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What not to eat: Yam bacon pizza recipe

Posted Dec 28 2011 11:43am

What happens when you combine sparse leftovers in your cupboards and fridge to make a meal? Sometimes the answer is Yam Bacon Pizza. While we didn't actually have bacon on hand (we rarely have processed meats of any kind in the house - may be a few times a year), we have a flax whole wheat pizza crust, tomato sauce, cheese, onion and yam. I Googled and found this recipe for sweet potato pizza (though I think those are yams in her photo - yes, there is a difference) with prosciutto, onions and rosemary. Perfect! Except, I'm not a fan of prosciutto (something about the texture), and I know B is happy for any occasion to have bacon due to the aforementioned bacon shortage in our house, so we swapped the prosciutto for bacon.

The result - SUPER delicious, slightly healthy (ok "healthy" might be an overstatement but hey, there are vegetables), but definitely easy meal! The combination of the sweetness of the yam, salty, crunchy bacon and tangy onion is better than I expected. A must-try treat!

Pizza dough (You can make your own  or cheat and use store bought)
1/4 - 1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 medium yam thinly sliced
1/2 medium onion, chopped
3 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (or cheese of choice)

1. Preheat oven to 425.

2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onions until soft. Add yam and cook for 5-7 minutes, until yam is soft and a little crispy on both sides.

3. Brush the crust of the pizza with 1/2 tbsp olive oil. Spread dough with pizza sauce. Add the slices of sweet potato and onion. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and rosemary on top. Drizzle toppings with remaining olive oil. Bake for 15-18 min.

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