Mini Sweet Potato Pizzas

Mini Sweet Potato Pizzas / @loveandlemons

I feel like I missed the boat on the Thanksgiving leftover trend – sorry no mashed potato sandwiches happened here. (and um, eww). Instead, I turned a bunch of random veggie scraps and a chunk of red onion into fancy little veggie packed pizzas. In other words – it’s pretty much a non-recipe made on mini naan breads.

Mini Sweet Potato Pizzas / @loveandlemons

You can customize these with whatever veggies you have on hand. Red onion and brussels sprouts are a tried & true combo (this recipe is still one of our favorites), and the sweet potatoes add a nice hearty bite. I slathered ricotta cheese as my base and topped mine with pecorino. (Although feel free to sub tomato sauce and daiya cheese for a vegan option).

The key here is to slice the sweet potato into pretty thin ribbons so they don’t take longer to cook than the rest of the toppings. I used just a regular vegetable peeler.

Mini Sweet Potato Pizzas / @loveandlemons-2

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Mini Sweet Potato Pizzas
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Recipe type: main dish or appetizer
Serves: 4 small pizzas, customizable
  • part of a sweet potato, peeled into ribbons
  • 4 mini naan breads (I used these) or pizza crust of your choice
  • olive oil, for brushing on the dough
  • ½ clove of garlic
  • ricotta cheese - a few tablespoons per pizza
  • shaved red onion
  • shaved brussels sprouts
  • a few pieces of kale
  • pinches of red chile flakes
  • grated pecorino cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Toss sweet potato ribbons with a tiny bit of olive oil and salt.
  3. Brush a little bit of oil on each crust or flatbread and rub it with the open side of a ½ clove of garlic. Top each pizza with a slather of ricotta cheese, a few slices of red onion, a few shaved brussels sprouts, kale and a few ribbons of sweet potato.
  4. Top generously with grated cheese and bake for about 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender and cooked through. (tip: check after 15 minutes - if the sweet potatoes are cooking slower than the other veggies (and/or your pizza crust), cover loosely with foil).


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  1. Non-recipes are sometimes the best ideas! I love the idea of making “ribbons” from the sweet potatoes.

  2. Naan bread pizzas were my go to quick lunch when I was at university but they looked a lot more unhealthy than these and not as tasty looking either.

  3. Great, great, great!
    I am a crazy fan of Broussel sprouts (and Bourbon).
    Never thought about adding them to a pizza.
    Unfortunately ricotta cheese is unavailable here in Spain… know: Spaniards are chauvinistic!

  4. I love sweet potato on pizza! If you’re ever in a bind and need a great frozen pizza Trader Joe’s is carrying a Kale, Sweet Potato, and Butternut Squash pizza now that is so good I eat it twice a week!

  5. These look so simple and delicious! I love the idea of peeling a sweet potato into ribbons, because they really do take forever to cook.

  6. Isadora from on said:

    Oh Yum!! All of my favorite vegetables piled on top of one of my favorite foods, pizza! This looks awesome and delicious!

  7. Matt from on said:

    What an awesome idea, these look incredible!

  8. Dora from on said:

    Love it !

  9. I honestly never would have thought to thinly slice the sweet potato and cook it like that. My daughter would love these and what agreat way to get her to eat her veggies. Very impressive. Thank you for sharing!!

  10. I love simple recipes like this, especially when cleaning out those odds and ends in the fridge! : )

  11. Ileana from on said:

    These look so cute and delicious! I am obsessed with sweet potatoes right now and crave/cook them often. I’ve never had them on pizza but I’m game. 🙂

  12. Brittany from on said:

    These are just plain mouth watering. I will definitely be making these ASAP! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. Katie from on said:

    This look delicious, I love the idea of the ricotta with the sweet potato. But, most importantly they look easy! I love finding meals like this I can throw together on a weeknight.

    • jeanine from on said:

      thanks Katie! They’re really easy – which is my favorite kind of meal too 🙂

  14. chelsea jacobs from on said:

    Yum! These look delicious!

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  16. Love these! We still have a lot of sweet taters storing in the barn and I can’t wait to whip up a version of these pizzas! thanks for the idea.

  17. Alexandra from on said:

    I love the idea of thinly shaved sweet potatoes! I would also do a simple bechamel as the base 🙂

  18. Migue on said:

    I´m definitely trying this receipe using my pizza crust gluten free! Your pictures are gorgeous! would you please tell me what type of Indoor Lighting do you use by night?. Thank you so much Jeanine.

    • jeanine from on said:

      I can’t find our exact light online, but we use one similar to this (came in a set of 2):

      We also hold a white diffuser in front of it to soften the shadows. The photos have a yellow cast but I hit “auto whitebalance” in Lightroom to fix it.

      Hope that helps! Mostly we just did a bunch of trial and error to figure out a setup that works in our space (I had no lighting experience – we just like to eat at dinnertime!)

      • Migue on said:

        Thank you jeanine so much for your response, your blog truly inspire me. Please let me know if you come to visit Zaragoza – Spain one day, I would love to meet you and show you how deliciuos is food here. Hugs!

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  23. Foodeaser from on said:

    Love it, very delicious, thanks for your recipe

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  26. Renia Carsillo from on said:

    These look like a quick and easy weeknight meal. Yum! 🙂

  27. michael-ann from on said:

    Love this and going to try it this weekend! Yum!

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  37. this sounds good. Something new to try as well. thanks for sharing this recipe.


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