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Yum: Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

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You’re probably thinking, “Sweet potato? Really?”

And I’m saying, “YES! This will most likely be the best idea of your week!”

Not only are sweet potatoes high in Vitamin A (good for your vision and seeing those distances) and Potassium (goodbye inner thigh Charlie Horse), but they are a better starch for you than regular potatoes or pizza crust.

Ingredients

2-3 medium sweet potatoes (enough to yield 1 cup mashed)
1 ½ Cup Old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup pizza sauce of your choice
½ cup mozzarella cheese
Toppings of your choice (I would stick with no more than three toppings)
Parchment paper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and set a medium pot of water to boil.

Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1 inch by 1 inch cubes and add to boiling water. Let boil for 12-15 minutes or until you can easily spear the cubes with a fork. Drain potatoes and place in medium bowl. Mash potatoes until smooth. Measure out 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes into a large bowl.

Place 1 ½ cup old fashioned oats in a blender or food processor and pulse/blend until fine (20-30 seconds). Add the processed oats into the mashed potatoes. Add baking soda, salt, and seasoning.

Mix the dough until blended then form the dough into an orange ball.

Line a pizza or baking sheet with parchment paper. Press dough onto parchment paper into a circle. You’ll want the dough to be no more than ½ inch thick for best results.

Bake the dough in the pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown.

Remove your pizza crust from the oven and put your sauce and toppings on. Place back in oven and broil on high 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Note: You can also bake these then freeze them for snappy weeknight meals or lunches.

Lydia Mindling

Sweet Briar College grad with a soft spot for sassy mares. Though her primary job is aviation, she considers soaring over jumps much cooler than soaring through the skies.

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