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Making tonight a pizza night with this Pesto Potato and Burrata Pizza.
Can you guys tell that I am craving spring? I mean, do you see all the green happening on this pizza? I am definitely ready for some spring weather, fresh produce, and new recipe inspiration. Anyone else feeling the same right about now?
That said, it’s still cold and I’m still craving comfort food, which is why I am sharing this pizza. It’s a mix of winter comfort food with a hint of spring, and I am loving every bite of it. But with a pizza covered in basil pesto, thinly sliced potatoes, and burrata cheese, what on Earth is not to love? Every bite is DELICIOUS.
Question: do you guys make homemade pizza often?
For me, homemade pizza is a weekly dinner. It’s so easy, so good, and everyone loves it, but after having a couple of people tell me they never make pizza at home, I wondered, “why the heck not?”. To make things extra quick and easy, I often make my pizza dough over the weekend and keep it in the fridge until ready to bake. This makes pizza night a less than thirty minute dinner. Of course, if you don’t have dough made, you can always use store bought. Whole Foods carries a pretty good regular and whole wheat dough. For toppings I usually just use up whatever odds and ends are in my fridge and most of the time my pizzas turn out awesome.
So you see, super easy. This is why Monday night is a great pizza night. You guys with me? Cool.
This is one of my simpler pizzas, but I promise it’s mouth wateringly good. I really wanted to let the pesto, potatoes, and burrata shine and not overwhelm the pizza with too many flavors…which I sometimes have a tendency to do.
I started out with room temperature pizza dough. This is really, really important. If your dough is not at room temperature, it’s not going to roll out nicely or bake up beautifully, so make sure to remove your dough from the fridge at least an hour before baking or even up to all day.
Since I wanted to add a pop of flavor to the dough itself, I made up a quick spice mix that’s very similar to a middle eastern za’atar. It’s a mix of oregano, sesame seeds, lemon, cumin, salt, and pepper. No crazy flavors, but I LOVE the additional flavor this mix adds to the dough. It gives a pop of brightness and some added texture too. From there comes the pesto and potatoes. The key with the potatoes is to slice them very, very thin. That way they cook up perfectly on top of the pizza…crispy on the edges and soft in the center.
When the pizza comes out of the oven, top with fresh burrata and all the basil you can find. I used micro lemon basil, but regular basil works just about the same.
Then simply eat and enjoy all the deliciousness this pizza has to give. It’s light, yet hearty, cheesy, carby, and very green…meaning it’s the perfect Monday health food!
And after my weekend, I really just need a good pizza to ease into the week. I spent the last few days taking care of one sick little baby goat who we think has pneumonia. I had my brother take him to the vet on Saturday (major shout out to Trevor for coming through and helping me out over the past two weeks!) and he’s doing better. Praying the little guy makes it!
Also, we have a mountain lion situation, so you know, there’s that too.
Yes, I am serious, a mountain lion. And he’s already eaten the neighbor’s thirty pound turkey and all of their chickens. Totally serious. Praying he leaves our goats and chickens alone, but um, it’s very, very scary having a mountain lion in the area. Our electrician at the studio said he saw the lion walking on our property fence the other day.
Literally no fun at all. I don’t think I’m cut out for this animal caretaker life. it’s stressful. Good news is that today is my last day of taking care of all these animals. Dad’s on his way home from South Korea and I could not be more excited. Although, I will miss having Merle (my littler sister’s dog) in my house. He’s the best, and I loved having him around. He kind of just went with me everywhere. I loved it.
So yeah, I need pizza tonight. You do too.
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Cheese, carbs, and veggies…making Monday great!
wow, who new potatoes on pizza was a thing?? this was awesome!
so one thing, your mobile site is giving me some issue with loading, have you heard of anyone else experiencing trouble with it?
Thought you might want to know 🙂
Thank you for letting me know Matt! I will try to fix this issue!
This looks amazing. Crispy potatoes and creamy burrata…wow!
Thank you Jessica! So glad you like this!
This pizza is everything! You had me at pesto and burrata 🙂
Haha thank you!
Try to make pizza as often as possible. This one looks like it has great flavors. Around where I live, we really don’t have any really good pizzerias, unfortunately.
Hope your little goat is doing better.
Thank you Joyce!
This potato pizza recipe is amazing, thanks for sharing.
Thank you Clara!
Can’t wait to try this! Sounds awesome!
Thank you Billie!
Hey Tieghan, it’s really interesting hearing animal-related snippets about your daily life (as well as reading about your delicious recipes – definitely trying this pizza!) Hope the little goat is ok, please let us all know… and the mountain lion sounds kinda terrifying!
Thank you Lu! I hope you love this pizza!
I’m definitely going to make this! I buy my pizza dough from the local pizza shop for $2 and it is awesome and saves a ton of time. I like to mix toppings too and my fav right now is sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil & fresh mozzarella. I wish the baby goat a speedy recovery 🙂
Perfect! I hope you love this Eileen!
This pizza looks so yummy and so easy. Can’t wait to try it. I actually za’atar on hand! So sorry to hear about your little goat and hope he recuperates quickly. The mountain lion situation is a scary one for sure. Hope you and the little critters stay safe!
Thank you so much Lynne!
I love the combination of potatoes + burrata, kinda unusual!
I could definitely use a pizza tonight. Aha
Well I hope you love this one! Thank you!
Greetings from Michigan! I was at physical therapy this morning and we were chatting Olympics. We are from Bloomfield Hills and so many people are excited and so proud of Kyle Mack!!! But talk soon turned to that “Red kid” and how out of control unbelievable his performance was. I beamed for you! Still want a guest post from your parents on their philosophy for raising outstanding kiddos!
Thank you so much Dana! I am so proud of them both!
That mountain lion situation sounds terrifying and oh-so stressful. Good luck! This pizza should comfort you. It’s like spring came early–love the flavor combo! xo
Mmm…this looks yummy! I love how you added spices to your dough. Our family tries to make pizza as a weekly dinner too.
Thank you Ruthy!
Love a good potato pizza! Can’t wait to make this!
I’ll try this for sure!
Mireia from TGL
Thank you so much!