Sweet Potato Pizzas | Gluten Free | Low Carb
I have made “pizza” out of so many different things. There’s zucchini pizza, squash pizza, bell pepper pizza, no crust pizza… The list never ends. Why do we call anything with cheese and tomato sauce pizza? I have no answer, so instead of calling these what they really are, I am going to stick with the trend and call them pizza.
These cuties are so goooooood! Just a thin round of sweet potato covered with your favorite toppings and baked with melty cheesy goodness. What's better than pretend pizza? Well... real pizza, with all the carbs. But we all know that eating pizza on the reg isn't sustainable, unless you’re Joey Tribbiani from Friends. These fantastic sweet potato pizzas are entirely something you can eat free if guilt every day!
Not only are they healthy and filling, they’re also incredibly quick and easy to throw together. You can even bake the sweet potato rounds beforehand and keep them on hand when you need a snack. This meal is naturally gluten-free and vegetarian, and can easily be made vegan! Or you can meat these babies up and throw on some bacon, pepperoni or turkey with cranberry and brie. With a little variation, they can be made suitable for low carb, whole 30 (take off the cheese), vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets.
The thinly sliced sweet potato “crust” has a deep flavor which only enhances the pesto’s salty-earth taste, fresh mozzarella torn into little pieces that will melt to perfection. The toppings I chose are a bit sophisticated for young pallets, but I can tell you if you put red sauce and cheese on here, the kids will EAT THEM UP!
This recipe is not super exact, so depending on the sweet potato you pick or the kind of cheese you buy, you’ll find a difference in the amount it’ll make. So eat wisely and don't gorge yourself, because these little sweet potato pizzas are very filling!
Here is a loose recipe, it's hard to get exact when every sweet potato is a different size. Also, you can do as little or as many toppings to suit your preference.
Large fat sweet potato
1 teaspoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Your favorite pesto
1.Preheat oven to 375. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2.Cut your sweet potato into ⅛ inch rounds, leaving the skin on. Remember the thinner the slice the crisper the pizza! Place sweet potato rounds in a bowl with oil, salt and pepper and mix till all the rounds are completely coated.
3. Place sweet potato rounds on the baking sheet and place in oven for 10 minutes, after 10 minutes turn each sweet potato and bake for another 5 minutes. Take out from oven and leave on the tray to top with toppings.
4. Now put a small spoonful of sauce on each sweet potato and cover with cheese and cherry tomatoes.
5. Bake for another 5-7 minutes or till the cheese has melted