Chorizo Sweet Potato Fry Pizza

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This unique pizza recipe featuring chorizo, sweet potato fries, red onion, chipotle mayo, and cilantro is the perfect combination of savory and sweet.

A cheese pizza topped with chorizo and sweet potato fries

Back in July, we took a trip down to San Diego and sampled lots of delicious food (trying new restaurants is one of our favorite vacation activities). Of all the places we visited, one particular meal at one incredible restaurant in La Jolla stuck with us – the Three Amigos burrito from Jose’s Courtroom.

Alex just had to order this burrito because of the unique ingredient combinations. Carnitas, chorizo, bacon, sweet potato fries, cotija cheese, guacamole, salsa, and queso, all wrapped in a burrito. Sounds kind of crazy, right?

It was delicious. I managed to steal a few bites, and it was one of the most insanely flavorful burritos I’ve ever tasted. Needless to say, we were immediately inspired by the sweet-and-salty combo of carnitas, chorizo, bacon, and sweet potato. So we began to brainstorm ways to incorporate these flavors into fun and unique recipes of our own.

A chorizo sweet potato fry pizza with chipotle mayo drizzle and fresh cilantro

Fast forward a few months, and the idea for our Chorizo Sweet Potato Fry Pizza came to life.

This is one of the most unique pizza recipes we’ve ever thought of. At first, the idea seemed pretty outrageous, but all the ingredients came together beautifully into a delicious, fun, and decadent pie. 

Chorizo sweet potato fry pizza topped with a drizzle of chipotle mayo and fresh cilantro

Here’s how to make our Chorizo Sweet Potato Fry Pizza:

  1. Air fry some sweet potato fries and cook loose chorizo on the stove until browned
  2. Stretch out store-bought pizza dough
  3. Add a thin layer of our homemade pizza sauce
  4. Toss on the sweet potato fries and chorizo
  5. Add a few thin slices of red onion
  6. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese
  7. Brush the crust with butter and seasonings
  8. Bake
  9. Drizzle with chipotle mayo and garnish with cilantro
  10. Serve hot!
A GIF showing how to make chorizo sweet potato fry pizza

(The trick to keeping all those toppings from sliding off your pizza is to put them under the cheese!)

The combination of chorizo, sweet potato fries, and chipotle mayo is the ultimate flavor explosion. It’s salty, sweet, and a little bit smoky all at the same time. Yet each ingredient still shines on its own, so every single bite of this pizza is exciting and tasty.

We had so much fun making this unique pizza together. It’s the perfect activity for date night, sleepover parties, or a night in with family. Everyone can partake in creating this extravagant meal and walk away from the dinner table feeling full and almost satisfied… that is, if there’s enough pizza to go around! Even still, we bet you’ll want more – it’s just one of those meals that you can keep on eating, no matter how full you are.

A pizza topped with chorizo, sweet potato fries, chipotle mayo, red onion, and cilantro

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A cheese pizza topped with chorizo and sweet potato fries

Chorizo Sweet Potato Fry Pizza

Nicole
This unique pizza recipe featuring chorizo, sweet potato fries, red onion, chipotle mayo, and cilantro is the perfect combination of savory and sweet.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Course Dinner, Main, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 slices
Calories 398 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • pound ground chorizo cooked
  • 6 to 8 ounces sweet potato fries
  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • pound shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Red onion sliced thinly
  • Fresh cilantro de-stemmed and roughly chopped
  • Chipotle mayo

Brushed Crust

  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Sea salt

Instructions
 

  • First, cook the ground chorizo in a frying pan over medium-high heat until browned, about 8 minutes, breaking the meat up as it cooks.
  • In the meantime, cook the sweet potato fries in the air fryer until crispy, about 10 to 12 minutes at 360 degrees F.
  • Next, preheat oven to 400 degrees F and lightly flour your hands and a 14-inch round pizza pan.
  • Then, assemble the pizza. Stretch the dough until it fits the pan, using gravity to help you. Spread the pizza sauce onto the dough in a thin, even layer, leaving about a quarter- to a half-inch of the edge uncovered for the crust. Next, top the pizza with cooked sweet potato fries, cooked chorizo, and sliced red onion. Finally, sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over the pizza.
  • Brush the crust with melted butter, then season lightly with garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.
  • Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and cheese is bubbly.
  • Finally, drizzle the pizza with chipotle mayo and garnish with cilantro. Serve hot.

Notes

Pizza dough: Feel free to use any kind of pizza dough for this recipe – fresh or frozen (or even homemade if you’re feeling ambitious!). Our favorite store-bought dough is fro Whole Foods brand. Just remember to leave the dough out for about 1-2 hours (depending on if it’s refrigerated or frozen) before working with it so that it reaches room temperature.
Pizza sauce: Our homemade pizza sauce is super easy and delicious – get the recipe here.
Sweet potato fries: We cooked about 1/3 of a 20-oz bag of our favorite Alexia sweet potato fries in our air fryer for this recipe.
Chipotle mayo: Chipotle mayo can vary from very plain to very chipotle – we love Sir Kensington’s because it’s a little more flavorful than most, and it tasted great on this pizza. Alternatively, try our homemade chipotle mayo here
Stretching the dough: If you’re new to stretching pizza dough, check out our Buffalo Chicken Pizza recipe for detailed instructions and best practices. Pro tip: don’t be afraid to use flour if it’s too sticky, and gravity is your best friend.
Baking pizza: Pizza can be finicky and cooks at different rates depending on the hydration level of your dough, your oven’s actual temperature, and other factors. We recommend keeping an eye on your pizza as it cooks and using visual cues to tell when it’s done – use our time estimates as a rough guide.

Nutrition

Calories: 398kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 15gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 1079mgPotassium: 105mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 440IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 136mgIron: 3mg
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Keyword chipotle mayo, chorizo, cilantro, mozzarella, pizza dough, pizza sauce, sweet potato fries
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