Mashed Potato Bacon Pizza

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 14m
Ready In

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

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (241.1 g)
  • Calories 396.5
  • Total Fat - 18.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 40.5 mg
  • Sodium - 936.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 41.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3 g
  • Sugars - 2 g
  • Protein - 15.5 g
  • Calcium - 250.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Peel and chop the potatoes and place in a saucepan along with the whole garlic cloves. Fill with cold water to an inch above the top of the potatoes. Simmer on the stove top until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain the potatoes and garlic; add the butter, cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of sour cream, salt and pepper. Mash until smooth or run it through a potato ricer. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary, keeping in mind that the cheese that will top the pizza will provide additional saltiness. Set aside.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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 4

Evenly (and gently, making sure not to tear the dough) spread the mashed potatoes on top of the pizza crust. Dot with chopped garlic. Top with the shredded cheddar cheese (amount of cheese is approximate). Use more or less to your liking.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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.) Slice and serve the pizza with sour cream for topping.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.