One of our favorite restaurants to go to is a place called Pizza Pie Cafe. They only have them in Utah and Idaho, but the food is really good. They always send out coupons every Monday, so when we get one that says, “Moms eat free,” we can hardly pass it up, since Jack is free already. It’s a pizza, pasta, and salad buffet, but all the food is delicious (which I can’t always say about buffets.)
While I always enjoy getting pasta, dessert pizzas, and salad, the real reason you go there is for their unique pizzas. They always have a random new flavor each month, but they also have about eight to 10 other pizzas that are their “regulars.” My personal favorite is the potato pizza.
I know, it sounds weird. Potatoes on pizza? Not really normal. But let me tell you, it is delicious. And it’s totally worth eating all the creamy ingredients that are on it (even though those usually don’t make me feel so well afterwards!) It’s a pretty simple pizza — a creamy ranch sauce, bacon, chives, potatoes, and a combination of mozzarella and cheddar. Even if it’s simple, it has a ton of flavor, and I honestly crave it from time to time.
When we were asked to review a Deep Dish Sizzler from Gourmet Grillware, I knew exactly what I was going to make — a deep dish pizza. I’m not someone who really likes thin crust pizza at all — the thicker the crust, the better. Deep dish? My favorite! So when it arrived, I could hardly wait to make a pizza. What I love about this dish is that it can go from the oven, to the table top, to the refrigerator to store leftovers. It’s so versatile (though it’s not dish washer safe — sorry!) If you like deep dish pizza, it’s definitely a good choice!
And as you might have guessed, we decided to make a copycat bacon and potato pizza. It was really simple, and we thought it tasted great. All the flavors went nicely together, and it tasted a lot like my favorite bacon and potato pizza from Pizza Pie Cafe!
Instead of making our own deep dish pizza dough, we once again purchase some pizza dough from Papa Murphys. It saved us some time, and we knew the dough would taste good! However, we did treat the deep dish sizzler so the dough would have more of a deep dish taste. I just combined together a little butter and oil (never said this was going to be healthy!) and brushed it lightly around the entire pan.
I then pressed the edges of the crust up against the side of the pan, to help make it even more deep dish like.
Forrest used our mandolin to thinly slice the potatoes. If you don’t have one of these, get one! But, be warned, they are very sharp and you don’t want to accidentally cut yourself!
So if you are like us and love pizza, you’ll definitely want to try this one!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1-2 small potatoes
- Cooking spray
- 1/4 cup high quality ranch dressing
- 1/4 cup alfredo suace
- 4 slices of bacon, crumbled
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- Prepare pizza dough (use your favorite recipe!)
- Melt together olive oil and butter. Lightly brush on the bottom of your deep dish pizza pan, or on a regular pizza pan.
- If making deep dish pizza, press the dough into the pan, and push the edges of the pizza up the sides.
- Thinly slice potatoes until you have about 20 slices.
- Place potatoes in bowl, spray with cooking spray, and season with rosemary and salt. Lightly fry until crispy in a skillet.
- Mix together alfredo sauce and ranch dressing.
- Mix together the cheddar and mozzarella.
- Spread a thin layer of sauce on pizza dough (a little bit goes a long way), then layer the toppings as follows -- potato, bacon, then cheese. Add chives on top if desired.
- Cook according to dough instructions. We used the pizza dough from Papa Murphys and it was done in about 15 minutes.
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Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.