I often think the simplest food is the best. Our delicious potato topped pizza is easy to make and really champions simple, wholesome home cooking.
Freshly made pizza dough, topped with homemade, pizza sauce, sliced baby new potatoes, chopped herbs and just a scattering of mozzarella. Totally delicious.
Simple and delicious pizza
- 500g strong white flour
- 1 tsp fine salt
- 1/2 tsp dried yeast (not fast action)
- 1 tbs olive oil + a little extra for greasing
- 380ml warm (not hot) water
- 1 batch of tomato sauce or jar of flavoured passata - we use this tomato sauce
- 500g baby new potatoes - scrubbed/peeled - boiled whole until just tender then thinly sliced
- 250g mozzarella
- small bunch or rosemary and thyme leaves finely chopped
- oregano to sprinkle on before baking
- sea salt to sprinkle on before baking
- olive oil to drizzle on after baking
- Add the flour and salt to a large mixing bowl
- Add the yeast to the water and stir.
- Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in the tbs of olive oil and around 1/3 of the water, start to mix the dough by moving hand in circular motions in the well - bringing in more of the flour each rotation - continue adding the water and mixing the dough until you have a rough sticky dough.
- Then tip out onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough for around 10-15 minutes until it's a nice smooth elastic dough.
- Lightly oil a mixing bowl and pop the dough in, cover the bowl in clingfilm and leave on the worktop for around 3-4 hours to rise.
- Then remove the dough, knead for a few minutes and divide into 2 or 3 balls to roll into the pizza bases.
- Heat the oven to 225C.
- Roll out a ball of pizza dough to make a rough oval shape.
- Place the pizza base onto a baking tray - lined with baking paper and lightly floured. (use semolina flour for a more authentic taste)
- Top with a couple of spoonfuls of tomato sauce - spread thinly to cover dough.
- Dot on some mozzarella cheese.
- Scatter over the cold sliced potatoes.
- Scatter over the chopped rosemary and thyme.
- Scatter over some dried oregano and sea salt, add a drizzle of oil.
- Cook in the oven for 10 minutes until the dough is cooked and the toppings starting to brown.
- Remove from the oven and drizzle with a little olive oil.
Make herby potato pizza your way
- Add some heat with a scattering of freshly chopped chillies.
- Fancy some meat – try chorizo or bacon.
- Want more veggies – add on some thinly sliced courgettes and a scattering of olives.
How to serve herby potato pizza
- Perfect for easy laid back weekend lunch with the kids.
- Pizza tastes great cold next day too.
PS… we think you might also just LOVE our breakfast pizza too!