Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sweet Potato Kale Pizza with Rosemary and Red Onion

Pizza may be my all-time favorite food.  I could have pizza every single week!  I am always on the look out for new and inventive pizza recipes, and this one is a real winner!  I seem to always get quizzical looks when I tell people about it, but trust me, this is a pizza I would pay good money for at a restaurant! 

The combination of flavors is fantastic!  The sweet roasted red onions with the thick-cut sweet potatoes are wonderful.  That paired with a hint of rosemary, a crunch of kale, and a splash of balsamic vinegar make this pizza complex while still remaining kid-friendly.  

I always try to serve food with a variety of colors, and I love how colorful this pizza is.  Also, the fact that it doesn't use a sauce makes it a nice change of pace from our other pizza options.  I really encourage you to give it a try.  You will not be disappointed!  

your favorite pizza dough or ready-made crust
2 small sweet potatoes, sliced into about 1/4" thick rounds
1 medium red onion, cut into thick wedges
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
5-6 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
1-2 C kale, torn into pieces
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.  Toss the sweet potato rounds and onions in the olive oil on a large baking sheet.  Lay the potato rounds flat and season everything with salt and pepper to taste.  Bake for about 20 minutes being sure to turn the potatoes once during cooking and season the other sides.
  2. Once the veggies are done, turn your oven to 500 degrees and let your pizza stone (if using) heat up.
  3. To assemble the pizza, first layer the shredded cheese over the pizza crust.  Sprinkle the rosemary evenly over the cheese.  Once the veggies have finished roasting, place the potato rounds on top of the cheese.  Spread the onions evenly over the potatoes.  Lay the kale pieces on top (remember, the kale will shrink during the baking process).  Finally, drizzle the balsamic over the entire pizza.
  4. Place the pizza directly on the pizza stone, or on the oven rack.  Cook approximately 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and slightly browned on the edges. 
  5. Let the pizza sit a few minutes before slicing.  Eat and enjoy!


  1. So many of my favorite foods on one pizza!!

    1. Thanks for visiting! I sure hope you give it a try! :)

  2. im going to have to try this on my cauliflower crust recipe! looks delish!

    1. Cauliflower crust?!? That sounds awesome!! Maybe we can get together for a pizza cooking dinner!