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