Potato pizza (Without pizza dough) is as tasty as your regular Italian pizza and easy to make. The crispy potato base takes your pizza experience to another level, the combination of potato and your favorite pizza toppings is going to be fabulous.
There are many ways to make pizza without classic pizza dough. The variant we will be making in the recipe is without any white pizza dough and using thinly sliced potatoes to make the pizza base itself. There are many other variants of pizza with potatoes where you can use potatoes as a topping but will cover them in another recipe.
We will dive into the mouthwatering world of pizza with potatoes. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or an enthusiastic beginner, this potato pan pizza recipe is bound to please and impress. So, let’s get started!
Of course, you can choose any toppings of your choice and switch up the spices keeping the main recipe intact. Here I made the pizza in a pan but you can certainly make it in an oven if you want to.
The History and Popularity of Potato Pizza
Pizza has long been a favorite in many cultures, and its varieties have expanded beyond the traditional choices. Pizza with potatoes? although lesser known to some, has gained popularity in recent years. Initially created and enjoyed in Italy, it has made its way to the tables of pizza enthusiasts worldwide.
The uniqueness of this pizza lies in its combination of soft, thinly sliced potatoes which are made into a crispy and flavorful pizza crust.
Ingredients for a Perfect Potato Pizza
Before we start this simple recipe, let’s make sure we have all the essential ingredients to make this recipe.
1. Potatoes (oh yes!): The Star of the Dish
Potatoes are the highlight of this recipe. Opt for waxy potato varieties, such as Yukon Gold, red potatoes, or fingerling potatoes. These varieties hold their shape well during cooking and deliver an earthy flavor that complements the other ingredients. But keep in mind we will be making the dough itself with the potatoes NOT as a toppings so we need a little bit more potatoes.
2. Cheese: The Creamy Indulgence
Mozzarella cheese is the perfect companion for this potato crust pizza, adding a creamy and stringy element. However, feel free to explore other cheese options such as Fontina, Gruyère, or even Blue cheese for a bolder taste.
3. Toppings: Enhancing the Visual Appeal
Additional toppings can elevate your potato crust pizza to new heights. Some popular choices include fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme and bell pepper, onion. Get creative and add your favorite ingredients to the list.
Now that we have all the ingredients gathered, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and dive into the preparation process. Follow these step-by-step instructions to create a delectable potato crust pizza masterpiece.
Variations and Creative Twists
While the classic potato crust pizza recipe is undeniably delicious, there’s always room for experimentation and personalization. Here are a few variations and creative twists you can try:
1. Potato just as a topping
It is also possible just to use potatoes as toppings only and use a traditional pizza base. But in this case, you might need to bake the potato slices before adding them to the pizza.
2. Vegan Option
For our vegan friends, fear not! You can still indulge in the delightful flavors of potato crust pizza. Replace the traditional cheese with a vegan-friendly alternative, such as cashew cheese or vegan mozzarella. Topped with roasted vegetables, such as bell peppers, onions, and zucchini for added goodness.
3. Mediterranean vibe
Give your pizza a Mediterranean twist by adding ingredients like olives, feta cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes. Drizzle it with some extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle fresh basil leaves, and transport yourself to the sunny Mediterranean coast.
Potato Pizza Recipe (No Dough)
- 500 Grams Potato (Medium size)
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ¼ tsp Pepper
- ½ tsp Cumin Powder
- ½ tsp Chaat Masala Powder (Optional)
- ½ tsp Garlic Ginger Paste
- 2 Medium Egg
- 4 Tbsp mozzarella Cheese
- 1.5 tbsp Oil
- 2 tbsp Red Capsicum Thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp Green Capsicum Thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp Red Onion Thinly sliced
- ½ cup Mozzarella Cheese
- ½ tsp Oregano
- 4-5 Pieces Basil Leaves
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- Firstly, wash and peel 3 medium-sized potatoes, if desired. Using a sharp knife or mandoline slicer, slice the potatoes thinly and evenly. You can also use a mandoline if you want to. This ensures even cooking and a harmonious flavor distribution, then wash them once in the water and squeeze the water out thoroughly.
- Then add salt, pepper, cumin powder, chaat masala powder, garlic ginger paste, eggs, and cheese to the grated potatoes and mix everything well.
- Place the potato mixture on a pizza tray lined with a baking sheet and press out to form a circle.
- Now preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C and bake for between 20 and 25 minutes until the crust is crispy without the toppings.
- Once done remove the baked crust, add the pizza sauce and toppings we mentioned above or any of your choice. Place the ready-to-bake pizza back into the oven for another 10 minutes until the cheese has melted.
- To make this pizza in a pan place a 28cm non-stick pan on the stove on medium-low heat and add 1.5 tbsp vegetable oil.
- Once the oil is heated add the potato mixture to the pan and spread it evenly.
- Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until set.
- Now flip it over and cook the other side for 5 minutes with no lid (this makes both sides a little crispy)
- Now flip it again and add all the toppings without the basil leaves (here you can use any toppings of your choice).
- Cover and cook for 10 more minutes or until the cheese melts.
- Finally, add the basil leaves and your potato crust pizza is ready to serve.
- Make sure to squeeze the water out properly.
- I have made a 28cm (11 inch) pizza but you can make any size of your choice by increasing or decreasing the amount of the potato and other ingredients.
This calculation is done by assumption calculated by an API. Please use our nutrition information just to get an idea about the recipe, consult a nutritionist if you need exact nutrition information.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I use sweet potatoes instead?
Absolutely yes! While sweet potatoes have a distinct flavor, they work exceptionally well in potato pizza recipes, adding a touch of sweetness and additional nutrients. Follow the same recipe, substituting sweet potatoes for regular potatoes, and you’ll have a delectable spin on the classic.
How do I make a gluten-free?
Well, this is indeed a gluten-free recipe since we are not using any flour in this recipe and no other ingredients have gluten.
Can I freeze this pizza?
Yes, you can freeze this pizza for later consumption. Once the pizza has cooled completely, wrap it tightly in aluminum foil or place it in an airtight container. When ready to eat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat in the oven until warmed through. Enjoy your homemade pizza at your convenience.
Congratulations! You’ve journeyed through the realms of potato pizza and discovered the charm of this unique culinary delight.
So, gather your ingredients and take pleasure in the process of crafting the perfect potato pizza. Explore the variations, experiment with different toppings, and share this delightful dish with loved ones. Transform your next pizza night into a memorable experience with potato pizza at the center of attention!
Get ready for a taste sensation that combines the best of pizza and potatoes in one delectable dish. Whether you’re enjoying a casual dinner or hosting a gathering, potato pizza is sure to be a hit. So, go ahead, create, and savor this mouthwatering masterpiece. Enjoy your potato pizza journey!