Homemade Sweet Potato Pizza

A few months ago, I made cooked up this pizza with a bunch of random ingredients that were in the fridge. I figured throwing a bunch of my favorite foods on some dough couldn’t go that bad, could it?

Well, Patrick says it’s his favorite pizza recipe (which means a lot coming from someone who grew up in Buffalo, NY), and you guys have been asking me for the recipe ever since! So here it is.

Ingredients:
Your favorite pizza crust (I used Betty Crocker Gluten Free)
1 lb uncooked Brussel sprouts
1 large sweet potato
1 cup crumbled blue cheese (or feta)
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 Tbsp olive or avocado oil
1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 cup (or as much as you want) mozzarella cheese

Directions:
1. Prepare your pizza crust. Personally, I used Betty Crocker Gluten Free crust because gluten and yeast really mess with my belly and this particular brand only has 1 gram of sugar. Be sure to read your ingredients labels. Often, gluten-free products are packed with added sugar to make them taste sweeter. 

4. Prepare your Brussel sprouts. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a food processor, or carefully using a knife, chop the Brussel sprouts into strips. In a bowl, mix the chopped sprouts, olive oil, + balsamic vinegar. I also throw a little bit of pepper on mine because I use pepper on pretty much everything!

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Line a cookie sheet/baking pan with parchment paper + spread out the sprouts. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until slightly crispy and brown.

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3. Mash your sweet potato however you prefer. OR peel the potato and microwave it in a microwave safe bowl for 5 minutes. When the potato is cooked, you should be able to mash it with a fork. Add a little bit of milk (I used almond milk) to make it slightly creamy. Then, spread the mashed potato on the crust as the “sauce” of the pizza.
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3. Top the sweet potatoes with mozzarella cheese. I use about 1 cup. You do not want too much because we still have a ton of other toppings to load! But you do want to make sure there is enough cheese for the cheese to melt and keep the toppings from sliding off.
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4. Add the Brussel sprouts on top of the cheese, followed by the blue cheese (or feta), and finally sprinkle on the dried cranberries.
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5. Finally, bake for about 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Being from Buffalo, I also dip mine in blue cheese dressing!

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Wegman’s yogurt blue cheese dressing is the BEST

Enjoy!

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If you give it a try, be sure to share your results with me. Nosh on, hangry pizza lovers!

XO – J

 

 

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