Savory Sweet Potato Chorizo Pizza with Honey Drizzle & Goat Cheese

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What’s up, Hungry People!

Today, I have an incredibly delicious and unique pizza recipe for you. We all know that potatoes on pizza is not a new concept, but trust me, this sweet potato pizza with spicy chorizo, honey, and goat cheese takes it to a whole new level of tastiness!

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A Twist for Casual Affairs

If you’re searching for a more casual dish for a holiday gathering or simply a cozy night in, look no further than this flavor-packed sweet potato pizza. With the combination of spicy chorizo, sweet honey, and creamy goat cheese, this pizza is guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.

An Abundance of Flavors

This mouthwatering pizza starts with a delicious base made from sweet potato, garlic, and habanero sauce. But we don’t stop there! We layer on a medley of toppings, including fresh squash, juicy tomatoes, earthy mushrooms, crispy bacon, savory sausage, and a sprinkling of sunflower seeds. It may sound like a lot, but fear not! By using store-bought pizza dough, this recipe comes together in just a few minutes.

ingredients for sweet potato pizza

Here’s What You Need

  • Pizza crust dough: Forms the base for the pizza.
  • Canned yams in syrup or canned sweet potatoes: Provides a sweet and creamy element to the pizza sauce.
  • Chorizo: Adds a flavorful and slightly spicy kick to the pizza.
  • Habanero pepper: Gives a hint of heat and adds depth of flavor.
  • White onion: Provides a savory and aromatic component to the pizza toppings.
  • Mushrooms: Adds earthiness and texture to the pizza.
  • Butter: Enhances the flavor and helps in the cooking process of the sweet potato sauce.
  • Sunflower seeds: Provides a crunchy texture and nutty flavor as a topping.
  • Feta cheese (optional), made with goat’s milk: Adds tanginess and creaminess to the pizza.
  • Fresh parsley: Adds freshness and a pop of green color as a garnish.
  • Local honey: Sweetens and balances the flavors of the pizza, especially when drizzled on top.
chorizo in pan

Let’s Cook!

To begin, fry the bacon until crispy, and then in the rendered bacon fat, brown the spicy chorizo. If you prefer milder flavors, feel free to substitute sweet or maple sausage instead.

Once the chorizo is crumbled and cooked, set it aside and sauté the mushrooms (and if you’d like, add some onions for an extra burst of flavor) in the remaining bacon fat. Cook them until the onions turn translucent and the mushrooms have released their moisture. Transfer the sautéed veggies to the same plate as the sausage and bacon.

sauting mushrooms and onions

In the meantime, using a small blender, combine the sweet potatoes with about 1/4 cup of the syrup they come in, along with the habanero, garlic, parsley, and half of the sunflower seeds. Blend until a smooth sauce forms. If you prefer a milder sauce, omit the habanero.

ingredients in blender

The subtle heat from just one pepper adds a nice kick that complements the sweetness of the honey drizzle.

blended sauce

Next, melt two tablespoons of butter in the same pan used for the sausage and mushrooms. Add the sweet potato sauce and stir until fragrant and the butter has fully incorporated.

Remove the pan from the heat and allow the sauce to cool slightly.

sauce for pizza

While the sauce is cooling, use a mandolin slicer to thinly slice the yellow squash and tomatoes. This ensures that the toppings will cook evenly and create a beautiful presentation.

fresg veggies for pizza

Finally, roll out the pizza dough on a preheated pizza stone. Spread the sweet potato sauce onto the dough, leaving enough room around the edges for a nice crust.

Layer the thinly sliced tomatoes and squash on top, followed by the chorizo, bacon, and sautéed veggies.

pizza with toppings

For the finishing touch, sprinkle crumbled feta or creamy goat cheese over the pizza. Bake it in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until the crust turns golden and the cheese begins to melt into a glorious, gooey state.

Once the pizza is cooked to perfection, drizzle honey generously from side to side, and sprinkle some fresh parsley on top.

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Tips for Making Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Pizza

  • Preheating the pizza stone: Make sure to preheat the pizza stone in the oven as directed. This helps create a crispy crust.
  • Customize the toppings: Feel free to customize the toppings based on your preferences. Add or substitute ingredients to make the pizza truly your own.
  • Adjusting the heat level: To control the spiciness of the sauce, you can increase or decrease the amount of habanero pepper used.
  • Blending the sauce: Blend the sweet potato sauce until smooth for a creamy texture and even distribution of flavors.
  • Using a mandolin slicer: Utilize a mandolin slicer to achieve thin and uniform slices of squash and tomatoes for even cooking.
  • Don’t overload the toppings: Avoid piling too many toppings on the pizza to prevent it from becoming soggy during baking.
  • Watch the baking time: Keep a close eye on the pizza while baking to ensure the crust turns golden brown without burning.
  • Let the pizza rest: Allow the pizza to rest for a few minutes after baking to let the flavors meld together.
  • Experiment with cheese: If you’re not a fan of feta or goat cheese, feel free to substitute it with another type of cheese you enjoy.
  • Dress it up with herbs: In addition to parsley, you can sprinkle other fresh herbs like basil or oregano for added aroma and flavor.
  • Serve and enjoy: Whether as an appetizer or main meal, serve the pizza warm and savor every delicious bite!


  • Soggy crust: To prevent a soggy crust, make sure to preheat the pizza stone adequately and avoid excessive moisture from the toppings.
  • Burnt edges: If the edges of the crust are browning too quickly, you can cover them with aluminum foil during the last few minutes of baking.
  • Uneven cooking: Ensure that the toppings are evenly distributed and thinly sliced to promote even cooking throughout the pizza.
  • Adjusting sweetness: If the sweet potato sauce is too sweet for your taste, you can balance it by adding a squeeze of lemon juice or a pinch of salt.
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Now, it’s time to savor the flavors!

Cut the pizza into bite-sized squares for a delightful appetizer, or slice it into strips for a satisfying meal. However you choose to enjoy it, remember that it’s pizza, so you know it’ll be absolutely delicious.

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In conclusion, this sweet potato pizza with chorizo, honey drizzle, and goat cheese is a delightful culinary creation that brings together bold flavors and unique ingredients. The combination of the creamy sweet potato sauce, spicy chorizo, and tangy goat cheese, complemented by the sweetness of the honey drizzle, is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Whether you’re hosting a casual gathering or simply craving a delicious homemade pizza, this recipe is a fantastic choice. So gather your ingredients, roll out the dough, and let the flavors unfold as you savor each mouthwatering bite.

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Sweet Potato Pizza with Chorizo, Honey Drizzle & Goat Cheese

The Starving Chef
Experience a unique flavor fusion with this scrumptious sweet potato pizza featuring spicy chorizo, honey drizzle, and creamy goat cheese.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course As Seen in Mimi, Fall
Cuisine Fall Foods, Pizza
Servings 4


  • 16 oz pizza crust dough
  • ½ cup canned yams in syrup or canned sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup chorizo cooked & crumbled
  • 1 habanero pepper diced
  • ¼ cup white onion sliced
  • 4 mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup feta cheese (made with goats milk, optional)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup local honey for drizzling
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and place a pizza stone on the center rack.
  • In a small pan over medium-high heat, fry the bacon until crisp. Remove from the pan and crumble.
  • In the same pan with the remaining bacon fat, brown the chorizo sausage. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms and onion to the pan and sauté until the onion is translucent and the mushrooms have released their moisture. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Using a small blender, combine the canned yams or sweet potatoes in syrup with minced garlic, two tablespoons of sunflower seeds, a sprig of fresh parsley, and the diced habanero pepper. Blend until smooth, adding more syrup if necessary.
  • In the same pan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Pour in the sweet potato sauce and stir until the butter is fully incorporated and the sauce becomes fragrant. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Remove from heat and let the sauce cool for a few minutes.
  • Roll out the pizza dough on the preheated stone or a pizza board. Spread the sweet potato sauce on the dough, leaving room for a crust.
  • Arrange the sliced squash and tomatoes on top of the sauce, then cover with the cooked chorizo, bacon, mushrooms, and onions. Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese (if using).
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges of the crust are golden brown and the center of the pizza has slightly puffed up.
  • Once cooked, drizzle the pizza with honey and garnish with fresh parsley and the remaining sunflower seeds. Serve the pizza warm as a meal or at room temperature as an appetizer. Enjoy!
Keyword goat cheese, honey, spicy, sweet potato
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