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Paleo Cast Iron Skillet Sweet Potato Pizza

September, 2016 (Last Updated: August, 2019)

Paleo Cast Iron Skillet Sweet Potato Pizza – a deep dish / pan pizza with a completely grain free sweet potato crust. Topped with delicious spicy cajun chicken, jalapenos, olives and spinach – who says pizza can’t be healthy?!

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Paleo Cast Iron Pan Sweet Potato Pizza - a chewy base with a crusty exterior this pizza is easy and so delicious! Completely grain and dairy free with a spicy cajun chicken topping over homemade bbq sauce

The first time I made this pizza, I’m telling you; heaven bells were actually ringing. I couldn’t even fathom how I made a pizza that tasted SO GOOD! I really had to sit back and question myself like, “Whitney, is this really you yeah?!”

The thing is, pizza is probably one of my favourite foods. I think it’s because my dad somehow made it a celebratory food when I was growing up. If we were going out for a birthday, we were going out for BIRTHDAY PIZZA. The other celebratory food we had was everything at the Chinese buffet – no wonder, I enjoy recreating my favourite Chinese takeaway foods (no seriously, I just had that revelation guys!).

Paleo Cast Iron Skillet Sweet Potato Pizza - a deep dish sweet potato pizza topped with spicy cajun chicken over homemade smoky bbq sauce

My Paleo Cast Iron Skillet Sweet Potato Pizza hones in on all these delicious, healthy elements and makes a deep pan pizza that you wouldn’t believe could actually nourish you! I bet you could probably have the chewy sweet potato base just with my homemade bbq sauce – dipping the crunchy exterior in the sauce is bliss.

If you don’t own a cast iron skillet yet, I urge you to get one! It is probably going to be the best kitchenware you’ll ever own – plus, it’ll last the longest too! If you don’t own one, this pizza bakes perfectly on a baking tray or a baking mat, just be sure to grease them a little so the pizza doesn’t stick. You will still get a nice crusty base so no worries.

Paleo Cast Iron Pan Sweet Potato Pizza - a deep dish pizza that is completely grain and dairy free. The base is suitable for vegans!

Get this – there is no cheese involved in this pizza, whatsoever! Yes, this is dairy-free and no word of a lie; I don’t miss the cheese at all! The use of nutritional yeast in the sweet potato base adds that nice cheesy element to the pizza plus, topping the crust with my paleo homemade bbq sauce, Cajun chicken with homemade seasoning, jalapenos and olives gives you such a burst of flavour – cheese may actually become irrelevant (yes I said it!).

You can have this pizza ready  in half an hour – provided you have some of the elements to hand. If not, it will probably take you 40-50 mins from prep to plate. Your chicken can be grilled or baked and your sweet potato can be steamed, boiled or even roasted. I’ve even used frozen chicken breasts and sweet potatoes and I made this pizza in that time frame!

As it is a pizza, you are free to use as much or as little of the ingredients as you like, when topping. Once you’ve tried this, tell me; did you hear the heaven bells too?

Paleo Cast Iron Skillet Sweet Potato Pizza - a deep pan homemade pizza recipe that is grain free, dairy free and the base is suitable for vegans! Topped with spicy cajun chicken over homemade paleo bbq sauce

Paleo Cast Iron Skillet Sweet Potato Pizza - completely grain and dairy free, this pizza has a chewy base with a crunchy crust and is topped with cajun chicken and homemade paleo bbq sauce
5 from 1 vote
Pizza topped with bbq sauce, chicken, jalapenos, olives in a cast iron skillet
Paleo Cast Iron Skillet Sweet Potato Pizza
Prep Time
7 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
37 mins
Paleo Cast Iron Skillet Sweet Potato Pizza - a deep dish / pan pizza with a chewy sweet potato crust with crunchy exterior. Smoky homemade bbq sauce makes the base, then topped with cajun chicken, spinach, jalapenos and olives.
Course: Main Dish, Pizza
Cuisine: Paleo
Keyword: paleo
Servings: 4 -5 servings
Calories: 315 kcal
Author: WhittyPaleo
  • 1 cup packed mashed sweet potato (335g/ 0.7lb about 2 medium sized sweet potatoes)
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • ¼ dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • ¼ tsp pink himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Cajun seasoning (check notes for recipe)
  • 1-2 cooked chicken breast
  • Homemade BBQ sauce (check notes for recipe)
  • leaves Spinach
  • Jalapeños
  • Sliced black olives
  1. Preheat your oven to 175C/350F.
  2. Mix your pizza base ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. Transfer to your cast iron skillet* and bake for 25-30mins, till the crust is golden brown**
  4. While you’re baking you're pizza, you can make your bbq sauce if using my recipe.
  5. Once pizza base is done, top with bbq sauce, spinach, Cajun chicken, jalapenos and olives.
  6. Serve and enjoy
Recipe Notes

Cajun Seasoning Recipe

Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

*You may need to grease your skillet but if it is well seasoned it should have a fair amount of non-stick to it!
**You can also check for doneness by pressing the centre of the pizza, it should bounce back to it’s form.
This pizza should actually be enough to serve 2-3 people depending on how you slice it. As it is a deep dish pizza it is quite filling.

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  • Reply
    November, 2019 at 5:55 PM

    Added pizza to my list of uses for my cast iron, amazing

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    November, 2016 at 4:07 AM

    Your pizza crust sounds amazing! YUM!

    • Reply
      November, 2016 at 1:23 AM

      Thank you Michelle! 🙂

  • Reply
    October, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    This looks great! BBQ and sweet potatoes are a natural pair.

    • Reply
      November, 2016 at 1:22 AM

      So so natural! Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

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    Kim @ Three Olives Branch
    October, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    What a great idea! I never thought of a sweet potato crust before, looks delicious!

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      November, 2016 at 1:22 AM

      It tastes awesome! Thanks for stopping by Kim!

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    October, 2016 at 2:30 PM

    This looks delicious and sounds interesting! I love the different ingredients you used to make it paleo.

    • Reply
      November, 2016 at 1:14 AM

      Thank you Kristyn! I dare say it tastes just as good as your regular pizza 😀

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    October, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    That’s amazing! I never would have thought of this:)

    • Reply
      November, 2016 at 1:13 AM

      Thank you Tina! It’s pretty simple! 😀

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    Simon Vanbecelaere
    October, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    This sounds simply awesome! I guess my wife would love a pizza like this from my BBQ :). Does the crust get crispy too?

    • Reply
      October, 2016 at 9:44 PM

      Hi Simon! Yes the outer part of the crust gets delightfully crispy – I think from a BBQ it would be sooo good!

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