Perfect Pesto Pizza With Sweet Potato Crust Recipe

Perfect Pesto Pizza With Sweet Potato Crust Recipe

How To Make Pesto Pizza With Sweet Potato Crust

Everybody will love this deliciously healthy pesto pizza with a sweet potato crust that’s baked to crispy perfection, and topped with colorful bell peppers!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour



For Flax Egg:

  • 2tbspground flaxseed
  • 4tbspwater

For Sweet Potato Crust:

  • 3medium sweet potatoes,or large, cooked, mashed
  • cupsalmond flour
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tsppepper
  • 1tbspfresh rosemary,chopped
  • 1tbspflaxseed,ground

For Green Pesto:

  • ½cupcashews
  • ½cuppistachio
  • 1cupfresh basil,fresh
  • ½cupfresh cilantro,fresh
  • 2cupsspinach
  • 1lemon,juiced
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 3clovesgarlic
  • ½cupolive oil

For Toppings:

  • bell pepper,sliced
  • cherry tomato,sliced
  • red onion,thinly sliced
  • arugula,fresh


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a 17-inch round or an 18×26-inch rectangular metal tray with parchment paper.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the flaxseed and water. Let sit for 5 minutes.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the mashed sweet potato, almond flour, flax egg, salt, pepper, dried rosemary, and additional flaxseed. (The mixture will be thick and pasty.)

  4. Spread the mixture onto the tray and flatten slightly.

  5. Place the sweet potato crust in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the edges are crisp and golden.

  6. While the crust is baking, prepare the pesto. Add cashews, pistachios, fresh basil, cilantro, spinach, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic cloves, and olive oil to a food processor.

  7. Process until mostly smooth with a bit of texture.

  8. When the pizza crust is done baking, spread the pesto on top, then cover with bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and red onions.

  9. Return the pizza to the oven and bake for 5 minutes more.

  10. Allow to cool for 10- to 15 minutes.

  11. Top with arugala.

  12. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 501.71kcal
  • Fat: 45.70g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.26g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.67g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.35g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.00g
  • Fiber: 6.74g
  • Sugar: 2.95g
  • Protein: 13.02g
  • Sodium: 264.10mg
  • Calcium: 72.26mg
  • Potassium: 536.09mg
  • Iron: 2.42mg
  • Vitamin A: 64.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.19mg
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