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bacon, apple, sweet potato pizza

Bacon, Apple, and Sweet Potato Pizza

  • Author: Camille Styles


This sweet potato pizza with bacon, apple, and fried sage leaves is bursting with fall flavors. It’s an autumn pizza made for cozy nights.


Units Scale

  • 1 ball pizza dough (enough to make 10 – 12″ pizza)
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for frying
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 apple, peeled
  • 1/2 red onion, peel discarded
  • 2 or 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 ounces mozzarella
  • 4 ounces goat cheese crumbles
  • 12 sage leaves
  • flaky salt, like Maldon


  1. Preheat pizza stone on the bottom rack of a 500 F oven for at least 20 minutes.

  2. Make garlic butter by combining minced garlic, melted butter, and olive oil. Set aside.
  3. On a mandoline, thinly slice sweet potato, apple, and red onion. Set aside.
  4. On a well-floured pizza peel, stretch your pizza dough to a 10 – 12″ round. (Read how to stretch dough above, or watch me do it here.)
  5. Spread garlic butter in a thin layer on top of your pizza, evenly distributing the garlic. Top with bacon, sweet potato, apple, and a few red onion slices.
  6. Tear mozzarella and toss over the ingredients, then sprinkle on goat cheese crumbles.
  7. Quickly open the oven door, and slide your pizza onto the hot pizza stone—work fast so that the oven loses as little heat as possible. Cook for 10 minutes.

  8. Meanwhile, make fried sage: In a small sauté pan, add enough olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan by 1/2″. Heat over medium-high until it sizzles when you add a drop of water.
  9. Carefully place sage leaves in a single layer in the oil. Fry for 1 minute, then use a slotted spoon to transfer the sage to a paper towel-lined plate. Top with another paper towel to press out excess oil. 

  10. When the pizza is golden brown on the edges and the cheese is melted, use your pizza peel to slide it out of the oven.
  11. Slice into wedges, then top your pizza with fried sage leaves, a drizzle of olive oil, and flaky salt. Eat!