Ciao Bella Potato "Pizza"

Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello


This is something my Mom would make all the time for my sister and I growing up. It really is a family favorite. Every time I have it, it takes me back to being a kid.

It obviously is not a pizza, except for the fact it is flat and is baked in the oven. This is great as an appetizer,side dish or even a main dish with a salad.


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30 Min
40 Min


4-5 medium
russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 large
1/2 bunch
italian parsley, chopped
1/2-3/4 c
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp
1/8 tsp
(sprinkle of garlic powder, optional)
1/4 c
plain bread crumbs
2 Tbsp
butter, melted


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9" X 13" baking pan.

2In a large pot cover potatoes in cold water (can add an additional teaspoon of salt if desired) and allow to come to a boil. Cook until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and place in a large bowl.

3Mash potatoes with a fork. Do not use an electric mixer. Mixture should have some texture to it.

4Add eggs, parsley, 1/2 cup of milk, cheese salt and pepper; mix well. Mixture should be creamy. If it seems dry add additional 1/4 cup milk.

5Press into pan with fork leaving marks on top for texture. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and drizzle with melted butter.

6Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm (or cold).

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #potato, #Pizza