I found this recipe in the Feb/Mar 1999 issue of Taste of Home magazine. When I told my family that we were having "potato pizza" for dinner, they looked at me like I'd lost my mind. But now, they request it often! I have modified the original recipe slightly. I added garlic to the mashed potatoes and I don't pre-bake the crust at all. Every time I serve this I get rave reviews. Leftovers are just as tasty reheated the next day.
The comment I hear from everyone the first time they eat this is, "This is the best pizza I've ever had!" My daughters have old high school friends who still ask for this. It's very filling, so one pan goes a ways.
This is such a fun recipe to make with the kids. You can make it as easy or as complicated as you want. For homemade crust try my Best Pizza Dough #123446 and Homemade Marinara Sauce #125116 or do it quick with the Rhoades frozen bread dough and a premade pizza sauce.
If you are trying to get more veggies into your diet then try this. It is loaded with broccoli, asparagus, carrots, tomatoes, and mushrooms and loaded with fresh mozzarella cheese. You can use a pre-made pizza shell of make your own. There are many great recipes for pizza crust already posted on Zaar. The cooking time assumes that a pre-made crust is being used.
My family enjoys good take-out pizza but would gladly pass it up in favor of this, their favorite pizza! You may choose to make either an extra-large thick-crust pizza or two 13" thin and crispy pizzas using this recipe - I'm sharing my methods for making both styles of pizza here. Thanks to Chef Letty Flatt, long-time executive pastry chef for Deer Valley Resorts of Park City, Utah, for the pizza crust ingredients list which I've adjusted only minimally. Allow up to one hour extra time for the dough to rise.