Recipe: Potato and Bacon Pizza

Have you ever decided it’s about time to start eating more healthy food and then been found as a sad, crying mess on the couch because you came to the realisation that it meant you couldn’t order a large pizza to eat by yourself while watching Lost anymore? Yeah.. me either.

Recently, I’ve been trying to be a bit healthier in my food choices but I’m not going to sacrifice my pizza and Lost re-watch ritual so I wondered what I could do as an alternative. Since the first time I ever tried a Potato Pizza I loved it – but found many places don’t make them and tend to stick with the standard tomato sauce base with toppings loaded on top and smothered with cheese – so trying to make a potato pizza seemed like an obvious choice to lighten up my pizza a bit and well, it tastes great!

My delicious Potato and Bacon pizza

My delicious Potato and Bacon pizza

I looked around for some recipes I could try but most of them weren’t really what I was looking for, until I stumbled on this recipe from It was easy to make and didn’t involve to many ingredients to deter me from giving it a try (I have a habit of scanning a recipe list and getting lazy after about ingredient #6). I didn’t use as much bacon as suggested (only 1 rasher) and omitted the baby rocket altogether.

I’ve set this recipe as serves 1 (mostly because my plugin wouldn’t let me choose 1 – 2) because, honestly, I eat one to myself (as if I’d share this!) If my myfitnesspal tracker is anything to go by (which it might not be) this is 570 calories, so if that is to much for you, you could eat half and team it up with a salad instead.

The first time around making this we sliced the potato by hand, it was pretty difficult to get them thin enough to cook in time and so I ended up buying a Mandoline and put it on a  thin slice. It’s a time saver and the pizza tastes much better so if you’re going to make this, do yourself a favour and buy one. Just be careful though, they’re incredibly sharp, I was amazed by how easily it sliced through the potato.

You could use your own base for this but I chose to buy one. This is my 3rd attempt and my favourite so far.  The base is just a piece of Lebanese Bread, it was crisp and worked wonderfully with the potato. I don’t know what happens when you put cheese,  potato and bacon together but it is something amazing and just delicious!


Potato and Bacon Pizza
Serves 1
A easy and fast to make pizza that is delicious!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. 1 pizza base - I used store bought in this case
  2. 3/4 cup pizza cheese
  3. 1 medium potato, thinly sliced
  4. 1 rasher shortcut bacon, roughly chopped
  5. A pinch of salt
  6. Mixed herbs - I used dry Mixed Herbs.
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 200°C (395°F), slightly higher if not using a fan forced oven
  2. 2. While oven is preheating lay base down on a pizza tray and cover with 1/2 of cheese.
  3. 3. Layer potato over the pizza base, slightly overlapping each piece
  4. 4. Scatter Bacon pieces over Potato
  5. 5. Cover in remaining cheese
  6. 6. Add salt and mixed herbs (to taste)
  7. 7. Place into preheated oven for 10 minutes (turning after 5), slice and serve.
  1. I recommend using a Mandoline for the potato. The first attempt I didn't and the potato wasn't sliced thinly enough to cook in the required time.
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  1. Tristian says:

    YES YES YES. Delicious. I’m finding it quite fun to find healthy alternatives for snacks and meals in general now. It started as a chore but now it’s rewarding finding something awesome thats much better ! And I love myfitness pal. My best friend lol.

  2. Manda says:

    I’ve always been intrigued by recipes that call for potato on pizza! I wonder if that would be too… starchy? I should definitely try it sometime though as I LOVE both potatoes and bread, haha. This looks really good!

  3. AbsentElemental says:

    I was reading the recipe that yours was based off of and I couldn’t figure out for the life of me what the hell baby rocket was. Apparently the United States is the only place to call it arugula. Once I saw a picture of it, everything made sense.

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