Autumn is finally here! While we're certainly starting to miss the warmth and extra daylight, it's great to start experimenting with some new fall flavors.
This sweet potato pesto white pizza is the perfect way to bring in the fall. Besides for the pizza dough, it's packed with whole plant based ingredients.
Yes, this includes the vegan ricotta cheese which is made from white beans, cashews, and tofu!
This recipe is quick and easy to make, especially if you opt for a pre-made pizza dough.
30 minutes (excluding dough)
This is a great recipe to have fun with as once you have the sweet potato base, you can omit or add any toppings that you'd like. Enjoy!
In case you wanted to leave out parts of the pizza, we've separated out all of the ingredients and steps for each different element. Even though the recipe seems long because of this, don't worry!
We promise it's easy!
We made our pizza dough in our Cuisinart bread maker by adding the following ingredients and pressing go. And yes, we forgot to add sugar to help activate the yeast (because the recipe called for honey), but you can add 3/4 a tsp of sugar.
A store-bought vegan crust will also work fine if you don't feel like making your own dough.
If you want to get fancy, this herb crusted vegan pizza dough is also another great option! Using a warm Italian seasoning blend is a great idea for fall.
If you want to make something simple by hand, this is another easy dough option.
The Vegan Ricotta Cheese in this recipe is made from the following ingredients:
The sweet potato spread that makes up the bottom layer of the pizza is the following:
It's basically just mashed sweet potatoes with some seasonings.
This pesto paste so good you can eat it by itself. It's the key component to making this pizza stand out from the crowd.
We topped out pizza with the following ingredients after we laid on the sweet potato, cheese, and pesto. You can absolutely experiment with whatever you'd like here or omit these ingredients. Some crispy tofu would be an excellent addition!
Now that you've got all of the ingredients you need. Here's how you make the pizza. Once you get the crust ready, you'll be able to make it really quickly!
Making the vegan ricotta cheese is a two step process. It's easy once you do it, so don't get overwhelmed by the steps!
This sunflower seed pesto paste is what gives this pizza the extra kick! You can technically make the entire thing without it, but making it really takes the pizza to the next level.
No complicated instructions needed here. This is the fun part!
Cooking healthy, delicious, plant-based meals has been Joey’s true passion since he went vegan in 2015. He has a masters in Nutrition and Food Science and is committed to making the internet a place of education and knowledge rather than misinformation and clickbait. He currently lives in Delaware with his wife.