This unusual yet tasty sweet and savory pizza is made with a curried red lentil sauce instead of tomato sauce, and then topped with a delicious mix of sweet potato, eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, onions, and spices. Try it with a thin whole-wheat crust.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the lentils and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain, and set aside.

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a pizza pan with non-stick cooking spray.

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic and onions; cook until soft and slightly browned. Stir in eggplant and sweet potato. Pour in about 1/2 cup of liquid from canned tomatoes. Simmer until juices are absorbed.

  • Stir in tomatoes, ginger, curry powder, cumin, salt, and pepper; simmer until sweet potato begins to soften, about 15 to 20 minutes. (If juices cook off before potatoes are fully cooked, stir in a small amount of water, and cover.)

  • Place pizza crust on pizza pan. Spread the lentils evenly across the surface of the crust out to the edges. Spread sweet potato mixture evenly on top, and sprinkle with cheese.

  • Bake in a preheated oven until the edges are browned, about 10 to 13 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

314.2 calories; 14.7 g protein; 51.3 g carbohydrates; 8.9 mg cholesterol; 449.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2009
Unusual and wonderful! I loved that it was vegetarian but my family is full of carnivores so I added some cubed left over chicken. I could eat the topping just on its own without the crust it's just wonderful Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2006
This made a delicious meal! However I had issues with the recipe. First it took the lentils 1 1/2 hours to cook. Second the description says "red lentil sauce;" instead it's just a layer of lentils. Also it made way too much for one pizza crust. Ate with knife and fork and it was very messy. I would make this again but the recipe is a bit misleading. Read More
(17)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2009
Unusual and wonderful! I loved that it was vegetarian but my family is full of carnivores so I added some cubed left over chicken. I could eat the topping just on its own without the crust it's just wonderful Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2006
This made a delicious meal! However I had issues with the recipe. First it took the lentils 1 1/2 hours to cook. Second the description says "red lentil sauce;" instead it's just a layer of lentils. Also it made way too much for one pizza crust. Ate with knife and fork and it was very messy. I would make this again but the recipe is a bit misleading. Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
07/09/2007
I was looking up different ways to use up my lentils without resorting to soup again. This pizza is actually pretty tasty AFTER changing the recipe a bit. Lentils take twice as long to cook. I mixed the lentils with the other stuff cause the layer seemed pointless. Also I HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting TWO pizza crusts... way too much stuff for one. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2008
Has more fiber in it than any human would ever need; pretty tasty but sits in the stomach like a ton of bricks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2007
one of the best recipes we've ever made! we were making this vegan and couldn't find a ready-made crust that was vegan so we substituted wheat pita bread and decreased the cooking time. came out wonderfully. takes a little work but absolutely worth it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2009
Unusual and wonderful! I loved that it was vegetarian but my family is full of carnivores so I added some cubed left over chicken. I could eat the topping just on its own without the crust it's just wonderful Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
This is great with out the crust and cheese. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2007
Interesting way to use the ingredients in a pizza. I would make this again but change a few things as I found it to be a bit bland and I had to add a lot of salt to it. Next time I would use a few different types of cheese and use more than the recipe called for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2005
i thought it was great and i love onions so that made it more better than it was: hahaha Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2011
I think there is a mistake in the directions. The submitter states that she uses a "curried red lentil sauce" in place of tomato sauce but the directions call for it all to be stirred in together. I came up with nothing but mush. It still tasted good but the texture was a bit off-putting. Next time I'll try frying up the onions garlic spices (which is more traditional Indian style) and add the lentils to that. Then make the sweet potato/eggplant mixture on it's own. Read More
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