Recipe Review

This Sweet Potato & Salami Pizza Is Perfect for Dinner Tonight

published Mar 10, 2017
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If you celebrate Pizza Night every Friday, then you’ve probably tried plenty of different pizza toppings over the years. Maybe you’ve had tandoori chicken pizza, chicken Caesar pizza, rainbow pizza, breakfast pizza, or saag paneer pizza, but have you ever topped your pizza with sweet potato and salami?

While this topping combination might sound a little odd — I mean, I’ve never seen it on a pizzeria menu — it’s actually quite ingenious, as the earthiness of the sweet potato helps cut the richness from the crispy salami and melted mozzarella.

If you have a favorite homemade dough that you love to make each week, by all means, use that! If you’d rather pick up some dough from your grocery store or local pizza parlor, that works too! The author goes for a store-bought version from her local Whole Foods.

Become a Pizza Dough Pro

Before you get started you’ll need to quickly bake the sweet potato. Just toss some thin slices of potato with olive oil, season them with salt and pepper, set them on a baking sheet, and bake for about eight minutes. You’ll need to quickly sauté some thinly sliced salami as well.

Then you’re ready to assemble! Roll out your pizza dough and lay it down on a baking sheet that’s been sprinkled with coarse cornmeal. Brush the dough with some olive oil and then add the sweet potato slices, half the mozzarella, half the salami, the thinly sliced red onion, and the rest of the cheese (in that order).

Bake the pizza for about 15 minutes, and then garnish with the remaining half of the salami and some arugula. The author also suggests a sprinkling of some (optional) red chili flakes on top, but to keep the sweet theme going, I think some spicy honey would also be delicious here.

And that’s how you turn Pizza Night up a notch.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato, Salami, and Arugula Pizza from Spoon Fork Bacon