baked potato pizza

I diligently tried to pay attention on class on Thursday but I had a hard time because all I could think about was my dinner. I had half of a whole wheat Trader Joe’s crust left over from making this earlier this week but I needed a good idea for toppings. And then it came to me: baked potato pizza. It was worth zoning out in Professional Responsibility for. I’m just saying…

Ingredients:

1/2 Trader Joe’s whole wheat crust pizza (this makes about two servings)

1/4 chopped broccoli

1/4 cup sliced red onion

1 clove of chopped garlic

1 tbs. canola oil

4 small fingerling potatoes chopped

generous grating of white cheddar cheese

dollop of extra virgin olive oil

generous handful of flour

salt & pepper

2 slices of bacon

Instructions:

Chop your ingredients and pre heat the oven to 450 degrees. In a roasting pan toss the potatoes, broccoli, red onion with the extra virgin olive oil and a little salt and pepper. Place on one side of the roasting pan. On the other side lay out bacon. Roast in the oven for about 15 mins, or until the bacon is done cooking.

While your veggies, potato, and bacon are roasting roll out your dough with plenty of flour. Once rolled out, brush the dough with canola oil (makes it extra crispy!)

When the roasting is done crumble the bacon and top your pizza with the bacon, garlic, broccoli, potato, onion, pepper and a grating of cheese- as much or as little as you like! Oh and if your cat is walking around crying while you handle the bacon, ahem Izzy, make sure you give her a little piece. I tried to snag a picture but she ate it too quickly. Little hungry hungry hippo.

Return the pizza to the oven for 10 mins.

And viola!

This was one of the most tasty pizza’s I’ve made in a loooong time. We know it’s my favorite post running food (I put in 4 miles yesterday).

The cheese was melt-ey and gooey and the bacon was crisp. The red onion added a little something extra to this pizza. So why baked potato? Because it has all the toppings of a baked potato. Except, or course, sour cream. Can you imagine sour cream on a pizza? I also had plenty of leftovers for today.

It’s another rainy Friday night in Southern California. I got a lot of work done today. With reading, research, and a midterm on Monday I have my work cut out for me this weekend. I did manage to squeeze in a wonderful 90 mins of yoga practice. It left me feeling refreshed, calm and ready to take on my work load. Nothing is better for my state of mind than yoga class! Tomorrow there will be some fun because I’m checking out a food truck fest. So excited!

Do you have exciting weekend plans?

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5 thoughts on “baked potato pizza

  1. I applaud that pizza creation! Nicely done!

    The food truck fest sounds fun, enjoy! Especially now that the sun has returned for the time being.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I’m Irish so I’m pretty positive that I would absolutely love this. It looks sooooo good!!!

    Cats cry for bacon too? Who knew? That’s hilarious!!! My parent’s dog always cries for bacon.

  3. Pingback: Fennel, Sausage, and Goat Cheese Pizza « Left Coast Contessa

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