BBQ Pork and Potato Pizza
Got leftover pulled pork? Grab a potato, some cheese and some more BBQ sauce for this yummy pizza. Making something fresh out of leftovers for Friday Night Pizza Night.
Sometimes I am in a light mood and make lighter food. I say 'light' not in the commonly accepted 'lower in fat and/or calories' way, more in terms of how I feel when I eat the food. My newly updated post of my vegetarian White Spinach Pizza (better than CPK copycat) would be an example. Other times I want to burrow in and enjoy heartier fare. This pizza is decidedly heartier fare.
Ever have leftovers of pulled pork? We sure do--making a slow cooker full of Kalua Pig means there's pig all over the menu for a while. I took my friend Holly's suggestion to add some BBQ sauce to leftover Kalua Pig and created this pizza. It's a simple-yet-flavorful way to change up a Friday Night Pizza Night (link to my Pinterest board of the same name).
I'd say this is a Cook Once Eat Twice meal, but in fact you are cooking that pig, cooking that potato, and then cooking that pizza. So it's not really twice. However, making pizza at home is such a simple groove to get into that the concept of leftovers remade into a pizza is an easy-to-happen thing.
For more recipes using potatoes, because some of us ordered 25 pounds of red and 25 pounds of white from our farm share, in addition to the weekly bunches of potatoes, sweet potatoes, and turnips coming in and are therefore stuffing potatoes into the family for breakfast, lunch, and dinner . . . lost the train of thought here . . . please see my Potato Recipes Collection, part of the Visual Recipe Index by Ingredient. This is a resource for folks like me eating from the farm share, the farmer's market, and seasonal abundance. Want to know how to use this blog? Click here.
BBQ Pork and Potato Pizza
- 1 pound pizza dough of your choice (here are some suggestions)
- olive oil for brushing the parchment paper and dough
- 1 to 1 and ½ cups prepared pulled pork in BBQ sauce
- ¼ cup BBQ sauce of your choice
- 1 large potato, cooked, cooled and thinly sliced (I prefer the waxy kind for this, not baking kind)
- 1 and ½ cups shredded cheddar and/or colby jack blend cheese
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and please get thee a pizza stone to make happy pizza-at-home-making experiences.
- Warm the pulled pork gently and set aside.
- On an oiled piece of parchment paper, stretch out the dough into the shape it is feeling today. Brush a wee bit of olive oil across the dough, then spread ¼ cup of BBQ sauce over top.
- Layer the warmed pulled pork even across the dough. Patiently place potatoes precisely atop the pork. Scatter the shredded cheese over everything (the dog will look at you oddly but not complain).
- Transfer the parchment+pizza to the hot stone (or cookie sheet).
- Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, then shimmy the parchment out from under the pizza and bake directly on the pizza stone or cookie sheet another 3 to 5 minutes until the cheese is browned and bubbly.