Healthy Recipe: Potato Crust Pizza

By Laura Brooks
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Kids-making-pizza Fans of pizza and potatoes unite!  This healthy recipe from Colorado Potatoes combines two favorite foods with simple ingredients and directions.  Wonderfully warm and filling on a winter's day, potatoes are a healthy eating food because they provide dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folic acid (folate), beta-carotene, and iron.  A fun recipe to make with the whole family.  And if you let the kids top the pizza, maybe you can get them to add a few veggies, too!

Makes 1 pizza, serves about 4-6

CRUST:
3 large Potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 T. Olive oil
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 cup Flour

SAUCE:
1 T. Olive oil
1 Chopped onion
1 can 8 oz. Tomato sauce
1/4 tsp. Oregano
1/2 tsp.  Dried basil
1 T.  Dried parsley

Boil potatoes and mash until smooth. Mix in olive oil, salt, flour and blend well. Press mixture onto a lightly oiled pizza pan. Saute' the onion in olive oil. Add tomato sauce and herbs. Simmer for 5 minutes and spoon over the potato crust. Top with 1 small can sliced olives and 1/3 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Peel potatoes, dice and cook in boiling water until soft. Drain potatoes and place in mixing bowl. Add honey, cinnamon and salt.

3 Responses (Add Yours)

  • Interested says:

    Something screwy with this recipe as posted – perhaps the potatoes info. should all be together? Also, I’m curious about nutritional info. for the recipe (fat, sugar and so on)?

  • tom says:

    Yummy,I’m sure kids will love to eat this type of pizza.

  • Vegcook says:

    Whoops, I this recipe should have stopped after the pizza is lightly browned! Sounds interesting though, looking forward to trying it out.

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