Friday, July 01, 2005

Potato and Pepper Pizza with Goat Cheese

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Potato and Pepper Pizza with Goat Cheese (adapted from CL)

1 1/2 cups thinly sliced fingerling or red potatoes (about 6 ounces)
1 large red bell pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
Enough of your favorite pizza dough for a 12" pizza
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup (3 ounces) soft goat cheese
3 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives

Preheat broiler.

Cook potato in boiling water 5 minutes, and drain.

Cut bell pepper in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 15 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and cut into strips. Combine potato, bell pepper, oil, oregano, salt, and black pepper, tossing well to coat.

Preheat oven to 500°.

Roll the pizza dough into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place the pizza dough on a 12-inch pizza pan or baking sheet coated with cooking spray and sprinkled with cornmeal. Crimp edges of pizza dough with fingers to form a rim. Arrange potato mixture over crust. Drop the goat cheese by teaspoonfuls onto potato mixture. Sprinkle with olives.

Bake at 500° for 15 minutes or until browned. Remove from oven. Cut pizza into wedges.


  1. Joe,
    Just wondering what you used for pizza dough/crust. I always opt for Trader Joe's whole wheat dough for $.99, but have been inching up courage to try from scratch. Do you have a recipe?

  2. Hi Maureen,

    I use a recipe I saved from an older Eating Well magazine for a whole wheat pizza dough. Let me know if you need/want the recipe!

  3. I am sooo making this pizza this week. I have some goat cheese and peppers to use up (my favorite cheese) so just need to pick up the dough and potatoes.

    And hey - my whole wheat dough at Trader Joe's is $1.09, not .99. That's not fair!! (hehe)

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. I've posted the Whole Wheat Dough in the Main/Side dish section of the recipes!