Caramelized Onion & Sweet Potato Flatbread with Dates & Goat Cheese
- 1 whole small white onion chopped
- 15 dates pitted and chopped
- 1 small sweet potato mandolin sliced or thinly sliced
- 6 ounces of goat cheese (other options here: blue cheese, mozzarella, gorgonzola, or brie)
- 3 tablespoons ghee or olive oil for sautéing
- olive oil for the pan so the dough doesn’t stick
- Gluten free pizza dough (many options here: homemade GF dough, store bought GF dough like Something Sweet Without Wheat, store bought crust like Against the Grain, or regular pizza dough).
Every dough recipe is different; follow the directions according to the recipe or package you are using. Tip: Some doughs you might need to pre-bake ahead of time before you add your toppings, I did not have to for this one.
Get prepped. Chop your onion and dates, and slice your sweet potatoes. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Heat a tablespoon of ghee on medium heat in a sauté pan. Sauté your onions until they become a nice caramelized brown – about 10 minutes in the pan. Remove to a separate bowl.
In the same sauté pan, put another tablespoon of ghee and place in your sweet potatoes slices. Depending on the size of your pan, you might have to do this in two batches. It’s important the sweet potato slices don’t overlap each other so they cook evenly. Cook for about 8 minutes. Remove to a separate bowl.
Time to prep your dough and layer your toppings. I cut my dough in two and rolled them out into logs. I used a cookie sheet to bake my flatbread, but you can use a pizza stone if you have one. Drizzle a little olive oil on your cookie sheet to help the dough from sticking.
The great thing about pizza, is you don’t have to be too specific about how you layer your ingredients. Sprinkle a little bit of cheese on your dough, then layer with sweet potatoes, carmalized onions, dates and more cheese.
Bake for about 10 minutes and then broil on 500 degrees for 1-2 minutes to get everything nice and crispy.
Take out, cut and serve. You can also top with a few drizzles of balsamic vinegar if your heart desires.