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! 

Pizza is one of my favorite “make it at home because it’s probably better than ordering out” dishes. It can be thin or thick crust and can be loaded with just about anything you can image. Now, I know the thought of adding potatoes to a pizza might sound weird but I swear it’s delicious. My husband is the first person to introduce me to this delicacy.

Apparently in Connecticut potato pizza is all the rage. I’m not going to lie. I was a little weary at first but it only took one bite to change my mind.

I always load my homemade version with lots of thick sliced bacon because bacon is the best. Agree? I also LOVE to make my pizza in the cast iron skillet because it gives the pizza a perfectly crisp crust.

 

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 becuase it's made in a cast iron skillet!

Yield: 12 inch pie

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a small bowl mix together sour cream, garlic powder, black pepper and Italian seasoning, set aside.

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.

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.

Note: 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.