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Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Pizza Dough

by Meghann on November 11, 2008

This week’s BSI was a bit of a challenge for me. As big of a fan as I am of the sweet potato, I felt everything I have done in the past with it has been something I have seen before. My goal in these challenges is to always think outside the box, so I started to think… and think… and think… Until finally it came to me yesterday in the middle of my weekly meeting.

I was going to make a Sweet Potato Pizza Crust. :)

I was thinking about Sweet Potato Pancakes when the thought of adding toppings came to me which led to sweet potato pizza and then the challenge of creating a sweet potato dough. This idea got me really excited. :)

I spent some time today googling multiple pizza recipes. I took different elements from a couple recipes that enabled me to create a recipe for the dough. Thankfully my collaboration of recipes worked and I created a perfect Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Pizza Dough.

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Pizza Dough 

  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 sweet potato, mashed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup hot water

Mix together the yeast and hot water a small bowl until yeast is dissolved. Leave this bowl in a warm place until a froth forms on the top.

Sift together the flours and salt in a large bowl. Add the mashed sweet potato to the dry mixture and blend until crumbly. When the yeast mix is ready, make a well in the center of the crumbly flour mix and pour the mixture in. Mix together and knead to make smooth dough.

Wrap this dough in a greased plastic sheet and leave in a warm place for at least an hour. Once the dough has swell to at least twice its size, you are ready to start making pizzas! 

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This recipe produces enough dough for a medium/ large pizza. Once the dough is ready, place it on a floured counter and use a rolling pin to spread the dough to your preferred thickness.

The crust goes into the oven at 425 degrees for 5 minutes.

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As much as I was trying to stay away from the Black Bean/ Sweet Potato combination for the challenge, the more I thought about the more I realized the perfect topping for this pizza would of course be black beans. So I topped my crust with a can of Black Beans, the last of my Jalapeno Cheese, Banana Peppers, and the other half of my Sweet Potato. I put the toppings on the crust and put the pizza back in the oven for another 5 minutes.

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The combination was AMAZING!!!!!!! I think this is my favorite BSI combination yet. I had 2 slices of my pizza and would be lying if I said I did not go back for another sliver (or 2). :)

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I felt like I needed some veggies so I heated up a half of a cup of a frozen mixture I had in the freezer.

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THANK YOU Melissa for selecting Sweet Potato as this week’s BSI!!!! I am very excited to submit this recipe for the contest!! :)

My other eats from today are not quite as exciting as my dinner. ;)

For my afternoon snack I took my time nibbling on some Oh! Nuts Brazil Nuts and some Quaker Oatmeal Squares.

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Ok so maybe I lied my dessert was actually pretty fun too. :)

I was VERY excited when I just had to buy some ricotta cheese for my Lasagna on Sunday. We all know about my little obsession I had with ricotta last month so I was very happy to have it back in my life. For dessert I decided to recreate this fabulous recipe that just happened to be on my mind all day.

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Ricotta Cheese, Chocolate Chips, Strawberries, & Graham crackers.. OH MY! All of my favorite things combined into one!

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It was a good night for food. :) Even Abbie is relaxing in a happy food coma (she had a sliver of pizza and enjoyed it immensely). I hope everyone has a good night and I can not wait to see all of the other great BSI recipes this week!

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