Pizza night is always a favorite and with store-bought dough, I've made this recipe so simple and delicious. It's a no-brainer. There are only 8 ingredients in this sweet potato pizza - I know you can do this!
I absolutely love sweet potatoes. I love them baked with a dollop of sour cream. Cutting them into cubes and roasting with olive oil, salt and pepper - yum! Slicing into strips for sweet potato French fries - to die for. And for this sweet potato pizza, slicing into thin strips and then into thirds makes for an eclectic topping on this gourmet pizza.
For this sweet potato pizza: go with smoked cheddar
The first time I made this pizza I couldn't find smoked cheddar cheese so I used smoked gouda. The second time I made it for this video I couldn't find smoked gouda, but could find smoked cheddar. Honestly, either cheese is awesome. One tip: the smoked cheddar I did find that first time was maple smoked cheddar or bacon smoked cheddar. I didn't think either of those cheeses were a good fit, so I went with the smoked gouda that first time. I think smoked gouda is more common at the grocery store.
Sweet Potato Pizza Night (plus leftovers!)
I cook with leftovers in mind because it's so easy to do. If I'm making one pizza, it's just as easy to make two. There's plenty left over for lunch and then some. If we don't eat all of the second one (lol) I put it in the freezer for another night when we don't feel like cooking. I freeze them in packs of two slices. So convenient for later.
The dough. It's store bought and you do need to let it sit out for a bit before trying to roll it. Ideally, as mentioned in my BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe, you'd let it sit out over night (covered) and roll it out the next day. However, I realize we don't all have time to let dough sit out overnight. That being said, please try to give it a couple of hours in an olive-oiled bowl in a warm room. Then, flour up that cutting board and roll it into whatever shape you want. I'm partial to rectangle or oval pizzas because they fit well on my sheet pans.
The crust. I rolled my dough thinner for this pizza because I was in the mood for thin crisp pizza. So I'll leave it up to you. If you want it a little thicker and doughy-er don't roll it out so wide and thin!Print