difficult to find white sweet potatoes.
Your blog is beautiful Ela, I can see that you’ve been working very hard. I wish you a lot of success with it!
LG aus Hannover xx
Hi Aryane, thank you very much for stopping by! So glad you like my blog. Sending you much love.
das sieht echt wahnsinnig lecker aus und klingt total einfach. Gibt es eine Alternative für die Tapioca-Stärke/das -Mehl?
Vielen Dank für all die Mühe, die du in den Blog gesteckt hast 🙂
Danke für deinen Kommentar 🙂 Ich würde als Alternative entweder Maisstärke oder Kartoffelstärke vorschlagen. Ich habe das Rezept bisher jedoch nur mit Tapioka gemacht, daher kann ich nicht einschätzen, ob es mit einer anderen Stärke auch gut wird. Ich würde mich freuen wenn du es ausprobierst und dann davon berichtest 🙂
Hallo nochmal Nicole, ich habe das Rezept inzwischen auch mit Maisstärke ausprobiert und es hat gut geklappt. Ich wünsche dir frohe Weihnachten