We’re headed to West Palm Beach, Florida this weekend to compete in the CrossFit Games Southeast Regionals with our team. We’ve been trying to practice the workouts together and what not, which has us coming home later than usual, which has dinner hitting the table later than usual too. Since I work from home, sometimes I’m able to whip something up in the afternoon and then just reheat it for dinner–it’s like some twisted version of leftovers. With this, I had some previously roasted sweet potatoes in the fridge, so I just popped those out, assembled the pizza deliciousness, reheated everybody and we were able to gorge at a reasonable hour.
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
- black olives, sliced
- 1 lb sausage
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- Parmesan cheese, finely grated (optional)
- any pizza toppings you like will work
For the Sauce
- 2 c tomato sauce
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 T onion powder
- 1 T dried oregano
- 2 t garlic powder
Get your oven to 400ºF.
Prick and place your sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. Let them roast until their insides are soft and mushy, about 45 minutes. I would not recommend microwaving these, as I think the oven develops a sweeter flavor than the microwave, just my 2 cents.
While the potatoes are roasting, whisk together the sauce ingredients. Taste and adjust to your preferences, then set aside.
While the potatoes are still roasting…
In a large saute pan, crumble and brown the sausage. Remove the meat from the pan, reserving the rendered fat. Toss in the mushrooms and onions. Let them cook until the mushrooms have browned and the onions are soft.
Once the potatoes are done, slice them in half (lengthwise) and arrange the halves nicely on the baking sheet. Smash and loosen the sweets’ insides with a fork.
Ladle a few spoonfuls of sauce on top of the sweet potato, followed by the mushroom/onion saute, sausage and olives. If you’re using Parmesan, add a little finely grated cheese to help glue everything together.
Toss the baking sheet back in the oven for a couple minutes, to re-warm everything.