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Recipe: Prosciutto, Sweet Potato and Balsamic Onion Pizza

Prepping the Pizza

Prepping the Pizza

This is a great fall pizza that’s not Italian-based at all. Instead of tomatoes, I used mashed sweet potatoes as the base. You can bake and mash them yourself or by them mashed at the store.

I topped it with prosciutto, fresh mozzarella (none of the packaged stuff), balsamic onions and arugula. If you’ve never had balsamic onions, you’re in for a treat.

Ingredients

  • 4 small sweet potatoes, baked and mashed
  • One 12-inch prebaked pizza crust
  • 3 oz. sliced prosciutto, cut into thin ribbons
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • Balsamic Onions

    Balsamic Onions

  • 1 TBSP unsalted butter
  • 1 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 TBSP Italian seasoning
  • 6 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Prosciutto, Sweet Potato and Balsamic Onion Pizza

Prosciutto, Sweet Potato and Balsamic Onion Pizza

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter and olive. Add the onion and Italian seasonings then cover and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add 2 TBSP of water and cook over medium heat until the onion is caramelized (about 10 minutes).
  4. Add the balsamic vinegar and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until evaporated (about 10 minutes). Season the onions with salt and pepper.
  5. Spread the mashed sweet potatoes over the pizza crust then top with mozzarella, onions and prosciutto.
  6. Slide pizza onto top oven rack (or pizza stone) and bake until bubbling and golden in spots (about 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

Balsamic onions are a great topping for most dishes, but they really send this pizza over the top.

If you aren’t into sweet potatoes, I’m confident you could use tomato sauce and the pizza would still turn out great.

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Cookin', Entrees, Recipes

 

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Review: Slice

Slice's Caesar Salad

Slice's Caesar Salad

Slice is hands down my favorite quick pizza place in New Orleans. Both locations are consistent, but I’m partial to the Uptown Magazine Street location since it’s a few blocks from home. Plus, you can cross the street for Pinkberry after you’re done with pizza.

My go-to order starts with a salad. I vary up my salad selection between the Caesar, the Mesclun and the Spinach. The Caesar salad is a solid choice as far as Caesar salads go. The Spinach salad is also good, but my favorite is the Mesclun. The Mesclun salad is mixed greens, chevre goat cheese, walnuts and fresh local berries. All of the elements combined have a nice balance of sweet, pungent, creamy, crunchy and leafy.

Bacon Basil Garlic Slice

Bacon Basil Garlic Slice

Sadly, I’ve become a little set in my ways when it comes to ordering Slice’s pizza. I usually go for two slices and one is always the Bacon, Basil and Garlic. I love bacon. I love basil. I love garlic. So this slice speaks to my heart and taste buds. The fact that it’s a piece of white pie is even better.

Another one of my favorites is the Prosciutto, Gorgonzola and Arugula. It’s kind of like a delicious salad on a slice of pizza. The prosciutto is always fresh and the gorgonzola has a nice bite to it.

Slice also has some pretty good special slices. On my last visit, it was Buffalo Chicken which consisted of hot sauce, gorgonzola, buffalo chicken, red onion and celery. This is one of my favorite specials that Slice does.

Another great special is the Alligator Sausage special. I haven’t seen it in a while, but it’s definitely worth ordering if you happen to catch it.

Buffalo Chicken Slice

Buffalo Chicken Slice

I also often make my own slices. So far, my favorite combo has been pineapple, prosciutto and jalapeño. It’s sweet heat with the meatiness of the prosciutto. Slice has tons of toppings to choose from so the combos are nearly infinite.

Slice also has great price points. You can easily get a slice, a small salad and a drink for about $10. That’s a great deal.

I highly recommend Slice for a quick bite and high-quality pizza for a low price.

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2011 in Eatin'

 

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