Sweet Potato Pizza with Brie

A simple sweet & savory combination, this sweet potato pizza combines roasted sweet potatoes, creamy brie cheese, and peppery fresh arugula.

Sweet Potato Pizza with Brie | Brie pizza

This post was created in partnership with North Carolina Sweet Potatoes; all opinions are our own.

A tree fell on our house this week. Thankfully we’re all okay and the house is still standing, though a new roof is in our future. Our house looks a little dilapidated with its crushed roof, and the gaping split of the tree is still dominating the backyard, which is covered in sawdust and scraggly branches. Life is messy. Keep reading for more on messy lives, and this sweet potato brie pizza recipe.

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Behind the picture perfect

It’s not a novel thought, but behind every styled sweet potato pizza or perfectly light bright kitchen photo or giggling adorable chubby baby face is a real life being lived: messy, draining and confusing at times. This house drama wasn’t so bad, but combined with some heart-wrenching stuff we’ve been dealing with related to adoption, it makes us feel heavy. It’s one of those seasons where we’re focusing on putting one foot in front of the other. By the same token, we have so much to be thankful for…like insurance (ha!). Our health. Amazing friends and family. The most supportive readers (thank you!). Steady careers. A creative outlet that is endlessly fulfilling.

Gratitude is the enemy of hopelessness. (Also, so is binge watching Netflix.)

Sweet Potato Pizza with Brie
Sweet Potato Brie Pizza

How to make sweet potato pizza

And in between it all, we make food….lots of it. Like this sweet potato pizza, which might be one of our favorite pizzas yet. The sweetness of the roasted potatoes combined with the creamy brie and peppery fresh arugula is an ultimate taste treat. We’d never tried brie pizza before, but it’s now officially in our rotation. This recipe is yet another reason to feed our obsession with sweet potatoes…as if we needed one! A few of our other favorite sweet potato recipes are below.

Sending warm thoughts to all of you whatever your life season, be it filled with joy…or a little messy. We’d love to hear from you in the comments: what are you grateful for? (And it can be sweet potatoes. That’s on our list.

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This sweet potato brie pizza is vegetarian.

Sweet Potato Pizza with Brie
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Sweet Potato Pizza with Brie


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large pizza 1x

Description

A simple sweet & savory combination, this sweet potato pizza combines roasted sweet potatoes, creamy brie cheese, and peppery fresh arugula.


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Ingredients

  • 1 pizza dough ( stand mixer or food processor methods)
  • 1 small sweet potato (8 ounces)
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 shallot
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese
  • 1 cup baby arugula, packed
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare the dough using either the stand mixer or food processor methods (you also can knead by hand; follow this video instruction for more). Follow the preparation instructions in the dough recipe if prepared in advance.
  2. Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 450°F.
  3. Slice the sweet potato into ⅛-inch thick rounds. In a small bowl, mix the slices with 1 teaspoon olive oil and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then add the slices and roast until tender when pricked with a fork, about 9 to 10 minutes.
  4. Turn up the oven to 500°F. Meanwhile, mince the garlic and thinly slice the shallot.
  5. When the oven is ready, stretch the dough into a circle (see this video for instructions). Place the dough on a floured pizza peel or pull the pizza stone out of the oven and carefully place the dough on it.
  6. Brush the dough lightly with olive oil. Spread garlic evenly over the pizza, then add sweet potato rounds, torn pieces of Brie cheese and sliced shallots. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
  7. Transfer the pizza to the pizza stone using the pizza peel, then bake until the cheese is melted, about 7 minutes. While the pizza bakes, mix the arugula with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of kosher salt. When the pizza is baked, top with arugula and cool for 1 to 2 minutes, then cut into slices and serve.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Pizza, Vegetarian Pizza, Sweet Potato Pizza, Artisan Pizza, Brie, Vegetarian, Homemade Pizza

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

16 Comments

  • Reply
    Tori//Gringalicious
    June 20, 2016 at 7:58 am

    MMmmmmm! This pizza is so totally up my alley! I couldn’t be craving it more!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      June 21, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Haha I think we live on the same alley! :) Thank you!

  • Reply
    Clem
    June 20, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Hang in there! I really hope bright things come in the near future. In the meantime this pizza looks simply perfect.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      June 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      Thank you so much, Clem! We hope so too :)

  • Reply
    Gaby Dalkin
    June 20, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    So sorry to hear about your house! Glad it can be fixed though! And in the meantime, there’s this delicious pizza and thank goodness for that :)

    • Reply
      Sonja
      June 21, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      Aww thank you Gaby! Yeah, it’s looking a little sad…but we’re glad everyone is ok. And pizza = the best distraction!

  • Reply
    Allyson
    June 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I’m so glad that you’re house is okay-ish, but oh wow. That’s a pretty stressful thing to deal with. I like your idea of remembering gratitude to deal with those big stress items. Right now I’m grateful for my health, for summer produce, for enough money to live not survive (after living for a few years paycheck to paycheck), for my student loans (because even though they’re extensive I wouldn’t have been able to go to college otherwise, and I became a person I’m proud of because of college), for my friends and family, and most of all for my husband. I’m also grateful for good food, and this sweet potato pizza looks like just the thing I’d like to have for dinner.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      June 21, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      What an amazing list of gratitude! Thank you for sharing this. I love what you said about being thankful for student loans because you are thankful for the personal development college gave you — what a positive perspective!

  • Reply
    Emily | Gather & Dine
    June 20, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    So true that life is messy and that gratitude helps with enduring all sorts of trials. Just said a quick prayer for you in regards to the adoption process… the waiting and uncertainty must be so difficult. As for this pizza- we just happened to made a sweet potato pizza ourselves last week because my daughter saw it in the Forest Feast for Kids cookbook. I admit it did not sound at all good to me at first, but we all ending up loving it! I’ll have to try it with arugula and brie next time!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      June 21, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you SO much for these kind thoughts, Emily! How fun that you made a sweet potato pizza too — we will have to check out Erin’s new book! Yes, we were doubtful at first too but it turned out fantastic. Hope you enjoy if you get to trying it!

  • Reply
    erika
    June 20, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    My heart aches for you guys. I truly hope everything works out for you. As I am just coming out of a season of heavy, life altering unknowns, I know that the darkness and sadness right now are nothing compared to the joys that come with the light. Prayers for you daily. :)

    • Reply
      Sonja
      June 21, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Wow, thank you so much Erika. We are so grateful for your prayers! Whatever your heavy season, we’re praying light for you too. xxoo

  • Reply
    Katie @ Whole Nourishment
    June 21, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Another exceptional post full of wisdom. So sorry to hear about your roof and the adoption. When it rains it pours. But at some point a rainbow comes out. Lovely pizza too. I never buy brie but I’m liking the sounds of it on this pizza.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      June 21, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Katie, you are so full of encouragement and support — thank you so much! I love the thought of a rainbow and will keep that visual in my mind! Sending love :)

  • Reply
    Puja Darshan
    June 21, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Really an innovative recipe, loved the addition of sweet potato in it. Pinning.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      June 21, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you so much, Puja!

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