The Pizzato! Potato Pizza Crust

I love pizza! Doesn’t everybody?

However, the way traditional pizza used to make me feel after just 2 slices, was awful. The obvious culprits were the meat and fat laden products. But, the supporting crusts were just as guilty, full of mostly white flour, oil and eggs. Occasionally, you’ll find a wheat crust, but even those are still made with overly processed ingredients.

I found the solution! First, I experimented with a polenta crust and that was fine, but….you’re going to love this one, aptly named the PIZZATO! Read the recipe to find out why.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total cook time: 25 minutes

Makes 1- 12-15″ crust, or 2- 8″ crusts

Ingredients

  • 3 cups peeled and cubed, or spiraled (as I did) russet potatoes (approx. 2 large potatoes)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1¼ cup oat flour (can be gluten-free if you need)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1¼ teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • pinch of red pepper chili flakes

Instructions

  1. Steam the potatoes in a steamer or over the stove for 8 minutes or until fork-tender.
  2. Add the chia seeds and water to a small bowl, whisk with a fork, and let stand at room temperature while you steam potatoes. This creates the binder.
  3. Preheat oven to 400F.
  4. Add the steamed potatoes to a large mixing bowl and mash, leaving some texture to them.
  5. Add the chia egg, oat flour, apple cider vinegar, basil, oregano, garlic powder, sea salt, and chili flakes. Stir together until well combined.
  6. Line a round pizza pan with parchment paper. Scoop the potato mixture onto the parchment paper and use a spatula to spread it into a large circle on the pizza pan.
  7. Bake pizza crust in the oven for 20 minutes or until the crust is set and the edges are golden brown.
  8. Remove the crust from the oven and let cool for about 15 minutes.
  9. Add toppings (homemade pizza or pesto sauce, artichokes, cherry tomatoes, basil) and return the pan to the oven and broil for 5 minutes.