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Loaded Baked Potato Pizza

Loaded baked potato pizza combines the world’s best flavors – potato, cheese, and bacon! Plus you’ll love this crispy deep-dish pizza because it’s made in a cast-iron skillet! 

loaded baked potato pizza in a cast iron skillet

I love nothing more than sitting down to a big pizza all. to. myself. 

I mean, I’ll share if necessary but I’m a huge pizza lover. 

Especially when that pizza is loaded baked potato pizza! 

For this pizza instead of going thinner crust, I went full-on deep-dish in a cast-iron skillet. 

It gets the most heavenly crispy crust that pairs perfectly with all the flavors of a loaded baked potato. 

Trust me, if you love baked potatoes and all the delicious toppings this pizza has your name written all over it. It’s creamy, salty, and topped with lots of melty cheese. 

Potato pizza is all the rage in Connecticut but now you can make it at home for half the cost!

loaded baked potato pizza cut into slices on a plate

What is the best potato to use for pizza?

My personal favorites are thinly sliced red potatoes or yellow/gold potatoes. 

They tend to hold their shape well and hold up well on the pizza. 

However, I think you could easily use sweet potatoes in place of white potatoes if you’re not a fan. 

I have not used russet for this recipe but I think they are a bit too large for this pizza. You want smaller sized rounds so you’re getting that potato flavor but evenly distributed throughout the bites. 

loaded baked potato pizza sitting on a marble cutting board

Love this loaded baked potato pizza?

Try a few of my other delicious pizza recipes!

loaded baked potato pizza in a cast iron skillet

Loaded Baked Potato Pizza

Author: Brandy O'Neill - Nutmeg Nanny
Loaded baked potato pizza combines the world's best flavors - potato, cheese, and bacon! Plus you'll love this crispy deep-dish pizza because it's made in a cast-iron skillet!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound pizza dough room temperature
  • 4 small red potatoes boiled and sliced
  • 6 ounces sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 6 strips bacon diced
  • 1-1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions green parts only


  • Add olive oil to a 12-inch cast-iron skillet and place dough into the skillet.
  • Using your fingertips spread the dough as close to the edge as possible. It will shrink slightly back but you should have no more than 1/2 space between the dough and the pan.
  • In a small pot add potatoes and cover with cold water.
  • Cook until just fork-tender.
  • Drain and let cool.
  • Once cool slice into 1/4 inch slices.
  • In a small skillet add diced bacon and cook until just slightly crisp. Do not fully crisp because it will also cook while in the oven. Drain the bacon on a paper towel.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl mix together sour cream, garlic powder, black pepper, and Italian seasoning, set aside.
  • Spread sour cream mixture over the dough leaving a 1/2 inch crust.
  • Top with 1 cup cheese, sliced potatoes, and bacon. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  • Bake for about 15-18 minutes until the dough is fully cooked and the top is melted and browned. You can check the doneness of the dough by slightly lifting the underside of the pizza out of the pan with a spatula. The underside of the crust will be a deep golden brown.
  • Once fully cooked remove from the oven, sprinkle with green onions, and let sit for 5 minutes before you remove the pizza from the pan.


If you opt to make this a larger thin crust pizza bump the sour cream up to 8 ounces and do not use the olive oil with the dough.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1164kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 72g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 33g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 1459mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g
Keyword baked potato pizza, cast iron pizza, cast iron recipes, deep dish pizza, loaded baked potato pizza, new haven potato pizza, pizza recipes, potato pizza
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Wednesday 26th of February 2014

Yup, mashed potato pizza is definitely a thing here. It's pretty freaking amazing, especially with bacon. Love that you loaded this one up and made it in cast iron - it's definitely heartier than our suuuuper thin crust New Haven-style pizza but hey, pizza is pizza, so who's to complain? :)

Shannon {Cozy Country Living}

Wednesday 26th of February 2014

Wow this looks amazing! What a great idea! This is going on my meal plan for next week:) Pinned!


Sunday 23rd of February 2014

Loved seeing you over at Audra's blog with this crazy awesome pizza! LOADED is's filled with so many of the good things!


Saturday 22nd of February 2014

I guess the carb-on-carb action of potato pizza sounds weird at first, but hey, when have potatoes ever been out of place? This pizza looks fantastic!


Friday 21st of February 2014

Great guest post! So yummy! Reminds me of pizza in Europe!


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