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Smashed Potato Pizza

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Potato pizza bites are taking the food world by storm, especially on TikTok, where they’ve become a viral hit. Think of them as a fun twist on your pizza with a crispy potato base.

The best part? You can top crispy smashed potato pizzas with any of your favorite toppings, making them as classic or creative as you like.

smashed potato pizzas.

Dive into this trending recipe and discover the hype for yourself!

Reasons to make Crispy Smashed Potato Pizzas:

Viral Sensation: Everyone’s talking about it on TikTok – join the trend!: This recipe has taken TikTok by storm, instantly becoming viral.

A Hit Among the Little Ones: Finding a dish that everyone in your house will eat can sometimes be challenging. With their unique shape and incredible cheese pull, Crispy Smashed Potato Pizzas are kid-friendly and have adults asking for seconds.

Refreshing Take on a Timeless Favorite: While traditional pizzas have their special place in our hearts, these potato-based pizzas introduce a fresh and innovative twist. Combining a crispy potato base with classic pizza toppings is a delicious and easy take on a family favorite.

tiktok mini pizza bites

Where did Potato Pizzas come from?

We saw this video on our FYP by TheCoreyB and had to test them out!

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The potatoroni pizza!!! 😩 credit: @Stella Drivas

♬ original sound – Corey B

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs. fresh baby potatoes (reds, golds, or Dutch yellow recommended)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Mini pepperoni
  • Dried Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper

How to make Smashed Potato Pizza.

  1. Add potatoes and cover with water in a large stock pot, ensuring it’s 1 inch above the potatoes. Heat on medium-high until they boil and become tender (check with a fork). Drain them and let them cool.
  2. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray it with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Once the potatoes are cooled, slice an X on top of each one. Place them on the baking sheet. Using another parchment paper square and the base of a glass, press down to flatten each potato to about 3/8″ thick. Ensure they don’t touch each other.
  4. Mist the potatoes with cooking spray, season with salt and black pepper, and bake for 10-15 minutes, just enough to get the edges brown. Remember that all ovens vary, so watch your timing. If you want crispier, leave in longer.

smashed potatoes for pizza.
  1. Once crisped to perfection, top each potato with a teaspoon of pizza sauce, a tablespoon of cheese, and mini pepperoni bits. Sprinkle on some Italian seasoning.
  2. Add them to the oven for another 5–6 minutes or until the cheese melts beautifully.
  3. Serve Potatonni Pizza hot with grated Parmesan cheese and pepper flakes.
how to make potato pizza bites.

Helpful Tips for Perfect Crispy Potatonni Pizza:

Selecting the Right Potatoes: When picking potatoes for this recipe, you have some great options. Reds and golds are known for their slightly sweet, buttery taste, making them popular.

On the other hand, Dutch yellow potatoes are loved for their smooth, creamy texture, making them an excellent fit for this dish.

easy smashed potatoes as a base for pizza.

Maintaining Consistency: One of the secrets to getting that perfect crispy bite every time is ensuring evenness. Aim to keep a consistent thickness across the potatoes while smashing them. This ensures that every bite cooks simultaneously, preventing one from being burned and one from being undercooked.

Storing and Reheating: If you happen to have any pizza potatoes left over (though we wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t!), it’s essential to store them properly. Place them in the refrigerator in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

When you’re ready to enjoy them again, reheat them in the oven. This method will help restore the crunch that makes these crispy pizza bites special.

holding a viral mini potato pizza.

Easy Variations to Try

Using your favorite pizza toppings to make this recipe your own is easy.

Veggie Extravaganza: Skip the meat for a mashed potato pizza with various vegetables. Think sliced bell peppers, juicy olives, or succulent mushrooms for a veggie-rich indulgence.

Meat Lovers’ Delight: Consider switching out the mini pepperoni if you crave a meatier bite. Opt for diced bacon or the spicy kick of crumbled sausage to upgrade your mini pizzas.

Bring on the Cheese: So many cheese options, so little time! Substitute shredded or fresh mozzarella on potato-based pizza by sprinkling with cheddar, feta, or gouda. 

sprinkling on cheese.

Muffin Tin Pizza Bites: Miniature and delicious, pizza bites are the perfect snack or party appetizer. Made in a muffin tin, they are easy and incredibly fun to eat.

Easy Tortilla Pizza: This is your go-to when you’re in a hurry but crave pizza. Using a tortilla as the base, it’s quick, simple, and satisfies that pizza itch perfectly.

Garlic Parmesan Pizza Rolls: A throwback to 90s after-school snacks, frozen pizza rolls are taken to a new level, smothered in grated cheese and delicious garlic.

Pepperoni Pizza Chicken: Savory flavors of pepperoni pizza on a baked chicken breast.

Big Mac Pizza: Imagine the iconic flavors of a Big Mac but on a pizza. Two fast-food legends resulted in a dish that’s nothing short of epic.

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Smashed Potato Pizza (TikTok Viral)


Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Heard of the Crispy Smashed Potato Pizza? Known on TikTok as "Potatoroni Pizza", add your favorite pizza toppings on a crunchy smashed potato base. This easy and fun recipe is getting lots of love as a perfect kid-friendly dinner or snack.

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • Parchment Paper
  • glass

Ingredients
 

  • 1.5 lbs small potatoes suggested: Dutch Yellows
  • pizza sauce
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • mini pepperoni slices
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Begin by preparing potatoes. Place potatoes in a large stock pot and cover with water, ensuring the water level is about 1 inch above the potatoes.
  • Heat on a medium-high flame until the potatoes boil and are tender when pierced with a fork. Once cooked, drain and allow them to cool.
  • Preheat your oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and give it a quick mist of non-stick cooking spray.
  • When the pizza smashed potatoes are cool, make an X-incision on the top of each potato. Position them on your prepared baking sheet.
  • Utilizing another square of parchment paper and the base of a sturdy glass, firmly press down to squash each potato to approximately 3/8" in thickness. Ensure there's space between each potato to prevent sticking.
  • Lightly mist the top of each potato with cooking spray. Season with a dash of salt and a sprinkle of black pepper.
  • Bake these in the oven for around 10-15 minutes or until you see a golden hue around the edges. Remember, ovens can differ, so it's always a good idea to watch them. For extra crispness, you can let them bake a bit longer.
  • Transform these crispy smashed potatoes into "potatoroni pizzas": Layer each with a teaspoon of pizza sauce, followed by a generous tablespoon of shredded mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of mini pepperoni pieces. Don't forget a dash of Italian seasoning for that authentic pizza flavor.
  • Return your mini potato pizzas to the oven for an additional 5-6 minutes or until you see the cheese melt.
  • Serve TikTok Potatoroni Pizzas piping hot. Add more flavor with a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a dash of red pepper flakes. Enjoy!

Notes

Please note that the amount of servings this makes is really dependant on the amount of potatoes in the bag. 

Nutrition

Serving: 3pizzas | Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.04g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.

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