Bacon & Cheddar Double Potato Pizza FTVW!*

March 1st, 2011 5:10 pm by Kelly Garbato

The weekend before last, Shane experimented with a Potato Pizza (using this recipe) at my request. (NO NOT LIKE THAT YOU SILLIES!) For those too lazy/apathetic to click through, basically what it boils down to is this: a rosemary crust, plied with olive oil, and topped with layers of potatoes, presoaked in saltwater and sliced paper-thin. VoilĂ ! Potato Pizza.

While it sounds delicious in theory, the end result came out rather dry. Because they’re sliced so thin, the potatoes crisp up almost like potato chips during baking. So it’s much like eating chips on bread (which, I admit, I do often enough). But really thick, really chewy, really doughy bread. Either way, not very exciting or pizza-like. Enter: cheesy mashed potatoes!

I had the idea to replace traditional red sauce with cheddar cheese-flavored mashed potatoes, to help moisten the pie up a bit. On top of that: some extra cheese shreds, along with vegan bacon (FOR PROTEIN! Joking! That was a joke.), followed by several layers of potato slices to trap all the oozy goodness in.

Y’all, this pizza is amazing!

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Granted, you’re likely to lapse into a carb-induced stupor not long after ingesting a slice or two, but still. So worth it! Just don’t nom and drive or anything.

I went with Vegan Gourmet cheese, but if you’re looking for a lower-calorie, less-processed option, you can use nutritional yeast to flavor your taters. And for an autumnal-themed dish: mashed potatoes with gravy and Tofurky slices in place of bacon! Oh, the possibilities.

Anyway, here’s the final recipe. More pizza dishes to come…


* For the VEGAN win! But for reals, is there any other kind?

** Life in the pizza utensil biz is so rough. Not!

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2 Responses to “Bacon & Cheddar Double Potato Pizza FTVW!*”

  1. Vegan Flower Says:

    You should have seen Mike’s reaction when I showed him this. He got very “excited eyes”! lol It looks so good!

  2. Kelly Garbato Says:

    OMG SOOOO GOOOOD! Next time Imagonna try it with shredded hash browns, I think. Yum!

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