Everybody loves to eat pizzas, but individuals with celiac disease cannot enjoy this famous Italian meal. Here is a gluten-free pizza recipe that everybody can enjoy. This recipe falls under “love it or hates it” category. Some people just love it while others are not so crazy about it. Why? The crust of this gluten-free pizza is made from sweet potatoes.
Pros and Cons of Sweet Potato Crust
Unlike the traditional pizza dough, sweet potatoes have more nutrition value. They have a high amount of vitamins, especially vitamin A and C.. Furthermore, it takes less time to make this pizza. A normal pizza is more difficult to make because the dough requires kneading and time to rise. The pizza dough will take two hours to prepare; however, the sweet potato crust will be ready in 30 minutes.
The only disadvantage of this gluten-free pizza is that it is high in carbohydrate. The recipe also has many high-calorie ingredients that individuals on a diet will want to avoid. Individuals on diet usually eat small serving of this pizza. Now that, you know pros and cons of sweet potato crust, let us move on to the recipe.
Recipe for Gluten Free Pizza
Ingredients for the crust:
- 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes ( peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes)
- 1 egg
- ½ cup of cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Ingredients for the toppings:
- 1/3 cup of sliced fresh mushrooms
- 10 slices of pepperoni (gluten-free)
- ½ cup of shredded mozzarella
- ½ cup of marinara sauce (gluten-free)
- Cooking spray
Boil the cubed sweet potatoes first. You can add salt in the water, if you want your potatoes to be salty. While the potatoes are boiling, preheat the oven to 400. When the potatoes are tender, you can drain the water and leave them to cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Make sure the potatoes don’t turn out too soggy or soft because then the potato crust won’t form easily. Mix the cheddar cheese, egg and olive oil with the potatoes. Then lightly grease your baking pan with the cooking spray and spread the potato mixture in an eight-inch circle. Put the baking pan into the preheated oven and bake it for 15 minutes. In 15 minutes, your gluten-free crust will be ready.
When the crust is ready, you need to add the all the toppings to the pizza. First, you will spread the marina sauce on the crust. Next, add the mushroom, sliced pepperoni and shredded mozzarella cheese on top. Bake it again for another 15 minutes. You will know your pizza is ready when the potato crust turns crisp around the edges, and the cheese has completed melted. Bon Appétit!