Meat and Potato Pizza

Meat and Potato Pizza

3 tablespoons butter, softened
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary
1 13.8 - ounce package refrigerated pizza dough
2 russet potatoes (about 10 ounces), peeled and very thinly sliced*
7 ounces cooked smoked sausage, thinly sliced
5 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese



In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic, and rosemary.
In a 15x10x1-inch baking pan, unroll pizza dough. Press out to a 14x10-inch rectangle. Pinch edges to form a rim. Spread butter mixture over the dough. Top with potatoes, sausage, bacon and cheese. Bake in a 425 degrees . oven for 14 to 16 minutes or until crust is golden brown and potatoes are tender. (There may be a small amount of free butter in the pan). Let stand several minutes before slicing.

Tip

* For the potatoes to cook thoroughly on the pizza, it's important that they're very thinly (and uniformly) sliced. A sharp knife works fine, but a mandolin or food processor makes the job a snap.