29 September 2010

Pizza Pizza!

Is there anything in this world better than pizza? You can go thin crust a la New York style or deep dish like those living in Chicago. You can also go with a hand tossed variety or thick crust or even a stuffed crust (I've got a point, I swear). Then you top it with a nice tomato sauce, some cheese, and maybe some garden fresh veggies or some meat. It's a total meal that you eat with your hands!

The pizza I made actually was inspired by a picture I saw on This is Why You're Fat (a truly disgusting website on the best of days). Typically, there's nothing but food submissions from people trying to gross other people out. But this pizza, oh, this pizza, looked like a gift from the heavens. Potatoes, alfredo, bacon, cheese. I don't think I know a single person who wouldn't love a slice of that.

Don't look at me like that! I know it sounds weird to have potatoes on a pizza. I know you're probably thinking that it's just my crazy pregnancy hormones making this pizza sound so amazing to me. Trust me, you'll love it too. My hubby couldn't get enough, my best friend was jealous and looking for leftovers, and Aloysius was content. I'd say for a recipe made up after seeing just a picture, it was a pretty successful evening.

Potato Alfredo Pizza
Recipe by me

1 medium pototo, sliced and boiled (choose a small baking potato or a couple small reds; boil until just soft)
Pizza dough (feel free to make your own or cheat like I did and buy some; I used Pillsbury thin crust)
1/2 alfredo sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese (or however much you want)
Handful bacon bits
  1. Preheat oven according to pizza crust directions or according to the recipe you've used for the dough.
  2. Spread the alfredo sauce within a half-inch of the edge. Top with the cheeses, slices of potato, and bacon bits. Top with more cheese if desired.
  3. Bake according to pizza crust directions (I actually go a little longer because I hate a doughy crust and like a little crunch). Serve with salad.


Susan said...

Nice....who would have thought of potatoes on a pizza! I would recommend investing in a pizza stone and peel. It will last forever and once heated up to 500 degrees makes the best crust. Also good...add a little garlic and fresh basil in the crust. You know where to find this particular recipe to test it out...right?

stephchows said...

lol i'd totally have a slice!

to answer your question, bed bath and beyond sells them or a lot of times department stores have them during christmas time! Good luck! I love making pizzelles :)

Megs said...

Bacon cheese and potatoes? Sounds like a winner to me. The other stuff on that site is pretty astounding, though!

Cairo Mim said...

I. Am. Drooling. Add it to the list of food you'll make me when I get back. I'll be in need of good home cooking.

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Bacon cheese and potatoes on a pizza is a very innovative idea. I liked it very much. It is fresh and one dish which I have never thought of preparing. It looks very delicious but I think adding up a little garlic in the crust would add up to the serenity. I appreciate you for sharing the recipe.

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