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Sweet Potato Kale Pizza

Posted May 30 2011 12:00am
I don't know who came up with this pizza at  Emma's , but I need to thank them.  Simply known as the #3, a thin, crispy crust is topped with baby spinach, caramelized onions, garlic, rosemary sauce, mozzarella and goat cheese.  Yes, please.  Might've been the quickest decision I've ever made in a restaurant!

Love at first bite, I knew I'd be recreating it at home.  Especially since I didn't get the leftovers ;)

I switched things up a bit and it came out just as delicious.  Maybe even better?   This time there were no leftovers, so I need to make it again.    Soon.

Sweet Potato & Kale Pizza w/Rosemary Goat Cheese Sauce
Recipe by Shannon, inspired by Emma's
Serves 2

The components of the pizza can be made ahead of time-- my dough came out of the freezer, the onion caramelized and sweet potato roasted ahead of time, making for an easy week-night dinner.

1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1-2T olive oil
1 medium-large sweet potato
pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
kale, chopped/ripped into small pieces  (I didn't measure this, maybe ~1c)
3oz goat cheese
1T chopped fresh rosemary
1 clove garlic (or more if you'd like), chopped or run through a garlic press
1/4c milk (nondairy is fine)

Preheat the oven (anywhere from 350-400deg will be fine).

Poke some holes in the sweet potato with a fork and wrap in aluminum foil.  Roast for ~1hr, until nice and soft (a fork will slide right through when it's done).  Let cool, then cut the sweet potato in half and remove the flesh for the pizza.  The skin is still delicious, I'd recommend eating it right away :)

Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet (or dutch oven) over medium heat.  Add onions and stir to coat in the oil.  Cook for a 1-2min, then turn down heat.  Cook over low heat for 15-20min, until onions become browned and nicely caramelized.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Raise oven temperature to 450deg.  If you have a pizza stone, make sure it's in the oven now!

To prepare the rosemary goat cheese sauce, put goat cheese, rosemary and garlic into a small bowl.  Add milk and whisk until it becomes smooth and spreadable consistency.

Roll out pizza dough on a surface dusted with a little cornmeal (or more flour).  I rolled mine out pretty thin, so it was more like a flatbread, but feel free to make whatever style crust you prefer.

Once the oven is preheated, remove the pizza stone and assemble your pizza.  Spread the rosemary goat cheese sauce over the dough, then top with chopped kale, sweet potato and caramelized onions.  Bake 10-12 min, until crust is crispy!

How was everyone's weekend?
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