Purple Potato Pizza with Sausage and Kale – Yes, I am a Purple Potato Eater

I came home from the grocery store with my bag of purple potatoes in hand and Tim took one look at the bag and out of his mouth came “I’m not eating purple potatoes”.  I smiled and said ok, I’m eating them!  Why do I love purple potatoes?   

  1. They are unusual – I like things outside the “norm”
  2. They are a pretty purple color (it’s a girl thing)
  3. They are healthier than white potatoes and rich in the antioxidant, anthocyanin. This flavonoid is most often found in blue, red and purple produce such as berries and pomegranates and has been shown to be an immune system booster.
  4. They taste good.

Yes, I am a purple potato eater and now I have officially eaten my first purple potato pizza.  Enjoy!

Pizza Dough (Makes 2 large pizzas)


  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups warm water (105-115 degrees F)
  • 3-1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

In a 2-cup liquid measure, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water.  Let stand until foamy, about 3 to 5 minutes.  Insert dough blade and add flour, salt and 2 teaspoons olive oil.

With machine running on dough speed, pour liquid through small feed tube as fast as flour will absorb it.  Process until dough cleans sides of work bowl and forms a ball.  Then process for 30 seconds to knead dough.  Dough may be slightly sticky.  Coat dough evenly with 2 teaspoons olive oil; transfer to a plastic food storage bag and seal the top.  Let rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes.  While dough is rising, prepare any pizza toppings.

Place dough on lightly floured surface and punch down (this is the fun part).  Roll into desired crust size and follow pizza recipe.  Look how pretty the potatoes are before baking!

To Make the Pizza:


  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
  • 1/2 lb. browned sausage
  • 6-8 small purple potatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Black Truffle Oil (or olive oil) 

Preheat oven to 425.

Brown sausage with garlic and drain excess fat, reserving a small amount of fat in the pan.  To the pan add chopped kale and saute until wilted.  Wash purple potatoes and put in a pot, covered with cold water.  Bring to a boil and boil for 8-10 minutes until tender.  Drain, and allow to cool.  Thinly slice the purple potatoes once cooled.

Once dough has risen and is shaped, prepare your pizza.  Using a pastry brush, brush the Black Truffle Oil (or olive oil) over the dough.  Add the mozzarella cheese, sausage, kale and thinly sliced purple potatoes.  Place in a preheated 425 oven for approximately 20 minutes. 


50 thoughts on “Purple Potato Pizza with Sausage and Kale – Yes, I am a Purple Potato Eater

    • Hi 🙂 Ha ha … my husband is Irish and he won’t even try them! Thank you so much for the nice compliments on my photos. I know, crazy .. purple potatoes! I had never heard of them either until recently when I saw a photo of them on-line and then found them in my grocery store – I love them! They really are pretty! 🙂

  1. That’s so unique! I initially thought purple potatoes are what you call our yams here in Asia but I read that these are really potatoes. We don’t have such a variety here.

    Anyway, I showed this to the husband and he said, ‘why is that pizza purple? that’s weird!’ Hahaha. I guess it IS a girl thing because I’d eat that. 🙂

    • I literally laughed out loud when I read about your husband’s comment … it was so similar to my husband’s comment and my husband refused to eat them because they looked weird! Their loss … they really are good and pretty as well! 🙂

  2. Ohhh yummy 🙂 I actually have never seen purple potatoes in Australia! The first time I heard about them was when I bought purple potato chips in New York hehe do they taste the same as regular potato chips??

    I’d love to make this recipe and trick my boyfriend that it’s beetroot hahaha

    • I hadn’t seen purple potatoes here in the US either … until I asked my grocery store about them – they ordered them in for me. You might want to ask … then you can trick your boyfriend into thinking it is beetroot 😉

  3. Lovely! And the matching printed design of the table cover (is it a table cover?) is just perfect. 😉

    In the Philippines we also have this purple yam which I love cooked as a jam, cake or as an ice cream flavor.

  4. purple potatoes was new to me too 🙂 Do they taste different than the “regular” ones? They look amazing! 😀

    • Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Purple potatoes taste just about the same as white potatoes – the difference is obviously the color and that they are way healthier than white potatoes.

  5. This almost makes me want to try to eat pizza again. I haven’t been able to eat it in almost a year because I, er, ate some about this time last year and I got food poisoning later on that night (which I would NEVER wish that on my worst enemy). I would have to make this perhaps on a flat bread or a crisp tortilla to wean myself back onto pizza-like things!

    • Thank you so much for the awesome compliments! The pizza was really good as well as colorful… only thing I would do different is add some more truffle oil. You must be another truffle oil fan. I just started using it and I love it! I made some mashed potatoes with truffle oil that were out of this world.

    • Hi 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by! I love the color of purple potatoes … yes, to some the color is abit strange. My husband still hasn’t gotten past the color and won’t eat purple potatoes.

    • Thank you so much! I’ve been in a pizza making phase, trying out all kinds of different pizza … I have about 3 I haven’t posted yet. Pizza is so fun in that you really can add anything to it!

      • It is so true. I love experimenting with pizza as well because you can do so many yummy combinations! I had a delicious green chili pizza the other day…mmmm.

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    • Thank you for the nice compliments! :-). I didn’t know about purple potatoes either – only one supermarket here carries them and not all the time. They taste great and are healthier, but most of all they are pretty! 🙂

  7. I know this is an old post but that is one amazing looking pizza. They known as a “pizza london” around here when you put potato on a pizza, looks lovely. I can’t wait to try my purple potatoes I’m growing this year, mmmm

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  10. Love the look of your purple potato pizza!! Q- I wonder if you would allow me to re-publish it for a weekly newsletter insert we do for FarmBox SF? I’d like to use the pic, and your recipe, and attribute you as a guest chef of course. This week we have purple potatoes in our box and your recipe uses three box ingredients (we would use green garlic instead of cured garlic, and Spigariello Riccia—a type of kale—with the potatoes). Thanks for letting me know! Great recipe.

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