Pizza Party: Sweet Potato Breakfast Pizza

by Joanne on January 31, 2013

“Healthy Food For Living” blog finalist, Lauren Zembron presented this recipe in The National Culinary Review, January 2013.  What a wonderful to start the day!

Pizza Party Pizza Number Four:  Sweet Potato Breakfast Pizza

Pizza 1:  Margherita

Pizza 2:  Caramelized Onion, Pear, Gorgonzola

Pizza 3: Potato Lyonnaise with Brie

Make 4 individual pizza or one 10” pizza pie. *I made one 10” pizza and have adjusted ingredients accordingly.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Pizza3

  • 1 large sweet potato:  cook in the microwave for 9 minutes and allow to cool.
  • 1 TBS + 1 tsp olive oil divided
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • pinch red pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • 12 oz whole wheat pizza dough
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese (or Gouda)
  • 3 to 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives

Cook the sweet potato as instructed above, allow to cool, peel and mash 1/2 of it. Chop the other half into 1/2 inch cubes.

Preheat the oven to 450 F.  Toss the cubed sweet potato with 1 TBS olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, red pepper and salt and pepper.  Spread evenly on a baking sheet and roast for 15 – 20 minutes, stir about half way through. Remove from oven.

Work the pizza dough into about a 10” – 12” round crust on a FLAT baking sheet coated with the remaining 1 tsp oil. 

Spread the mashed potato over the crust and top with cheese.  Add the potato cubes, leaving an open space in the middle of the pizza. 

Crack the eggs into the center of the pizza and then bake for 8 minutes. 

Remove the pizza from the baking sheet and put it directly on the oven rack, baking another 4 minutes or so until cheese is melted and egg whites are set.

Remove from oven, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with chopped chives. 

Sweet Potato Breakfast Pizza1

Feel good about this healthy start to your busy day! …lets not forget this pizza could also take rave reviews at your Super Bowl Pizza Party.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Pizza2

What else would you add to make this your favorite breakfast pizza? or party pizza?

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  • At 2013.01.31 08:41, Lori said:

    This looks yummy! I bet John would love it because he loves sweet potatoes 😀

    • At 2013.01.31 09:36, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

      I’ve never even seen a pizza with egg on it before. I’m sheltered. I love the idea of the sweet potato in there though. I LOVE sweet pots!!

      • At 2013.01.31 12:20, Cucina49 said:

        Wow, that is gorgeous! I’ve been using sweet potatoes to make pasta sauce–never would have thought of them for a pizza sauce.

        • At 2013.01.31 19:55, whats cookin italian cuisine said:

          What a healthy wonderful pizza treat!

          • At 2013.01.31 20:48, Heide M. said:

            This is a great idea for a brunch.

            • At 2013.02.01 08:55, Heather @ Better With Veggies said:

              Pizza for breakfast sounds like a great idea – now that’s one I haven’t done before! It’s like the cold pizza thing kids do in college – but rethought for foodies. 🙂

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