Friday, December 12, 2008

Recipe: Sweet Potato Rice Crust Pizza

gluten free sweet potato pizzaTomato season is over, but that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy a pizza with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

This recipe was another creation by Swati, my resident sweet potato expert. I was delighted by how good it turned out. The Parmesan cheese complements the sweet potatoes well, without overwhelming them. And the fresh herbs make you want to devour this pizza the moment it comes out of the oven.

You can find a brown rice pizza crust at most natural foods stores. We purchased one made by Nature's Hilights, which makes a thin crispy crust using only brown rice and potatoes. Regardless if you are gluten free or not, I think it serves this pizza well.

Serves 2

1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 brown rice pizza crust
1 small onion, chopped
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
fresh thyme or rosemary
salt and pepper
olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350. Toss the sweet potato with olive oil, half of the chopped onions, salt and pepper. Place in the mix in a roasting pan and put in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. Remove from oven and raise the temperature to 450 degrees.

Prepare the pizza crust based on the instructions on the box. Spread the roasted sweet potatoes, the remaining onions, thyme, salt and pepper on the top of the crust. Toss or grate some Parmesan cheese directly over the toppings. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes and serve.

4 comments:

Aimee Gallo said...

Ameet, this looks fantastic! Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods; I have never considered them on pizza!

Just as a side note, I enjoy mine in sushi or baked as fries sprinkled with cajun seasoning...but I'm all over this pizza idea!

Thanks for the tip!

Ameet said...

Hi Aimee, thanks for some more suggestions. I love sweet potatoes in sushi as well. Do you have a recipe you can share?

Nicole said...

Where do you find Rice Crust?
Sounds yummy!

Ameet Maturu said...

Hey Nicole,

You can find it at most natural foods grocery stores, including Whole Foods. I buy a brand called Nature's Hilights pizza crust.

Enjoy!
Ameet

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