Things have been so busy in the house of Britt these last few weeks, lots of cooking going on. I made a corn, kale and red pepper chowder, I made Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread, I made a lovely homemade beef stew and some amazing caramel popcorn. Too bad I forgot to take pictures of any of these things so I could post about them. 😦 Seriously though, I will have to revisit the Chocolate Zucchini Bread and post the recipe. It was to die for.  Lucky for everyone Sunday I was feeling in a cooking mood and did remember to take some photos. My sister gave me a huge bag of yellow and red cherry tomatoes from her garden and I have been experimenting with different ways of cooking them (as well as eating them by the handful, like candy). Sunday I decided to use some of the harvest bounty to make a homemade pizza. I have been looking around for a good sweet potato pizza crust recipe and haven’t found one I really liked so I did some experimenting and made one up.

there were so many vegetables involved in the making of this pizza!

there were so many vegetables involved in the making of this pizza!

After the success of my sweet potato crust I covered it with a razor thin layer of pesto sauce and whatever veggies I found in my fridge. I sauteed kale, onion, mushrooms and yellow squash, spread them on the pizza and added red and yellow peppers, grated zucchini(leftover from the bread recipe) and delicious homegrown tomatoes sliced in half. I covered it with a generous amount of mozzarella cheese and popped it in the oven to cook till the cheese was melty and delicious and the tomatoes had softened to give the pizza a lovely soupy bright flavor.

I probably could have put a little less cheese :)

I probably could have used a little less cheese 🙂

I was really happy with the results and so was my roomie. The only downside was the absence of my pizza stone, I can’t find it since I moved and I miss the glorious crunch it always gives homemade pizza. Don’t worry pizza stone, I will find you!

this fed two people for two meals, we were very happy people though.

this fed two people for two meals, we were very happy people though.

 

If you want to try your own Sweet Potato Pizza Crust here is the (rather vague) recipe.

Steam one Large sweet potato in the microwave by wrapping it in damp paper towels and cooking until soft.

Wait for sweet potato to cool and scoop out the flesh.

Put the flesh of the sweet potato into a food processor and puree until smooth. Change your chopping blade for a dough blade if you have one.

Add 1 egg and approximately one cup of whole wheat flour and process until the dough forms a soft ball.

Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and gently knead in more flour until the dough ceases to be sticky.

Roll out dough and place on a pizza stone or a cookie sheet with baking mat.

Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes until crust is crisp but not browned.

Top with desired toppings and place back in oven on Broil until cheese melts and crust is lightly browned.

Enjoy!

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