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Sweet Potato Pizza Bites (Paleo, Whole30) – Make Spider Toppings for Halloween!

These Paleo and Whole30 Sweet Potato Pizza Bites are so fun and easy to make, and you can even make spooky shapes with the toppings for Halloween!

Sweet Potato Pizza Bites

You ready for the cutest and the most delicious snack for a party? From my experience, the most popular appetizers at get-togethers are finger foods that you can enjoy a bite at time. That way, you aren’t overcommitting to one dish and you can taste a little bit of everything.

Sweet Potato Pizza Bites Recipe

These mini Sweet Potato Pizza Bites are the perfect snack for those get-togethers and they are packed with all the good-for-you ingredients without any dairy or gluten. Not only that, they are fun and easy to make, and you can even get your kids involved because the steps are pretty simple. If you are a sweet potato lover, I know you’ll love this recipe!

Make Spider Toppings for Halloween!

Not only are these Sweet Potato Pizza Bites great any time of the year, you can get festive over Halloween by making fun shapes with black olives. Making little spiders with them is actually quite easy to do, and they actually end up look super creepy and realistic.

I mean… what kid wouldn’t go crazy for these? If these are TOO creepy, you can even make jack-o’-lantern faces like I did with these Halloween deviled eggs! Aren’t they so much fun?

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Choose Your Own Toppings!

I’m a huge fan of the pepperoni and olives combo, but if aren’t, you can, of course, choose your own toppings and put anything you want on these Sweet Potato Pizza Bites. Some of my other favorites are: bacon, mushrooms, arugula, prosciutto, and real cheese if your digestion has no problem with it.

The sweet potato crust is quite sturdy, but make sure the toppings aren’t too heavy, because you’ll want to be able pick these up in one hand without the crust falling apart!

Sweet Potato Pizza Bites


Sweet Potato Pizza Bites (Paleo, Whole30)

These Paleo and Whole30 Sweet Potato Pizza Bites are so fun and easy to make, and you can even make spooky shapes with the toppings for Halloween!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 pizza bites
Calories 81kcal
Author Jean Choi


Sweet Potato Crust

  • 1 large sweet potato (about 1/2 lb) cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Cashew Cheese

  • 1/2 cup raw cashew
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp water plus more if needed

Pizza Toppings

  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce sugar free
  • 12 pepperoni slices sugar free
  • black olives
  • Optional garnish: red pepper flakes, basil leaves, garlic powder, or your favorite topping


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease it lightly.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place sweet potato chunks and coconut flour in the food processor and blend until the mixture becomes a fine texture.
  • Add egg, olive oil, sea salt, and garlic powder, and pulse until the dough becomes pasty.
  • Scoop out 2 tablespoons of the dough on the parchment paper and use your hands to shape into a circular crust that's about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • While the crust is baking, make the cashew cheese by blending all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Add more water if the consistency is too thick.
  • Once the crust is done baking, top with 1 tsp marinara sauce.
  • Add the cashew cheese (you might not use all of it), then top with a slice of pepperoni.
  • Add black olive slices, or for Halloween, cut the olives into shapes for spiders before adding them. 
  • Place back in the oven and bake for another 5 minutes. 
  • Sprinkle with your favorite toppings, then enjoy!

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Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce-6

Happy Monday! It’s been a glorious weekend in NorCal that was warm and sunny. After a week of rain and flood, I’m so happy that it has finally cleared up and that I can go on long walks with my dogs in a t-shirt and yoga pants (basically my uniform). Anywho… let’s talk about these Instant Pot eggs in marinara sauce.

One of the biggest requests I receive from my readers is that they want to see more Instant Pot recipes. Well, ask and you shall receive. This week, I’m posting not 1, but 2 Instant Pot recipes, and these yummy  eggs cooked in marinara sauce are the first on the lineup!

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and all, and I think celebration should start as soon as you wake up. And what better way to celebrate love than with a healthy warm breakfast that gives you all the happy feels?

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauceds

This recipe won’t yield a runny yolk, but it’ll be soft and still delicious. They were cooked just past the runny stage, so they tasted creamy and so so decadent. I especially loved it over some Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free toast. If you are avoiding yeast for one reason or another, try making my Paleo Yeast Free Bread. The crispiness of the toast complements with the soft yummy eggs perfectly!

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Don’t you think your honey will love starting the day with a delicious breakfast like this? Just don’t tell him or her that it took less than 20 minutes. If you have a busy morning and want to take even less time, you can even prep and make the marinara sauce base the night before and just cook the eggs in the morning, which is literally 0 minute cooking time in the Instant Pot. There’s nothing to not love about that!

Hope you have a great Valentine’s Day, and make sure to treat yourself and your loved ones with delicious food, sweets, and kind loving words!

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Paleo Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Author Jean Choi


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar-free marinara sauce
  • 4-6 eggs
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves, for garnish


  • Put coconut oil in the Instant Pot and turn it on to "Sauté" setting. Wait a few minutes for it to get hot.
  • Add garlic, onion, red bell pepper, chili powder, paprika cumin to the Instant Pot. Season generously with salt and pepper, and cook while stirring for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and the peppers are soft.
  • Add marinara sauce and stir everything together. Turn off heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully crack the eggs into the sauce, making sure you don't crack the yolks. Try to make them spaced out evenly.
  • Close the lid, make sure the pressure valve is closed, and set the Instant Pot to Manual on low pressure for 0 minute.
  • Once it beeps to finish, quickly release the pressure valve and open the lid.
  • Sprinkle with parsley leaves, and serve on its own or on your favorite gluten free toast! I like Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Bread or my Paleo Yeast Free Bread.

Paleo Gluten Free Whole30 Instant Pot Eggs in Marinara Sauce