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Make A Healthy Rosemary Leek Potato Pizza

by Ethan Stone

Who says pizza cannot be healthy? This leek potato pizza is not only tasty; it is also pretty healthy as well. If you want to eat your vegetables and your pizza too, you can accomplish both with this pizza.

Shopping List

  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 leeks
  • garlic
  • fresh rosemary
  • mozzarella
  • pizza dough
  • extra virgin olive oil

The Crust

Save yourself time by purchasing a pre-made pizza crust. You don't have to roll it out or anything; you can just throw the toppings on top and pop it into the oven.

The Potatoes

Thoroughly wash your potatoes with warm water. Then, peel your potatoes. Probably the easiest way to peel your potatoes is with a potato peeler. However, if you don't have this tool, you can use a knife. Just keep your cuts as close to the peel as possible.

Once you have peeled both potatoes, but them in a medium sized pan and cover them with water. Then, set the pan on the stove and turn the burner on to medium-high. Bring the water to a boil. Once the water reaches a boil, let the potatoes cook in the boiling water until they are tender. This could take between fifteen to twenty minutes.

Once you can stick a fork into the potatoes with ease, turn off the burner and drain the water out of the pot. Let the potatoes cool for a few minutes. Then, slice them into rounds (similar to the shape of pepperoni).

The Leeks

While the potatoes are boiling, you can prepare the leeks. First wash the leeks in warm water. Then, chop them up roughly. They don't have to be perfect, just try to cut them into smaller sections. Next, take the two or three cloves of garlic and chop them up.

Once you have prepared the leeks and garlic, place a small pan on the stove and turn the up to medium. Add a little olive oil to the bottom, about one tablespoon, then add in the chopped up leeks and garlic. Cook them for about ten minutes. The leeks and garlic should turn rather soft.

Assembly

Drizzle olive oil over the top of the pizza crust. If you have a rosemary-infused olive oil, feel free to use that now. The olive oil will be used in place of a sauce.

Next, chop up some fresh rosemary, and scatter it on top of the olive oil. You want the rosemary under the toppings. When rosemary gets too hot, it can have a bitter taste instead of that great herby taste you are going for. By putting the rosemary on right after the olive oil, you protect the rosemary from getting too hot and tasting bitter.

After the rosemary, spread the leak and garlic mixture. Like the rosemary, you don't want the leaks to get too crispy in the oven, which is why they come next.

Then, add the potato slices and finally, top the pizza off with some fresh mozzarella cheese.

You'll need to bake the pizza for about 18 to 20 minutes. The potatoes need have turned a golden color before the pizza is ready to eat. Pull it out of the oven, and enjoy a pizza that is not only delicious, but good for you too! If today doesn't feel like a cooking night for you, don't worry! You can always go to a local pizza joint like Cosmos 2 For 1 Pizza & Pasta.

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