Looking for a recipe for potato crust pizza


Some time ago, almost 20 years, there was a mom and pop pizzeria near where I lived that made a potato crust pizza. It was fantastic. The crust wasn't 100% mashed potato or anything like that.

It contained flour and potato in it and looked a lot like a Detroit style pizza, but was a bit lighter. Does anyone have a recipe for such a pizza? I'll likely attempt to recreate, but thought I might be able to get a head start by seeing if any one here knows anything about this type of pizza.

Derek D.
posted over 2 years ago

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I haven't heard of anything like this, but it sounds tasty. Reminds me of gnocchi, which is a favorite dish of mine.

I did some digging around and found a lot of "dough" recipes that consist of mashed potatoes without flour. These are gluten-free ones and probably different from what you're looking for. I'd modify an existing dough recipe and keep good notes. Maybe substitute 25% of the flour with an equivalent amount of mashed potatoes and adjust from there in small increments.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted over 2 years ago


I am absolutely no expert but you might look at some potato bread recipes and see how those are done and try to adapt it. I've heard of people using dried mashed potato flakes but places like King Arthur also sell potato flour.

Chuck W.
posted over 2 years ago


I do not have a recipe on hand but the basics are you need to boil a russet potato until tender....let it cool a bit, peel and run thru a very fine ricer or food mill. The potato can now be incorporated in when making your pizza dough.

Eric D.
posted over 2 years ago


Thanks for the responses guys! This is a good place to start. I'll start with boiled, peeled Russet potatoes and incorporate it into the dough.

Derek D.
posted over 2 years ago


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