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Sweet Potato Pizza Bites with Lentil Bolognese

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

The healthiest twist on pizza ever! These sweet potato pizza bites are perfectly roasted, then topped with a lentil bolognese for the tastiest little appetizer!

These MINI Sweet Potato Pizza Bites are topped with an amazing lentil bolognese sauce and shredded cheese!

Whoever decided to turn roasted sweet potatoes rounds into little pizzas is a genius.

I'm always on the hunt for healthy swaps for some of my favorite comfort foods and using sweet potatoes instead of traditional pizza crust is just the kind of trend I can get behind. That, and the fact that I've been craving pizza pretty much non-stop for the past three weeks.

So today we are making little bitty healthy pizza crusts without any flour, yeast, or grains at all. And yet still, amazingly enough, it tastes like a freakin' pizza!

How to make SWEET POTATO PIZZA bites with just a few simple ingredients!

The base like I said is just simple roasted sweet potato rounds. You'll want to slice them about 1/2″ thick, toss them in a little olive oil, season with salt and pepper, then roast until they're soft, tender and golden brown.

And while your potatoes are doing their thing in the oven, we turn to the sauce: a quick lentil bolognese that is just the creamiest, dreamiest pizza topping ever.

The most AMAZING Lentil Bolognese Sauce made with just 5 ingredients!

I made this on the fly and was blown away by how good it tasted. So much so, I feel like I'm having a hard time even explaining it!

I guess I'll start from the beginning: Pizza craving. No pizza sauce in the house. But diced tomatoes. But no protein.

Dilemma? Yes. Solvable? Absolutely.

The secret? Sabra's Toasted Pine Nut hummus and red lentils!

How to make SWEET POTATO PIZZA bites with just a few simple ingredients!

How to make SWEET POTATO PIZZA bites with just a few simple ingredients!

I know, I know. We're putting hummus AND red lentils in our pizza sauce. It sounds insane, but trust me, it's incredible!

It's thick, creamy and has a surprisingly robust flavor. By stirring in the hummus, we get the creaminess from the chickpeas, the nuttiness from the tahini, undertones of garlic and a hint of Italian flare from Sabra's pine nut garnish.

And then we layer that with red lentils and the sauce turns into this hearty, meat-like stew that really does resemble a classic bolognese sauce. It's seriously dreamy! (<– and yes, I have tried it on pasta and it's equally as yum)

How to make SWEET POTATO PIZZA bites with just a few simple ingredients!

The healthiest twist on pizza ever! These sweet potato pizza bites are perfectly roasted, then topped with a lentil bolognese for a little perfect appetizer!

Once we've got our sauce, it's time to assemble the sweet potato pizza bites.

Sweet Potato
Lentil Bolognese
Shredded Cheese (I used vegan cheese)

Then we just pop it in a super hot oven, broil until the cheese is melted and your pizza is ready to serve!

The HEALTHIEST twist on pizza ever! These SWEET POTATO PIZZA BITES are perfectly roasted, then topped with a lentil bolognese for a little perfect appetizer!

Here's the scoop on these pizzas: they're a cinch to whip up, clock in at around 35 minutes total to make, are packed with plant-based protein annnnd they're the perfect way to celebrate National Hummus Day (May 13th)!

I'm celebrating National Hummus Day, which falls on a Saturday this year, with my friends at Sabra. I've celebrated with them for the last two years (2015 we had the Mediterranean Quinoa Hummus Bowls and in 2016 we had the Toasted Pine Nut + Basil Quinoa Crackers) and I honestly believe it makes the perfect excuse to get a group of your friends together to celebrate all things healthy. Hummus has always been my staple party food, but now you can bring hummus to the party in a whole new way!

These little sweet potato pizza bites are a fun appetizer that you can feel great about serving to adults and kids alike. They're a total crowd-pleaser and I promise, everyone will gobble these little babies up!

The HEALTHIEST twist on pizza ever! These SWEET POTATO PIZZA BITES are perfectly roasted, then topped with a lentil bolognese for a little perfect appetizer!

So whether you're looking for an easy app, a healthy snack, or just want some delicious comfort food, you've GOT to try these mini pizzas. It's going to make you fall in love with sweet potatoes all over again! ❤😍

 

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These MINI Sweet Potato Pizza Bites are topped with an amazing lentil bolognese sauce and shredded cheese!
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Sweet Potato Pizza Bites with Lentil Bolognese

A healthy twist on pizza, these sweet potato pizza bites are perfectly roasted, then topped with a lentil bolognese and shredded cheese!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword bolognese, lentil bolognese, lentils, pizza, pizza bites, sweet potato, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 69 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Grease a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Cut the sweet potato into 1/2" rounds, then add them to a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat, then season with salt and pepper. Place the rounds on the baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  3. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, add the tomatoes, hummus, lentils, 1/4 cup of water, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper into a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a bowl and stir until everything is combined. Turn down to a simmer and let cook for 10 - 15 minutes, until the lentils are soft. Stir in additional water as needed if the sauce gets too thick. 
  4. When the sweet potatoes have softened, spoon 1 - 2 tablespoons of sauce onto each round (depending on their size) and top with shredded cheese (use vegan if needed).
  5. Place baking sheet back in the oven and broil until cheese has melted.
  6. Garnish with fresh herbs and pepper flakes (if desired) and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Pizza Bites with Lentil Bolognese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 166mg7%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Thank you for doing this. I can’t wait to try it. Should the lentils be cooked firt or soaked? Thanks again.

  2. Fun fact: I’ve taken classes taught by a recipe developer for the hummus sold at Trader Joe’s!! It’s really fun when we get to sample some of the products. Anyways, these sweet potato bites look divine! I bet they were such a blast to make too!

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