Sweet Potato & Kale Pesto Pizza

Pizza is great. My favorite thing about pizza is how it’s a vehicle for almost any food. I use it for leftovers all the time. You might not believe some of the things I have thrown on a pizza: indian food!

I must admit, I never really considered putting sweet potatoes on pizza. That is, until I had a bunch laying around (along with some homemade kale pesto). I tried it on a whim and it was fantastic; it’s earthy, hearty and kinda sweet. I think you are going to like it too.


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Yield: 4 servings

Total Time
40 minutes

Prep time
10 minutes
Cook time
30 minutes

Main Ingredients:

Kale, Sweet Potato

Recipe Types:

Main Course, Pizza

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Wash 1 small sweet potato, removing any dark spots. Then thinly slice it either using a food processor or a mandolin slicer. I guess a knife would also work.

Sweet Potato and Red Onion

3. Peel and thinly slice 1/2 of a red onion.

4. Place the sweet potato and red onion slices in a large mixing bowl and toss them with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and some salt and fresh pepper.

Roasting Sweet Potatoes and Red Onions

5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay out the sweet potatoes and onions. Place them in the over to roast for about 20 minutes, tossing them at least once.

6. After the potatoes and onions have been removed, bring the oven to 500 degrees F or the oven’s maximum temperature.

7. Place pizza dough on a large piece of parchment paper and roll it out to your desired thickness. I am geometrically challenged and cannot seem to make circles. Pentagons, hexagons and any other shape that is non-circular is fine. But no circles.

Kale and Pistachio Pesto Pizza

8. Lightly brush the dough with the 1 remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Now spoon 1/3 cup of raw pistachio and kale pesto onto the dough. Add 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and then top the pizza with the roasted sweet potatoes and onions.

Making Sweet Potato & Kale Pesto Pizza

9. Place in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes or so, until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted.

10. Remove and let cool for a minute or so, then slice and serve!

Sweet Potato & Kale Pesto Pizza Close UP

How gorgeous is this pizza?

Chewy Homemade Pizza Dough

Sweet Potato & Kale Pesto Pizza Full

This recipe originally appeared on KQED’s Bay Area Bites.

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