Sweet Potato Pizza with Kale and Caramelized Onions
by Barbara Bonomo
This pizza is one of my favorite meals. It is fall comfort food at its best, and good for you! There
are also several options depending on your dietary needs and preferences. I make it vegan, but
you could use dairy, and it can easily be gluten-free. It’s not a quick meal. I invite you to take
your time, enjoy the process, savor the aromas, and admire the colors as you go… trust me, it is
1 large sweet potato or yam
1 Tbsp oil (I use coconut oil, but olive oil is fine)
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1-2 cups chopped Kale
3 Tbsp milk (non-dairy, or dairy)
1 Tbsp fresh sage, chopped (or a bit more if you’re a big fan)
1 pizza crust/dough*
1 cup shredded cheese of your choice (Daiya mozzarella style shreds are vegan and gluten free
Salt and pepper
*I use a prepared whole wheat pizza dough from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. You can use
gluten-free, a pre-made crust, or make from scratch. If you’re using prepared dough, follow
package directions, be patient with the stretching, and be sure to use flour or cornmeal on your
pizza stone or baking tray. Also, stretch the dough before placing on your prepared surface…
otherwise it will stick!
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce sweet potato several times with a fork, roast about 45
minutes, or until soft. Let cool, keep the oven on (turn up to 425 or what your dough/crust
2. While the potato is baking, caramelize your onions. Heat oil on low, add onion and a dash of
salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, 30-40 minutes. They should be soft, sweet, and golden.
Add the kale to the skillet and cook until just wilted (a cover is helpful). Remove from heat, add
salt and pepper to taste, set aside.
3. Scoop the inside of the potato into a bowl. Mash. Add milk, sage, and salt, combine until
smooth. Spread mixture onto your pizza dough, as your “sauce”.
4. Top with half the cheese, spread the onions and kale on, then the remaining cheese. Put in
oven for about 10 minutes or until the kale is crisp and the cheese is melted. Enjoy!