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Easy and delicious Sweet Potato Pizza topped with caramelized onions, sweet potatoes and goat cheese. It’s a fall-flavored pizza that’s has something for everyone!
You know I love a good pizza recipe, as I’ve shared several on this site before. As much as I enjoy my prosciutto and mozzarella skillet pizza, I tend to make pizza on a baking sheet in the oven. If you’re a fan of sweet potatoes, you must give this pizza recipe a try!
- A pizza recipe that has it all — sweet potatoes, goat cheese and prosciutto
- Covered in caramelized onions, which pair perfectly with the sweet potatoes and arugula
- A pizza recipe that’ll get you in the fall spirit!
Pizza dough – Homemade or store-bought. I almost always buy the pizza dough from either Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods.
Cheese – Parmesan, with an option to add goat cheese too
Sweet potato – Peeled and diced. The smaller you dice the sweet potatoes, the better they’ll cook in the oven.
Prosciutto – Can sub pancetta
Toppings – Optional toppings include either red pepper flakes, fresh thyme or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
Step 1: Caramelize the onions. Heat a large skillet on low, then add the butter and onions and stir until onions are caramelized, approximately 10-15 minutes. If the onions start to brown, add 1-2 tbsp olive oil to the skillet.
Step 2: Add pizza toppings. Roll the pizza dough out and transfer it to a large baking sheet or pizza stone. Then, add the caramelized onions, parmesan cheese, prosciutto, and diced sweet potato, and drizzle everything with a little olive oil.
Step 3: Bake. Bake the pizza at 425° for 10 minutes, then remove it from the oven, add the goat cheese, and bake for 5 more minutes, or until the prosciutto is crispy and the pizza dough is browned on the edges.
- Want the crust to brown more quickly? Brush the edges with a little olive oil.
- Additional and optional toppings include: red pepper flakes, fresh thyme, a drizzle of balsamic, or burrata cheese.
Do I have to cook the diced sweet potato beforehand?
Technically no. My tip is to dice the sweet potato into small cubes so that they cook in the oven. With that said, you can cook the diced sweet potato in a skillet for 3-5 minutes before adding it onto the pizza if you prefer.
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Homemade Sweet Potato Pizza
- 1 pizza dough homemade or store bought
- 3/4 cup yellow onion sliced
- 2 tbsp butter or more
- 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
- 1 cup sweet potato diced
- 2 slices prosciutto
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup goat cheese
- 1 cup arugula
- Preheat the oven to 425°.
- Add butter and onions to a large skillet and cook over low heat until onions are caramelized, approximately 10-15 minutes. If onions start to burn, add 1-2 tbsp additional butter or olive oil to skillet.
- Roll out the pizza dough and transfer it to a large baking sheet or pizza stone. Add the caramelized onions on top, then the parmesan cheese, diced sweet potatoes, and prosciutto, then drizzle everything with a little olive oil.
- Bake pizza for 10 minutes, then remove from oven, add the goat cheese and bake for 5 more minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the crust is golden brown on the edges.
- Top pizza with arugula and enjoy!
UPDATE NOTE: This post was originally published in November 2014. It was updated with new text and photos in September 2020.