Potato Pizza

Pizza di Patate. From Bari.This is another recipe from Nonna Stella. Calling it a pizza is a bit misleading as no bread or flour is involved. It is basically mashed potato baked with a cheese filling. Serves about 6 as a side dish.

Potato pizza ingredients

Potato pizza ingredients

• 800 g  potatoes
• 150 g scamorza or mozzarella
• 2 eggs
• About 50 g Grana padano or Parmesan
• Butter
• Dry breadcrumbs

  1. Boil and mash the potatoes. I prefer to boil them whole and unpeeled, allow them to cool for a few minutes and then peel.
  2. Add the eggs and Grana to the potatoes and mix well.
  3. Well grease a pizza tin or spring form cake tin with butter. Dust the tin with breadcrumbs.
  4. Spread half of the potato mix over the base. Cover with the grated scamorza or mozzarella. Finally add the rest of the potato to form a layer over the cheese.
  5. Sprinke the top of the pizza with some more dry breadcrumbs and dot with small knobs of butter.
  6. Bake at 200°C for about 30 minutes. The pizza is ready when the top is nicely brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from the tin.
  7. Can be eaten hot, warm or even cold.
Potato pizza finished dish

Potato pizza finished dish

7 thoughts on “Potato Pizza

  1. I just came across your website and I’m soooo excited to try some of your recipes! Starting with the potato pizza. I know a lady from Italy who makes this, but she makes it with no measurements, so this will be helpful. The other one I’m trying is your octopus antipasta. Restaurant Bartolotta at the Wynn Las Vegas makes something almost identical and it’s my favorite! So many wonderful recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This reminds me of a dish I used to enjoy with my ex-Italian inlaws called torta di patate, though think was a sweet version…

    Looks delicious anyway, do you think it could be frozen successfully or scaled down? Is a bit big for just me!

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