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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!

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

1 VeggieGirl November 11, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Yet another genius BSI submission from you!! :-)

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2 Marianne November 11, 2008 at 8:49 pm

Cool idea! Could you taste the sweet potato in the crust well?

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3 Lindsay November 11, 2008 at 8:50 pm

wow – you definitely deserve to win after seeing this recipe!!!!!!!! definitely creative :)

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4 Megan November 11, 2008 at 8:57 pm

Fabulous crust and pizza. I think I would like to make a dessert pizza with this crust too!

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5 Maggie November 11, 2008 at 9:03 pm

What an awesome submission :) You have the best ideas!

That dessert is great.

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6 Amy November 11, 2008 at 9:04 pm

Awesome & creative idea! Way to think out of the box. And i love your little graham cracker & ricotta dessert—almost like a little cannoli with strawberries. Have a relaxing night :DDD

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7 strongandhealthy November 11, 2008 at 9:09 pm

Cute dessert idea! It looks delicious!

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8 Laura November 11, 2008 at 9:12 pm

Great idea! You are so creative! :)

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9 biz319 November 11, 2008 at 9:21 pm

I am having a hard time with the BSI because I don’t really like sweet potatoes!

I am trying to come up with things that I would actually eat! Thinking cap is still on!

Tomorrow is Wednesday already!

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10 jenngirl November 11, 2008 at 9:24 pm

Awesome idea! That entire dinner looks amazing!

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11 littleengine November 11, 2008 at 9:38 pm

wow that’s so creative! it looks delish! so does your dessert!

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12 Andrea [bellaeats] November 11, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Awesome recipe Meghann! You’re so creative…I wish I had the energy to create when I get home from work like you do! :)

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13 eatingbender November 11, 2008 at 9:59 pm

I am so impressed by your ability to think outside the box for these challenges. You took a wonderful combination and made it even more fun and delicious. I can only imagine how good that tasted — and the fact that I’m imagining it is making me drool!

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14 Kelsey November 11, 2008 at 10:05 pm

you are going to win for sure!!! It seems so obvious to use sweet potatoes for a pizza crust now that I keep thinking about it…. :D

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15 jess November 11, 2008 at 10:10 pm

Oh My Gosh that is SUCH an original idea! I’m always looking for twists on pizza dough- you are AWESOME!

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16 Erin November 11, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Cookbook. Do it.

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17 Melissa S. November 11, 2008 at 11:00 pm

Great entry for the BSI!!!!! Wonderful and creative!!

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18 sharon November 11, 2008 at 11:11 pm

That is such a cool & creative recipe. I am SO going to try that!! Great job, Meghann! I bet you’re going to win :-)

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19 bobbi November 11, 2008 at 11:47 pm

you are so creative, and what an easy idea!!! Sweet Pototes are my fave too, what a combo:)

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20 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 12, 2008 at 12:32 am

Awesome recipe! And love the dessert as well!

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21 Alison November 12, 2008 at 1:29 am

hi!
I just started reading your blog after seeing your guest post on Carrots and Cake and love your posts! I recently graduated from College in May and moved to Boston. I have been trying to figure out budget friendly ways to eat and cook for myself and recently decided to do a dinner of the week. I saw your lasagna recipe and decided to give it a try! I’m planning on making it for dinner tomorrow but I just wanted to say I will definitely be trying your dessert idea! Look forward to more posts

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22 Alicia November 12, 2008 at 2:18 am

I’m truly amazed at your creativity Meghann. You are an inspiration and I should get off my ass to cook more. :P

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23 Emily November 12, 2008 at 3:02 am

You are good! I can’t wait to try this one :)

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24 Lindsey November 12, 2008 at 6:48 am

Wow, sounds like you had a fun, inspiring evening in the kitchen! :) Congrats on coming up with such a unique sweet potato dish, I hope you win the BSI challenge! :)

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25 caitlin November 12, 2008 at 7:40 am

you seriously need to start working on a cookbook. we’re going to talk about this tomorrow at the salon!! im excited to see you!

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26 ttfn300 November 12, 2008 at 8:13 am

a sweet potato crust? jeez louise!! love it :)

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27 ashley (sweet & natural) November 12, 2008 at 8:25 am

SO creative! I love it!

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28 Toni J. November 12, 2008 at 9:03 am

I can’t believe you thought of this. This is genius. I am going to skip making a BSI recipe this time and just make yours! why mess with perfection.

I seriously want to take a bite out of that

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29 Allison November 12, 2008 at 9:23 am

you absolutely amaze me with the combinations you come up with! amazing! :)

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30 lauren November 12, 2008 at 9:49 am

So SO creative!!!

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31 catms916 November 12, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Wow, if that isn’t a BSI winner I don’t know what is!! That looks fabulous! Could you taste the sweet potato very much in the crust??

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32 Meghann November 12, 2008 at 2:18 pm

The sweet potato crust reminded me of potato bread. It made the crust fluffy and moist. The sweet potato taste was very faint adn teh black beans complimented it nicely. :)

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33 Hangry Pants November 13, 2008 at 5:22 pm

I totally missed this when you made it and just caught it today. I was going to make a different sweet potato pizza, but not a crust! If I can’t think of anything else, I still might do it. Mine won’t be nearly as cool though.

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34 Katie November 14, 2008 at 12:33 am

That looks so delicious, oh my goodness. Too bad I just ate up my last sweet potato! This could warrant a trip to the store, however…

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35 catms916 November 14, 2008 at 11:33 am

Potato bread huh? I make my white sandwich bread with potato flour and love the taste so i will definitely have to try this!!

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36 rhodeygirltests November 14, 2008 at 12:20 pm

can i test this on my blog? is it seriously amazing or would you make any modifications that i should try?

rhodeygirltests@gmail dot com if you’d like to discuss!

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37 K February 28, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I’m not sure how I stumbled across the sweet potato pizza recipe, but I’m so glad I did! I made it tonight for my 3 year old twins, and we all devoured it! My little guys kept saying “This is the best pizza ever!”. Thanks for the great recipe :)

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38 Brianna K. February 4, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Oh my goodness that Sweet Potato Pizza looks amazing! I just bought some sweet potatoes and was looking for a “new” way to use them in a meal. I definitely found it. Thanks, and keep blogging! :)
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