I love eating Spicy Perogy Pizza, loosely based from delicious Potato Perogies, but on a pizza! It's a carb filled marriage made in heaven! If you're sick of plain boring pizza, try a different pizza recipe instead.
What are Perogies?
Perogies are a Canadian version of a Slavic dumpling, boiled and stuffed with potato, cheese and bacon, and served with sour cream and onions. There are many variations of these dumplings, in Russian, we called them Vareniki (вареники), Slavs also call them Pirogy, Pirohy, Pierogi. The traditional Slavic recipe isn't stuffed with cheddar cheese and bacon, but definitely served with sour cream and onions. That's why this is a westernized version of the original. Now pairing Perogies with Pizza are a match made in carb heaven, what could be wrong with that!
Perogy Pizza is a spicy pizza with layered potato, bacon, cheese topped with sour cream and green onion. Absolutely delicious, a Canadian classic, based on the recipe from Boston Pizza Restaurant. I know, a Canadian restaurant chain called Boston Pizza! Depending on what part of the world you are from, you may have never heard of Perogies before, certainly not in a pizza form.
How to make Perogy Pizza
First, you need to boil the peel and boil the potatoes, before slicing them to layer on the pizza dough. The secret of the spicy potatoes is boiling the potatoes in cayenne with fresh garlic and onion. You can substitute with powdered onion and powdered garlic, but I think it's better to use fresh. If you don't like it spicy, then just skip the cayenne pepper. Like I said, it's based on the BP's recipe, so it doesn't have to be spicy!
Instead of a pizza sauce base, you spread sour cream on the dough. Then you layer the sliced potatoes over the pizza, overlapping the pieces until the pizza is completely covered. Sour cream is the perfect creamy base that combines together between the dough and sliced potatoes. Then you layer with cheese and generously top with bacon. Finish with sliced green onions. It's the same concept as a pizza, but with a Slavic twist!
You can buy ready made pizza dough, sometimes we buy yeast dough from Costco which works great. If making at home, check out my easy bread maker pizza dough recipe. Just throw in all the ingredients in the breadmaker, and it does all the hard work of kneading the dough for you!
- Skip the spice in the potatoes if you don't like it spicy
- Be generous with the bacon, everything tastes better with bacon!
- Use frozen store bought pizza dough, so you can quickly make this for dinner when you need to get dinner on the table fast
- Instead of a sour cream pizza base, use Garlic Caesar Dressing, tastes amazing!
- Eat this on your cheat day, it's not worth counting the calories!
Spicy Perogy Pizza is a Canadian classic, and I recently heard there are versions of this in America too. Dough, flavoured potatoes, cheese, bacon and onions, it's my favorite carb overload. Slather the sour cream over the pizza and enjoy, just like original perogies! Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
- 4 large potatoes sliced thin
- fresh pizza dough
- 1 cup white cheddar grated
- 2 cups mozzarella grated
- 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon onion minced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 12 oz /300 grams bacon sliced and cooked
- 3 green onions to garnish chopped
- serve with sour cream
- Make the pizza dough as per directions, or buy pizza dough. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F
- Boil the potatoes in a saucepan, in enough water to just cover the potatoes. Add the onion, garlic and spices to the water and stir. Boil for approx 10 minutes until potatoes are cooked, but not mushy. Do not overcook. Drain the water from the potatoes and allow to cool on a plate.*
- Roll the dough in your pizza pan to your desired shape.
- Spread the sour cream evenly on the pizza crust.
- Lay the spicy potatoes slices, slightly overlapping each other until the entire pizza is covered and no sour cream is showing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the cheddar cheese and mozzarella evenly across the potatoes.
- Add the bacon pieces on top of the grated cheese.
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until cheese is golden. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
- Garnish with chopped green onions and serve with sour cream.