You will love this light pizza made with potato base dough and topped with zucchini, mozzarella and bacon. Great light lunch or snack during the day!
Who doesn't love pizza? We sure adore this combination of crispy dough, melted cheese and tempting variations of toppings. You will be surprised with this rather unusual pizza made with potato dough instead of regular pizza dough. Potato dough is so easy to prepare and is a great alternative to regular pizza dough.
There is no need to wait the dough to rise and once enjoyed it's lighter than the regular pizza dough. We topped this pizza with mozzarella, zucchini slices and sliced bacon - irresistible combination of flavours.
Oregano, which we sprinkled over the pizza, brings and earthy and sweet aroma to this delicious snack. Feel free to swap in whatever dried herbs and spices you've got to hand. A pinch of dried chilli flakes would be delicious, as would some chopped fresh rosemary leaves.
This kind of pizza dough originates from southern Italy where they use mashed potatoes to make tender and delicious pizza dough. For this dough you should use yellow starchy potatoes for a creamy and smooth mash.
No need to rise, just knead the dough with mashed potatoes, plain flour and some baking powder and you will get soft, light pizza dough that can be topped with topping of your choice - cheese, stripes of pancetta, prosciutto, chopped rosemary and drizzle of good virgin olive oil.
If you wish to upgrade your dough and add some flavour, add fresh or dry herbs, grated cheese or even a grated carrot to the dough. Any of these will add a delicious subtle taste to your pizza base.
MAKING POTATO DOUGH: For making potato pizza dough, cook the potatoes in the water until tender and mash them with some butter using potato masher. Leave to cool slightly, then add sifted flour and baking powder, season with salt and work together until you get a smooth dough.
The potato base dough is tricky to lift before it is cooked, so you will find easier to handle if you roll it out directly on the baking tray or pizza pan. First grease lightly the baking tray, then roll the dough with a rolling pin to flatten it, then form with fingers the circle in the middle.
Top the dough with cutted mozzarella, slices of zucchini and slices of bacon. Mozzarella should be squeezed to remove excess liquids, otherwise it will make your pizza too soggy. Sprinkle with some dry oregano and drizzle with some olive oil. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes and serve.
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