I know, I know – it’s Sunday and we’re trying to plan for a healthy week ahead and I’m presenting you with a pizza. But you know what? This pizza is made with just 5 ingredients plus 3 seasonings. It’s a “whole foods” kind of pizza.
Plus, this pizza is gluten-free. By using potato noodles as a crust, we’re avoiding the processing that goes into making most pizza doughs. Also, using potato noodles provides more nutrients and creates a fluffy, interesting crust.
This time, I experimented a bit and made one version with sweet potato noodles as more of a “pizza skillet bake.” You can still slice this one into pieces, but it’s more enjoyable if you cut portions out and accept the fact that it’s a bit messier, like a casserole. But gosh, is it delightful.
This pizza has everything – spicy Cajun flavors, crunchy broccoli and of course, melted mozzarella cheese.
The process is pretty simple. You cook the sweet potato noodles in a skillet, with garlic powder and salt and pepper.
Then, you add the cooked noodles into a bowl with the eggs.
Then, you toss to combine and coat the noodles with the egg.
After that, you pack the noodles into the skillet and place a piece of aluminum foil or wax paper on top and compress the noodles down into the skillet.
After that, you place the skillet on the stovetop, cook for a few minutes, flip over, cook for a few more minutes, add your toppings and place the skillet right into the oven for a couple of minutes for the cheeses to melt.
And then, voila – a skillet pizza!
Here’s the recipe for this one:
Personal Potato Noodle Pizza
Now, if you want something a bit less messy and more personal, this next version of the cajun broccoli pizza is for you. I love personal pizzas – for some reason, because they’re labeled “personal,” I feel like it’s a-okay to devour the whole thing.
But – it’s personal, like – all for me!
In this case, you can feel okay eating the whole pizza – it’s an 8″ pie that’s made with 1 potato. Basically, you’re eating broccoli, cheese and potatoes.
The key here is to mold the pizza while it sits in the skillet to get a proper shape.
The process is the same as the first recipe. First, you cook your noodles in a skillet and then put them in a bowl with the eggs. After that, you pack the noodles into an 8″ bowl or skillet. Then, you place a piece of aluminum foil or wax paper over the bowl/skillet and press to combine.
Now, if you’re using a skillet, you just put the skillet directly on the stovetop over medium heat. However, if you’re using a bowl, you need to place a large skillet over medium heat, bring the bowl over the skillet and flip it over until the potato pancake falls out into the skillet.
Once the potatoes fall into the skillet, immediately bring a spatula to the sides to press the noodles in to create more of a circular shape.
Let the potato noodles cook for 3-4 minutes and then flip over carefully with a large spatula.
After you flip, press a spatula on top of the pancake to compress it down. Then, take a scissor to cut off any straggling potato noodles.
After letting the pancake cook for a few more minutes, you place all the toppings on top of the pizza (leaving room on the edges for the “crust”) and place it in the oven to broil for a few moments or until the cheese fully melts.
And like before, voila – a personal pizza… ALL for you!
Here’s the recipe for this one:
Cajun Broccoli Potato Noodle Pizza
- 1 large 320g Idaho potato, peeled, Blade C
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 medium egg
- 5-6 small broccoli florets
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning
- 1/2 tsp parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to a high broil.
- Place a large skillet over medium heat, coat with cooking spray and add in your potato noodles, seasoning with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cook, tossing frequently, until the potato noodles cook and are softened.
- Place your cooked noodles into a bowl and add in the egg. Toss to combine until the eggs coat the noodles.
- Add the coated potato noodles into an 8” bowl or skillet and place a piece of aluminum foil or wax paper on top. Press down with fingers to compress the noodles.
- Remove the foil/wax paper and then, if you picked the noodles into a skillet, place directly on the stovetop over medium heat. If you used a bowl, place a large skillet over medium heat and hold the bowl over the skillet, flip over and let the potato pancake fall into the skillet.
- Either way, let the potato pancake cook for about 4 minutes. Press the sides of the pancake with a spatula to make it more round. After 4 minutes, flip the pancake and then take your spatula and compress the “pizza crust” by pressing down. You may want to take a scissor and cut off any straggler potato noodles.
- Once you begin to let the pancake cook in the skillet, also place another medium skillet over medium heat and add in the broccoli. Season with pepper and let cook for 5 minutes. Turn off heat when finished. Leave broccoli in the skillet.
- Let the pancake cook for another 4 minutes. Then, sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top, leaving 1/2” on the perimeter. Add the cooked broccoli evenly on top of the cheese, sprinkle over the cajun seasoning and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
- Place the skillet in the broiler and broil for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted fully. Remove and slice into 4 slices. Enjoy!
So what do you think? Which recipe do you prefer?
Here are some more glamour shots to help make up your mind: