Sweet Potato Pizza
Photo and recipe provided by Nash Produce
1-1.5 lb. pizza dough
1 c. pizza sauce
8 oz. provolone, thinly sliced
3 slices thick slab bacon, diced and cooked until just
shy of crisp
½ small raw sweet potato, peeled and very thinly
sliced on a mandoline
Sliced green onions (to taste)
Shredded Italian cheeses (optional)
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Roll the dough into the
desired shape. Using the back of a large spoon,
spread the tomato sauce onto the stretched dough,
leaving about a ½” border. Distribute the provolone,
bacon and sweet potatoes evenly over the sauce.
Add the desired amount of green onions and sprinkle
with shredded Italian cheeses as desired. Place on
pizza stone or on oven rack and cook for 10 to 15
minutes to desired doneness. Cool for 1 to 2 minutes, slice and serve. Makes 1 12” round or 13” by
18” rectangular pizza.
Promoting Potato Pizzas
• If your restaurant caters to the early-morning
crowd, create a Hash Brown Breakfast Pizza. For
customers with heartier appetites, throw in some
spicy ground beef for good measure.
• Advertise a “Get Loaded!” promotion touting your
Loaded Baked Potato Pizza.
• Celebrate National Potato Month in February by
introducing a number of potato pie recipes. The
most popular ones can be added to your permanent menu. If you’ve already got potato pies on
the menu, offer them at a discount.
• Appeal to a customer’s sweet tooth by offering
an optional sweet potato crust for every pizza.
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Potatoes are, for many people, the ultimate comfort food.
They’re perfect with a fast-food burger and even better with
a hearty pot roast for Sunday dinner. But lately these humble
tubers have enjoyed increasing popularity on pizzeria menus.
Two potato pizzas made Food Network Magazine’s list of the
50 best pies in the country last year, including the Mashed
Potato pizza—prepared with buttery mashed potatoes,
bacons and scallions—at Otto Pizza ( ottoportland.com)
in Portland, Maine, and the Pollotate—roasted potatoes,
chicken breast, red onions and asiago and mozzarella
cheeses—at Boombozz Pizza and Taphouse (boombozz.
com) in Louisville, Kentucky. Here are other examples of how
pizzerias are pleasing picky eaters with potato pies:
You Say Potato...
At Black Market Pizza ( blackmarketpizza.com) in Ames, Iowa,
any pizza can be ordered with a sweet potato crust. The
specialty crust, paired with Black Market’s Reuben Pizza
(Thousand Island sauce, sauerkraut, corned beef and Swiss
and mozzarella cheeses) earned Black Market coverage on
the Travel Channel series, Man v. Food.
The Loaded Baked Potato Pizza, a favorite at Corral Drive-In
Pizzeria & Grill ( corraldrivein.com) in Guymon, Oklahoma,
boasts a sour cream base, topped with sliced potatoes,
bacon, green onions and cheddar cheese. Some customers
order it with jalapeños for an extra kick.
Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Emma’s Pizza (emmaspizza.
com) serves up several potato pizzas, including the No.
18, a tomato-sauce pie featuring roasted sweet potatoes,
artichoke hearts and baby spinach, and the No. 4, made
with roasted Yukon potatoes, smoked bacon, cilantro and
Piaci Pub & Pizzeria ( piacipizza.com), a Fort Bragg, California,
restaurant that bills itself as the “home of the adult pizza,”
serves up the Toscano, a tasty red pie topped with
prosciutto, Yukon Gold potatoes, herbs and mozzarella.