Potato pizza with roasted onions and pepper

So this is the sequel to my olive tapeande post 🙂

I have been wanting to try potato pizza for what seems like forever. I have always been intrigued by the concept of it and when I was researching a recipe for this month’s daring baker’s challenge I came across quite a few recipes for potato pizza. Some people swear by it..saying it is the best pizza they ever had while others won’t be caught dead near it..

I decided to give it a try, for pure scientific reasons, I wanted to see for myself what the controversy is all about.

My main worry about potato pizza was the fact that potatoes by themselves are rather bland and starchy and don’t provide much contrast to the pizza crust. To get around that I flavored the oil I cooked the potatoes in with garlic, oregano and paprika. Instead of dolloping olive tapenade over the potatoes I used it as a sauce over the crust and I added roasted onion and pepper to boost the flavors.

The result was a pizza that my family really loved though my daughter’s vote was baiased..she loves potatoes in all their shapes and forms and this was no exception. As I had mentioned in my previous post, I made chicken roasted pepper and onion pizza for back up, just in case my family didn’t like potato pizza. The result was that I was left with half the chicken pizza while the potato one vanished with the exception of one slice 🙂 

I on the other hand liked it but I still favor other toppings.. the sizzling chicken pizza  remains my favorite 🙂

Before I get to today’s recipe I would like to thank ChefMom from Eat play love and MyBlogJect for awarding me the versatile blogger award. You ladies made my day. It is an honor to be recognised by such wonderful ladies. I love both their blogs and check them on a daily basis. Please take the time to visit their blogs and I promise you, you won’t be disappointed.(Go ahead, go check them out and I will be right here waiting for you with the potato pizza recipe :))

 I will post my list of 7 things you didn’t know about me and pass on the love to other lovely bloggers very soon but I had to thank those wonderful ladies first

One pizza crust (you can find my go to pizza crust recipe here)

Olive tapenade

3 medium potatoes sliced thinly

2-3 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon oregano

1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cloves garlic

1/2 of a red pepper (charred on the stove, peeled and cut into strips)

1 small onion roasted in the oven

1 teaspoon dried parsley

Mozzarella cheese

Fresh chopped parsley


Center your oven rack and turn on the oven at 270 C (the highest setting of the oven)

Hear the olive oil in a pan, add the garlic, oregano, rosemary and paprika

When you can smell the spices add the potatoes and stir gently to get them coated with the oil and spices

Cook on medium  heat stirring occasionally untill the potatoes are done

Spread your pizza dough in your pan

Spread olive tapenade over the crust leaving 1 cm margin

brush that margin with olive oil

arrange your potato slices, peppers and onions over the crust

Sprinkle some cheese and dried parsley

Put into the oven for 10-15 minute or untill the rims of your crust are golden and when the pizza moves when you shake the pan (it is no longer stuck to the pan)

Sprinkle some fresh chopped parsley