Monday, May 30, 2011

Sweet Potato Kale Pizza

I don't know who came up with this pizza at Emma's, but I need to thank them.  Simply known as the #3, a thin, crispy crust is topped with baby spinach, caramelized onions, garlic, rosemary sauce, mozzarella and goat cheese.  Yes, please.  Might've been the quickest decision I've ever made in a restaurant!

Love at first bite, I knew I'd be recreating it at home.  Especially since I didn't get the leftovers ;)

I switched things up a bit and it came out just as delicious.  Maybe even better?   This time there were no leftovers, so I need to make it again.    Soon.

Sweet Potato & Kale Pizza w/Rosemary Goat Cheese Sauce
Recipe by Shannon, inspired by Emma's
Serves 2

The components of the pizza can be made ahead of time-- my dough came out of the freezer, the onion caramelized and sweet potato roasted ahead of time, making for an easy week-night dinner.

1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1-2T olive oil
1 medium-large sweet potato
pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
kale, chopped/ripped into small pieces  (I didn't measure this, maybe ~1c)
3oz goat cheese
1T chopped fresh rosemary
1 clove garlic (or more if you'd like), chopped or run through a garlic press
1/4c milk (nondairy is fine)

Preheat the oven (anywhere from 350-400deg will be fine).

Poke some holes in the sweet potato with a fork and wrap in aluminum foil.  Roast for ~1hr, until nice and soft (a fork will slide right through when it's done).  Let cool, then cut the sweet potato in half and remove the flesh for the pizza.  The skin is still delicious, I'd recommend eating it right away :)

Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet (or dutch oven) over medium heat.  Add onions and stir to coat in the oil.  Cook for a 1-2min, then turn down heat.  Cook over low heat for 15-20min, until onions become browned and nicely caramelized.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Raise oven temperature to 450deg.  If you have a pizza stone, make sure it's in the oven now!

To prepare the rosemary goat cheese sauce, put goat cheese, rosemary and garlic into a small bowl.  Add milk and whisk until it becomes smooth and spreadable consistency.

Roll out pizza dough on a surface dusted with a little cornmeal (or more flour).  I rolled mine out pretty thin, so it was more like a flatbread, but feel free to make whatever style crust you prefer.

Once the oven is preheated, remove the pizza stone and assemble your pizza.  Spread the rosemary goat cheese sauce over the dough, then top with chopped kale, sweet potato and caramelized onions.  Bake 10-12 min, until crust is crispy!

How was everyone's weekend?


Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

this sounds DELISH!!!

Erica said...

oh my gosh- that looks heavenly. Some of my favorite veggies and goat cheese? droool.

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

I adore Emma's but haven't had the #3. This looks GREAT.

vanillasugarblog said...

Mmmm yes please. Love sweet potatoes on my pizza.

Ricki said...

Sounds amazing! Given my love of both kale AND sweet potato, I think I will definitely have to come up with a GF version of this!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Yum! I love all of the flavors of this pizza. This looks GREAT!

Joanne said...

First of all, I LOVE Emma's! Definitely one of my favorite pizza joints in Cambridge/Boston! Second of all, I've had and loved this pizza! And I'm so happy that you recreated it so that now I can make it at home!

Elizabeth said...

You got the crust so thin! I had no idea Emma's made this pizza.

Anonymous said...

Sweet potato and kale sounds like a delicious combination on a pizza, yum!

Elina (Healthy and Sane) said...

What a unique combo! I LOVE kale so I'm kind of intrigued :)

Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living said...

Fantastic. Sweet potatoes! Goat cheese! Kale! Caramelized onions! So many delicious ingredients.

My weekend was great - BBQ with friends on Sunday, and lots of downtime on both Saturday and Monday :).

Kristen said...

such a great way to switch it up from the more traditional pizza toppings! hope you had a great weekend!

brandi said...

i LOVE kale on pizzas - it's so good!

We Are Not Martha said...

Mmm sweet potato on pizza is basically my dream come true!! Add in kale and goat cheese and I'm in heaven :)


Kelly said...

I love sweet potato and am not sure why I've never made it into a pizza or a tart. I'm smitten. I have to admit I am SUCH a late comer to kale, but this looks fantastic.

Unknown said...

i'm so glad you posted this! I saw you tweet about it days away and have been drooling since.

Bridget said...

This sounds amazing!! I NEED to make this asap!
Thanks for the heads up about the baa 10K! I think I can do it...hope to see you there :)

Karriann Graf said...

Thanks so much for sharing I can't wait to try this recipe. I love goat cheese so this is right up my alley. I'd like to figure out other ways of using the goat cheese sauce with different herbs and spices?

Natalie said...

some of my very favorite things!!! i LOVE this and can't wait to make it...hopefully sooner than later!

Shannon said...

This sounds out of this world good. I love sweet potato on pizza!

Kerstin said...

I keep hearing about Emma's and really need to check it out! Sounds like an awesome pie!

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