Fontina & Sweet Potato Pizza Recipe

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

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 (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

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

Nutritional Facts

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

  • 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
  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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sarahleigh81 User ID: 3444209 254305
Reviewed 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."

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mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 223640
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

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

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havingfunwithmyfamily User ID: 7043692 150378
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 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!"

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 195217
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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