choose your own adventure mashed potato pizza

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!


the what:

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)

pizza sauce

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)

the how:


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.)

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  1. Kara|

    I made one with mashed up leftover baked sweet potatoes, caramelized onions and goat cheese a couple days ago! Yummy! LOVE your new blog! xo

  2. sarah yates|

    thanks mandy! kara that sounds amazing! genius way to use thanksgiving leftovers. xo

  3. victoria | vmac+cheese|

    Want to know what I love most about this post? Well, minus the fact that the pizza looks and sounds delicious? And that the photos and graphics are gorgeous? It's that you accurately described how to caramelize onions. Well done. Well done indeed.

  4. Gabrielle | Savvy Home|

    Wow, that looks like a triple bypass waiting to happen, yet I wouldn't mind having it! I have a killer mash potato recipe involving sour-cream and truffle oil. You should definitely try it on this pizza!