Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Chorizo, Gouda, Caramelized Onion & Purple Potato Pizza

Chorizo, Gouda, Caramelized Onion & Purple Potato Pizza | My Life as a Mrs

Need a quick & tasty dinner option?

What am I saying? Of course you do! EVERYONE needs a few meals they can whip out of their back pocket and throw together for a quick dinner (eh hem… doesn’t EVERYONE have a weekly taco night?). Quick and easy are KEY & these pizzas are just that!

In fact, I made these on a night where we were running out the door for something, so excuse the poor lighting & non-jazzed up photos! This is real life, people… sometimes us food bloggers don’t have time to style our photos and wait for the perfect time of day to photograph our food. hah However, this dish was TOO good to not share with ya’ll so here it is, in all it’s simplistic glory! πŸ˜‰

Chorizo, Gouda, Caramelized Onion & Purple Potato Pizza | My Life as a Mrs

The stars of the show: Gouda, Chorizo, gorgeous purple potatoes (aren’t they pretty?!)

Not pictured: Pizza Dough & Caramelized onion.

Basically a 5-ingredient dinner!

Chorizo, Gouda, Caramelized Onion & Purple Potato Pizza | My Life as a Mrs

FYI: In case you didn’t know it… potatoes & chorizo go fabulously together! Then you add in the sweet caramelized onion and the smokey gouda and you’ve got one heck of a pizza!

Note:Β The caramelizing of the onions takes the most time (but you could EASILY do this step the day before to make it a SUPER speedy dinner).Β 

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Go do it!

Chorizo, Gouda, Caramelized Onion & Purple Potato Pizza | My Life as a Mrs

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Chorizo, Gouda, Caramelized Onion & Purple Potato Pizza

Yield: 3-4 servings

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40-45 minutes

Potatoes & chorizo go fabulously together with the addition of sweet caramelized onions and smokey gouda. It all comes together for one heck of a pizza!


1 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1-2 tablespoons light olive oil
a few pinches of cornmeal (for baking the crust)
1 pound pizza dough
4-5 mini purple potatoes*, thinly sliced (I used a mandolin)
4-6 ounces Gouda cheese, grated
3.5 ounces chorizo, thinly sliced

*May substitute any kind of potato you prefer (the small/miniature ones work best). You don't need very many, because once sliced they go pretty far!


Preheat oven to 450ΒΊF (if you have a pizza stone, preheat the oven with the pizza stone in the oven). In a large skillet add the oil and onions. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and saute over medium heat until golden and caramelized (about 20-25 minutes).

Place thinly sliced potatoes in a microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 45-60 seconds (stirring every 20 seconds or so) to begin the cooking process. Allow to cool until ready to build pizzas.

For the pizza(s), you can roll the dough out into one thin crust pizza or divide the dough into 3-4 personal sized flatbread-style pizzas. Either way, lightly flour a clean surface and roll the dough out nice and thin (about 1/4"). I like to par-cook my crust before adding the toppings (it makes for a crispier finished product!). To do so: lightly dust the preheated pizza stone with a little cornmeal and then immediately place the dough on it. Poke the top of the dough with a fork (it will bubble up if you don't) and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes; just enough to make the dough "set" and begin to cook through but not brown at all. Remove the crust with a pizza peel and add your toppings: a schmear of caramelized onion, a sprinkle of gouda, a layer of purple potatoes, and a layer of chorizo. Gently place back in the oven and back until golden and bubbly (8-12 minutes) - keep an eye on it after 6 minutes or so as oven temperatures/altitudes vary cook time.

Allow to cool for a couple minutes, slice, and serve hot!

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23 Responses to “Chorizo, Gouda, Caramelized Onion & Purple Potato Pizza”

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — May 28, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    Oh man…this combination sounds SO good! I love how much color the potato gives the pizza, too. πŸ™‚

    • Tina replied: — May 30th, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

      I can never pass up purple potatoes… they are so darn pretty & cute πŸ™‚

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — May 28, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

    I always love your pizza creations πŸ™‚ Potatoes and chorizo DOES sound like a great combo, and purple potatoes always look so pretty! This looks great!

    • Tina replied: — May 30th, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

      thanks lady!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — May 28, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    Yummy… definitely going to need to throw some purple potatoes on my next pizza.

    • Tina replied: — May 30th, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

      do it!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — May 28, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

    Um… this looks amazing! I love those purple potatoes! I want pizza right.now. PS It was so GREAT meeting you at FBF!! So glad we got to talk and hang out a bit!! Xoxo

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    Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen} — May 28, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    I LOVE potatoes on a pizza and chorizo so this is a total win-win in my book!! I love how colorful the purple potatoes make the pizza.

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    Denise @ Creative Kitchen — May 28, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    Looks SO good Tina!! Mmm…..

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — May 28, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    These are all my favorite things on one pizza! I love it!

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    Sues — May 29, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    The potatoes are SO pretty! And I loveeee gouda and chorizo πŸ™‚

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — May 29, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    My whole life is falling apart right now looking at this.

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — May 29, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    That’s one heck of a patriotic pizza – and I want every bite of it!

    • Tina replied: — May 30th, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

      i never realized that but it totally is! lol

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    Sara @ Confectionary Tales — May 29, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    OMG! That looks delicious. I love caramelized onions and pizza is such a perfect dinner. I want to make these mini sized so I can have it by myself for dinner. Thanks for a great recipe!

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    angela @ another bite please — May 29, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

    those purple potatoes! and love your photos on the run…keepin’ it real is always a refreshing post πŸ™‚

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    Monica — May 29, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    That looks so good! Have you tried doing a cast iron pizza? They are so yum. http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2013/01/the-pizza-lab-the-worlds-easiest-pizza-no-knead-no-stretch-pan-pizza.html

    • Tina replied: — May 30th, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

      I have! It is really yummy! πŸ™‚

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 30, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    Yes!! What a fun idea. Of course now I’d have to search for purple potatoes because I’ve never seen any in person.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 1, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    I love this, it looks so delicious and so simple πŸ™‚

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    Amanda — July 9, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    Tried this last night and I can’t stop thinking about it! IT WAS AMAZING!!!!! Great recipe, thanks!!

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    Lauren — July 29, 2013 @ 6:14 pm

    This is so cute! Perfect for kids with all the colors – for them, I would mix in some havarti with the gouda to give it a slightly more mild taste. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Claire — August 17, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    Yum! I feel like this could be an amazing breakfast pizza!!!

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