It’s Friday and you know that that usually means in our house, pizza night! Only this weekend it will be tomorrow as we’re having dinner with friends tonight. If you have any crazy suggestions for pizza you want us to try be sure to leave them below! So as excited as I am to share this pizza creation with you I’m also a little bummed. Not because it isn’t good but I also photographed another pizza the same night as this one and between the rainstorms and the pizza it didn’t turn out. Yep over 150 pictures, because I knew it wasn’t working well, and maybe 2 on my phone that looked ok. Plus the couple I uploaded to Instagram Stories. I was super bummed because it was SO good, yep so good I ate the whole pizza! Haha! So I will be making that pizza again tomorrow and hoping that I get some good photos because it’s so good I have to share it, I just need good photos to hopefully do it some justice. Food blogger issues.
So on to this pizza… while some might be thinking dessert pizza it can be enjoyed anytime. Think about it like those sugar sweet potatoes with marshmallows that are on so many tables at Thanksgiving, those aren’t dessert. Of course if you ask my husband he will tell you they are dessert just like jello salads. Umm really pretty sure if you put them at the dessert table they wouldn’t be one of the first things everyone raced for. They also aren’t my fav because they are often too sweet and there is a lot of butter and sugar. I do like the idea of marshmallows and sweet potatoes though! Yep check out my stuffed sweet potato that I roasted with a few marshmallows on top of a couple days ago. It was so good, and really the maybe 10 marshmallows aren’t going to kill you and aren’t overly sweet like that traditional Thanksgiving sweet potato dish. So while this pizza was made for dinner, or dessert as we had a half dozen pizzas made that night I personally thin it would be perfect for one of those weekend mornings I’m craving something sweet! Otherwise dessert or halfsies with another savory pizza, I’m such a sweet and savory girl. There are those nights I debate ice cream or popcorn and instantly when I have the sweet I can’t stop thinking about the savory or vs versa, I really need my balance of both. I know I’m not the only one with this, it’s one of the reasons the classic PB&J sandwich is such a loved combo.
So while my husband would argue that the name of this pizza should have dessert in it I’m just not sure I want to label it like that. I’m not much of a label person and really do they matter? I know we aren’t the only ones in American who love breakfast and have breakfast for dinner, aka brinner. So I’ll just keep it at Sweet Potato Marshmallow Pizza, not nearly as exciting of a name as the pizza but hey.
Sweet Potato Marshmallow Pizza
Makes 1 pizza, 10-14″
1 10-12″ pizza crust (used our homemade Neapolitan Pizza Crust)
1 medium sweet potato, thinly sliced (used a Mandolin to slice)
Coconut oil spray or 1 TBSP melted coconut oil*
1 TBSP cinnamon sugar (used mixture of cinnamon and coconut sugar)
1/2c mini marshmallows (Dandies Vegan Mini Marshmallows)
*Coconut oil spray works best.
Heat grill or oven, with pizza stone placed inside, to 550F if using my husband’s crust recipe otherwise heat (and cook) per your pizza crust directions. After tossing and stretching your dough spray crust with coconut oil spray (or you can brush with melted coconut oil) as you would your sauce leaving about a 1/2″ edge around your pizza. Scrub your sweet potato and pat dry, slice sweet potatoes really thin using a mandolin if possible. You want them almost paper thin so they cook up on the pizza and the same thickness so they cook evenly. Lay slices around, slightly overlapping going around from the outside in. Spray with a little coconut oil spray, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and marshmallows. For our Neapolitan Crust check at 8 minutes but depending on the heat you are able to maintain it may take slightly longer, the crust should start to be golden brown and slightly blackened on the outer edges like a traditional Neapolitan pizza and the marshmallows golden brown. If using your own crust bake per your crusts instructions. Remove pizza, sliding a baking sheet under the parchment paper. Enjoy!
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