Potato Leek Skillet Pizza packs amazing flavor in a small package. All the delicious flavors are used in moderation for this crispy crusted appetizer or main dish pizza.
This week, we’re all about healthy green recipes. I know. You’re saying, “But, Christie, pizza isn’t healthy!” Okay. I’m here to say it can be. It just relies on the ingredients you put in your pizza.
Now, I’ve made a potato leek pizza before. And it was amazing. One of my absolutely favorite homemade pizzas. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw this Healthy Green Recipes for #SundaySupper. Not that that pizza wasn’t health-ish…
This pizza is healthy. Yes, it has cheese on it. And yes it has prosciutto on it. But, it has a little cheese and a little prosciutto. They both pack a flavor punch that doesn’t require tons of cheese, fat, and prosciutto.
That everything in moderation really can make any food healthy. Well, maybe not healthy but not detrimental to your health. I know. I’m going out on a limb here with French fries. But bear with me.
This pizza has thinly sliced potatoes. Potatoes that are full of potassium and complex carbs. Complex carbs are packed with fiber. Fiber helps control the appetite, help prevent certain cancers, and can alleviate some digestive issues. Fiber, we all know it’s a good thing.
Leeks. Leeks have vitamin K. If you’re like me, you have no idea what that does. Vitamin K is one of those things they say you should have in your diet, but you’re not really sure why. Well, if you’re like me you don’t know why.
Vitamin K is good for blood clotting. Not clotting in your arteries, but when you get a cut, vitamin K is essential to help the cut stop bleeding. Did you know that for a clot to form, there are at least 12 protein functions required? Insane. I know.
Leeks are also great for bone health. Vitamin K is a key factor in the production of osteoclasts. There’s a whole lot of other chemical and health jargon related to this that I couldn’t quite understand. All I know is that vitamin K a dietary risk factor for not only osteoporosis but arthritis. Low levels of vitamin K can put you at risk for arthritis.
And now, how does it taste? It’s crispy on the bottom. I love that part. You heat the skillet up on the stove before putting the pan into the oven to cook the rest of the way. That guarantees you a crispy crust on the bottom.
The potatoes are tender and combine well with the gruyere cheese blend. There’s something about potatoes and gruyere that I just love. The two together are like heaven to me. Of course, that’s cook in a casserole dish with some cream…
The leeks add a nice, light onion flavor. This pairs nice with the slightly salty and crisp pancetta that’s on the pizza. The sweet leeks, the salty pancetta all party with the potatoes and gruyere that make this the most delicious skillet pizza you’ve ever tasted.
Can you see all those layers of amazing flavors? They’re all right there. The potatoes, cheese, leeks, potatoes, more cheese, and more leeks with crispy pancetta all make for such delicious layers.
You can easily make this for an appetizer, if you have a smaller skillet. It’s the perfect little nibble to have while drinking a nice white wine or even a stout. Have a griddle? Make a long one you can cut into small bites for your guests.
OR you can make this delicious pizza in a large skillet for dinner. Add a little salad and you have a delicious and easy meal to serve for your family. The hubs like this pizza, so I know you will, to.
What’s your favorite healthy green to eat?
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 467Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 44mgSodium 1159mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 18g