Stuffed Baked Potato Pizza
I LOVE pizza. I could live on pizza. I’m not kidding – I have had leftover pizza many times for breakfast (cold), could easily have it for lunch and for dinner. If I’m in Subway – I order the Pizza Sub, if I’m at a pub and there’s pizza on the menu, that’s what I order. Well, usually… if there’s burgers on the menu, particularly pulled pork sliders I may have a dilemma on my hands but I think you get the idea.
And I am a stickler for the same kind of pizza. There has to be a good garlicky, tomato based sauce, some spicy salami and tons of cheese. It really, really annoys me when someone says “Let’s order pizza, who wants what” and I order my humble salami pizza and everyone else asks for ham & pineapple and supreme this or that laden with mushrooms and olives and capsicum and then they look at mine and decide that’s it’s the best and I only get two slices.
This story, so far, has nothing to do with THIS pizza and I tell you this story so you realise just how MUCH I loved my regular pizza, until this one…… And you may be suspicious when you hear there is sour cream on the base instead of tomato sauce. And potato? Who puts potato on a pizza? But trust me, This. Is. To. Die. For.
If you want to take the time and trouble to make a pizza base, I will supply you a good pizza base recipe, but you don’t need to. Some Lebanese or Pita bread or a store bought pizza base will be perfectly fine because it’s the toppings that are the hero.
Small tub of sour cream
250g bacon, chopped and fried
4 spring onions, finely sliced
500g chat potatoes
¼ cup melted butter
Salt & pepper
chilli flakes (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 220C.
Prick potatoes with a knife and microwave for approx 7-10 minutes until just tender. Slice thinly when cool enough to handle. Mix melted butter with garlic powder, salt & pepper and chilli flakes to taste, then gently mix through sliced potatoes.
Spread pizza bases with sour cream: then add potato slices, bacon, spring onion (and feel free of course to add other things, I love to add jalapeno peppers too) and then top with a mixture of tasty and mozzarella cheeses.
Bake until cheese is golden and melty.
Optional Pizza Dough Recipe
2 ½ cups plain flour
1 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
1 tbsp baking powder
4 tbsp softened butter
1 packet yeast (2 ¼ tsp)
Dissolve the yeast in warm water and set aside. Mix the flour, salt and baking powder together.
Add the softened butter and cut into the flour mixture using a fork. Add the yeast mixture and stir to combine.
Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until well blended. Place the pizza dough into an oiled bowl and turn the dough to coat. Cover with cling film and rest for about 20 minutes.
Spray a pizza pan or pizza stone with oil. Press the dough into the pan. Pre bake the pizza crust for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and add your toppings then bake.
- Small tub of sour cream
- 250g bacon, chopped and fried
- 4 spring onions, finely sliced
- tasty cheese
- mozzarella cheese
- 500g chat potatoes
- ¼ cup melted butter
- garlic powder
- Salt & pepper
- chilli flakes (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 220C.
- Prick potatoes with a knife and microwave for approx 7-10 minutes until just tender. Slice thinly when cool enough to handle. Mix melted butter with garlic powder, salt & pepper and chilli flakes to taste, then gently mix through sliced potatoes.
- Spread pizza bases with sour cream: then add potato slices, bacon, spring onion (and feel free of course to add other things, I love to add jalapeno peppers too) and then top with a mixture of tasty and mozzarella cheeses.
- Bake until cheese is golden and melty.
Carolyn started her blog Pinkpostitnote.com just over a year ago as a way to deal with her obsession of trying new recipes from the copious collection of cookbooks that she owns (and continues to buy). She is particularly fond of “man” food, both cooking it and eating it. She will happily elbow people out of the road at the sight, sound and smell of a pulled pork burger. When she’s not lying awake at 5am wondering if she should buy chooks and a cow to deal with the constant need for eggs and butter, she’s dealing with all the paperwork associated with owning a bunch of tip trucks and her favorite time of the day is wine five o-clock.