Jack-O-Lantern Pizzas
This super quick meal is surprisingly packed with nutritional heft, thanks to the addition of the sweet potatoes. Let everyone build their own jack-o-lantern face with olives and slices of bell pepper and use a green bell pepper slice as a pumpkin stem to really bring these jack-o-lanterns to life!
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  • 2Tbsp. canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 small yellow oniondiced
  • 2cloves garlicminced, about 1 tsp.
  • 2 medium sweet potatoespeeled and grated (about 4 cups)
  • 1 tsp. dried oreganoor 1 Tbsp. minced fresh
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. saltor to taste
  • 8 whole wheat pitas (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1 1/2cups shredded Monterey jack or cheddar cheeseorange colored cheese will make the pizza look more pumpkin-y!
  • 1/4cup olivescut into slices (optional)
  • 1/2 red or green bell peppercut into slices (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat the oil.
  3. Sauté the onions and garlic until the onions are soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the grated potatoes, oregano, chili powder, cumin, and salt. Cook, covered, for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. To assemble the pizzas, lay the pitas out on a large baking sheet (use two baking sheets, if necessary). Spread ½ cup of the sweet potato filling on each of the pitas and top it with about 1/4 cup cheese. Use olives and bell pepper slices to create jack-o-lantern faces, if desired.
  6. Bake the pizzas for 8 – 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
Recipe Notes

Do Ahead or Delegate: Dice the onion, peel the garlic, peel and grate the sweet
potatoes, combine the spices, grate and refrigerate the cheese, if necessary.

Scramble Flavor Booster: Use chipotle chili powder or hot Mexican chili
powder instead of traditional chili powder.

Tip: When grating cheese, try spraying the grater with a little nonstick spray
first. This will keep the cheese from sticking to the grater and will also reduce
the friction to make the task quicker and easier.

Video: Watch Jessica make these on Facebook Live!

Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 300, Total Fat: 12g, 17%; Saturated Fat: 4g, 20%; Cholesterol: 25mg, 8%; Sodium: 660mg, 28%; Total Carbohydrate: 29g, 13%; Dietary Fiber: 5g, 20%; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 11g