Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza

Looking for a delicious and unique pizza topping?  Try some spuds!
This Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza is the perfect comfort food on a cold night!

Looking for a delicious and unique pizza topping? Try some spuds! This Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza is the perfect comfort food on a cold night! Every time we go visit my wife’s family in central Pennsylvania for the holidays, we end up coming back with leftovers.  Now I’m not complaining one bit about this, but we’re not talking normal leftovers here.  Last year, we came back with 16-ounce stick of pepperoni (which soon turned into a delicious Pepperoni Bread).  This year, it was a whole frozen turkey and a bag of potatoes.  I love potatoes, and I’ve definitely eaten my fair share of mashed potatoes over the past 2 months…but I’m a little mashed potato’d out.  As we were making the drive back to upstate New York, we wife and I brainstormed how to use our recently acquired stash of potatoes.  We typically turn leftovers into tacos, but the thought of a potato taco just didn’t seem to jive.  That’s when we settled on the idea of pizza…yup, those extra spuds were destined to become toppings on a potato pizza.

Looking for a delicious and unique pizza topping? Try some spuds! This Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza is the perfect comfort food on a cold night!

Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza

I’ve had a potato pizza before, but this was my first time attempting one at home.  We usually go with pepperoni and jalapenos on our homemade pizza, but we decided to mix it up a bit.  After all, that bag of leftover potatoes wasn’t going to just eat itself.  So we sliced up several of those potatoes on a mandolin and layered them around the top of a pizza.  Some sliced onions and crumbled bacon also went onto that bad boy before it went into the oven.  This might not be the most traditional pizza in the world, but I gotta say that this Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza turned out quite well!

Looking for a delicious and unique pizza topping? Try some spuds! This Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza is the perfect comfort food on a cold night!Since the potatoes were sliced quite thin, the edges and tops crisped up beautifully in the oven.  The key to creating these delicious crispy spuds, though, is a mandolin.  I guess you could slice the potatoes super thin with a sharp chef’s knife, but a mandolin is the way to go here.  Truth be told, we don’t pull our mandolin out all that often, but this is one of those recipes where it is quite handy.

Looking for a delicious and unique pizza topping? Try some spuds! This Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza is the perfect comfort food on a cold night!With the Super Bowl coming up in a couple of weeks, you’ve got a bit of time to perfect your homemade pizza recipe.  Sure, you can always order take-out pizza for the big game, but good luck timing it right.  I heard somewhere that Super Bowl Sunday is the most popular day for pizza delivery (followed closely by New Year’s Eve, the day before Thanksgiving and Halloween).  I get it.  Pizza is the perfect party food…especially when that party revolves around a football game.  But here’s the thing: the rest of the country thinks the same thing.  So this year, why not make your own pizza for the big game?  Might I suggest starting with this Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza?

Did you make this Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza at home?  Leave a comment, or better yet snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  Cheers!

Looking for a delicious and unique pizza topping? Try some spuds! This Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza is the perfect comfort food on a cold night!

Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza

Looking for a delicious and unique pizza topping? Try some spuds! This Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza is the perfect comfort food on a cold night!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 210kcal

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough homemade or storebought
  • 2 medium white potatoes
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 tsp salt divided
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2-3 Tbsp roasted garlic finely minced (see note below)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • ½ medium white onion sliced
  • ¼ cup green onions chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ Tbsp Italian seasonings

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Wash potatoes and slice thinly (~1/8"). Place sliced potatoes in a large bowl; add 2 Tbsp of olive oil and toss until well coated.
  • Place potatoes on a foil-lined sheet pan. Sprinkle lightly with ½ tsp of salt and 1 tsp of pepper. Bake at 375°F for 24-26 minutes, or until potatoes begin to turn light golden brown in color. Remove potatoes from oven; set aside.
  • Increase oven temperature to 460°F.
  • Shape pizza dough into a 16”-17” round circle. Place dough on a piece of parchment paper; brush dough with 2 Tbsp of olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese evenly around the pizza, leaving room on the edge for the crust. Next, sprinkle the minced roasted garlic evenly around the pizza and then top with the mozzarella cheese.
  • Evenly layer the remaining ingredients (potatoes, bacon, onions and green onions) around the top of the pizza.
  • In a small dish, combine the remaining 1 Tbsp of olive oil with the remaining ½ tsp of salt and Italian seasonings. Stir until well combined. Brush this mixture evenly over the crust of the pizza.
  • Bake at 460°F for 13-14 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Notes

Roasted Garlic is very easy to make at home. Check out this post for a step-by-step guide. However, you can often find small amounts of roasted garlic in the olive bar at your local grocery store.

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31 Comments

  1. This pizza sounds amazing. I love the addition of potatoes and bacon..Who can say no to that.
    I also add onions to pizza, have to try this version next time I make it.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. The potatoes definitely add a step to the overall process since you have to roast them for a bit first (no one wants raw potatoes on their pizza…haha). But it’s totally worth it for a unique and fun pizza idea!

    1. Hahaha…so sorry for tempting you, Graham. You know, I say that everything is ok as long as it’s in moderation. So go grab a slice of pizza. Just don’t reach for slice #2. 🙂 I hope you’re doing well!!

  2. Seeing as I’m sweating right now…can I still make this even if it’s perfect for a cold Winter’s night?

    Dude, this looks delicious and I’m loving the potatoes on pizza- I have a veganpotato pizza recipe to share but I kind of like yours better because well..bacon and cheese.

    1. Heh…well, I can’t even comprehend the thought of hot weather right now, Arman. I’m all about some delicious comfort food for the cold nights. It was -17°F here this morning. -17°. Hey, spuds on pizza are where it’s at…looking forward to seeing your version soon! I’m always hunting for new pizza ideas.

    1. Thank you so much, Christina!! I must admit…this pizza was pretty darned tasty. I think I still prefer our classic pepperoni and jalapenos, but it’s fun to mix it up now and then!

    1. You know, I debated adding rosemary to this pizza, Dannii. But then I had some bacon. So I went the bacon route instead. Next time I think rosemary needs to make an appearance! And now you’ve made me want to go back to Rome. Like today. 🙂

  3. I love the unique toppings you’ve used in this pizza. And like someone has already stated, that pizza crust looks amazing. *adds homemade pizza dough to baking list*

    1. Homemade pizza dough is probably one of those recipes that I am “proudest” of, Tamara. Laura and I made the dough again…and again…and again. Each time we kept tweaking it slightly, and now we’ve got it down like clockwork. And I use that pizza dough recipe all the time, too! From pizzas to breadsticks to everything else. 🙂

  4. The way I see it there’s only one real way to eat this here Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza of yours at a Game day party, David. When everyone is in eye-range of the pizza, I would have to lick the whole entire top in front of EVERYONE – that way this pizza would be ALL MINE!!!! Bwahahaha!

    1. Hahahaha! I would totally have to let you have the entire pizza if you pulled that stunt, Shashi. The sheer humor of the situation would totally be worth it! Of course, I’d be a little mad…once I stopped laughing that is. Your comment totally just made my morning, btw! 🙂

  5. Thats one good lookin’ pie and I have some sourdough starter that has it’s name all over this one for the dough. I have had potatoes on pizza and they were too thick, love you have these thin, almost like a nice crunchy potato chip! Nice and thanks for the bacon addition, gotta do it! #WolfpackEats

    1. Oh man, you totally just hit on another one of my fun pizza ideas…I’ve been wondering about making a pizza dough with a sourdough starter. Do you think it would work? And yes, the spuds were a fun addition to this pie…but you really need the mandolin (or a crazy sharp chef’s knife!) to make them work. No one wants french fries on their pizza…or do they? Hmmm…haha!!

      1. I did recently make a sourdough pizza for a sourdough post I have coming up, but the images I took were really poor. It’s on the back burner, or maybe I will try and make it work. BUT it was damn good and a nice chewy crust.

        1. Don’t you hate that? Some of my favorite recipes are ones where the pics just don’t do it justice. Oh well, guess we get to make it again…darn!

  6. A stick of pepperoni?! I wouldn’t complain either but it is definitely a touch odd!
    I am drooling over this completely unconventional pizza! Love that the potatoes crisped around the edges! And there is bacon…!!! Bacon! And that crust! So chewy and thick! Just the way I like it! Pinned!

    1. Oh man, this pizza was totally legit, Lindsey! Those roasted potatoes made for one heck of a fun topping. Now the question is what random ingredient/food am I going to come back with next time we take a trip down to Pennsylvania? So far, it’s a 1-pound stick of pepperoni, a bag of potatoes and a frozen turkey. Your guess is as good as mine…haha!

    1. That’s true! I’ve never thought about it like that, but this really is a loaded baked potato pizza. Oh man, it was so flippin’ tasty, too. Sure, it takes a bit longer to slice and roast the taters, but it’s definitely a fun recipe to make!

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