Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Goat Cheese Pizza


from Confections of a Foodie Bride

Black Bean Sweet Potato Pizza

 

Ingredients

  • For the sweet potatoes:
  • 1 medium sweet potato, sliced very thinly (if doing by hand, aim for 1/4-inch or less, if possible) and each slice quartered
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • For assembly:
  • Your favorite pizza dough (or mine), ready to stretch and bake
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • 2 oz shredded mozzarella
  • 1 large green onion, thinly sliced and dark green tops reserved for topping
  • Prepared sweet potato slices
  • 1/2 small green bell pepper, core and seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • 1/2-2/3 cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • Small handful of grated Parmesan
  • Flour, for dusting surface
  • Coarse cornmeal, for dusting surface

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425.
  2. Toss quartered sweet potato slices with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt.
  3. Spread in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet and cook for 10-15 minutes, until fork tender.
  4. Place a pizza stone in the top 1/3 of your oven and increase oven to 550 (500 if your oven doesn’t go that high), letting it hold at temperature for at least 30 minutes. (If you’re not using a pizza stone, just have your baking sheet nearby.)
  5. Dust a pizza peel or your baking sheet with a light dusting of flour and a couple generous pinches of cornmeal.
  6. Gently stretch the pizza dough in to a 12-14 inch round or divide into 3 portions and stretch, for individual-sized pizzas.
  7. Brush a ~1-inch border of olive oil around the edge of the pizza dough.
  8. Sprinkle the dough with mozzarella, followed by white/light green portions of the green onions, sweet potato slices, green peppers, black beans, goat cheese, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
  9. Transfer your pizza from the pizza peel to baking stone (or place your baking sheet in the oven).
  10. Bake for 7-9 minutes for a single large pizza (5-7 for individual pizzas), until the dough is blistered, the edges are golden brown and crispy, and the cheese starts to brown.
  11. Remove from oven, sprinkle with the sliced dark green onion tops, slice, and serve.
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