Who says good pizza can’t be healthy? Or healthy pizza can’t taste good? This Healthy Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Sweet Potato Crust is gluten free, dairy-free, and packed with protein and veggies. And it tastes ahh-mazing!!
Sweet Potato Crust Pizza with Tangy BBQ Chicken
Pizza has been off the menu ever since I became lactose-intolerant about ten years ago. We also avoid gluten whenever possible, so that’s two strikes against those cheesy, doughy pies of deliciousness.
That is until my husband dreamed up the sweet potato crust pizza recipe that changed my life. Finally I can enjoy pizza without worry of an upset tummy! (Or busting a diet!)
And it is so so good.
I crave this pizza and once you try it, you will too!
Update 1/2018 — This is one of our all-time most popular recipes – featured in FitnessMagazine.com, Gourmandize, MSN.com, Daily Burn, and others!
Originally published in 2015, this is a recipe that definitely stands the test of time. We’ve gotten tons of awesome feedback from readers who’ve tried our sweet potato crust pizza, so I’ve added our favorite reader-submitted ideas later in the post!
Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes:
What makes this sweet potato pizza crust different from other gluten free pizza recipes?
Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins and minerals:
- Sweet potatoes provide a whopping 214% daily value of Vitamin A and 52% daily value of Vitamin C!
- Plus they’re a good source of manganese, B vitamins, biotin, fiber, and potassium! (Source)
So this is not only a recipe that fits into a gluten free or dairy free lifestyle, it’s actually a healthy pizza for anyone!
Here’s what you need to make this amazing gluten free sweet potato crust:
- 3 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 egg
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Watch a 1-minute video demo below to see how we make our sweet potato pizza, then keep reading for photo-step-by-step instructions. (A free printable copt of the recipe is available at the bottom of the post too – click here to jump to printable click here to jump to printable recipe and video ).
How to make our gluten free sweet potato crust:
(We use this sweet potato crust recipe for almost all of our healthy pizzas! So, so delicious and goes with just about every kind of topping! Affiliate links provided for your convenience in re-creating this recipe; disclosure policy here.)
Pre-heat oven to 400°.
Cook sweet potatoes in microwave until soft.
Peel sweet potatoes and add to large mixing bowl with almond flour, egg, salt, dried oregano, dried basil, garlic powder, and apple cider vinegar.
(For an extra kick, add a pinch of chili powder.)
Mash ingredients until well combined and the mixture takes on a doughy consistency.
Use rubber spatula to spread on a Pizza Stone (you could also use a Silicon Baking Mat or greased baking sheet.)
Cook dough at 400° for 30 minutes.
After you add your toppings (listed below), return pizza to oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Full printable recipe available for free at the bottom of the post. Click here to jump to printable recipe.
Healthy Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Sweet Potato Crust:
- Sweet potato pizza crust (see recipe above)
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken (pre-cooked) – click here to learn how to make your own easy and thrifty rotisserie style chicken at home!
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- 1 medium red onion, sliced and sautéed
Spread cooked sweet potato pizza dough with mixture of barbecue and tomato sauce. Layer pizza with chicken, spinach, and red onion. Return pizza to oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes with toppings. We finished with an extra drizzle of sauce.
You can see from the photos there is a beautiful crispness to the edge of the sweet potato crust. It holds up really well with as many ingredients as we piled on, though it’s probably easiest to eat with a fork. But it is seriously so amazing you won’t mind 🙂
Reader tips from Pinterest:
As this is one of our most popular recipes, we’ve gotten a lot of awesome feedback from readers who tried it. These are our favorite tips that we wanted to share with you:
- Prep and cook sweet potatoes in advance so they’re ready to go whenever you want to make this sweet potato crust pizza.
- After cooking sweet potato crust for 30 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes to get it extra crispy. Then add your toppings and cook as normal.
- Feel free to substitute all-purpose gluten free flour for almond flour if needed.
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More of our favorite healthy gluten free pizza recipes:
Spicy Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Pizza w/ Sweet Potato Crust
American Flag Gluten Free Fruit Pizza
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Last updated on July 30th, 2019 at 07:54 am