You say potato, I say po-taw-toh. However you say it, this roasted red potato pizza is out of this world good. I took all of the best baked potato toppings and threw them on a pizza. This should be the national pizza of fall because roasting red potatoes is de-vine with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Basic but delicious.
The first time we ever had this I think the theme of looks around the table was the same, everyones eye just got really big and then the head nods of acceptance, followed by the "mmmmmm's".
It starts with roasting some really thin red potatoes in the oven. Then you caramelize onions and fry up some good quality bacon. Grab a few different cheeses then pile it on the pizza dough! Taste testing is definitely encouraged.
Which is why you should cook up some extra bacon so you can have a little snack. Otherwise all this yummy food is just pure torture to prep.
If you can help it, don't skip caramelizing the onions. If you want to get really wild, cook up a whole onion instead of a half of an onion.
The caramelized onion does something magical for the pizza and makes the flavors so much more mature.
This is definitely a more advance recipe than my classic Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Pizza or my Caesar salad Pizza. But it's one you don't want to pass up. If you like baked potatoes with all the works, then you will adore this pizza creation.
When it's all done in the oven let it cool down and swirl on some sour cream and freshly cut chives. HELLO. Total drool fest.
1 ball of pizza dough
3 red potatoes
3 tbsp olive oil + more for roasting potatoes
salt and pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 yellow onion, sliced
4 pieces of bacon
1/2 c mozarella cheese
1/2 c extra sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 c monterey jack cheese
Prepare the pizza dough. You'll only need one ball of dough for this recipe.
Preheat the oven to 400. Slice the red potatoes very thinly and soak in a bowl of water while the oven continues to preheat. Drain the potatoes and dry them. Lay the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and a few pinches of salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 25 minutes. Pull from the oven.
Turn the heat up to 475.
Add onions, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt to a saute pan over medium/low heat. Cook for 15 minutes, turning down to low heat half way through. The onions should be a nice deep golden color. Transfer to a paper towel. Use the same pan to cook 4 strips of bacon. Drain the grease off the bacon by laying them on a paper towel. Rough chop the bacon.
Stretch out the pizza dough and place it on your pizza peel or pizza pan. In a small bowl mix together 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 minced garlic cloves. Spread this on to the pizza dough. Sprinkle on a pinch of salt and pepper. Add all of the cheeses. Add the potatoes, bacon and caramelized onions.
Bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes o until the cheese is bubbly and the dough starts to turn golden on the crust. Pull the pizza from the oven. Let it cool for a few minutes before drizzling on the sour cream swirl (I used a squeeze bottle) and chives. Cut and serve!