Tartiflette Pizza is one of those amazing things we enjoyed in France: potatoes, bacon, and onion join forces with creamy Brie for a divine pizza.
I am a stickler for dinnertime theme nights. Not only do they make meal planning easy, but they make dinner a little more fun. I mean, doesn’t the very sound of Taco Tuesday make you smile?
Long ago I instituted a Pizza Night Friday because it was our way to celebrate the weekend. But then last summer, I started French Fridays in honor of our trip to France. I just bumped Pizza Night to Saturday. But then we started going to church on Saturday nights and my whole theme night structure is in disarray.
I haven’t solved this, but I need to. Because I really want to have my French Friday and eat my pizza, too.
I know. I’m weird.
So, whenever I can bring a little Pizza Night and French Friday together, I am a happy girl. Sure, they eat pizza in France. In fact, that was the most common take-out my kids had. They got really tired of the lack of pepperoni and the abundance of ham and ground meat on pizza. Oh and swiss cheese!
BUT! There were a few pizza combos that we fell in love with. One would be cracking an egg on the pizza before it’s baked — delish! And the other would be this:
Now tartiflette is a dish from Savoie, where my French dad grew up. Tartiflette is made of potatoes, reblochon cheese (kinda like Brie, but don’t tell Jean-Marc I said that!), lardons (kinda like diced bacon), and onions. I’ve never had the real dish, but it sounds amazing. All those things make an amazing Tartiflette pizza, so I don’t know why the original thing wouldn’t be out of this world.
The imported version of reblochon is called Fromage de Savoie or you might find a similar Delice du Jura, but I’ve never seen it. To the ignorant it looks like Brie or Camembert, but a true francais would say they aren’t the same.
Regardless of ingredients differences, I’m doing like the French do. Many of the pizzerias we went to used swiss cheese instead of mozzarella because that’s what French people like on pizza. I’m using what I got.
And it works!
Just keep in mind this is the Americanized version. 🙂 And yes, I do buy precooked bacon. It’s so convenient and less messy that opening a big package when I just want a few slices. If you want to cook the bacon yourself, that’s fine too.
- ¼ batch pizza dough You can also buy dough at Trader Joe’s and other grocery stores
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup frozen shredded hash browns no need to thaw
- 4 slices bacon cooked and chopped
- ½ red onion sliced
- ⅓ cup Brie cheese cubes, rind removed
- 2 oz mozzarella cheese (shredded) (½ cup)
- Preheat the oven to 475°. Grease a 12-inch pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Presumably, you’ve made your pizza dough or bought it at the store. Line the pan with the dough. See this video if you need to see it in action. Brush the dough with a bit of olive oil.
- Sprinkle the frozen potatoes over the crust. Sprinkle the bacon over the potatoes. Add the red onion, to taste. Divide the Brie cubes around the pizza. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over all.
- Bake the pizza for 8 to 10 minutes, watching for burning. The crust should be crisp and the cheese hot and bubbly. Serve immediately, but leftovers are great cold the next morning.
Jessica, this sounds good, but brie is not usually a cheese I buy. Would you have a suggestion for another cheese that would work, or would I need to splurge on brie? Also, have you ever used sweet onion instead of the red onion? Potato and Bacon pizza sounds like a great breakfast/brunch idea. I followed the link over from the whole wheat pizza post. Thanks for all your helpful suggestions and information on the site.
You can use whatever cheese you like. Reblochon makes it “tartiflette” and Brie is just the closest thing we have to that in the US. Definitely experiment. And yes, sweet onion will work great as well.
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Hmm, this sounds different. I might have to give it a try. I don’t think I’ve heard of this one. It is funny how different countries do pizza options that seem so strange to us but make such indelible memories, isn’t it? I recall my college summer break trip to England where I had scrambled eggs and tuna on a pizza. I don’t remember if I liked it, mind you, only that it was a choice. It’s a little over 10 years now since we went to Italy and had the most fantastic seafood pizza; pretty much any of the “fruits de mer” were tossed on. That is still one of the kid’s favorite meals EVER.
We love sunny side up eggs on pizza. Would go really well on this one!
I’ve been looking for new pizza toppings. This combo sounds really good. I think we’ll give it a try on our next pizza night. Pepperoni is a little old and boring.
Let me know how it goes!