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Monday, January 16, 2012

Sweet Potato and Kale Pizza

Sweet Potato and Kale Pizza

It's been a very long time since I've posted a pizza recipe on this site and I had to remedy that immediately. This pizza has some of my favorite winter ingredients, but used in a fun way instead of another stew or casserole. Since it's chock full of vegetables, you can fool yourself into thinking this is healthy. You'll probably have a lot of kale left over after making this. Make kale chips and try not to devour them all on one sitting. I love the sweet potatoes and onions with the slightly bitter and crispy kale. I added a few red pepper flakes when serving to give it a spicy edge, but a drizzle of balsamic cream would be amazing as well and would tie everything together nicely.

Pizza Ingredients
Pizza ingredients

Add olive oil to the kale
Add olive oil and seasonings to the kale

Season the sweet potatoes
Do the same with the sweet potatoes

Roll the dough out to a circle
Roll out the dough to something that resembles a circle

Brush the dough with oil
Brush the dough with oil

Top with cheese
Top with cheese

Add the sweet potatoes
Add the sweet potatoes

Add the onions
The the onions

Bake for 5 minutes
Bake for 5 minutes

Add the kale
Add the kale

Pizza is ready
It's done!

Pizza close up
Close up

Pizza slice
Slice and eat



Orange and Green Pizzas from Around the Web:
Sweet Potato Kale Pizza by Two Peas & Their Pod
Sweet Potato Kale Pizza by Tri To Cook
Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Pizza by Bev Cooks


Sweet Potato and Kale Pizza
(By Esi)

Makes 2 9-inch pizzas

1 pound curly kale, washed, dried, and torn into pieces
1 small sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Cornmeal as needed
1 pound whole wheat pizza dough, at room temperature
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Spread a thin layer of cornmeal on the foil and set aside.

In a large bowl, drizzle the kale with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to lightly coat all of the kale with oil and seasonings.

Drizzle the sweet potato slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to one large circle or two 9-inch circles. Brush any excess flour off the dough.

Brush the dough with a thin layer of olive oil. Top with the mozzarella and then the sweet potato and onion slices.

Bake the pizza for 5 minutes. Take the pizza out of the oven and top with the kale. Bake for an additional five minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling, the sweet potatoes are cooked through, and the kale is crisp. Serve immediately.


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17 comments:

vanillasugarblog said...

Mmmm. You make veggie pizzas look so darn good womnan!

Heather Christo said...

Esi! This pizza is just beautiful! What a unique and delicious vegetarian option.

Maria said...

One of my favorite pizzas!

marla said...

Love that crispy kale on top of this pizza, nice combo with the creamy sweet potatoes :)

Erica said...

This is my kind of pizza! Really love the sweet potato and onion on there

Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] said...

I've never thought of adding sweet potato to a pizza. Thanks for the idea!

Joanne said...

With both kale AND sweet potatoes, this is a nutritional all-star!

Katie said...

I've never eaten kale before, but now I'm craving it!

Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living said...

Love this pizza! Sweet potatoes are an all-time favorite food of mine, and kale chips are so darn tasty. Combine them as toppings on a pizza, and I'm sold ;).

emily (a nutritionist eats) said...

Oh yum! Just the other day I thought I should try kale on pizza (it is my fave veg) - this is beautiful with the orange and green!

Banana Wonder said...

what a FANTASTIC pizza! Love the combination of sweet taters and kale. I need to try putting kale on pizza now.... or a kale and sweet potato grilled cheese?

Joy said...

Pizza looks great. I could pretend it fits in my diet.

the actor's diet said...

that looks so good! reminds me of a butternut squash from stella rossa that i loved.

angela@spinachtiger said...

Not only good, but a pretty pizza. I would make kale salad with my left overs.

lisa is cooking said...

Sweet potatoes and kale are a great match, and they fabulous on the pizza. Lucky me, I just got some sweet potatoes and kale from my CSA this week!

Diana said...

If this pizza had quinoa on it, it would involve pretty much all my favorite things in the food universe. Hmmm... quinoa on pizza... do I dare???

I still need to make kale chips, by the way. This will happen in the year of yes, oh yes it will.

Shannon said...

looks great, one of my favorite combos :)