Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pink Bunny Pizza Bento

Pink Bunny Pizza Bento, originally uploaded by sherimiya ♥.
Sweet potato pizza was for dinner and I made some extra for MisterMan's bento. I adapted the recipe from Gourmet Mom on the Go. It's easy and quick to make, and it really does taste great! Really!

Here's what you need:
2 medium sweet potatoes (I used regular ones, satsumaimo, and Okinawan sweet purple ones. All good!)
Ready to bake pizza crust (I've used whole grain lavash wrap and pocketless whole wheat pita rounds)
5 oz. mascarpone cheese, or 5 oz. cream cheese mixed with 2T sour cream (I've used the cream cheese mixture and it's delish!)
olive oil and balsamic vinegar
shredded baby spinach
roasted garlic
garlic powder, rosemary, thyme (optional)

Here's what you'll do:
Drizzle olive oil on your crust and spread evenly with the cheese and roasted garlic.
Sprinkle with shredded spinach.
Layer the peeled, thinly sliced potatoes over the cheese.
Sprinkle with garlic powder and herbs, if using.
Drizzle top with olive oil.
Bake at 425F for 18-25 minutes or until potatoes are soft and crust is crispy.
Remove from oven and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
Slice and enjoy!

One of the best things about this pizza is that you can hide any number of goodies under the potatoes. My 3 year old will pull off all the spinach if it's sitting on top, but this way she never even sees it. It's awesome. I put two pieces of pizza in the basket part. These were baked on soft lavash, which crisped up very well. The one in the back has Okinawan purple potato, and the one in the front has satsumaimo. In the lower tier I put my pink bunny molded egg. You can see the details on this one better, whew! It helps to dye it in beet juice, I think. I also added some white peach, a half apricot, half strawberry, red grapes and a sprig of steamed broccoli. Yummy!


  1. Now THAT'S a filling lunch to me! Oh yeah! Am writing this meal down. That's a molded shaped egg?? I thought it was just a plastic showpiece. Haha! That's amazing! Also love the Keroppi bento!

  2. Oh my goodness, I must have this pizza! Sweet potato is my favorite food in the world! And putting it on pizza is genius!! Lunch looks amazing and so cute too with the little bunny!

  3. Great sweet potato pizza! I like that you make 2 kinds of pizza with 2 different colors from the sweet potatoes. I can say this is the first sweet potato pizza I ever see. Pink bunny is cute with the nice pink color, love it (^.^)

  4. I love the changes you made to the pizza! I'm totally trying hiding stuff under the potatoes, GENIUS!!!:) You are amazing, lady!

  5. I love this sweet potato pizza concept. Terrific little bento! A "happy little bento" :)

  6. Wonderful! I love marscapone it's so versatile! Super cute pink bunny too!

  7. Omg, love the pink bunny! She is so sweet. Will look out beetroot in the supermarket. /Karen

  8. HEHEHEHE My little one has to disect everything before she'll eat it so no joy in hiding it... but I always win with soups and sauces.... once pureed with the hand blender ... they never know!

  9. Beautiful, love the bunny! We had also leftovers in the lunchbox today :)

  10. Now I imagine your fresh-from-the-oven-pizza, yum...... it must be so gooood Sheri. Thanks for sharing the recipe :D. Wish MisterMan would like to share his pizza with me LOL :D

  11. Nom nom! Love the bento, love the oven-crisped lavash--brilliant notion! Thanks for another cheering, delightful bento adventure Sheri!

  12. New follower and am in love already with your blog. The recipe sounds delish but love how you colored the bunny egg. I will have to remember that trick :)

  13. Chantale, this box is awesome, Keroppi rocks! I hope you can try the pizza. It requires basically no prep time and it's so easy too. Thanks!

    Thanks Jenn! Lucky you to have such a healthy Favorite Food in the World!! Then you really must try it on pizza!

    Thanks Lia! I never heard of it before Mandy's blog either but I think we'll definitely make it a regular. Yes, glad this bunny is more visible this time :)

    Hi Mandy!! Thanks for supporting my *edit* of your fabulous recipe! We love this pizza and I'm so happy it's a healthy version of a classic favorite food around here!!

    Thanks Debra!

    Thanks Susan! I love mascarpone too, SO decadent :)

    Thanks Karen! Beet water (after boiling/steaming) works great as a natural food dye.

    Angi, you're right, they're so sneaky but no match for the mama with the blender!

    Thanks Margot, leftovers ftw!

    Hi tatabonita! He's happy to share, anytime! Thank you dear!!

    Thanks bentobird!! It is great if you like crispy crust. It's like eating a giant delish cracker :D

    Mommyof2girlz: Thanks so much for following!! Hope you can use the recipe and find it as yummy as we do. Beet juice is my favorite natural dye. Golden beets are also awesome for yellow color.

  14. would never have thought to put sweet potatoes on pizza... but reading those ingredients, it sounds like an absolutely delish combo. you are always so clever with keeping your kids' food *healthy*... hiding the spinich, using natural dye (beet juice), etc... but absolutely never to the detriment of total cuteness!

  15. This idea of Mandy's is so awesome. I even made another one today and cut it into little "appetizer" portions for them to munch on as a snack. Total win.

    Thanks for your sweet comments megan :D

  16. thanks for this recipe, it sounds great with the spinach and roasted garlic. haha, hiding that spinach sounds like an effective camoflauge for the kids! : )

  17. Yeah, totally sneaky mom trick, heh.
    Thanks Rachel! It's reallly good, hope you can try it!