3/25/11

cheeseburger and sweet potato fries pizza


Love my weekly homemade pizza nights. It's a time for me to get creative and think of new (quick & easy) ways to kick up my pizza. So while staring blindly into the freezer for 15 minutes I couldn't think of anything to top my pizza. But staring back at me the whole time was a bag of sweet potato fries. Well, yeah, duh. Why not? And it worked fabulously. You really need to try this. It's so easy, quick to put together, and the leftovers (cold) are to die for. I'll just let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
And oh one more thing, this is the PERFECT way to get your kids (or fussy hubby) to eat vegetables.




Cook notes: make sure to let your sweet potato fries thaw a bit before using, about 30 - 45 minutes. You want them still firm but thawed just a bit. I know I've said this before but the whole grain pizza dough from whole foods is to die for good (freezes perfectly too).

cheeseburger & sweet potato fries pizza

1 pizza dough (I love whole foods whole grain pizza)
A few TB of ketchup
1-2 cups mozzarella cheese, chunks or shredded
¾- 1 lb COOKED ground beef (whatever amount you have is fine)
Small bag of sweet potato fries, thawed for at least 30-45 minutes
Caramelized onions
Salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 475.
If you want caramelized onions then sauté 1 and ½ sweet onions with olive oil in a sauté pan until just brown.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with olive oil.
Make sure to cook your ground beef, don’t over cook it, can under cook just a bit because we are cooking it again in the oven.
Spread out pizza dough on sheet, place a thin layer of ketchup over dough.
Then a layer of cheese.
Then a layer of the cooked ground beef.
Then a layer of the partially thawed sweet potato fries.
Then top off with the caramelized onions.

Bake for about 20 – 30 minutes, turning pan halfway thru cooking.
Cook until desired doneness or crispy edges. Salt and pepper this when it’s fresh out of the oven.

You really have to let this cool before slicing into it. I know it’s hard. But the center of the pizza is molten hot.

47 comments:

  1. This looks hella good girl! It's like all my favorite foods in one and I can eat it with my hands. SCORE!

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  2. i'm in love. you bring the pizza, i bring the wasabi.

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  3. OMG, Dawn. This may be one of my favorites EVER. Who else would ever think of this?!?

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  4. This is so fun! I see this on diners drive ins and dives! Such a cool recipe

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  5. This looks sooo good - I can't even stand it. I mean seriously, I can't wait to give this a try. YUM.

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  6. Dawn, you are seriously killing me here... With your pizzas, desserts, I'm getting fat just reading it. Please. Don't. Stop. LOL

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  7. well, I think I need this for dinner. tonight.

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  8. haha oh my goodness there is NOTHING bad about this!

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  9. I dont even know what to say...I was once so stoned in college I made icees out of the ice that builds up in the freezer...

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  10. whoa. another winning combination by the fabulous dawn!!

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  11. this is sheer genius. And also exactly what I want to have sitting in my fridge the next time I come home super drunk. It's all my cravings in one.

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  12. LOVE it!! Sweet potato fries are a favorite of mine - as is the WF whole wheat pizza dough. I am so making this :).

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  13. Mmm...transforming a burger & fries into a pizza? Love it!

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  14. Be still my beating heart. I love your homemade weekly pizza nights as well. My husband would love this recipe!!

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  15. Oh my gosh! My kids would love this. Well, so would I, of course! You're the master at mash-ups!

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  16. This is a very imaginative pizza and it sure does look delicious!!!!!

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  17. This looks amazing! argh, I've been telling my hubs that sweet potato is a veg! He says it doesn't count since it's not green...ish.

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  18. This is the first time I see this kind of pizza. That is awesome.

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  19. OMGosh, I wish I had checked in earlier ( I already cooked dinner )...I so want a piece of that pizza...awesome !!!

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  20. Sounds fantastic! I love the idea of just throwing on whatever you have, except of course you used delicious ingredients!!

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  21. If you move here, you totally need to check out this restaurant A-Frame. You would love it. This would be perfect on their menu.

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  22. oh my good god. i think i just had a heart attack. and i liked it.

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  23. GOOD LORD. Sweet-potato-fry-topped anything sounds amazing, ughhhhh.

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  24. You crazy girl. Puts my pizza I had tonight to SHAME~

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  25. Looks dangerous. Must. Make. Now.

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  26. What a cool idea for a pizza!! Looks scrumptious!!! :)

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  27. Love this! It's like everyone's favorite meal in one convenient package. ;)

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  28. This so so creative and fun! I think my hubby would love it!

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  29. Holy wow Dawn! Seriously, how do you think of this stuff. Looks so freaking delicious.

    And I'm with Erica on seeing this on Diners Drivins and Dives!

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  30. This looks like an incredible pizza. I always feel good when my family is eating anything sweet potato.

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  31. Oh boy this looks good! I think gourmet pizzas are the next food trend!

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  32. First thing that popped into my head when I saw this recipe and photo...

    ... umm hello beautiful!

    It looks freaking amazing Dawn, like usual.

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  33. Drooling here~
    I luv sweet potato! YUM*

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  34. That pizza has got it all! Great flavour combination!

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  35. this is like a good burger on a crust and eaten with one hand. Would totally eat this.

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  36. this is a little insane. i don't think i knew you could buy sweet potato fries in the store.

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  37. This would be the perfect meal to have while nursing a hangover :) YUM!

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  38. Listen Dawn, I have GOT to stop visiting you until my diet is over!!!

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  39. Listen Dawn, I have GOT to stop visiting you until my diet is over!!!

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  40. at one of our local restaurants, i always order a cheeseburger and sweet tater fries and i always end up with half of it on my face and clothes. this makes things much more easy to eat! :)

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  41. Wow... that looks amazing! I have no idea how you came up with it...

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  42. ha! This is clearly a burger and fries meal reinvented, and it's awesome. Kids would tear it up! And so would we...

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  43. Oh my goodness. Looks to good to be true. My husband and kids would LOVE this!

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  44. I would have never in a million years thought of making a pizza like this, but wow...it sure does look and sound delish!!! I wanna try it! :)

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