Mini Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza with Potato Pizza Dough


Did you get the last part of that title- Potato Pizza Crust! In fact, did you get that first part too- Pulled Pork! Yes I know, two ingredients you don’t normally find in your average pizza but two ingredients that you must incorporate for your next pizza night. Out of  this world irresistible. Its is one of those things you have to taste to believe. The barbecue sauce really does belong on pizza dough and mashed potatoes really are fantastic in your pizza crust. They add a subtle buttery flavor to the dough with a dense, chewy texture.

I definitely knocked the idea of pulled pork pizza a few months back when I saw a food critic on the Food Network Show (The Best Thing I Ever Ate) rave on and on about the best pizza she has ever had from a little pizza place that serves barbecue pizza. My husband who is all for barbecue pork looked at me and said that is a must try. Since then I have had it ingrained in my brain to try this clever invention and finally one day last week I took a stab at it.

First let me say it is all about the pork. If your pulled pork is not perfectly moist and juicy  and rich than you can just kiss this dish bye bye. Secondly, a pizza stone! You must have a pizza stone. Trying to do this pizza recipe or any other for that matter will just not give you the same results as that of a pizza stone. With this potato pizza dough recipe, you can even make the dough the night before, stick it in the fridge and then bring it out a couple of hours before dinner to come to room temperature and rise. I decided to go for a mini version to see how they would fair as appetizers. Perfection is what they were. The perfect mini appetizer or large pizza dish that is sure to please not just some but everyone!

Mini Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza with Potato Pizza Dough
Prep time
Cook time
  • For the Dough:
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Devo olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon instant (rapid) yeast
  • ½ TBSP softened butter
  • 1 TBSP beaten egg
  • 3 TBSP warm water
  • ¾ cup bread flour
  • 4 TBSP mashed potatoes
  • Barbecue Pork and Topping:
  • 1 clove garlic, whole
  • ¾ cup chopped onion ( I prefer vidalia)
  • 1 large can of beef broth (not stock)
  • 3 lbs of boneless pork ribs
  • 2 cups of bbq sauce ( you may use my recipe below or just use a bottle of your favorite bbq sauce)
  • BBQ Sauce:
  • 1 can of coca-cola
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • ½ cup cajun mustard or spicy brown mustard
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Topping:
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup diced green onions
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • ½ cup to 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese (amount of cheese depends on pizza or appetizer selection)
  1. Combine the flour, yeast, and sugar. Then add the salt. Add the butter and mashed potato and mix. The dough should look clumpy. Add the water and egg and using a wooden spoon, mix well until it forms a loose dough. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 1 minutes. Coat the dough with oil and place in a mixing bowl, covered, for 30 minutes-1 hour. Make sure to set it in a well ventilated but warm place.
  2. Now, shape the dough into a ball by tucking the edges under.Let rest for about 15 minutes. Shape the dough into a large circle or rectangle on a pizza stone or baking sheet coated with spray and sprinkled with cornmeal. Rub the dough with the garlic and allow to rest for 30 minutes while you prepare the toppings.
  3. Bake the dough in a 475 degree oven for 5-7 minutes then remove and top with the barbecue pork topping,cheese, caramelized onions and green onions. Bake for another 5-7 minutes or until the crust is a nice golden brown.
  4. For the Onions:
  5. Melt the butter in a small skillet and add in the sliced onions (white not green). Cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes, stirring ever so often until the onions become tender and get that nice slightly crispy brown outer coating around the edges. Set aside.
  6. For the Pork:
  7. Pour can of beef broth into slow cooker, and add boneless pork ribs. Cook on High heat for 4 hours, or until meat shreds easily. Remove meat, and shred with two forks. Transfer the shredded pork to a dutch oven or large baking dish and stir in the bbq sauce. Bake in the oven at 350 for another 30 minutes!
  8. For the Sauce:
  9. Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 large pizza, 8-10 small appetizer rounds, 4-6 sm


  1. Natalie

    This looks incredible! I love Barbeque chicken pizza and love the twist of adding potato crust! Happy New Years Girl, hope you have a fabulous one!

    30 . Dec . 2011
  2. nancy at good food matters

    Wow, I’ll have to try the mashed potato pizza crust–looks scrumptious. Hope that your holidays have been joyful, and thanks for a terrific year in food. Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year, Nancy

    30 . Dec . 2011
  3. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    When we’re in the mountains we’re deep in pulled pork country. These would be a big hit.

    Happy New Year.

    30 . Dec . 2011
  4. Three-Cookies

    So many interesting ingredients in this pizza, looks absolutely delicious

    30 . Dec . 2011
  5. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    My husband and I make pizza all the time (though I buy pre-made dough! Eeek!)…I cannot wait to mix it up with this version! Yum! I hope you have a wonderful new year’s friend!!

    30 . Dec . 2011
  6. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    I’m putting this on my must try list. Sounds fabulous!

    30 . Dec . 2011
  7. Erin@ Cooking on Whim

    Um… potato pizza dough? Why have I not heard of this yet?? Sounds killer!

    30 . Dec . 2011
  8. sportsglutton

    You’ve out done yourself once again Jessica. These look fantastic!

    30 . Dec . 2011
  9. Shawn

    You “scratched” all this while taking care of a new bebe too?! I’m completely beyond impressed and also dying to try this recipe 🙂

    30 . Dec . 2011
  10. Alli

    I saw that episode! I also thought it was a must try. Your version looks delicious. I have a pizza stone so reallyno reason to not make these soon.

    30 . Dec . 2011
  11. Culinary Collage

    This recipe looks amazing!!!!

    30 . Dec . 2011
  12. yummychunklet

    I don’t think I can read your blog in the new year because of all the delicious photos! I’m trying to lose weight! =D Happy new year!

    30 . Dec . 2011
  13. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Oh this looks so delicious!! What a great recipe to start off the New Year with!!

    30 . Dec . 2011
  14. Biren @ Roti n Rice

    This is a must try. It looks amazing! I will have to try that pulled pork. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

    30 . Dec . 2011
  15. Kate

    Wow, that crust sounds really interesting! I love mashed potatoes and pizza, so I bet a little bit would be good in the crust.

    30 . Dec . 2011
  16. Kelli H

    So glad you posted this now because this will be perfect for New Years Ever. It not only looks stunning but sounds beyond yummy! Will be adding this to my grocery list. Thanks girly

    30 . Dec . 2011
  17. Michele

    Well doesn’t that look and sound delicious?! What a very different recipe. I would love to try this.

    31 . Dec . 2011
  18. Joanne

    I am just so amazed by this dish! I can definitely see why it was a must-make. Every component is just fabulous.

    Next time I make mashed potatoes, I’m saving 4 tbsp to make pizza dough. Awesome idea.

    Happy new year, chica!

    31 . Dec . 2011
  19. daphne

    Mashed potato in pizza dough- what an idea! I’m so glad I got to know you and read all these fantastic ideas in your blog. Here’s to more to come next year! Wishing you and your family a fantastic new year ahead.

    31 . Dec . 2011
  20. Denine M. Anderson-Regan

    What a great idea. We love pulled pork over here, but there’s only so many times that you can eat it on a roll! I will have to try this in the new year. 🙂

    31 . Dec . 2011
  21., Teresa

    These are yummy looking little bites of heaven and would be perfect with a cold beer or bubbly. I have enjoyed finding and following your blog in 2011 and here’s to a great year of blogging, food and stories from us all in 2012. Happy New Year.

    31 . Dec . 2011
  22. Tina (PinayInTexas)

    Great idea for pizza, Jessica! Definitely a must try!
    Here’s wishing you and your family a blessed and happy new year! I’m so glad that we crossed paths in our blogging journey…

    31 . Dec . 2011
  23. Shea

    YUM! I love pulled pork, and I love pizza, so naturally this sounds like heaven! Oh, and the addition of the potatoes in the pizza dough sounds so interesting…I must try that!

    31 . Dec . 2011
  24. ModernMom

    I had no idea mini pizzas could be this beautiful!!
    Happy New Year to you!

    31 . Dec . 2011
  25. Eva

    What’s Devo olive oil? I loved pulled pork and this just looks mouth watering, Jessica. I bet you couldn’t keep enough coming out at your party. Happy New Year to you and yours!

    31 . Dec . 2011
  26. sonia

    Hi Dear,
    This mini pizza is one of my fav and seems so perfect to start the new year. Lovely idea of making it and enjoying…Wish you and ur family a fabulous year and enjoy cooking appetizing delicacies. Thanks n Regards, Sonia

    31 . Dec . 2011
  27. Beth

    This pizza looks great! I wouldn’t have thought of pulled pork as a topping, but you’ve sold me!

    01 . Jan . 2012
  28. Joyti

    Ooo, those look great. So elegant somehow, too.
    Happy New Year!

    01 . Jan . 2012
  29. Sheila

    I agree with you bbq sauce and pizza are the best invention ever!! I love bbq chicken pizza! But I’m thinking bbq pork might give chicken a run for it’s money.

    01 . Jan . 2012
  30. Baking Serendipity

    I never would have thought to pair bbq pork with pizza! What a genius idea! I love these mini guys…and the potato dough 🙂 My husband makes his like this too and it’s fantastic! Happy 2012 🙂

    01 . Jan . 2012
  31. Linda

    You got me on this one, no I definitely never made a potato pizza crust! I’m making pulled pork today so I’ve got this bookmarked to try! BTW, I awarded you the Readers Appreciation Award,

    01 . Jan . 2012
  32. Veronica's Kitchen

    I love the combination of the pull pork on top of the pizza. There is a bit of preparation but it really worth the effort. I love the BBQ sauce recipe.

    01 . Jan . 2012
  33. Melynda@Moms Sunday Cafe

    WOW, this is what I want for dinner…..

    01 . Jan . 2012
  34. Mary

    Jessica – you have outdone yourself!! these are outstanding – what a way to start off the new year – brilliant! All the very best in 2012!
    mary x

    01 . Jan . 2012
  35. kitchen flavours

    I have never tried pulled pork before, although it has been something that I would love to try! This looks absolutely delicious and with a long list of ingredients, must be indeed very delicious and flavourful! Wish I live next door to you!! Drooling…!!
    Happy New Year and wish you and your family a wonderful 2012!!

    02 . Jan . 2012
  36. Greg

    I can’t say it any better, irresistable!

    02 . Jan . 2012
  37. Kristy

    Wow! I don’t know that I ever would have thought to try bbq pork on pizza – or potatoes in pizza dough. Sounds like it’s worth a try though!!! Hope you had a fabulous holiday and New Years and that both you and the little one are doing well. 🙂 (I have no doubt big brother is doing great!) 🙂

    02 . Jan . 2012
  38. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    One word – HEAVENLY!
    Happy 2012!
    🙂 Mandy

    03 . Jan . 2012
  39. lena

    hi jessica, happy new year! sorry have not been visiting for the past 1 week or so, just came back from holidays and really eager to see what you’ve been up to! this is a splendid idea, mashed potatoes in a pizza dough. I must tell you that your photos look really tempting!!

    03 . Jan . 2012
  40. Candace

    These are the cutest pizzas that I’ve ever seen and soooo yummy looking! I love BBQ pizza. The potato in the crust is intriguing, Jessica!

    07 . Jan . 2012
  41. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Since there is no new post (are you okay? My daughter is sick so I immediately thought you might have a cold or something), let me go back to the old posts that I’ve missed during my vacation.

    I’m glad I did because this looks amazing! Potato pizza? What an interesting idea. You always come up with so many unique recipes and I wonder how much more coming out. haha. Looks so delicious and my kids would be thrilled to have this.

    12 . Jan . 2012
  42. @Mango_Queen

    Terrific recipe! I got weak in the knees staring at the photos. Thanks for sharing this recipe of pulled pork pizza!

    17 . Jan . 2012
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