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purple potato pizza

purple potato pizza

I love pizza, in-season produce, bright colors, juxtaposition of sweet and savory, and oh yeah, more pizza! This purple potato pizza hits all of those with vibrant purple in-season potatoes, sweet caramelized onions and salty, crispy cheese, and a simple, pretty presentation! 

Purple Potato Pizza

Purple Potato Pizza

Ingredients
Pre-made pizza dough
Extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese
1 ½ cups of sliced mushrooms
½ cup of caramelized onions (see recipe below pizza post)
2 small pre-cooked purple potatoes, ¼ inch slices
⅓-½ cup parmesan cheese
Salt, pepper, chili flakes to taste
Chopped garlic (optional)
Fresh herbs (optional)

Equipment
Large baking sheet

Time
Inactive: 25 min
Active: 25 min

Process
Preheat the oven to 450F. Prepare the metal baking sheet by lining it with foil and spraying with nonstick cooking spray. Remove the dough from the package and follow the instructions to ensure the dough rises. Note, the Trader Joe’s dough needs to sit out on a floured baking sheet for 25 minutes. Afterwards, use a floured rolling pin or hands to roll out the pizza dough to fit the size of the large metal baking sheet.

Transfer the dough to baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil onto the dough and spread evenly with a silicone brush or the back of the metal spoon. Crack salt and pepper to taste on the olive oil and add chopped garlic (optional).

Evenly sprinkle the mozzarella. Distribute the mushrooms, caramelized onions, and purple potatoes. Top with parmesan and red chili flakes.

purple potato pizza

Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and crust is lightly browned. Place pan on a rack for the pizza to cool. Cut into slices.

Lightly browned crust and bubbling brown cheese

Lightly browned crust and bubbling brown cheese

Thin crispy crust!

Thin crispy crust!

To make a balanced meal out of it, lightly dress arugula with olive oil and salt, and place over a slice!

Purple Potato Pizza topped with arugula

Purple Potato Pizza topped with arugula

Tips & Notes

-Garlic and Herb pre-made dough from Trader Joe’s is so far the easiest pre-made dough to work with from my experience.
-Purple potatoes can be prepared by steaming, boiling, or baking. I steamed mine. Pre-cooked potatoes are a very versatile ingredient to have in the fridge!

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Caramelized onions
To make ~1 cup (trust me, you will want these in the refrigerator for a few days! Great on toast, in sandwiches, and any savory dish where you want to balance it out.)

Ingredients
1 large sweet onion, chopped
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium saute pan over low-medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and stir so they are evenly covered. The onions will transition to transparent to light brown to a dark caramelized brown. The key here is low and slow heat to get the onions evenly caramelized. If the heat is too high, they will caramelize unevenly and burn! Cooking them will take ~20 minutes. Yes, that’s a chunk of time for onions, but well worth it and a great thing to do while waiting for the pizza dough to rise! Make extra to make it worth your time!

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