Memories from My Past: The Red Potato Pizza

by Jennifer on September 29, 2010

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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.

Ingredients:
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?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz @ LBBakes September 29, 2010 at 7:29 pm

I love nontraditional pizzas but have never thought to put potatoes on one – what a neat idea!

Nutmeg Nanny September 29, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Willington Pizza is a favorite of mine! Making a potato pizza at home sounds great…I need to give it a try!

Danielle September 29, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I’ll be getting a lot of potatoes from my CSA soon – this sounds like a great way to use them!

Kathy September 29, 2010 at 10:33 pm

This sounds delicious. I can easily make it vegan too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries September 30, 2010 at 1:37 pm

OMG – you had my at “red potato” and “pizza”. By far two of my favorite things!!

Barbara Bakes October 1, 2010 at 8:38 pm

This would be fabulous for breakfast as well.

Cyndi A February 1, 2011 at 5:16 am

Thank you!!! I absolutely LOVED the Red Potato Pizza at Willington Pizza House & have sorely missed it for over a decade. I’m not creative enough to have deduced the recipe myself & I look forward to trying this ASAP!

Liz February 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm

My husband fell in love with this pizza. He likes feta cheese on it.

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