i don’t shun carbs, i love them extra hard with their fill your belly up and make you feel warm and cozy-ness! do i recommend eating this pizza everyday? ABSOLUTELY! no, not unless you have a supermodel metabolism and no family history of heart disease. but as an occasional treat, this one takes the pie (hehe).
one of my favorite things about this pizza (besides the obvious: HELLO! marriage between pizza and mashed potatoes!) is that you can change up the toppings to make it more/less gourmet/junk foody/colorful. it’s basically like a choose your own adventure book. of pizza. with mashed potatoes. you see what i’m talking about? greatness!
store bought pizza crust (i use 365 organic whole wheat crusts from whole foods, they crisp up nicely and can withstand a heaping pile of mashed potatoes without getting soggy)
7 small/medium red potatoes
3 garlic cloves
1 large yellow onion
1/2- 1 cup of soymilk (unsweetened)
3 tablespoons of earth balance (more to taste)
sea salt, pepper, red pepper flakes (optional)
this is so easy i kind of feel stupid writing out steps or calling it a recipe. more like an idea for food, from me to you. let’s be honest, i’m not a food blogger, i just eat things that are yummy. allrightthen, here’s what i do:
slice onion into half moon pieces, add to frying pan on low heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil (they will cook/carmelize for 30-45 minutes, so keep the heat low and an eye on them while you’re doing the rest! and add more oil if needed.)
wash, cube and boil red potatoes and 3 cloves of garlic
while potatoes are boiling, place pizza crust on pan and cover with a healthy amount of pizza sauce
once poatoes are soft, strain and put in a large mixing bowl
mash potatoes (and garlic!) with soymilk, earth balance, lots of sea salt, pepper (add more/less of anything to taste)
spread mashed potatoes onto pizza crust (i usually do this with my hands, starting with a big scoop in the middle and working outwards). you can make this layer as thick as you please, but i recommend keeping it as thin as possible, it can get heavy really quickly!
rub olive oil on edges of exposed pizza crust
once onions have taken on a brown, carmelized tone you can scoop them out and spread them over the mashed potatoes.
bake the entire pie at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until crust is crispy to your liking
sprinkle with red pepper flakes and serve, to the delight of your friends and family. (or eat 3 pieces yourself, standing at the kitchen counter. whatever.)