Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Experimenting with Pizza


One of the managers at work won a contest and used some of the money she won to order pizza from
Larry's Pizza. It was the most wonderful pizza I have ever had.

When my husband and I were trying to figure out where to eat out the other afternoon for a treat, I suddenly remembered Larry's Pizza. Richard loved it as much as I did.

I did my best this afternoon to replicate my favorite, the baked potato pizza, and came up with something pretty good, but not as good as Larry's. I've made a vow to stick to my grocery budget--no extra trips to the grocery store between paydays, so there was no bacon, chives, or sour cream. But it was pretty tasty all the same, and next payday bacon, chives, and sour cream will be on the grocery list along with potatoes!

I also made a pizza with salami, oven dried tomatoes from the garden, basil from the garden, and provolone cheese. Both pizzas had a
béchamel rather than tomato sauce.

Baked Potato Pizza Ingredients:
  • Pizza crust (I took the short cut today and did the bread machine pizza crust)
  • About a cup of béchamel sauce
  • About 6 new potatoes, but next time I'll probably double it, baked and sliced into rounds
  • About a cup and a half of grated cheddar cheese.
  • And I would recommend about 4 or 5 slices of bacon cooked and chopped up and several tablespoons of chopped chives and sour cream drizzled over the top!
Directions: Photobucket
  • Spread on the béchamel sauce.
  • Cover the pizza with a layer of potatoes.
  • Then the bacon and chives.
  • Then the cheese.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 425 degrees.
Salami Pizza Ingredients:

  • Pizza crust
  • About 6 to 8 rounds of salami
  • A couple handfuls oven-dried tomatoes
  • A handful of shredded basil
  • About 6 rounds of provolone cheese, torn in big pieces to cover the pizza.

  • Make the pizza crusts and bake the potatoes.
  • Spread on the béchamel sauce.
  • Cover the crust with a layer of salami.
  • Sprinkle over oven-dried tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle over basil.
  • Cover with provolone cheese.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 425 degrees.


  1. they both sound great to me! never heard of Larry's Pizza though.

  2. It is a local chain, here, Little Rock, and Conway I think. Next time you guys come we will have to go for the buffet--it is amazing. I'll never go to Pizza Hut again while we are living here!

  3. This is A&J's fav also! They took was so yummy, but I ate too much! Next time that you are off, we should all go for lunch, it is sooo close to my work. By the way, this post inspired Aga's new dinner plan!

  4. Oooooo . . . . yummmy! I'm so excited!! I'm almost positive I'm going to be able to replicate the baked potato pizza once I have bacon and chives and sour cream. It was so yummy!