Sweet Potato Pizza Pie

SweetPotatoPizzaPie  
Yes, you read that correctly sweet potato and pizza, together!

This has become my new favorite recipes. You see, I go on these binges where I rotate the same 4-5 recipes over and over until I get sick of them. Sweet Potato Pizza Pie has been in heavy rotation in my house lately, Ryan and I are both big fans.

I first discovered this amazing combination of nutrient rich sweet potatoes and pizza at one of my favorite local restaurants, John J Jeffries, a local spot that is known for using all locally grown products and turning out tasty, sustainable, and organic meals and libations.

I quickly became obsessed with their Sweet Potato Pizza Pie. I kept going back for more and unless I wanted to spend all our monthly restaurant budget on this pie I was determined to learn how to make it at home. 

And that I did, for under $5.00 per pizza (that is twice the size of the restaurant’s version.)

Why do I love this pizza so much? One, I have an aversion to tomato sauce and can’t handle more than a tablespoon at a time. Therefore regular pizza is sadly not something I can fit into my regular diet. As this pie substitutes sweet potato puree for tomato sauce I can fully enjoy it without worry about the after effects.

Secondly, sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients and antioxidants, earning them the nomination of one of the healthiest foods we can eat. They makes this dish filling and nutritional. (unlike regular pizza).

Also it’s cheap and easy

So, for Leslie’s Recipe Confessional Friday, a fun way to swap recipes and discover new recipe standards, I thought I’d share MY version of Sweet Potato Pizza Pie. 

Sweet Potato Pizza Pie
Let’s get to it!

What You Will Need:

  • One average sized Sweet Potato
  • Pizza Crust (you can make your own, but I cheat and use Trader Joe’s Garlic and Herb Pizza dough and roll it out into a pie)
  • around 1/4 cup onions diced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • Shredded Colby Cheese (I use 1/2 cup but you can use less or more)
  • 1/2 Tbsp of Basil 
  • oregano (to your liking)

Directions:

  1.  Peel the sweet potato and cook it in the microwave or the oven until it is cooked through. You want it to be softer than it would be if you were cooking it to eat with a fork. 
  2.  Puree the sweet potato in a food processor. Set aside.
  3.  Dice the onions and cut up the mushrooms.
  4.  Prepare you pizza crust and lay it out on your baking pan or pizza stone.
  5.   Using a spatula, evenly spread the sweet potato puree over the pizza crust. (remember this is our “sauce”)
  6.   Top with onions, mushrooms, and basil.
  7.  Top with cheese.
  8.  Bake at 350 degrees for however long your pizza crust needs to bake for (depends on what type you use). I bake mine for 8-10 minutes or until the crust is a light golden brown. 
  9.  Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. 
  10.  Top with oregano and serve!

sweet potato pizza pie

Sure to be a hit!

(please ignore the nutritional information calculated below. This was automatically generated and it not correct. The total fat and calories depend on the type of crust and cheese you decide to use)

Have a great holiday weekend! It’s the official start of summer with temps expecting to rise into the 80’s. I’m breaking out the maxi dresses and flip-flops and chilling.  See ya on Monday!

xoxo Katie
Sweet Potato Pizza Pie
Serves 4
A nutritional pizza using sweet potatoes, onions, mushrooms, herbs, and colby jack cheese on a garlic herb crust. (A tomato free pizza!)
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Prep Time
6 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
16 min
Prep Time
6 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
16 min
111 calories
12 g
14 g
5 g
5 g
3 g
73 g
50 g
3 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
73g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111
Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 14mg
5%
Sodium 50mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
95%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
14%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. One average sized Sweet Potato
  2. Pizza Crust (you can make your own, but I cheat and use Trader Joe’s Garlic and Herb Pizza dough and roll it out into a pie)
  3. around 1/4 cup onions diced
  4. 1/2 cup mushrooms
  5. Shredded Colby Cheese (I use 1/2 cup but you can use less or more)
  6. 1/2 Tbsp of Basil
  7. Oregano (to your liking)
Instructions
  1. 1. Peel and cook the sweet potato in the microwave or the oven until it is cooked through. You want it to be softer than it would be if you were cooking it to eat with a fork.
  2. 2. Puree the sweet potato in a food processor. Set aside.
  3. 3. Dice the onions and cut up the mushrooms.
  4. 4. Prepare you pizza crust and lay it out on your baking pan or pizza stone.
  5. 5. Using a spatula, evenly spread the sweet potato puree over the pizza crust. (remember this is our “sauce”)
  6. 6. Top with onions, mushrooms, and basil.
  7. 7. Top with cheese.
  8. 8. Bake at 350 degrees for however long your pizza crust needs to bake for (depends on what type you use). I bake mine for 8-10 minutes or until the crust is a light golden brown.
  9. 9. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes.
  10. 10. Top with oregano and serve!
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calories
111
fat
5g
protein
5g
carbs
12g
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Quinoa Pizza Bits – Healthy Snack

quinoa pizza bites

I’m a HUGE snacker.

I like to graze throughout the day instead of eating 3 meals. I also prefer appetizers to actual main courses. A night watching my favorite TV is not complete with out something to munch on. This gets me in trouble as it sizes me out of my skinny jeans.

I’m always looking for healthy yet tasty and fun snacks. There is only so many carrots and celery a girl can eat. I also would like the snack to be filling and nutritional. How many of us have sat and gone through an entire bag of baked BBQ chips and end up still starving? Or is that just me?

That’s when I decided to mix up and bake these Quinoa Pizza Bites. They’re fun (pizza!), easy, and healthy!

You get all the powerful benefits of Quinoa. In case you didn’t know Quinoa is a SUPER food which:

1. Is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat.

2. Is FILLED with Fiber – making you feel fuller longer with fewer calories.

3. Contains Iron – to help keep our red blood cells healthy as well as increases brain functionality, regulation of body temperature, and aids in aids enzyme activity and energy metabolism.

4. Contains lysine – essential for tissue growth and repair.

5. Is rich in magnesium to help with migraines, reduce Type 2 diabetes, detoxification, energy production and formation of healthy bones and teeth..

6. Contains a high content of manganese – a powerful antioxidant which helps prevent damage and protect red blood cells.

 Let’s get cooking!

Ingredients:
1/2 c. uncooked quinoa
1 large egg
1/4 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. fat free shredded mozzarella
1 t. minced garlic
1 T. dried basil
1 t. dried oregano
pinch of salt
pizza sauce for dipping
Directions:
1.  Boil the quinoa and 1c. water and cover. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes (until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender).
boil the quinoa
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of your ingredients (except the pizza sauce) in a mixing bowl until it is well mixed.
quinoa mixed
3. Lightly spray the bottom of a mini-muffin tin with olive oil spray. Scoop ~1T. into each muffin tin.
quinoa baked
4. Bake them for 15-20 and let cool. Serve them warm with pizza sauce to dip in!
I’ve also dipped them in ranch and honey mustard for a twist! They are very filling and just 2 or 3 will fill you up as a snack. Enjoy!

Brie, Peach, and Basil Pizza

This is an awesome recipe that takes advantage of two great things – fresh summer peaches and brie. It also somehow makes you feel like you’re being healthier because 1. it has fruit and 2. brie sounds fancier than cheddar so this in turn makes me feel like it’s healthier. Is my logic crazy? This pizza is great for a super fast dinner or cut into mini pieces and set out as hors d’oeuvres for a party. Enjoy!

ingredients:

1.  Pizza Crust (I used store-bought but if you’re not as lazy you can make your own!)

2. 1 Tbsp olive oil

3.  3/4 cup

4.  2 peaches pitted and thinly sliced

4. 4 ounces brie cheese, thinly sliced

5. 1/4 cup freshly chopped basil

Directions:

1. Pre heat over to 425 degrees.

2. Lay pizza crust on pan and brush olive oil over crust.

3. Brush half of Balsamic vinegar  on crust.

4. Top evenly with thinly sliced brie and peaches

Brie, Peach, and Basil Pizza

5. Bake pizza for 7 minutes

6. After 8 minutes remove the pizza and add the fresh basil

7. Place pizza back in oven and bake for another 7 minutes (or until the brie is bubbly)

8. Meanwhile place the balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until reduced to 2 tablespoons (about 5 minutes).

9. Once pizza is baked, drizzle the balsamic reduction and serve.

Brie, Peach, and Basil Pizza!

Oh how I love cheese!

xoxo katie