How Giada De Laurentiis Takes Potato Pizza To The Next Level

Italian potato pizza is a delicious and unique twist on the traditional pizza pie. It combines two classic Italian ingredients — potatoes and pizza — to create a dish that is both comforting and flavorful. If you're a fan of both potatoes and pizza, you're sure to love this dish.

Italian potato pizza starts with a simple pizza dough base and can be made with a traditional pizza crust or a more rustic, crispy focaccia bread, according to Italian Food Forever. Once the dough has been rolled out, it's topped with thinly sliced potatoes, which are then baked until tender and crispy (via Kitchn). The potatoes provide a subtle sweetness and a delicate texture to the pizza. But what really sets this pizza apart is the addition of other flavors that complement the potatoes and make the dish truly unique. While rosemary is a very traditional herb to flavor the potato pizza with, other flavors can be added. 

Giada De Laurentiis is known for her inventive twists on classic dishes, and her version of Italian potato pizza is no exception.

Giada De Laurentiis adds bold flavors

To add even more flavor to her pizza, De Laurentiis uses a number of additional ingredients, including shallots, in place of traditional onions (via Giadzy). Shallots have a more delicate flavor than onions and provide a subtle sweetness that pairs perfectly with the potatoes.

According to Giadzy, she likes to add a touch of heat with red pepper flakes, which give the pizza a nice balance of heat and sweetness. Giada also adds in some Leccino olives, which are a meaty, flavorful olive that provides a nice contrast to the potatoes. If you don't have Leccino olives on hand, feel free to use your favorite olive variety. 

A generous sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese is also added to the pizza before it is baked, adding a nutty, salty flavor that perfectly complements the other ingredients and ties everything together. Once all of the ingredients are added, the pizza is baked until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly. The result is a delicious and unique pizza that is sure to impress your taste buds.

Next time you're in the mood for something new and delicious, give this pizza a try, and see why it's quickly becoming one of the most popular pizza varieties in Italy.