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Potato Pierogi Pizza

Keith Jackie
The favorite fillings of a pierogi, like onions, cheese, and potatoes, are served deliciously on a pizza crust, like one might find in Pittsburgh.
Prep Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Course Main
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • 1 1/3 C warm water 110 degrees
  • C flour plus ½ C extra for kneading
  • tsp salt
  • 2 C mashed potatoes see Amazing Mashed potato recipe link above
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ C olive oil
  • 4 Cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 C shredded mozzarella cheese low moisture
  • ½ C grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the 110 degree water and mix in with fingers.
  • Let sit until yeast becomes cloudy and creamy.
  • In a large bowl combine 3¾ C flour and 1½ tsp salt, add the yeast and water mixture and mix with hook attached to mixer or by hand until form a ball.
  • Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, adding flour a little at a time.
  • Place dough in a large bowl with 2 tbsp oil to coat dough and then cover and place in warm area until dough has doubled (about 2 hours).
  • In a large sauté pan, combine remaining oil with diced onion and cook over medium heat until onions are translucent.
  • Mince clove of garlic and add to onion mixture.
  • Once dough has risen, transfer to a lightly-oiled pizza pan and press dough with fingers to cover pan.
  • Poke dough with fork about 50 times to allow heat to escape to prevent dough from bubbling.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise again at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Top pizza crust with onion and oil mix.
  • Spread potatoes over onion mixture evenly reaching edge of crust.
  • Combine all three cheeses in a mixing bowl and top potato mixture.
  • Place pizza in a 450 degree preheated oven and allow to bake for 15-20 minutes until crust is browned and cheese is bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Enjoy.