Created in UK, this Potato pizza is a flavorful pizza worth trying at home.
Created as described, this type of pizza gives a yummy taste, matched with a unequaled scent to enjoy.
Best made with high quality toppings and add them to a fantastic crust for your family to take part in a out of this world pizza meal together.
If you like Vegetarian pizza with Tomato pizza sauce get ready for your stomach to rumble!
Pizza is one of the most popular foods in the world, and for good reason! One of the main reasons it’s so popular is because it’s incredibly versatile. You can put pretty much anything on a pizza and it will taste great.
Another reason is that it’s easy to make, you can make it at home with store-bought dough and sauce, or you can order it from your local pizzeria. Also, pizza is a perfect food for parties, events, and gatherings because it can feed a lot of people.
And lastly, pizza is just plain delicious! The combination of warm, gooey cheese, flavorful sauce, and your favorite toppings is hard to beat. So all in all, pizza is popular because it’s delicious, easy to make, and perfect for sharing with friends and family.
Pizza in UK
According to a study in 2021, the most popular family meals in homes throughout the UK are the traditional roast dinner, fish and chips, and you guessed it… pizza!
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from UK here.
Potato Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Potato Pizza whether it be in your wood pizza oven or on a pizza stone in your oven.
Potato Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you will be creating. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) pizza flour
- Two tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) virgin olive oil
Potato Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Gruyère Cheese
- Roast Potato
- Black Pepper
Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) diced or crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6oz/170g) can of tomato paste
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Potato Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
Purchase a premade pizza base at your local store, or if you have time, make your own homemade dough following the simple steps below. Some shops even carry pizza dough balls.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in glass or plastic container. Let stand for approximately 5 minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
- Using your hands or a mixer, mix the dough until smooth. Pour dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Place dough into lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Sit in a warm place for roughly 30 minutes to an hour, to rise until it doubles in size.
- Fold the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently by hand for around five minutes or until smooth.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
- Divide the dough roughly into equal amounts. Roll out pizza bases for the desired size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
For a truly homemade pizza experience, try making your own sauce with the easy steps outlined below.
- Mix ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pizza sauce should be reasonably smooth.
- Let sit in the bowl for 5 minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to add to your pizza bases.
- Sauce will last up to 3 days in fridge.
To correct a runny sauce, add some more tomato paste to achieve the right consistency.
Preparing Potato Pizza
Preheat your oven to at least 450 degrees for 30 minutes or longer.
Spread out pizza dough on floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, you can create your pizza on it (after flouring).
Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce Thinly yet evenly, leaving a margin for the crust.
Add the largest toppings first – typically meat or seafood, then the smaller toppings.
Add cheese last, and sprinkle it all over to help keep the toppings in place when it melts.
This pizza has the following toppings:
- Gruyère Cheese
- Roast Potato
- Black Pepper
This pizza is great by itself, yet why not with other pizzas as well?
Put the Potato pizza in oven, and set alarm for ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the door and see how cooked pizza is.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
About Black Pepper
Ground, dried, and cooked Peppercorns have been used for hundreds of years, both as traditional medicine and for flavour. Black Pepper is the world’s most traded spice, and is one of the most common Spices added to cuisines around the world.
Peppercorns and the ground Pepper derived from them may be described simply as Pepper, or more precisely as Black Pepper (cooked and dried unripe fruit), Green Pepper (dried unripe fruit), or white Pepper (ripe fruit Seeds).
When making Potato Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s the basic pizza tools that I always suggest…
I use quality wooden boards constantly when making pizzas, botth to carry dough balls and to use when slicing baked pizzas.
The one pizza tool everyone should own. There are a few varieities to choose from, see how to cut pizza for more.
A pizza stone is a great way to up your pizza game at home. Read more about cooking with a Pizza Stone.
If you love pizza and want to try something a bit different, Gruyère cheese is an excellent topping for your next homemade pizza. A type of Swiss cheese, Gruyère has a unique nutty flavor and subtle sweetness that sets it apart from other cheeses.
Gruyère also adds another layer of texture to your pizza with its slightly grainy texture. When melted, the taste is similar to that of Parmesan or Romano, but with more depth and complexity.
Strange Pizza Facts
Here are some facts about pizza.
Frozen pizza was invented in 1957
Originally only available in grocery stores at first, until popularity grew, and is now on shelves at convenience stores, grocery stores, gas stations and bars.
Norway loves pizza
Each person that lives in Norway eats approximately 11 pounds of pizza each per year.
Most varieties of cheese on a pizza
The most varieties of cheese on a pizza is 834 was achieved by Morgan Niquet, François Robin and Julien Serri, during the SIRHA in Lyon, France on 25 September 2021
Keen on seeing more than Potato pizza? We have plenty of other Vegetarian pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
How much does a pizza weigh?
The heaviest part of pizza is the dough. Because most pizza toppings are light and used sparingly, they typically measure them in ounces. A typical large (12-inch) pizza will have a weight of approximately two pounds.
Why is pizza called pie?
When Italian immigrants first started arriving in the USA during the late 1800s, they started selling pizza, which had plenty of similarities to a typical pie. A circular shape, a crust and sliced triangles. It didn’t take long for someone to start calling it “tomato pie”.
How to freeze pizza slices?
You can freeze pizza slices in small zip lock bags or plastic wrap, as long as it is air tight.
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