Instead of ham and Easter eggs, add a unique and healthy twist to your Easter food routine with this easy homemade pizza recipe. It has eggs and lots of fun Easter colors, and will be a surprise hit at your Easter dinner.
Admittedly, Easter was not much of a food holiday in my family. The only distinct memory I have of the holiday is that I learned how to ride a bicycle on Easter Sunday (I was the ripe old age of twelve when I finally learned, for those counting at home). I didn’t have my first Cadbury egg until about three weeks ago, and I have never tried a marshmallow Peep. To me, Easter is just not a big holiday.
If you are a big Easter food proponent, then I recommend that you try this loaded Purple Pizza recipe. Now, if you think that Easter needs baked ham and chocolate eggs to be just right, then isn’t the recipe for you. However, if you’re willing to experiment with your Easter food routine, then give this colorful homemade pizza recipe a try. This pizza is incredibly simple to make, and the whole family will be talking about this one for a while.
Recipe: Purple Pizza
- 3-4 Russian Blue potatoes
- 2-3 loose beets
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
- About 1 cup whole wheat flour
- About 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
- About 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Red chili flakes (optional)
- Cube the potatoes and place in a large boiling pot. Cook for about 20 to 30 minutes, until the potato pieces are tender. Drain the pot and set the cooked potato pieces aside.
- Peel the beets and slice into thin rounds. Lay the rounds on a baking sheet and roast in a 400 degree F oven for about 20 minutes, until the beets are tender.
- Place the flour in a large bowl and slowly and thoroughly mix in water until a dry tacky dough is formed. Roll out the dough until it is about 1/4-inch thick and then place on a well-greased baking sheet.
- Pour the barbecue sauce onto the dough and then evenly distribute across the pizza dough using the back of a spoon. On top of the barbecue sauce, sprinkle on the spices and nutritional yeast. Finally, evenly distribute the cheese across the pizza dough.
- First, evenly place the egg slices on the slices. Then, add the beet rounds. Lastly, add the cooked potato pieces on top and drizzle olive oil over the top.
- Bake the pizza in a 425 degree F oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the bottom of the crust is golden and crispy.
- Remove from the oven and let rest on the counter top for about 5 minutes. Then, cut into even pieces and enjoy.
I loved the hearty flavors throughout this pizza, and the dark purple color from the beets and the blue potatoes added great visual appeal. The eggs, of course, are pretty traditional to Easter, and the purple hue fits the holiday well I think.
For the most, almost everything in this recipe is adjustable to taste. I know not everyone loves beets, but I think they’re rather crucial to this particular homemade pizza. I used Russian blue potatoes that I found at my local farmer’s market, but you can use any potato variety that you would like. Of course, if you use regular potatoes then the final result won’t be as visually appealing. If you don’t want to use barbecue sauce, you can always use your favorite tomato sauce.
Diet type: Vegetarian
Meal type: dinner
If you’re a regular blog reader, you will notice that this recipe is similar to my Improvised Homemade Pizza recipe. That is because they are similar, just with drastically different toppings. The purple root vegetables and the eggs just make this one much for fitting for Easter. Regardless of what you decide to use for toppings, the base of this easy homemade pizza remains the same, and can be altered to suit just about every taste preference imaginable.
Your Turn: What are your Easter food plans?