Spicy Perogy Pizza

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
This recipe will make one 14-inch-ish thin crust pizza. If you like a thicker crust, increase the potatoes a bit, so you have a more generous layer to balance with the extra crust.

Ingredients

  • 14 inch Pizza dough store bought or homemade
  • 3 medium russet (baking) potatoes scrubbed but not peeled
  • 1 cup jalapeno pepper seeded and diced (about 1/4 diced)
  • Drizzle of vegetable or canola oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced cooked bacon (about 5 slices)
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh green onion for garnish

Instructions

  • (Note: If you will be using a pizza stone to cook your pizza, insert it before you preheat for your potatoes, then place your baking sheet on top of the pizza stone. This will prevent having to put your cold pizza stone into a hot oven later, which is not recommended).
  • Preheat oven to 425° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place sliced potatoes and diced jalapeno in a large bowl. Drizzle with a bit of vegetable oil and add some salt and pepper. Toss to combine well. Arrange potatoes on baking sheet in a single layer, slightly overlapping if necessary. Bake in preheated for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and just starting to turn golden on the edges (do not over-cook, but do be sure potatoes are tender, as they won't cook much further on top of the pizza). Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 15-20 minutes (or longer).
  • Increase oven temperature to 500° F.
  • Meanwhile, form pizza dough into a 14-inch circle (fairly thin). Add sour cream and spread into a thin layer, leaving the edges free. Arrange potatoes slices (with jalapenointo a layer on top of sour cream. Take about 1/4 of the diced green onion and diced bacon and scatter over the potatoes. Top with cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake in 500° oven until golden and bubbly, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and top with remaining diced bacon and green onion. Serve with a dollop of sour cream in the middle.

Notes

Be sure to read the "Cook's Notes" in the original post, for more tips, options, substitutions and variations for this recipe!