It’s a new favorite! This crispy potato pizza is elevated and delicious. A cast iron skillet pizza is topped with melty gruyere cheese, thinly sliced potatoes and a lemony arugula salad. Throw on all the parmesan and you’re good to go!

New favorite pizza alert!

crispy potato & gruyere pizza

This cast iron skillet pizza is topped with thinly shaved potatoes, chives, lots of gruyere cheese and a tangy arugula salad. 

It sounds a little crazy and I love it! While it’s not like a traditional pizza, it tastes like everything I want to eat, all the time. 

crispy potato & gruyere pizza

And not just because it’s carbs on carbs. Potatoes on dough? Sure, I can get on board with that. Everyone else might look at me like I’m crazy, but trust me!


crispy potato & gruyere pizza

Sure, this combination is definitely not something I make on the regular. It’s not a weeknight staple and the kids would most likely turn their nose up at it if I tried to turn it into one.

But everyone was so pleasantly surprised by it.

The flavor! The texture. How incredibly satisfying it is and how perfect the flavors go together. 

crispy potato & gruyere pizza

This is how I make it!

First, any pizza dough works. Right now, I’m obsessed with sourdough pizza dough. I also use my classic pizza dough for this recipe. We’re going to make it in a cast iron skillet, which is a quick and simple way to make pizza. 

It also somewhat mimics a wood fired pizza, which is deeeeelish. 

crispy potato & gruyere pizza

So while the dough is rising or hanging out, I start with the potatoes. I like to use a mandolin so I can slice them as thin as possible. This is key!

Once the potatoes are sliced, I soak them in ice water. This removes some of the starch and allows them to get crispier in the hot oven. Back before I had kids, I did this with homemade fries all the time. 

crispy potato & gruyere pizza

I also just typed that “I did this with homemade friends,” so it’s safe to say that I’m a tired parent!! Hence why I don’t have time to soak my potatoes every week. But here, I make an exception! 

Then, when the potatoes have soaked, I pat them dry. Next comes a drizzle of olive oil, lots of salt and pepper and some chives. The key is layering the flavor, so it’s important to season the potatoes well. 

crispy potato & gruyere pizza

To assemble the pizza, I sprinkle some gruyere on the dough first. Then I add a thin layer of potatoes. Finally, I sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. 

A cast iron skillet pizza takes a hit under the broiler for just a few minutes! Like, 3 to 5 minutes. It’s easy, quick and hot, so be careful! 

When the pizza comes out of the oven, I top it with a simple but excellent arugula salad. Baby arugula, fresh lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper and shaved parmesan. 

This is one of those dishes that just feels SPECIAL. It tastes amazing, feels a little elegant and extravagant and looks pretty too. 

crispy potato & gruyere pizza

Crispy Potato Pizza with Gruyere & Arugula

Crispy Potato & Gruyere Pizza with Arugula

It's a new favorite! This crispy potato pizza is elevated and delicious. A cast iron skillet pizza is topped with melty gruyere cheese, thinly sliced potatoes and a lemony arugula salad. Throw on all the parmesan and you're good to go!
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  • 8 petite gold potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 ½ cups freshly grated gruyere cheese
  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup shaved parmesan


  • In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add the flour and salt, stirring with a spoon until the dough comes together but is still sticky. Using your hands, form the dough into a ball and work in the additional ½ cup flour, kneading it on a floured surface for a few minutes. Rub the same bowl with olive oil then place the dough inside, turning to coat. Cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise for about 1 to 1.5 hours.
  • At this point, I get my toppings ready.
  • I use a mandolin to thinly slice the potatoes - you want them as thin as possible! Place the potato slice in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Let them soak for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Once soaked, drain the potatoes and place them on a towel. Pat with another towel to dry them off. Once dry, place the potatoes back in a dry bowl. Drizzle with 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with a big pinch of salt and pepper. Toss well. Stir in the chives.
  • Heat a 10 or 12-inch cast iron pan over medium heat. I like to heat mine for a full 5 to 10 minutes before placing the dough in it. At the same time, preheat the broiler in your oven to high. Make sure there is an oven rack in the center (and not right below the broiler).
  • After the dough has risen, punch it down and place it back on a floured surface. Divide it in half and use only one half for this pizza recipe. Save the other half - stick it in the fridge for a few days, or even freeze it!
  • Using a rolling pin or your hands, form it loosely into a circle that fits in your cast iron pan.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the preheated cast iron and make sure it coats the bottom of the pan. Place your dough in the pan. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until the dough is bubbling up.
  • Add a sprinkle of the gruyere cheese. Top with the thinly sliced potatoes. They can be layered, but don’t over layer them and make sure they are equally layered!
  • Top with the remaining gruyere cheese.
  • Place the skillet in the middle of the oven with the broiler on. Broil for 5 minutes - but watch it! This all depends on your broiler and it can burn fast. I find that my pizza can go between 5 and 8 minutes, so just keep an eye on it until it is as golden and bubbly as you’d like.
  • Remove the pizza and let it rest for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, toss together the arugula, lemon juice, 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil, a big pinch of salt and pepper and the shaved parmesan. Toss well.
  • Carefully remove the pizza from the skillet and place it on a cutting board. Top the pizza with the arugula salad. Slice and serve!

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