Remember my Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Coconut recipe? Somewhere along the way that mash called out to be used on pizza. Sweet Potato Pizza. A unique, fabulous and fun way to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers.
Go ahead and bookmark this for the day after & for Project Lunch Box….you can thank me later.
Those are the sweet potatoes you will use. Or use your own.
Please don’t forget the nuts. Never forget the nuts…
Pizza toppings can run the gamut from traditional Margherita (tomatoes, basil and cheese) to anything and everything your mind can think up. My mind dreams up all kinds of wild things like these here and my Chocolate Cherry Ricotta Grilled Pizzas.
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box.
That is why I experimented with creamy, delicately sweetened mashed sweet potatoes, tangy goat cheese and sweet dried black Mission figs.
I have to admit that Thanksgiving leftovers are my favorite part of the holiday. Sure I love sitting down to a big turkey day feast, but it is that special feeling of being able to reach into the refrigerator to grab food that is…
Well prepped and ready for action.
I feel like I am at a fancy delicatessen when all of that food is in our fridge. When I was growing up we would go to Ina Garton’s Barefoot Contessa in the Hampton’s and Dean and Deluca in NYC. I could see this recipe as the kind of food they would have there.
It was always delightful to look into the case of freshly prepared foods.
What are you going to do with those Thanksgiving and holiday leftovers?
- 1 pound Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (I like Trader Joe's dough. You can also use your favorite gluten free dough recipe) divide into 8 equal portions
- leftover Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- leftover Turkey, shredded
- a few ounces of Goat Cheese, crumble with your fingers
- a few handfuls chopped Dried Black Mission Figs
- a few handfuls of chopped Nuts (Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds, etc)
- Olive Oil Spray
- Fresh Herbs
- Pomegranate Seeds
- Dried or fresh Figs
- Dried Cranberries
- Pre heat the oven to 450 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat liner. Shape pizza dough rounds and layer on mashed sweet potatoes, turkey, goat cheese, figs and nuts. Bake about 12 minutes until cheese has melted and the dough has cooked through. You can also toast a little at the end by heating under a low broiler. Watch carefully if you do this, they can easily burn.
Pizza Recipe Links
- Berry and Goat Cheese Mini Pizzas MarlaMeridith.com
- Chocolate Cherry Ricotta Grilled Pizza MarlaMeridith.com
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pizza MarlaMeridith.com
- Fresh Tomato and Mushroom Pizza with Truffle Oil All Fired Up
- Grilled Two Cheese Pizza with Prosciutto, Arugula and Lemon Vinaigrette Hungry Foodies Pharmacy
- Indian Spiced Pita Pizza Veggie num num
Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe Links