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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