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Fontina & Sweet Potato Pizza Recipe
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Fontina & Sweet Potato Pizza Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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 (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) 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

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 374 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 819 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato & Fontina Pizza in Taste of Home February/March 2014

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Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

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

Reviewed 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'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!"

Reviewed 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."

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