Potato Pizza

The first day of summer is almost a month away but the temperatures have gone crazy, yesterday for example  in was in the 90’s. Today it’s supposed to be the same.

With the three day weekend, everyone is out enjoying every ray of sunshine. The grill is coming back in season, along with  back yard get-togethers with family and friends. Heavy meal are taken by light salads and appetizers, like a slice of this potato pizza brought to you today by my wonderful Liren of Kitchen Confidante.

Liren is a mother of two happy living in sunny California. Her blog is filled with delicious recipes all shown in beautiful photos.

Potato Pizza _ Kitchen Confidante

Like many things in life, we come to associate people and places with certain things. The summer season brings to mind al fresco meals, a favorite wine brings me back to a fond dinner with friends, and the smell of crisp air and crackling timber transports me to a cozy campfire. It’s quite the same, I have learned, with friends I have made in the food blog world. When I visit Roxana’s space, I have come to learn (and eagerly anticipate) that I will be greeted with a perfect baked good, a yummy treat will lure me in.

To me, Roxana is a wizard and a temptress when it comes to anything dough, so I thought I would pay homage to her inspiration with something that is fitting. And the carb lover in me couldn’t resist making a pizza.  A Potato Pizza.

Potato Pizza _ Kitchen Confidante

Potato Pizza _ Kitchen Confidante

The first time I had a thin crust potato pizza, I think the lightbulbs just lit up in my head. Soft slices of thin potato on a crisp pizza with chewy crust? I think I was in heaven. That first potato pizza also had a very spicy chroizo, another dimension of heaven altogether (to me, at least), but for today, I wanted to keep things simple. Potatoes. Gorgonzola. Olive Oil. Thyme. And of course, pizza dough.

On it’s own, it can be a snack or an appetizer. But pair it with a bold salad and a glass of wine, and this simple meal would make a very happy dinner.

Potato Pizza

Potato Pizza

This simple pizza is a carb lover’s dream. Layer in your favorite cheese if you are not a fan of gorgonzola, just make sure it is a sharp and flavorful!

Ingredients

  • pizza dough (store-bought makes it quick, but of course, you can make your own)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup gorgonzola cheese
  • 2-3 small potatoes (use different colors for eye catching presentation & flavor), thinly and evenly sliced (a mandoline helps but is not necessary)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and place an oven rack in the lower half of the oven.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to your desired shape, about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Transfer the dough to an oiled baking sheet and press the dough with your fingertips, creating dimples and a 1 inch border around the perimeter.
  4. Top with the cheese and potatoes. Brush the potatoes and the crust bordering the pizza with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and scatter the thyme.
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the potatoes tender. Remove from oven and let it sit for about 1-2 minutes before slicing. Serve it with a salad for lovely and simple dinner.

Notes

Be sure to let your pizza dough come to room temperature before rolling. It will make it easier to roll and less elastic.

http://roxanashomebaking.com/potato-pizza-recipe/

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Comments

  1. says

    I love Liren! She is a wonderful friend and her blog is just so pretty! She did great with this pizza recipe too. Using purple potatoes is a fantastic idea. Gives it a rustic feel.

  2. says

    Awesome guest post! I really ought to go check out Liren’s site right away… the potato pizza looks incredible – especially with those gorgeous purple potatoes! Thanks for a great guest post, Liren and Roxana!

  3. says

    Great to see Liren here…love her blog and her stunning images!
    Liren this is my next pizza i will make..Never made that kind before and i am eager to try it!!!!
    Great post ladies..wishing you great week!

  4. says

    Oh Liren, this is wonderful! I love potatoes and so happy seeing them on pizza! In Japan we put potatoes/bacon/mayo/cheese etc are actually popular topping on pizza menu (Japanized pizza) and so happy to see your beautiful version here. Looks so delicious!!

  5. says

    I have never tried pizza with potatoes… it sounds intriguing but tasty too! those pictures are stunning. roxana, thanks for introducing us to this new fellow blogger :)

  6. says

    I’ve never tried potato pizza before so this is interesting to me. I like the contrasting colors of white and purple. The crust looks just right, great pizza.

  7. mary says

    Im always looking for new recipes and this looks like one I am going to try. Thank you for this idea. It looks so yummy.

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