Happy Halloween, everyone! While I don’t have anything scary to share today, I did want to present a pizza that is certainly festive and reflective of the fall season! There has been a steady stream of sweet potatoes in our home over the past few weeks. I totally relate to this quote from Jeanine at Love and Lemons recently: “Pumpkins seem to get all the glory this time of year, but in my opinion, the humble sweet potato is the real star of fall cooking.” Yes, yes, and yes.
This simple pizza is based in a whole wheat crust and topped with marinara sauce, spinach, red peppers, crumbled goat cheese, and roasted sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes really made the pizza special. You do have to set aside some time to peel the potatoes, chop them, coat them in olive oil and spices, and finally, roast them in the oven. But the result is truly worth it. Besides, you can prep everything else–spread the dough, add the pizza sauce, sauté the spinach, chop the red peppers, crumble the goat cheese–while the potatoes are roasting. You might even have time to clean up the kitchen!
Filled with beauty, color, and nutrients. Delicious in the moment and reheated as leftovers too!
- whole wheat pizza dough
- ¼ cup pizza sauce
- 1 small sweet potato, peeled & chopped into small pieces
- 4 oz goat cheese, crumbled
- bunch of fresh spinach
- ½ red bell pepper, diced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ⅛ tsp dried garlic
- ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Farenheit and line a baking pan with foil.
- Cover sweet potato pieces with olive oil and spices.
- Roast the potato pieces for 30-40 minutes, until crispy and brown.
- Meanwhile, sauté spinach in a pan with 1 tsbp olive oil.
- Stretch out pizza dough onto sprayed pan.
- Coat dough lightly with pizza sauce.
- Add spinach, goat cheese, red peppers, and sweet potatoes.
- Finish with freshly ground black pepper.
- Bake the pizza in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Let cool for 5 minutes, then slice and serve.