This Loaded Baked Potato Pizza is packed with all of the flavors you love from stuffed baked potatoes, like bacon, cheese and ranch dressing! This recipe comes together with ingredients easy to find at any grocery store.
I may have mentioned this previously, but I keep a “to make for the blog” list of recipe ideas on my phone. I’m always adding to it based on inspiration I get from restaurants, magazines and the farmer’s market. “Loaded Baked Potato Pizza” has been on that list since, I kid you not, 2013. Well, I finally made it a reality, and it was just as delicious as I always hoped it would be!
Now I’m wondering why I waited so long to make this recipe. My favorite thing about this Loaded Baked Potato Pizza is that it can be made entirely with ingredients you already have in your kitchen or are EASY to find at any grocery store. No hunting around for obscure ingredients required.
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About this Loaded Baked Potato Pizza:
Hunt through your kitchen or head to the grocery store and pick up the simple ingredients you need for this recipe:
- pizza crust dough
- cheddar cheese
- ranch dressing
- jalapeños (or homemade pickled jalapenos)
- green onions
Tips for making this Loaded Baked Potato Pizza recipe successful:
- I used store-bought pizza crust dough, but you’re welcome to make homemade dough if that’s your thing.
- You’ll want to cook just the pizza crust, topped with the sliced potatoes, for 8 minutes before adding any of the other toppings. This allows the potatoes to cook long enough to become tender.
- I like to buy a block of cheese and shred it myself vs. buying pre-shredded cheese. I think cheese that you shred yourself melts better!
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- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 tube (13.8 ounces) pizza crust dough
- 7 baby gold potatoes (about 1-1/4 pounds), thinly sliced (1 large russet potato will also work)
- Kosher salt and ground black pepper
- 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 3 slices cooked bacon, roughly chopped
- 4 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons sliced jalapeño peppers, fresh or jarred
- 1/4 cup ranch dressing
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray pizza pan with cooking spray. Toss and stretch pizza dough into a circle. Place dough on prepared pan.
- Place potato slices on top of dough in a circular pattern. Transfer to oven and bake 8 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Season potatoes with salt and pepper. Evenly distribute garlic, bacon and cheese over potatoes. Return to oven to 12 to 14 minutes or until potatoes are tender and bottom of crust is dark golden brown (cooking time may be less if you are using a dark-colored pizza pan).
- Top pizza with onions and jalapeño peppers and drizzle with ranch. Cut and serve immediately.
Home Chef Tip: Heads up! You'll need cooked bacon slices for this recipe. Buy them pre-cooked or use my easy method for oven bacon.
Other delicious pizza recipes:
- Homemade Flatbread Pizza – a delicious kitchen project, no yeast needed!
- Cheeseburger Pizza – another pizza mashup!
- Chicken Pizza – with fresh mozzarella and roasted garlic.
- “Home Alone”-Inspired Filthy Animal Pizza – great any time of year, not just Christmas.
- Fall Harvest Salad Pizza – Because I love piling salad on top of pizza.
- Roasted Garlic & Cauliflower Pizza – a reader favorite!
- Italian Farmhouse Rustic Pizza – a complete meal on a pizza!
- Caramelized Onion Arugula Pizza from Savory Simple
- Four Cheese Spiced Pimiento Pizza from Climbing Grier Mountain
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