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
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.