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Quarterly Mash-Up: Potatoes and Pizza: Easy as Pie

With foodservice continuing to rapidly evolve, operators are still shaping their menu to takeout and delivery-friendly items. With decades of leadership and innovation in delivery, pizza remains on top when it comes to bringing delicious, hot, high-quality food to patrons.

Potatoes have a long history as a versatile, delicious, and nutrient-dense vegetable topping on pizza, from the famed New Haven (CT.) From Mashed Potato Pizza to the Purple Potato Pesto Pizza at Tony’s Gemingani’s famous Tony’s Coal Fired Pizza in San Francisco. In fact, one of the original Roman pizzas that still maintains popularity and adoration today is Pizza con Potate e Rosmarino.

Not only are potatoes America’s favorite vegetable1, they’re an excellent source of Vitamin C, shown to boost consumers’ immune function which is more important than ever.

When adding potatoes to your pizza menu, or adding a pizza menu because you love these recipes, here are some tips for cooking pizza with potatoes:

Inspiration

Give more variety to your existing pizza menu by adding potatoes. Potatoes can pair with a variety of pizza styles and across different sauces. They pair beautifully with other vegetables or meat and bring together consumers love of potatoes with their remarkable versatility.

Here are some of our favorite potato pizza pairings we’re seeing:

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Menu Spy

When it comes to a loaded baked potato, there are a lot of recipes we love. But when you pair a loaded baked potato with a pizza, that’s sure to be a crowd-pleasing dish anyone will love. Check out Minnesota’s very own Pizza Luce, who menus this Baked Potato Pizza loaded with cheddar cheese, chopped bacon, and tomatoes.

Did you know?

Potatoes on pizza need to be shared with the world and we’re looking to enlist some of the most innovative and creative chefs from across the industry to help. Use potatoes as a pizza topping or a side that perfectly pairs with a pizzeria menu– whatever sparks your creative juices.

You can win up to $2000 if you submit the best recipe.  Go to this page for details. Good luck and happy cooking!

 

 

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