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Fresh Potato and Gorgonzola Pizza

Contributed by: News Canada

(NC) - Get ready for football fever! With the football season underway and both the Vanier Cup and the Grey Cup taking place on the same weekend - November 23 and 25 - the at-home fans will want easy-to- munch-on food - and lots of it! Fresh Potato and Gorgonzola Pizza is perfect football-watching fare. Quick and easy to prepare, it is healthy, satisfying - and bursting with the flavour of freshly-harvested spuds.

Fresh Potato and Gorgonzola Pizza
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Crisp pizza crust is covered with thinly sliced potatoes for a light tasting pizza.


  • 1 lb (500 g) pizza dough
  • 2 round red Ontario potatoes
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) prepared pesto
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) thinly sliced red onion or shallot
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese or your favourite cheese
  • Pinch each salt and pepper


On lightly floured surface roll out pizza to fit 12 or 14 inch pizza pan (30 to 35 cm). Spread with pesto and set aside.

Using mandolin, thinly slice potatoes and layer overlapping slightly in concentric circles onto pizza dough. Sprinkle with red onion and rosemary. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle cheese over top of potatoes.

Bake in 425 F (220 C) oven in middle rack for about 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

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