Friday, February 3, 2012

SUPER (bowl) Pizza w/ Sweet Potato Crust

Are you looking for a fun healthy dish to cook this weekend that will "wow" your guests? Drum roll please... a gluten free pizza using sweet potato for the crust! Oh, and clearly we've got some kale going on here, too! 

  • 4 sweet potatoes, washed
  • 2-1/2 cups quinoa flour
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water, chilled
  • 1 head of kale, washed, stemmed, and chopped
  • 5 Roma tomatoes, sliced into thin pieces
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
Serves 10-12.

  • Cook sweet potatoes in a 400 degree oven for 50 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, and once cooled, remove skin; (it should peel right off.)
  • Mash sweet potatoes with a masher; you should yield about 2 cups.
  • Combine mashed sweet potatoes in a large bowl with quinoa flour, 2 tbsp. olive oil, and water. Mix thoroughly either in a food processor or knead with your hands to form dough. 
  • Roll dough into a circular pizza crust shape onto a nonstick pizza tray; (I made 1 large pizza, but you can make 2 or 3 smaller ones if you'd like.)
  • Bake crust at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, then remove from heat.
  • While the crust is baking, soak kale with lemon juice from your lemon.

  • Stir remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil with minced garlic, and spread evenly on baked crust.
  • Distribute lemon marinated kale and tomatoes, and bake for additional 25 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Once ready, remove from oven and let cool. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast, slice, and serve your gourmet pizza!
Now of course, these are the toppings I chose to use. Feel free to change it up! Olives, sweet peppers, pineapple, pesto, the opportunities are endless!

Will you be rooting for the Patriots or the Giants while you enjoy your heart-healthy pizza? Or maybe you won't be watching the Super Bowl Sunday afternoon, but instead in yoga practice ... just saying. Peace and love foodie friends!


  1. whoa this is blowing my mind. great idea!

  2. that looks delicioussssssssssssssssss!!
    I grew up in New England, so I gotta rep. the Pats! :D (Not that I really care bout football at all!)


  3. Great idea!!! Being from Nj, I was a giants fan last night! Yay!

  4. just made this, it's delicious. Unfortunately, I didn't grease the pan with olive oil before putting the dough on it. I'll know better with the next crust though! Wondering if another flour will do as well? I like the quinoa but man is it expensive

    1. Hey Sherri! So awesome that you tried it!!! You can try rice flour, or sweet white Sorghum flour.. should be less expensive! I know, that quinoa flour is steep! LOL. Another option is to take oats and put them in the food processor... turns into "oat" flour, which works perfectly! Happy cooking, keep me posted :)

  5. This looks amazing. Can't wait to try.

  6. This looks great. Will it work with almond flour or buckwheat flour instead of quinoa flour? Would like to have a protein based flour to boost the nutritional value.

    1. I have not tried it with almond or buckwheat flour, but I say go for it. I love those flours :) Let me know! xoxo

  7. Do you peel the potatoes ? After they bake ?