This Sweet Potato Pizza Could Be the Next Weekend Dinner Staple

Sometimes, we want to get the flavor of pizza without all the dough and carbs that come with it. There happens to be a simple and tasty solution! This recipe substitutes the dough with a baked sweet potato, creating a creamy texture with a complex and remarkable flavor that can be freshened up with a bit of pesto. The options are limitless, flavorful, and healthy!

A plate of sweet potato pizza
This Sweet Potato Pizza Could Be the Next Weekend Dinner Staple

The Versatility of a Sweet Potato Pizza

Eating pizza for dinner every weekend is a surefire way to add some inches to one’s waistline, which is why this healthy alternative looks so appealing. The creamy goodness of the baked sweet potato provides a sturdy and flavorful base to build on. This recipe uses pesto as the sauce but it’s also possible to use marinara instead, or a creamy dairy-based sauce. Cutting the sweet potato lengthwise makes good portions for a meal. However, for those planning to have guests over for a party, the sweet potato can be cut into circles or smaller portions to make fun and flavorful finger food.

Sliced sweet potato
This Sweet Potato Pizza Could Be the Next Weekend Dinner Staple

The Recipe

This recipe calls for a few simple ingredients including:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 3 ½ tablespoons of avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons of cheese of the chef’s choice
  • ¾ cups of basil leaves
  • ⅓ cups of baby arugula
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of pine nuts
  • Salt and pepper to taste

A green paste made from arugula, pine nuts, garlic, lemon juice, and seasoning
This Sweet Potato Pizza Could Be the Next Weekend Dinner Staple

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Slice the sweet potato lengthwise, add ½ teaspoon of avocado oil to the slices, and bake for 10 minutes. In the meantime — combine basil, arugula, garlic, pine nuts, lemon juice, seasoning, and the rest of the oil in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Take the sweet potatoes out of the oven and add the pesto on top of them, spreading evenly. Add the cheese on top and bake for another five minutes. All that’s left to do is enjoy this amazing treat!