Roasted Sweet Potato Pizza

November 12, 2009
0 Ratings
  • Serves 8 slices
Author Notes

I had to work late the other night and needed to order some pizzas for my team. This was one a few recent strings of ordering-in for the office, so I decided to switch things up a bit by adding a white pizza to the roster. I'm pretty loyal to marinara, but I forgot how delicious a ricotta base can be. I thought I would try this at home and add some veggies. I opted for some onions and sweet potatoes and rounded the sweetness of both off with some thyme, garlic, and of course a little salt and pepper. It was easy, comforting, and balanced by a glass of red wine. {I guess working overtime pays off eventually.} —theicp

What You'll Need
  • Pre-made pizza dough {I found that most grocery stores have pretty decent frozen dough that thaws well.}
  • 1 Onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 Sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Ricotta cheese
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups Large, fresh balls of mozzarella, sliced in thin rounds
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt & pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a roasting pan, add your chopped sweet potatoes and chunks of onions. Drizzle a little olive oil and sprinkle a pinch or two of salt over the veggies and roast for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, use cooking spray on a baking pan or pizza stone and roll out your dough, make sure the dough is evenly distributed across the pan.
  4. Next, create your base by mixing the ricotta, garlic, thyme, and some pinches of salt and pepper. Spread the ricotta on the dough – using as much as you need to cover the base.
  5. Next, add sliced mozzarella andn evenly top with the roasted onions and sweet potatoes.
  6. Put the pizza in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until the crust is crispy on the outside.
  7. Once the pizza is finished baking, top it off with a little drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle or two of pepper and thyme before serving.

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3 Reviews

Lizthechef May 5, 2010
I'm new to pizza-making but yours really catches my eye. Thanks!
theicp January 21, 2010
You are so right!
aargersi January 12, 2010
YUM! Some sort of smoky cheese thrown on there might be tasty too ...