In my last post, I promised a pizza recipe, and here it is! I first had a baked potato pizza like this at Pizza Luce in Minneapolis, and I’ve loved the concept ever since. Gabe loves potatoes and I love bacon (and not spending all our money on takeout), so it’s a win-win-win in our household.
A crispy crust is slathered with sour cream and chives, then loaded up with potatoes, bacon, cheese, and green onions. Of course, you could add broccoli or whatever other baked potato fixings you prefer. Even chili would be pretty awesome! I microwave my potatoes to soften them up before baking, but you could also bake them in the oven first if you are better at planning ahead than I am. :) Either way, you’ll want to make this pizza soon!
Baked Potato Pizza
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 Tbs. chopped chives
- pinch of salt
- 6 oz. red or fingerling potatoes
- cornmeal, for sprinkling
- 1 batch pizza dough
- at least 2 oz. sharp cheddar or monterey jack cheese, finely grated (about 1/2 cup; add more if you prefer!)
- 4-5 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
- green onions or additional chives for topping
With a pizza stone on the lowest oven rack, preheat oven as hot as you can. In small bowl, stir together sour cream, chives, and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
Pierce the potatoes all over with a fork and microwave on high for about 2 minutes, or until soft. Watch the potatoes very carefully while microwaving so they don’t explode! Set aside.
Sprinkle a pizza peel generously with cornmeal. Roll out pizza dough and transfer to the peel. Spread the sour cream mixture evenly all over the dough. Sprinkle with half the cheese.
Slice cooked potatoes and arrange in a single layer over the pizza dough. Sprinkle with bacon and cover the entire pizza with remaining cheese. Sprinkle with green onions or chives.
Slide the pizza onto the pizza stone and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until crust is lightly browned. Remove from oven and top with additional chives or green onions. Slice and serve immediately.
Makes one pizza.
Source: A Lingonberry Jam “original” inspired by Pizza Luce of Minneapolis.