Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mashed Potato Bacon Chive Pizza

Everyone time someone eats at Otto Pizza, they mention their potato, bacon, scallion pizza (The Phoenix, Appetite Portland, Eat & Run, and me). I didn't have a slice of that particular topping-combo when I was there, but it definitely stuck in the back of my mind. I have heard and read many people raving about pizzas and potatoes, so I decided to give it a whirl.

I am was a huge fan of the Portland Pie Company's wheat dough available at the grocery store (now I prefer Muccicci's frozen dough). It always makes for an easy, delicious weeknight dinner, as it allows you to focus your creative energy into the toppings, rather than spending a lot of time making your own dough.

So for this topping combo, I made mashed potatoes (secret: boil some garlic with your potatoes and then mash it all up together. It makes the garlic sweeter, rather than adding raw garlic at the end, which can be overpowering. Unless you're into that sorta thing).

I dotted the mash onto the olive oiled and buttered crust, and sprinkled chopped cooked bacon, and diced chives on it. I bake mine in a reasonably hot oven, because I like the crust to crisp up a lot and the toppings to brown. OH, I also sprinkled on a little grated triple creme cheese. Delish! My version was so good, I can only imagine how it must taste when the pros do it.


  1. grated triple creme?? i'll grill you with questions later tonight!

  2. Potatoes on pizza?!? That would be a hit at my house. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. My mouth is literally watering. Some friends of mine were just in Wisconsin and they had Mac 'n Cheese pizza, as well as a pizza with beef, french fries, and barbecue sauce. They were extremely skeptical and were happily surprised to find it pretty delicious.