Sweet Potato and Kale Pizza

I’ve just recently discovered the wonders of Kale.  Can’t say I’ve ever been a huge fan greens, but with my recent interest in healthy eating, I’ve been looking for ways to introduced more green leafy vegetables into my diet.

I keep hearing about this stuff.  Eatingwell.com featured it prominently as one of the “7 of the Healthiest Foods You Should Be Eating But Aren’t“.  Foodzie.com featured Kale Chips in their January tasting box.  I’m hooked!  Have found a dozen ways to use the super-food– high in antioxidants, low in calories– who knew a green could be so versatile.  Offered here is a vegetarian option– a pizza with Kale, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and crispy onions on a whole wheat crust.  Definitely going to make this one again.


1 large sweet potato

1 large sweet onion

2 cups kale, cleaned and chopped

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided

2 cloves garlic, minced or 2 tsp garlic powder

1 1/2 cups reduced fat mozzarella

2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough



Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Peel sweet potato and slice into 1/4″ rounds.  Do the same with the onion.  Combine Onion and Sweet potato in large bowl.  Toss with 1 tbsp Olive Oil and season with salt and pepper.  Spray baking sheet with cooking spray and arrange vegetables evenly with no overlap.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, turning once.  Remove from oven, allow to cool.  Increase oven temp to 500 degrees.

While vegetables are cooling, prepare pizza dough.  Brush with remaining Tbsp of olive oil.  Spread garlic evenly over oiled dough followed by the mozzarella.  Arrange Kale, sweet potatoes and onion on top of pizza.  Finish with Parmesan.  Bake at 500 degrees until crust is golden and vegetables begin to crisp,  approximately 12 minutes.



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