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Fontina & Sweet Potato Pizza

The recipe came about mainly thanks to my husband, who's a real pizza fan. And it gets nutrient-rich sweet potatoes into a meal, which I love. It always leaves you wanting more. —Libby Walp, Chicago, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato (about 10 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded fontina cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450°. Peel and cut sweet potato into 1/4-in. slices. Cut each slice into 1/2-in.-wide strips; place in a microwave-safe dish. Add water. Microwave, covered, on high 3-4 minutes or until potato is almost tender. Drain; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Unroll and press dough onto a greased 12-in. pizza pan. If desired, pinch edge to form a rim. Sprinkle with mozzarella and fontina cheeses; drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Top with sweet potato; sprinkle with herbs. Drizzle with remaining oil; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake on lowest oven rack 12-15 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 374 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 819mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • sarahleigh81
    Sep 19, 2016

    I wanted to like this pizza. I thought the sweet potatoes would be a delicious pizza topping, and I was excited for the fontina cheese. Unfortunately my husband and I agreed that this pizza had NO flavor. Very, very bland. I think this combination could be good with some sliced apple or pear, but I'm not going to try. I won't be making this again.

  • mother of 3
    Mar 26, 2015

    I thought it had great flavor with the sweet potatoes. Hubby not quite as impressed.

  • havingfunwithmyfamily
    Feb 27, 2014

    This was such a fun pizza! I have never seen sweet potatoes as a pizza topping before this. I was so excited to try it. I did use wheat pizza dough. I am a pizza sauce fan. To me...it's all about the sauce, so I added a homemade white sauce to this pizza recipe. I also caramelized onions to add to the pizza. I completely forgot to add the herbs, but it was still absolutely delicious! Love the great idea!

  • Angel182009
    Feb 9, 2014

    My toddler who is against vegetables at the moment loved this pizza. It was a great way to get him to eat his vegetables. I did use my homemade whole wheat pizza dough instead of the refrigerated. My husband on the other hand did not like the pizza and thought it didn't have enough flavor.