Mashed Potato Bacon Pizza

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 14m
Ready In

Recipe: #39048

July 06, 2022

"Pizza is a comfort food, but Mashed Potato Pizza elevates this comfort food classic times 100."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (267.1 g)
  • Calories 402
  • Total Fat - 18.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 41 mg
  • Sodium - 943.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 42.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 2.4 g
  • Protein - 15.9 g
  • Calcium - 261.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Peel and chop the potatoes and place in a saucepan along with the whole garlic cloves.

Step 2

Fill with cold water to an inch above the top of the potatoes. Simmer on the stove top until potatoes are fork-tender.

Step 3

Drain the potatoes and garlic; add the butter, cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of sour cream, salt and pepper.

Step 4

Mash until smooth or run it through a potato ricer.

Step 5

Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary, keeping in mind that the cheese that will top the pizza will provide additional saltiness.

Step 6

Set aside.

Step 7

Preheat oven to 450 degrees-F with a pizza stone in it.

Step 8

On a pizza peel that has been dusted with cornmeal (or if you don't have a pizza peel you can use the back end of a cookie sheet), shape your dough and brush lightly with olive oil.

Step 9

Evenly (and gently, making sure not to tear the dough) spread the mashed potatoes on top of the pizza crust.

Step 10

Dot with chopped garlic.

Step 11

Top with the shredded cheddar cheese (amount of cheese is approximate). Use more or less to your liking.

Step 12

Bake the pizza until cheese is starting to brown and the crust is cooked through, 10 - 14 minutes.

Step 13

Top the pizza with the crumbled bacon and chives or scallions. (You can also add the bacon and scallions in the last 5 or so minutes before pulling the pizza out of the oven. If using chives, it's best to add them after pulling the pizza out of the oven because over cooking them will have them loose there taste.).

Step 14

Slice and serve the pizza with sour cream for topping.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


This pizza is so reminiscent of a loaded potato. It's delicious and comfort food at it's best. All in the family enjoyed it and it smelled great while in the oven.


review by:
(17 Mar 2023)

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