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Loaded BBQ Chicken Baked Potato PIZZA

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This Loaded BBQ Chicken Baked Potato PIZZA Recipe just might change the way you make pizza from now own. (It’s made using a packet of of Idaho Spuds.)

 

Slice of Loaded BBQ Chicken Baked Potato PIZZA

In honor of football playoffs, I created a new recipe that’s full of big flavor.  You and your guests might even be surprised that this delicious Loaded BBQ Chicken Baked Potato PIZZA recipe was made using a packet of Idaho Spuds.  Yes, that’s right – mashed potatoes!

The inspiration behind this recipe comes from a loaded bbq potato that I like to eat at a restaurant in Huntsville.  The potatoes are awesome and make a great meal, but just would not be ideal for serving at the big game.   So I merged the flavors of my beloved potato into my other great love – pizza.

It really is quite easy to make.  Here are a few tips for making it:

Once the dough has been made, roll it out onto a pizza sheet or baking stone and prick the surface with a fork to allow steam to escape.

Pizza dough made with mashed potatoes

Partially bake it (for about 7 minutes) and then remove it from the oven and top it with your favorite bbq sauce and toppings.

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Bake for about another 7 minutes and touchdown!  You now have a delicious pizza ready to serve hungry fans.   Here is the full recipe:

Yield: 6 servings

Loaded BBQ Chicken Baked Potato PIZZA

Loaded BBQ Chicken Baked Potato PIZZA

The base of this delicious pizza is made using a packet of mashed potatoes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 1 packet fast acting instant yeast
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 3.74 ounce package Idaho Spuds Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

Pizza Toppings

  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and cut into 1-inch pieces (alternatively, bacon bits)
  • Chives, chopped

Instructions

  1. Pour 1 ½ cups warm water into a measuring cup. Add yeast and honey, stir, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk together Idaho Spuds and flour in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add water mixture and mix on low speed of mixer using dough attachment for 1 minute until dough becomes a well-formed ball and all flour has been incorporated.
  3. Increase speed of mixer to medium and knead for 2 minutes.
  4. Turn oven on and allow it to heat up to 130 - 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Turn OFF oven.
  5. Place pizza dough in a lightly oiled bowl. Roll dough around to lightly coat entire surface. Cover with plastic wrap and place inside pre-warmed oven to rise for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove bowl from oven and preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  7. Divide pizza dough in half and roll-out on pizza pan or baking sheet that has been sprinkled with flour. Prick surface with fork to allow steam to escape.
  8. Bake for 7 minutes and remove from oven.
  9. Top with BBQ sauce, cheese, chicken, scallion, and bacon. Bake for an additional 7-10 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and garnish with chopped chives.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1/6 pie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 507Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 940mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 25g

Nutrition information is an approximation.

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Notice that I didn’t put how much bbq sauce or how much cheese to use.  That’s because some people like a lot of sauce and some like a lot of cheese.  I recommend that you start with a small amount of sauce (about 1/2 cup for a large pizza) and spread it around.  If it doesn’t look like enough, you can add more.  I typically use 2 cups of cheese (1 – 8 ounce package) for a really large pizza or for 2 medium-sized pizzas.  For Loaded BBQ Chicken Baked Potato PIZZA, I like to mix things up and use a combination of cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese.  Be flexible and make it your own.

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Paula

Friday 6th of January 2017

That looks so good! I've loved it ever since I tried first at California Pizza Kitchen in 1989. Never made it at home though!