Sweet Potato Kale Pizza

by Kelli H. on November 8, 2012

Please don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say this might be the best pizza I’ve ever had. I’m not talking about best homemade pizza either. I mean BEST pizza EVER. It has that sweet savory thing going on that I’m all about. I know some people aren’t into blue cheese, which this pizza has a lot of, but change it out with goat or feta if you must. I don’t recommend it, but it could definitely be done.

I had originally planned on making it during the week for dinner but things got busy, you know how it is. I ended up making it for lunch last Saturday, and David and I were blown away. The creamy homemade blue cheese sauce is tasty enough to eat as a salad dressing. I’d also planned on using a regular sweet potato, but Whole Foods only had Japanese sweet potatoes. They have purple skin and are white on the inside. I think their sweeter than an actual sweet potato. If you can find a Japanese sweet potato, I recommend using it. It worked wonders in this recipe!

There was a little bit of prep to this pizza with caramelizing the onions, but keep it in mind and maybe make it on the weekend like me. I think you’ll be happy you made this pizza.

I reallllllly can’t recommend this pizza enough! It totally screams fall flavors, and I’m counting down the days until I make it again. Perhaps I’ll make it Sunday!

Sweet Potato Kale Pizza
Recipe adapted from The Sweets Life

1 pizza dough
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 Japanese sweet potato (or regular), peeled & shredded
4-5 oz blue cheese crumbles
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
1/4 cup milk
1-2 cups torn kale

1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

2. In a medium saute pan heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and saute for about 5 minutes. Turn heat to low and stir occasionally for 15-20 minutes until caramelized. Add shredded sweet potato to the onion for the last 5 minutes of cooking.

3. In a bowl; combine 4 oz blue cheese crumbles, garlic, sage, and milk. Mash together to make a paste.

4. Roll out pizza dough. Spread blue cheese paste over dough. Cover with kale and top with onion/sweet potato mixture. Sprinkle remaining 1 oz of blue cheese on top. Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on your oven.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

elizabeth @ chronic venture November 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm

yum! I love this combo and the idea of using grated potato. next time I make pizza I will definitely have to try this out!

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sonia the mexigarian November 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm

interesting concept. i am not a fan of blue cheese, but am willing to give it a try 🙂 love the sweet potatoes.

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lifeofdi.com November 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Yum! Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods 🙂 I’m sure they’re just delicious on a pizza! Blue cheese is pretty good too – not my favorite but I’d be willing to give it a try on the pizza!

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Jamie @ StudioEats November 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm

This looks so delicious!!

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Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes November 10, 2012 at 9:47 pm

If you say it’s the best then I guess I have to try it! Sweet potato sounds like an awesome wintery touch. Plus, I always love reasons to add kale. I really, really can’t wait to try this!

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Natalie November 11, 2012 at 4:35 am

so so glad you loved it!!

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Made in Sonoma November 11, 2012 at 7:47 am

I pretty much love all your recipes!

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KellieLyne January 14, 2013 at 4:11 am

Excellent pizza! I made one pizza with the sweet potatoes and one without since my hubby isn’t a fan of them. They both were excellent!

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Made in Sonoma January 14, 2013 at 4:14 am

So glad you enjoyed them!

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Anonymous April 15, 2013 at 3:47 am

recipe for crust?

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Made in Sonoma April 15, 2013 at 3:52 am

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