Happy Tuesday guys! The recipe of the day is here – Parsnip Pizzas with Pancetta, Mozzarella & Parmesan Cheese!
I would lie if I said these taste like regular pizzas but they definitely taste amazing. Yes, different but absolutely delicious. I came up with the idea as I had to get rid of my pack with parsnips that was in the fridge for a bit too long. And the last time I cooked parsnip no one was really keen so I had to be a bit more creative. Me, personally, I love parsnip no matter how I prepare it – mash or roast, but my family has a different opinion. So how do I make them eat parsnip? Well, make parsnip pizzas! 🙂 I was also thinking to make some arancini like balls with parsnip but went for the pizzas. Actually, I still have this idea in my plan, so next time my parsnips are staying to long in the fridge I’d probably make parsnip balls.
The pizzas were really easy to make. All you have to do is to cook the parsnip first, mash it and together with a few more ingredients make small pizzas. You can add the topping you fancy (I used some Pancetta, cherry tomatoes and lots of cheese). For a healthier option, you can even go vegetarian, skip the Pancetta and throw in some more veggies. Oh, and if you haven’t got any Pancetta, simply use bacon, it’ll do the work. I love Pancetta but often use bacon too.
So back to the pizza again…
As I said it tastes different but in a good way. The inside is simple parsnip mash but thanks to the egg and breadcrumb that hold together the pizza you can actually slice it. If you prefer, you can go for one bigger pizza. it’d be probably easier to make and will save you some time. No matter what you’d go for, you should definitely try these. You get pizza and you get veggies. It’s a win-win situation. 🙂
Here’s how to make these tasty Parsnip Pizzas.
- 400g parsnips, cooked and mashed
- 1 egg
- 100g breadcrumbs
- 100g Pancetta, chopped
- 6-7 cherry tomatoes, sliced
- 100g Mozzarella cheese, grated
- 100g Parmesan cheese, grated
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- n a bowl, combine the parsnip, egg and breadcrumbs.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and shape small pizzas.
- Place on a greased baking tray and cook in the oven for about 15 minutes.
- Take out from the oven and arrange the topping. Place back and leave for another 10 minutes.
Tip: Why not try with some sautéed mushrooms and onions next time? And may be some feta cheese? That sounds delicious to me! 🙂 Seriously, you can add whatever you’d like and as much as you’d like, just make sure you’d be able to eat them afterwards. 🙂
Hope you enjoy these! Have a wonderful week and stay tuned for another simple but tasty recipe coming your way. 🙂