Sweet Potato and Kale Pizza

The colors and flavors of sweet potato and kale take this pizza to a whole new delicious and nutritious place. Truly a superfood pizza loaded with carotenoids and other phytochemicals (naturally occurring plant chemicals) linked to health-promoting and disease-fighting activities.

For a vegan meal, replace goat cheese with toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds

Simplify by making the sweet potato puree the day before.

If making homemade pizza crust,  my favorite recipe is  100 Days of Real Food: Whole Wheat Pizza

Sweet Potato and Kale Pizza
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Sweet Potato and Kale Pizza
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  1. Heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Steam sweet potatoes 8 - 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender when poked with a fork. Remove sweet potatoes from pot, drain and cool.
  3. Place sweet potatoes in food processor with broth and red pepper flakes, pulse until smooth.
  4. While sweet potatoes are cooking, heat 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil in skillet. Add onion and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until it starts to turn golden brown. Add garlic, and cook another 2 minutes, stirring. Turn off skillet and let cool.
  5. Roll out dough until 1/4 inch thick. Spread potato sauce evenly over dough. Spread onion over Toss kale in remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil, place on top of onion.
  6. Top pizza with kale and goat cheese. Bake until crust is golden, 10 to 15 minutes, sprinkling on walnuts in final 2 minutes.
Recipe Notes


Use butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes, or a blend of butternut squash and sweet potatoes.
Add 1 red bell pepper with cut in quarters and steamed with sweet potatoes or, sliced, to sauté with the onion. It pumps up the flavor and the nutrients

Vegan Pizza
Use vegetable broth when pureeing the sweet potatoes
Instead of goat cheese, toast 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds and sprinkle on pizza the last 2 minutes of baking

NOTE: I steam vegetables rather than boil in water to preserve more nutrients and I think it the vegetables have a brighter color. New to steaming? Check out How to Steam Vegetables

Modified from

Epicurious: Sweet Potato and Kale Pizza

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