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Roasted Sweet Potato Pizza with Spinach & Caramelized Onions

Ingredients

  • 6-8 oz. your favorite pizza dough
  • 2-3 T Creamy Herb Sauce (recipe below)
  • 1 small sweet potato, cut into 1/2? thick slices
  • 1/2 c baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 c thinly sliced red onions
  • 2 T olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c grated mozzarella cheese
Creamy Herb Sauce:
  • 1/2 c cream cheese, softened
  • 2 T nonfat milk
  • 2 T finely chopped scallions or chives
  • 1/2 t herbes de provence
  • Pinch of salt

Recipe

1.  Preheat oven to 450°.   Line a cookie sheet with foil and set aside.  Prepare the creamy herb sauce by combining all ingredients in a bowl and whisking together until smooth.  Cover & set aside.  Remove pizza dough from refrigerator and place in a covered bowl while you work.

2.  Place the sweet potato slices in a bowl and drizzle lightly with olive oil.  Toss, then place in a single layer on the prepared cookie sheet.  Roast for no more than 10 minutes; remove from oven and set aside.

3.  While the sweet potatoes are roasting, begin to caramelize the onions.  Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet.  Place onions in skillet, sprinkle with salt and saute slowly over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes, until the onions have turned a rich, caramel brown.  Remove from heat and set aside.

3.  Dust your hands and work surface lightly with flour.  Working from the center of your ball of pizza dough, gently stretch & shape it to the desired size (since I don't have a pizza stone or pan, I just go rustic & let it make it's only oblong shape; if you prefer round or square pizza, feel free to make those instead).

4.  Brush the dough lightly with olive oil, spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the creamy herb sauce on top, then spread over the surface, leaving about 3/4? distance from the edge of the crust.  Sprinkle with cheese, then add the sweet potato slices and a couple tablespoons of caramelized onions.  Bake for 10-15 minutes, until crust begins to turn golden brown.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped spinach and more onions (more cheese, too, if you like).

5.  Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before cutting.  Using a pizza wheel or sharp knife, cut into 6-8  pieces (depending on size of pizza).  Serve with a nice salad and a small side of creamy herb sauce, and enjoy!

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