Thursday, December 20, 2012

80--- Yam Pizza with Caramelized Shallots & Ham

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
Serves 4

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 

1 comment:

  1. Yam pizza is such a good idea! I make a similar one with pumpkin hummus- yum!