As voted for by you!!…which is perfect as this one is super easy to write up as it’s barely a recipe but it’s a really fun way to get the kids involved and it’s also a healthy alternative to your classic pizza! You can use either sweet potato or a white potato, I used Maris Piper…my son preferred the sweet potato but both work well!!
So all you need to do is simply cut your potatoes into rounds or slices depending on what shape you want your pizza’s. Either way make them around 1cm thick…My sweet potato’s were long and slim so I sliced them lengthways instead which worked well. I cut my white potato into rounds as you can see above…
Once you’ve sliced them pop these onto a lined baking tray, drizzle with a little oil and spinkle over some dried oregano and then pop into a preheated oven at 180C and cook for 20 mins or until just tender.
If you’re really pushed for time you can do this stage in advance!…the potatoes will heat up again when you pop them under the grill later so you can leave these aside or in the fridge until you’re ready to load them up.
Then when you’re ready top your potatoes like you would a pizza base.
We used a classic Classic Sacla Pesto pesto and a sun-dried tomato pesto for the base and then I let the kids pile on their toppings…we had grated courgette, chopped chorizo and ham, sweetcorn, olives, grated cheddar and mozzerella but of course choose any toppings you like!..then when you’re ready just pop them under the grill to melt and brown the cheese and that’s really all there is to it!
I served this with garlic bread which is always a winner in our house and some green beans. Yum!
So just to recap here’s what you need:
- Sweet potato or Maris Piper potatoes or a mix sliced to about 1 cm thick.
- Dried oregano
- A choice of pizza topper – here I used pesto but you could use passata or a tomato base
- Toppings: a few ideas, ham, chorizo, pepperoni grated courgette, chopped spinach, mushrooms, sweetcorn, sun-dried tomatoes, cooked chicken, olives….get creative!
- Cheese to top, i used cheddar and mozzarella but you could add goats cheese perhaps?
What you need to do:
- Preheat your oven to 180C
- Line a baking tray with greaeseproof paper
- Slice your potatoes so that they are 1cm thick. Slice lenghtways or widthways
- Place the sliced potatoes onto a baking tray, drizzle with a little olive oil and scatter some oregano over the top.
- Place these into the oven for 20 mins or so or until the potatoes are just tender.
- Now remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly and then you can start loading up your toppings. Start with your pizza topper of choice and load with some veggies, cold meat etc and then finally top with cheese.
- Now all you need to do is place this under the grill to melt and brown the cheese.