Purple Potato Pizza*

Jorge and I are mostly on the same page. We generally like the same movies and tv shows. We both enjoy reading. We are big animal lovers — which is why we have 5 rescues. We both really love traveling. We want kids one day. We like to have lazy days were we stay in our pjs all day. And we both like to try new restaurants and new foods….except when it comes to Pizza.

Jorge is a die hard Pepperoni guy. It doesn’t matter if it’s Mellow Mushroom, Papa Murphys, Dominos or a frozen pizza, the man will ALWAYS choose Pepperoni. And if he is feeling a little adventurous, he might add sausage. EVERY.SINGLE.TIME.

I want it new and fresh and different every time. Do I like Pepperoni? Sure. But I want the Hawaiian BBQ Pizza! Or the Pesto Swirl pizza with all the gooey white cheese and garlic-y basil goodness! Or how about a really good Veggie pizza with extra tomatoes and black olives? Or one of those white pizzas that are made with ranch dressing…but don’t actually taste like ranch dressing?! Obviously I could keep going, but I will end it with… Or a pizza with Purple Potatoes?!

Do purple potatoes taste like regular potatoes? Yes. But they are purple!! Seriously, imagine the possibilities! Purple potato soup! Purple mashed potatoes! Purple potato bread! It’s like every 11 year old girl’s dream. Who am I kidding? It’s MY dream!

The name Purple Potato Pizza may sound like something out of a kids cafeteria, but this pizza really has a lot more than potatoes to offer. It’s loaded with tasty surprises like red onions, goat cheese, rosemary, and tomatoes. And the real treat is the delicious earthy flavor from brushing the dough with black truffle infused olive oil. It’s loaded with veggies and is perfect for an appetizer or full out meal. Give it a shot and I promise you are going to love it way more than any silly pepperoni pizza!



Purple Potato Pizza

Yield: 1 large pizza

Total Time: 30 minutes

This pizza can easily be served at lunch or as an appetizer at a dinner party. It's tickles all your senses with it's fresh fun ingredients and is sure to please just about anyone!


  • 3 purple fingerling potatoes (or any other color you can find)
  • 1 prepared pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon black truffle olive oil
  • 1 heaping cup shredded fresh mozzarella
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • salt & fresh ground black pepper to taste


Boil potatoes in a saucepan for 8-10 minutes, or until tender when pricked with a fork. Drain and set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Roll out pizza dough and place on pizza stone or baking sheet. Brush on black truffle olive oil using a pastry brush. Sprinkle mozzarella evenly on pizza. Slice potatoes into little 1/4 inch rounds and place on pizza. Then layer on onion, tomatoes, goat cheese and rosemary. Top pizza with a little salt and some fresh ground pepper.

Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the dough edges are golden brown and the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Inspired by Dash Of East

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35 Responses to “Purple Potato Pizza”

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — January 3, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    The picture of the pizza is sooo beautiful! It almost looks like a computer generated image b/c it’s so PERFECT! Omg you outdid yourself on both the recipe and the photography!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — January 3, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    Gor-geous! I’ve only ever had mashed white potatoes on a pizza, never sliced like this. I need to find some purple potatoes!

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    Kelsey @ K&K Test Kitchen — January 3, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    So pretty! And apparently purple potatoes are chock full of antioxidants that have been shown to reduce blood pressure. Bonus! (and I’m sure pepperoni does not do that…)

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    Kathryn — January 4, 2012 @ 4:10 am

    I am sort of with Jorge on this one. I always think I should have a more exciting pizza than pepperoni but at the last minute, I always go back to what I love. This looks so pretty though that it might convince me to break the habit of a lifetime!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — January 4, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    a purple potato?! woah — first time seeing one, seriously! looks awesome!

    I’m kind of with Jorge on this one — only cause I love my meats on pizza. I usually always get pepperoni & sausage, but I wouldn’t mind having a veggie pizza from time to time or this potato one (I do love my carbs & starches!!). I know, I’m boring. You’re definitely more pizazz (ha!) by changing it up.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — January 4, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    How could you not want to try that pizza? I tried pizza with sweet potatoes a few months ago and was surprised at how much I liked it. Pretty sure I’d love this one, too!

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    Bev Weidner — January 4, 2012 @ 9:58 am

    THIS rules. I want it now and forever. Amen.

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    Larissa — January 4, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Yummmmmm – what’s not to like? Pizza crust, potatoes, onions, cheese, garlic, tomatoes…My hubby is a meat pizza guy, too – he prefers pepperoni & bacon & ham and will do sausage also. I prefer peppers and onions, broccoli, black olives, and plain old cheese. I do like the white pizza and spinach on it, too. I’d love to try this potato pizza – let’s see if I can locate some purple potatoes soon.

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    Chiara 2 The Wandering Cook — January 4, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    How wonderful! I wish purple potatoes existed here in Switzerland… I’ve never seen them, but they sure look fun to cook with!

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    Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables — January 4, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    This looks great, I never really think to add potatoes to pizza!

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    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh — January 4, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    YES PLEASE!! I just happened to buy purple fingerling potatoes yesterday for no apparent reason. I guess this was it!

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    nat@thesweetslife — January 4, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    i’m with you–different pizzas all the time please! loved this post-you have the best writing style :)

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — January 4, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    Purple potatoes are so fun! I love this take on pizza and will have to try it for our next pizza night!

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    Sarah Caron — January 4, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    That pizza is so pretty. I made roasted purple, red and Yukon gold potatoes on New Years — Love the vibrant purple best.

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    Maria — January 4, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    Such a pretty pizza!

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    Asmita — January 4, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    What a gorgeous pizza, the colors are just so pretty and I’m sure tastes fab!!!

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    Erin R. — January 4, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    Ha! I once (only once!) found a bag of purple majesties at my grocery store, and I roasted them and ate absolutely nothing else for dinner two nights in a row. They were purple!

    That is a lovely pizza, though. Sounds like a delicious combination with the goat cheese, and one I’d definitely like to try. Thanks!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — January 4, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    Here’s Nathan’s idea of good pizza: “Pile on as many meat options as you can. The End.”

    Have you ever tried purple sweet potatoes? So good!

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    Cassie — January 4, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    I can’t wait to try this. We love those purple potatoes. Makes for a beautiful pizza!

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    Joanne — January 4, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    I’m also a new pizza every time kinda gal. I can’t help it! There are just so many flavor combinations to try (an infinite number, actually). And this is probably next on my list. Love that purple hue!

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    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — January 4, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    Potatoes and pizza – all together as one? Divine!

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — January 4, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    This is gorgeous! I’ve got to find some purple potatoes asap!

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    Emily @LivingLongfellow — January 4, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    Oh man! I had to look twice at this post. Kind of shocking! My husband is like yours, he won’t try any pizza unless there is either pepperoni on it, or maybe onions and peppers-not adventuresome.

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    Tina @ mylifeasamrs — January 5, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

    The purple is SOOOO pretty! love. it. & i’m with you on having to try out all different pizzas!!!!

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    JulieD — January 5, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    This pops & it looks amazing, Jess! I still need to try purple potatoes!

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    Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — January 5, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    This is beautiful and looks delicious!

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    Deborah — January 6, 2012 @ 1:42 am

    That is one of the prettiest pizzas I have ever seen!!

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    Javelin Warrior — January 6, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! This pizza is amazing and I’ve been inspired to feature it in my Friday Food Fetish roundup. If you have any objections, please let me know. Moar, moar, MOAR please :)

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    Jen @ BeantownBaker.com — January 8, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    I love purple potatoes – they add such a fun color to your meal. Hubby is convinced they taste different than other potatoes but I don’t agree.

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    Dianna @ The Kitchen Prep — January 12, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    Looks yummy & fun! You know, that could make a festive Mardi Gras pizza in the Spring if you throw some yellow & green peppers on there. Move over, King Cake! 😉

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    Cate — January 23, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    I made this without the tomatoes and we LOVED it. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

    • Jessica replied: — January 24th, 2012 @ 10:42 am

      So glad you liked it Cate!

      But I can’t believe you left off the tomatoes! Those were my favorite part because of the moisture they added. Lol :)

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    Katie — July 24, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    Made this pizza for some friends and they RAVED about it! With a salad and some cookies, they said it was the perfect dinner (light and fresh) for a summer evening! :-)

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