If you're not a fan of yams I apologize for this week.
But you SHOULD love them because they are GOOD for you. Lots of vitamins A and C, lots of fiber (especially if you eat the peel).
Yam Pizza with Caramelized Shallots and Ham
10-12" pre-made crust (or try my wheat and honey crust)
3 tsp olive oil
2 medium yams, peeled and cubed
2 whole shallots (4 after you take off the peels), finely sliced
1 Tbsp champagne vinegar (white wine vinegar will work)
1 tsp light brown sugar
Salt and Pepper
3 oz lean ham, sliced into thin strips
3 oz crumbled feta cheese
Dried dill to garnish if desired
Bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stovetop. Add cubed yams. Boil for ~12-15 minutes, or until softened. Strain and place yams in a large mixing bowl. Use a potato masher to mash into a puree. Add 2 tsp olive oil and mix thoroughly, set aside.
Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add shallots and saute until softened, season with salt and pepper. Add vinegar and brown sugar and continue to saute until caramelized, ~3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place crust on a baking sheet, then layer with mashed yams, ham strips, caramelized shallots, feta, and dried dill.
Bake for ~10 minutes, until toppings are heated through and crust is cooked to desired consistency.
Nutrition Info per 1/4 pizza: 403 calories, 13 g fat, 17 g protein, 51 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber