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Pleasing Potato Pizza

 Pleasing Potato Pizza
I first heard of this delicious and distinctive pizza when a friend tried it at a restaurant. It sounded great so I experimented to come up with my own recipe. The way the slices disappear, there's no doubt about their popularity. Guests are always excited when my potato pizza is on the menu.
4 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Sour cream, optional

Directions

  • Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil;
  • cook for 20-25 minutes or until very tender.
  • Meanwhile, unroll the pizza crust onto an ungreased 14-in. pizza pan;
  • flatten dough and build up edges slightly. Prick dough several times
  • with a fork. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until lightly
  • browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Drain potatoes and transfer to a bowl. Mash with milk and salt until
  • smooth. Spread over crust. In a skillet, partially cook the bacon.
  • Add onion and red pepper; cook until bacon is crisp and vegetables
  • are tender. Drain well; sprinkle over potatoes. Top with cheeses.
  • Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with
  • sour cream if desired. Yield: 8 slices.

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Pleasing Potato Pizza (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 852 calories, 41 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 2,009 mg sodium, 76 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 42 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.