Back a ‘few’ years ago, we had very little money to go out to eat but when the rare opportunity did arise, we knew exactly what we wanted: pizza at Willington Pizza House. The reason this place stood out was not just the pizza, but also the atmosphere: The community. They also made specialty pizzas before it was the trendy thing to do. My favorite pizza was their Red Potato Pizza. What made it special?
It was a white pizza but it was not your ordinary cheesy garlic variety. No, it had a sour cream base layered with potato. You then added either with broccoli, bacon or both. Naturally, we ordered both toppings.
I decided to try to make my own last week and it was a success although the kids eyed it with skeptism. Feel free to add the ingredients in any amounts you prefer.
1 Pizza Shell (Trader Joe’s makes a nice one)
3 baby red potatoes
A thin layer of light sour cream (~1/3 cup)
1/3-1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (I used 50% reduced fat)
3 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped
3/4 cup of broccoli, finely chopped
Bring a pot of water to boil and add 3-4 baby red potatoes. Cook until parboiled and are still firm yet give when pierced with a fork. Remove the potatoes and place into cool water. Once they have cooled, dry them and place aside.
Preheat oven according to directions on the pizza shell wrapper. Cut the potatoes into thin slices. Spread the sour cream on the shell, leaving a small area around the edge. Then place a single layer of the potatoes on top, sprinkle the cheddar cheese on and then add the broccoli and bacon. Cook according to the pizza shell directions however; make sure you follow directions for a crispier crust.
What is your favorite type of pizza/toppings?