Easy Homemade Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella, Roasted Garlic and Onions, and Sweet Potato
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This pizza dough recipe is so easy it's unbelievable. Use it in combination with these toppings or for an even easier meal, throw on whatever leftover cheese and cooked veggies you have in the fridge.
Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Yield: 4 servings
  • 1 head garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • ½ sweet potato, cut into thin rounds
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1½-2 cups self-rising flour
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • 4½ ounces (130g) fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Cut the top off a head of garlic, drizzle with a little olive oil, and wrap in tin foil. Put in oven and roast until cloves are soft, about 40 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly, and squeeze cloves from skin.
  3. Toss the onion slices with a bit of olive oil, put on baking sheet and roast for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  4. Put the sweet potato slices in a small pot of water and bring to a boil. Simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  5. Raise oven heat to 400F.
  6. To make the dough, put the yogurt and 1 cup self-raising flour in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add ¼ cup more flour at a time until the dough is soft and malleable enough to knead by hand (I usually need 2 cups, but it will depend on the water content of your yogurt). Knead for 5 to 8 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle cornmeal evenly on a small baking sheet (9x12 inches is great).
  8. Roll out dough into rectangle (or any shape you like) and transfer to prepared baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 5-7 minutes, until firmed up and just starting to get crispy.
  10. Carefully remove from oven and put toppings on. Create an even layer of fresh mozzarella, then sprinkle with shredded mozzarella. Evenly place onions, roasted garlic cloves, and sweet potato slices.
  11. Put back in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until cheese is fully melted.
  12. Remove from the oven, slice and serve!
Kosher dairy, Vegetarian

Tip: Fill a deep baking dish with about an inch of water and put it in the bottom of the oven when making pizza. The steam that comes up from it will help create a crispier crust. Also open the oven as little as often – every time you do, the oven loses heat and the key to a good pizza is a hot oven.
Recipe by Katherine Martinelli at http://www.katherinemartinelli.com/blog/2012/easy-homemade-pizza-and-a-pizza-blog-hop/