Chicken Sausage & Sweet Potato Naan Pizza [recipe]

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I love pizza…of course, who doesn’t!?  Sadly, pizza is not exactly on the list of healthy dinner options =(  So after a serious pizza craving the other night, I decided to make up a healthy pizza option (well, at least a MUCH healthier option)  I grabbed a package of naan bread, which seemed perfect since it’s already in the pizza shape…and made up a mixture of toppings, starting with sweet potatoes!  I was amazed at how delicious my healthy pizza turned out, the naan was perfectly crispy and the mixture of toppings blended just right! Of course I had to share, so here it is, the Chicken Sausage & Sweet Potato Naan Pizza

Chicken Sausage & Sweet Potato Naan Pizza

Recipe Serves 3-4

INGREDIENTS:

1 package of naan bread (usually contains 2 pieces, this recipe requires 2 pieces)

1 large sweet potato

2 links of pre-cooked chicken sausage, diced (I used Al Fresco All Natural Sweet Italian)

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 large onion, thinly sliced

1 cup chopped spinach

3 tbsp. skim milk

1 tsp. fresh sage, chopped

3/4-1 cup shredded cheese (your choice, I used a mixture of mozzarella and brie)

salt and pepper to taste

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Using a fork, pierce raw sweet potato several times.  Bake on rack for approx. 45 minutes or until soft.

While sweet potato is baking, heat olive oil on a low heat in a medium skillet.  Add onion and a dash of salt, and cook, stirring occasionally for 30-40 minutes until onion has caramelized. Add spinach and cook until wilted, approx. 3 minutes.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Bring a small skillet to medium heat, add a dash of olive oil and diced chicken sausage.  Sausage should already be pre-cooked, so just lightly saute it for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat, set aside.

Once potato is soft, scoop out the insides into a medium bowl.  Add skim milk, sage and salt, mix until smooth.  Keep oven heated to 400 degrees, the pizza’s going in soon!

Now it’s time to prepare the pizza!  Lay out the two pieces of naan bread on a large baking sheet.  Cover each piece with a layer of sweet potato, add onion and spinach mixture on top of the sweet potato.  Last, add the chicken sausage to each piece, then sprinkle with cheese.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

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