Sweet Potato Black Bean Pizza

This cheesy sweet potato black bean pizza is a fun twist on the classic dish! With a smoky black bean sauce, plenty of cheese, veggies and creamy avocado, it’s hard to resist. Vegetarian.

A sliced Sweet Potato Black Bean Pizza on parchment.

Note: This recipe is NOT dairy free. It was published before Cook Nourish Bliss transitioned to dairy free recipes and remains popular with long time readers. You can try using substitutions to make it dairy free, however I have not tested this myself and can’t say how it will turn out. Or, you can try this killer cheese-free pizza instead!

Let’s kick this week off on the right foot.  

Because boy do I need it.  Life has been sort of insane lately.  Without me getting all whiny and complainy, let’s just say that I bit off more than I could chew.  Story of my life.

Combine that with some other factors beyond my control and that equals one stressed out lady.  But it’s cool.  I’m dealing with it.

But anyway, homemade pizza does do wonders to calm me down … all that cheesy goodness I guess.  True fact.  Cheese = happiness.

A sliced Black Bean Pizza on parchment paper.

And this flavor combo … is killer.  Hands down my favorite pizza right now.  

The “sauce” is a slightly smoky black bean puree and then you can go right ahead and top it will some sautéed sweet potatoes, red onion and plenty of manchego cheese.

Pull it out of the oven and then throw on some cilantro and creamy delicious avocado.  

Gah, I die.  So so good.

A sliced Sweet Potato Pizza with a piece pulled to the side.

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Pizza

Yield: 1 large pizza
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This cheesy sweet potato black bean pizza is a fun twist on the classic dish! With a smoky black bean sauce, plenty of cheese, veggies and creamy avocado, it’s hard to resist. Vegetarian. 


For the pizza:

  • 1 ball pizza dough
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • about ¾ of a small sweet potato, sliced into rounds about ⅛ inch thick
  • about 1 cup freshly grated manchego cheese*
  • ½ of a small red onion, thinly sliced

For serving:

  • chopped cilantro
  • sliced avocado


  1. Preheat the oven to 500ºF. Place a pizza stone in the oven and allow the stone to heat for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Place the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface and allow the dough to relax for about 10 minutes (but no longer than 30). Roll out and shape the dough and then transfer to a piece of parchment the size of your pizza stone that has been lightly dusted with cornmeal.
  3. Meanwhile, add the black beans, garlic, chipotle pepper, paprika, cumin, salt and vegetable broth to a food processor. Process until smooth (and a sort of thick puree forms). Set aside.
  4. Set a small skillet over medium heat. Add in the olive oil. When hot, add in the sliced sweet potato and sprinkle with a little salt. Cook for about 10 to 12 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  5. Brush the edges of the pizza dough lightly with olive oil. Spread the black bean puree on the dough, using a spatula to smear it evenly (it will be a thicker layer). Sprinkle the pizza with the cheese. Top with the sweet potato slices and red onion.
  6. Transfer to the oven (put the parchment paper with the pizza directly on the pizza stone). Bake for about 12 to 14 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.
  7. Let the pizza cool for a few minutes, then sprinkle with the cilantro and top with the sliced avocado. Serve immediately.


*Most manchego cheese is made with animal rennet. If you are vegetarian, sub with mozzarella cheese instead.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 353Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 498mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 15g

Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.