Loaded Baked Potato Pizza Recipe

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I am going to share with you a little secret. I take my kids to Stevie B’s occasionally and they have a loaded baked potato pizza that is ridiculously delicious. Yes, I know, fast food is horrible for me. Loaded baked potato pizza is certainly NOT low fat. My brain says ‘NO, you should be eating salad!’. I occasionally tell my brain to shut up and let my mouth enjoy something truly decadent!

Loaded Baked Potato Pizza with Cheddar and Bacon

Of course, making loaded baked potato pizza at HOME is a much cheaper and even slightly healthier alternative. You aren’t going to turn this delicious pizza recipe into a low fat meal but you can certainly skip the preservatives and make it with all natural and fresh ingredients! That will alleviate a tad bit of the guilt, right? I mean, who can resist a pizza with ranch dressing, Cabot cheese and crumbled bacon? Not me!

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Tips for Making Homemade Pizza

There is a tad bit of prep work for making this homemade pizza recipe. There are things you can do ahead of time to make it a quicker weeknight meal recipe. Boil your potatoes, cook your bacon, and buy a premade pizza dough from the bakery section of the grocery store. I prefer to buy the dough itself and roll it out rather than buy something already precooked if I don’t have time to make the dough from scratch.

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I made this loaded baked potato pizza in a 12 inch cast iron skillet. One dough recipe was divided in half and rolled thin. Brush the cold pan with olive oil, add in the dough and toppings and bake in a 500 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Really quick to make if you have everything ready to go!

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Best Toppings for Homemade Pizza

When most people think about pizza they think mozzarella cheese but honestly, homemade pizza can be anything you want it to be. I have had steak and blue cheese pizza that was to die for. I made a BBQ Chicken Pizza on French bread once that was heavenly. Don’t just stick to plain old red sauce and pepperoni! Think outside the pizza box a little bit and get creative with your homemade pizza. That is the beauty of making pizza from scratch..you control the toppings! And, you save a fortune on delivery fees as well.

Loaded Baked Potato Pizza Recipe

I will say that the quality of your ingredients will definitely play a huge part in the taste of the final product. Cabot cheese has always been a huge favorite of mine (maybe because of my New England roots!) and I used a nice, sharp cheddar cheese for this pizza recipe. Sustainably raised bacon, organic potatoes and Naturally Fresh dressing are also good choices to top this pizza recipe with.

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How to Cook Your Homemade Pizza

You can make this pizza in the oven or on the grill. I recently discovered the idea of making homemade pizza in a cast iron pan and can I just say that this method produced and amazingly crispy crust? I have tried pizza stones and never got the crust as crispy as it was with the cast iron pan. To cook this in the oven, bake at 500 degrees for about 12 to 15 minutes. If you are grilling the pizza you can still use the cast iron pan and cook it for about the same amount of time, just make sure you have a thermometer on your grill so you know about how hot it is.

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Yields 2 small pizzas

Loaded Baked Potato Pizza Recipe

This loaded baked potato pizza recipe is delicious!

30 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 recipe of your favorite pizza dough (enough for 2 thin crust 10 inch pizzas)
  • 6 medium red potatoes
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing
  • 6 TBSP olive oil
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 8 ounce block of Cabot Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 4 green onions, tops only, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Oil a cold 12 inch cast iron skillet
  2. Preheat oven or grill to 500 degrees
  3. Boil potatoes 7 to 8 minutes or until just barely tender. Drain, let cool, and slice thinly.
  4. Cook bacon and crumble. Set aside.
  5. Roll out dough. You want it to be rather thin but not so thin it falls apart. Roll half the dough into a 10 to 12 inch circle and place in the cast iron pan (you will do this twice if you want two pizzas unless you have 2 pans!)
  6. Brush a touch more olive oil over the top of the dough
  7. Spread 3 to 4 TBSP of the ranch dressing over the dough
  8. Lay the slices of potato over the ranch dressing and sprinkle with half the bacon.
  9. Top with half the shredded cheddar (just over 1 cup)
  10. Bake at 500 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until crust edges are lightly brown and cheese is bubbly and starting to darken
  11. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before removing the pizza from the pan.
  12. Sprinkle with green onions.
  13. Cut into pieces and enjoy!
  14. (repeat for a second pizza if desired!)
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Nutrition

Calories

2188 cal

Fat

203 g

Carbs

13 g

Protein

74 g
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Comments

  1. This is a crazy awesome idea. I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  2. Just tasted this pizza at a local place. My daughter loves it. Thank you for the recipe

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