Potato Topped Pizza and a Walk Up the Mountain

If, like me, you don’t fear the carbs (although realy I should), this is a tasty and economical pizza to feed a crowd. And then you take the crowd out for a walk to burn off the carbs!

Potato & Spring Onion Pizza (1)


  • One Quanity of Pizza Dough
  • About 2 cups of chopped tomatoes or your favourite pasta sauce
  • 1 large potato, boiled in its skin then peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 ball of mozzarella, chopped into bite sized chunks
  • 1 clove of crushed garlic
  • Half a cup of grated cheese (I used a mix of parmesan and emmental)
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tin anchovies in olive oil (optional) omit for a vegetarian version

Turn the oven onto the highest setting while you prepare the pizza.  Put the tin or tray you will be using into the oven to heat up

Roll out your dough to fit the tin and place it on some greaseproof or baking paper. Cover with the tomato sauce. Mix the potato, cheeses, spring onion and garlic together in a bowl and spread this mixture over the pizza. Lay the anchovies over the top and pour over any oil from the tin.

Slide the pizza onto the hot tray (with or without the baking paper) and bake for about 12-15 minutes until the cheese starts to brown and the pizza is crispy.

Hope you enjoy the walk, click on the photos to see them in more detail.


51 thoughts on “Potato Topped Pizza and a Walk Up the Mountain

  1. Like you, I’m not a carbs-fearer – but a nice long walk up a mountain afterwards is sure to make everything OK …. (after a little siesta, of course!).

    Looks tasty, Tanya 🙂

  2. It’s funny how terrified people are of the whole ‘double carbs’ thing yet the most popular accompaniments to pizza seem to be either garlic bread or chips. Or both. 😉

  3. Carbs, glorious carbs! Scrumptious pizza Tanya. I would definitely not leave out the anchovies, although I would probably have to have two tins cause I eat them before they get to the pizza!
    Have a beautiful weekend and what a fabulous walk up the mountain you enjoyed.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  4. Good carbs [about 30% of total food intake] are absolutely necessary for endurance and even temperament in a balanced diet Perhaps I would not term yours ‘good’ necessarily, but love the look of this and especially the anchovies atop and, yes, the walk after would be mandatory . . . and methinks very enjoyable 🙂 !

  5. Oh BOLLOCKS! I got here too late for the carbs but apparently just in time to climb a mountain? What ridiculous timing I have! 😉

      1. See THAT’S why I keep coming back here…the woman is brilliant…why didn’t I think of letting the dogs walk themselves? Err…I DID think of letting the dogs walk themselves and had the forethought to realise that I would be liable for more damage than anyone should ever have to contemplate should I ever let Earl free range. Back to the drawing board although taking a bottle of wine in each pocket of my jacket might be an acceptable compromise. Call it “hill anaesthesia” and be done with it 🙂

      2. I like your style! And if you take a slurp out of each bottle as you go, you won’t start to walk lopsided and no one could ever accuse you of being drunk in charge of a pack of dogs!

      3. Correct ma’am…and as I am being dragged upside down and in the shrubs anyway, I may as well have some fun while I am doing it 😉

  6. Yeah, Tanya. Carbs and I are a bit too friendly but I just can’t help it. Life without pasta and bread would be mighty harsh. And pizza. How can one live without anchovy pizza? Around here, Friday is pizza night — there’s a post in the queue. Probably the most frequent “guest” is the anchovy pizza, the more little fishies the better. I’ve yet to try potatoes and that does sound like a great addition. Hmmm … maybe this Friday. 🙂

    1. I’m just packing up for the return trip to England and we’ll be there for a few months again. Which is good and bad – sad to leave but happy to be working on a new project! One of the bags is packed with lots of tiny tins of anchovies – we can get them in England but they are oh so expensive, so I stock up in Spain! Will think of you on Friday night – we will hopefully be pulling up to our place down by the sea, so it may have to be fish & chips for us!

  7. What a lovely mountain!
    For some reason the potato made me think of cabrales and then I though, “I’ll have to try that on pizza” 🙂

  8. I was going to use leftover roasted potatoes for a pizza last week and my husband poo-pooed the idea, but yours looks wonderful and I think next time I’ll “sneak” them in! What a gorgeous mountain and terrain. I love the olive groves and the vegetation reminds me of Crete. I’ve never been to Spain, but it’s top on my “next” list.

  9. Potatoes on pizzas… I’m going to miss those. They used to be super popular in France but they tend to stick to more “traditional” styles up here in Sweden. I think it’s the perfect addition myself, especially if you dollop on a bit of creme fraiche!

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