It belongs right up there with macaroni and cheese on the list of “things you never thought would end up on a pizza,” but mashed potato pizza is very real. And very tasty! Now, you’re probably thinking that this involves giant globs of mashed potatoes piled onto the pizza. While that does actually sound tasty, even if it’s not aesthetically pleasing, a mashed potato pizza simply does what many esoteric pizzas do and replace the pizza sauce with something else.
To make a mashed potato pizza, you will need the following ingredients:
-1 pizza crust
-2 cups of mashed potatoes
-1/2 cup of chives, chopped
-4 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
-1 cup of shredded cheddar jack cheese
-1/4 cup of sour cream
-1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese
To start, you’re going to want to cook that bacon up nice and crispy. You can use bacon bits, but real bacon lovers won’t go near the stuff, so you should probably just cook the bacon yourself, ok? You can cook it in a shallow pan or, if you prefer not to deal with excess grease, cook it on parchment paper in the oven. If you’re pressed the time, the former is ideal, as cooking bacon only takes a few minutes.
Once the bacon is done, place it on a paper towel to get rid of most of the grease. Set aside. Next, take that pizza crust and slather on the mashed potatoes. Remember when I said you’d be replacing the pizza sauce with a different base? Well there ya go. Make sure the potatoes go all the way to the edge of the crust, leaving a bit of room to form a crude handle with which to hold the ‘za while you scarf it down.
Next, sprinkle on the chives and the cheddar jack cheese, then pop that sucker into an oven pre-heated to 375 degrees for about 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Once it’s cooled down, apply dollops of sour cream or, if you have a plastic baggie, make a swirl of sour cream with a makeshift dispenser. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top and serve!