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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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
  • ยพ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 sweet potato, mashed
  • ยฝ 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! 


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.


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.


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). ๐Ÿ™‚


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.



THANK YOU Melissa for selecting Sweet Potato as this week’s BSI!!!! I am very excited to submit this recipe for the contest!! ๐Ÿ™‚

My other eats from today are not quite as exciting as my dinner. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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



Ok so maybe I lied my dessert was actually pretty fun too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.


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


It was a good night for food. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

1 VeggieGirl November 11, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Yet another genius BSI submission from you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

2 Marianne November 11, 2008 at 8:49 pm

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

3 Lindsay November 11, 2008 at 8:50 pm

wow – you definitely deserve to win after seeing this recipe!!!!!!!! definitely creative ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

5 Maggie November 11, 2008 at 9:03 pm

What an awesome submission ๐Ÿ™‚ You have the best ideas!

That dessert is great.

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

7 strongandhealthy November 11, 2008 at 9:09 pm

Cute dessert idea! It looks delicious!

8 Laura November 11, 2008 at 9:12 pm

Great idea! You are so creative! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

10 jenngirl November 11, 2008 at 9:24 pm

Awesome idea! That entire dinner looks amazing!

11 littleengine November 11, 2008 at 9:38 pm

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

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

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….

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!

16 Erin November 11, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Cookbook. Do it.

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

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

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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:)

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

Awesome recipe! And love the dessert as well!

21 Alison November 12, 2008 at 1:29 am

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

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. ๐Ÿ˜›

23 Emily November 12, 2008 at 3:02 am

You are good! I can’t wait to try this one ๐Ÿ™‚

24 Lindsey November 12, 2008 at 6:48 am

Wow, sounds like you had a fun, inspiring evening in the kitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats on coming up with such a unique sweet potato dish, I hope you win the BSI challenge! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

26 ttfn300 November 12, 2008 at 8:13 am

a sweet potato crust? jeez louise!! love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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

SO creative! I love it!

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

29 Allison November 12, 2008 at 9:23 am

you absolutely amaze me with the combinations you come up with! amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

30 lauren November 12, 2008 at 9:49 am

So SO creative!!!

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??

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

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…

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!!

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!

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚
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