For my birthday last month John bought me a kitchen mixer! And it's not just any kitchen mixer, but a minty green, KitchenAid mixer. It's beautiful:

When it came in the mail I wanted to whip it out and start whipping stuff up immediately. The first things I made were baked pumpkin donuts and a cream cheese glaze. They were really good, but I wouldn't say they were blog worthy. This pizza on the other hand, is most definitely blog worthy. 

This pizza was inspired by two things:

  1. My new mixer -- I couldn't wait to use the paddle and the dough hook to mix up a homemade whole wheat crust. 
  2. Fall -- the season is undoubtedly in full swing which means warm, cheesy, roasted and rich foods are key. 

This pizza was topped with an assortment of Fall yum: sweet basil marinara, roasted sweet potatoes, sauteed kale, caramelized onions and lots of mozzarella cheese. 

Here's a couple shots of the pre-baked pizza:

To add to the indulgence, I cracked two eggs on top and seasoned with salt and pepper. 

When the pizza was assembled I popped it in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 450 degrees. And out came this beauty:

My only complain was that the egg yolks came out more over-hard than over-easy. I was hoping for a gooey, runny yolk that acted as more of a sauce when eating the pizza. Next time I think I'll either cook the pizza for less time, or add the eggs after the pizza has cooked for 5 or so minutes. Any advice? 

Regardless, the flavor of this pizza was freaking phenomenal and it looked really beautiful.  

Fall 'Za Suggecipe

  • pizza dough - I used this recipe
  • yellow onions - 1 large or 2 small, cut into very thin slices 
  • sweet potato - 1, cut into thin chips  
  • kale - 1/2 a bunch, chopped 
  • mozzarella - 1 or 2 cups, shredded 
  • eggs - 2
  • marinara - 1 cup, I used store-bought spaghetti sauce 
  • olive oil
  • s + p
  • sugar - pinch 

Begin by making the dough. As the dough is rising, prep the other ingredients. 

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium/low heat. Add the onions and a pinch of sugar. Cook low and slow until they become caramelized and delicious. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Coat the sweet potatoes in olive oil and season with s + p. Roast the potatoes for 15-20 minutes. While the potatoes are cooking, saute the kale in olive oil and s + p in another skillet over medium heat until wilted. 

Assemble the pizza. You know what to do. 

Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.

Note: Try adding the eggs after the pizza has already cooked for ~5 minutes. This may prevent the yolks from getting overcooked. 

Oh yeah, I also made a plain cheese pizza (yawn). John is crazy and didn't think the fall pizza would be good...? His loss, my gain. 

AuthorMolly Streuli