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Cheesy Potato Pizza With Thyme

A delicious potato pizza made with a cheesy white base and fresh thyme. The simple cheesy base is spread over homemade pizza dough and then topped with thinly sliced potatoes and onions. This pizza is incredibly easy, highly addictive and is the perfect addition to your next pizza night!

You NEED this potato pizza in your life!

An overhead shot of a cheesy potato pizza with a large slice cut

Ughhh you have no idea how much I’ve needed cheesy, carby comfort food during this move. This potato pizza is my latest obsession. The potatoes are thinly sliced sprinkled with fresh thyme and baked to perfection with onions and the best ever cheesy white base.

It may come as no surprise to you that I LOVE to cook (I know, who knew). Last week we drove from Italy to Scotland in our little car in just 3 days, yeah that’s a lot of driving and a lot of crap service station food.

The whole journey I was dreaming of cooking, baking and eating MY food. One thing we talked about a lot was this cheesy potato pizza. We made it not long before we left to cheer us up with all the long days packing and organising.

Because cheese and carbs make me happy and the smell of this baby cooking in the oven is just AMAZING!

Potato pizza is really popular in Italy and it was one of my favourite street foods to just pick up and go. Don’t be put off with the thought of borning old potatoes on top of a plain old pizza crust because this is seriously sooo delicious.

What Pizza Dough To Use?

To make this potato pizza I use my traditional pizza dough recipe. I love this pizza dough because it’s easy, light, airy and so delicious. Ok it takes a few hours to rise but it literally only takes 10 minutes prep work then you can leave it to do it’s thing until you’re ready to use it.

You can find full step by step instructions to make my traditional pizza dough here OR if you’re short on time you can use my Instant Pizza Dough recipe that has no yeast and no rising time!

The Cheesy White Base Is Everything!

Whenever I make a white base pizza I pretty much use this simple combo 99% of the time, it’s SO good and is made with only 2 ingredients! Sour cream and gruyere cheese is all you need for the perfect white base.

It’s cheesy tangy and utterly addictive…you will love me forever after trying this, seriously!

How To Make This Cheesy Potato Pizza With Thyme – Step By Step

First, make the cheesy base by adding the sour cream and grated gruyere cheese in a bowl and mix with a small pinch of pepper until combined (photo 1-2).

Sprinkle polenta, semolina flour or regular flour on two large baking trays so the dough doesn’t stick, roll out half of the pizza dough and place it on the baking tray (photo 3-4).

Step by step photos for how to make a cheesy potato pizza

Spread half of the cheesy mixture on the pizza base and top with thinly sliced potato slices. Add thin strips of onion, a sprinkle of fresh thyme, salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil (photo 4-6).

Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes (this is enough to make two large pizzas so time depends on if you are baking both at the same time or not) until the crust is golden and the topping is golden and bubbling.

Enjoy!

Extra Tips For Making This Potato Pizza

  • Preheat the oven to the highest temperature possible before baking the pizzas.
  • Always sprinkle semolina flour, polenta or regular flour on the baking trays before placing the dough on top so it doesn’t stick. Semolina flour is best for a nice crispy base.
  • Cut the potatoes as thinly as possible using a sharp knife so they cook at the same time as everything else.
  • For the pizza dough follow these instructions and use type 0 or type 00 Italian flour for best results if you can’t get this regular all purpose flour will do.
  • If you don’t have thyme, rosemary or oregano would also work really well.
  • How to roll out the pizza dough: choose whatever thickness you prefer, with my basic pizza dough recipe you can make either a thick or thin crust (the instant pizza dough will only make a thin crust). I usually use a rolling pin dusted with flour and roll half the dough out at a time to around 1/2cm thickness.

A side shot close up of a potato pizza on a marble work surface

P.S THANK YOU guys so much for all the lovely messages you sent me over the last week or so. I’m so glad to be back home, getting into the swing of things and I’ll hopefully be back to a normal schedule soon.

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5 from 7 votes
Cheesy Potato Pizza With Thyme
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
to make dough
4 hrs
Total Time
35 mins
 
A delicious potato pizza made with a cheesy white base and fresh thyme. The simple cheesy base is spread over homemade pizza dough and then topped with thinly sliced potatoes and onions.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian potato pizza, pizza ideas
Servings: 4 -6 people
Calories: 626 kcal
Author: Emily Kemp
Ingredients
  • 1 batch basic pizza dough
  • 2 large potatoes , cut into as thin slices possible
  • 1 small onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp (250g) sour cream
  • 1 2/3 cup (160g) Gruyere cheese
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Olive oil to drizzle
  • Flour for dusting
  • Semolina flour polenta or regular flour, for dusting
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to the highest temperature possible. First, make the cheesy base by adding the sour cream and grated gruyere cheese in a bowl and mix with a small pinch of pepper until combined.
  2. Sprinkle polenta, semolina flour or regular flour on two large baking trays so the dough doesn't stick, roll out half of the pizza dough and place it on the baking tray.
  3. Spread half of the cheesy mixture on the pizza base and top with thinly sliced potato slices. Add thin strips of onion, a sprinkle of fresh thyme, salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes (this is enough to make two large pizzas so time depends on if you are baking both at the same time or not) until the crust is golden and the topping is golden and bubbling.
Recipe Notes

Extra Tips For Making This Potato Pizza 

  • Preheat the oven to the highest temperature possible before baking the pizzas.
  • Always sprinkle semolina flour, polenta or regular flour on the baking trays before placing the dough on top so it doesn't stick. Semolina flour is best for a nice crispy base.
  • Cut the potatoes as thinly as possible using a sharp knife so they cook at the same time as everything else.
  • For the pizza dough follow these instructions and use type 0 or type 00 Italian flour for best results if you can't get this regular all purpose flour will do.
  • If you don't have thyme, rosemary or oregano would also work really well.
  • How to roll out the pizza dough: choose whatever thickness you prefer, with my basic pizza dough recipe you can make either a thick or thin crust (the instant pizza dough will only make a thin crust). I usually use a rolling pin dusted with flour and roll half the dough out at a time to around 1/2cm thickness.

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Alia @ Everyday Easy Eats
    May 28, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Ooo Emily your potato pizza looks so cheesy and comforting! And your photography is so well-done! Great work my dear! 🙂

  • Reply
    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen
    May 27, 2018 at 1:43 am

    Yum!! The first time I had potato pizza I was like whaaattt? But now I know just how darn delicious it is!! Love the cheesy sauce!

  • Reply
    Dana
    May 20, 2018 at 1:11 am

    What a stunning pizza pie! My goodness. I’ve never thrown potatoes onto my pizza but yeah, that needs to happen. Sometimes *all* the carbs are needed 🙂

  • Reply
    Natalie
    May 14, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Oh my goodness this pizza looks amazing! I really love your photographs! It’s also such a great idea for Shavuot (a holiday we’re celebrating soon, in which cheesy pastries are traditional). Thanks for a lovely recipe!

    • Reply
      Inside the rustic kitchen
      May 14, 2018 at 9:06 am

      Thanks so much Natalie, oh I’ve never heard of that holiday before but I love the sound of the food. Hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    Trang
    May 14, 2018 at 7:24 am

    This potato pizza looks delicious. Your photos make make want to reach through the screen for a bite!

  • Reply
    Brian Jones
    May 14, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Cheese, potatoes and bread, welcome to my comfort food heaven, this sounds delicious!

  • Reply
    sondria Harp
    May 14, 2018 at 2:36 am

    I’ve never had potato on pizza, it is now something that I have to try and this creamy white base is errrythang!!!

  • Reply
    Liz
    May 14, 2018 at 2:10 am

    Ok this sounds DELICIOUS! My husband loves potato pizza. I can’t wait to make this!

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