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Sweet Potato & Kale Pesto Pizza

RECIPE TYPES Main Course, Pizza
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). It’s earthy, hearty and kinda sweet. I think you are going to like it too.
|Written January 12, 2013

INGREDIENTS

  • Salt, for seasoning the potato and onion slices
  • Pepper, for seasoning the potato and onion slices
  • 1 cup mozzarella, at room temperature, shredded
  • ⅓ cup Raw Pistachio and Kale Pesto
SERVINGS4 servings
TOTAL TIME40minutes
PREP10minutes
COOK30minutes

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 for Pizza Toppings

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 Sauce for 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 Up Close

How gorgeous is this pizza?

Chewy Homemade Pizza Dough with Sweet Potatoes and Kale

Sweet Potato & Kale Pesto Pizza Pie

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

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