I have another great recipe for you ladies tonight featuring Idahoan Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes! I don’t know about you, but we make home-made pizza at least twice a month at our house. We LOVE it, and it seems as though I am always on the quest for a great pizza crust. Home-made crust can be intimidating, and many of us turn to pre-made and store-bought options. However, this crust was REALLY easy to make, and tasted great! The Roasted Garlic potatoes gave it a nice subtle flavor that you will love.I was so excited to make this recipe, as I never would have thought to add a potato product to my crust recipe! Ingenious really! Gotta give it up to the awesome folks at Idahoan!
Here is what you’ll need to make this tasty (and simple!) pizza crust:
1 cup water
1 T active dry yeast
1 4 oz. pkg Idahoan Roasted Garlic mashed potatoes
2 1/4 cup flour
2 T olive oil
1 T honey
First, start by mixing 1 T of dry active yeast (check the date!) into 1/4 cup warm water. Stir until the yeast dissolves. The water will be brown and slightly foamy.
Next, stir in a 4oz pouch of Idahoan Roasted Garlic potatoes, and 2 1/4 cups flour. Remember that you haven’t added much liquid yet, so the consistency will be very dry and crumbly. Just trust the process!
Next, add in 3/4 cup of cool water, 2 T olive oil, and 1 T honey. Mix well, making sure to incorporate all ingredients.
The folks at Idahoan recommend kneading the dough by hand for 5 minutes, or until it is smooth and elastic. I never have the patience to hand-knead dough, so I transferred mine to my Kitchen-Aid mixer at this point, and let my dough hook do the work. I kept my mixer on low, and let it knead for about 5 minutes, or until the dough came together in a ball.
Place your dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place for about an hour. After your dough has been allowed to rise slightly, punch the dough down, and divide into two pieces.
On a floured surface, roll dough into two pizzas, rolling your dough very thin. (As a side-note, I also think this dough would make terrific home-made crackers. Just roll your dough as you would for the pizza, brush with a little butter, and bake!) Place your pizza crusts on baking sheets or a pizza stone/pan. Top with your favorite sauce, cheese, and pizza toppings! (Remember that making pizza is an excellent way to get your kids involved in the kitchen! Kids love to help and love to make their own pizzas! You could also roll out a small pizza for each member of your family with this recipe, and let everyone make their favorite kind!) Home-made pizza is also great to entertain with! Everyone loves it, and it is simple to prepare! Why not introduce your guests to this awesome Idahoan product over a pizza creation of your own! Also if you’ve never cooked with Idahoan before, this is a great starter recipe to get your feet wet! Trust me when I tell you that Idahoan is SO much more than mashed potatoes!
This recipe made two good sized pizzas, and fed two adults and two children with PLENTY left over for lunch or dinner tomorrow as well. The crust was soft and chewy with a nice crisp around the edges. Delicious! I hope you will try and make this tasty pizza dough at your house for your family this week!