Sunday, March 20, 2011

March Challenge - Chayote Pizza

Oh yeah, you heard that right! Pizza with Chayote on it! And what a tasty pizza it was. It didn't hurt that it had whole slices of bacon on it and that the chayote was first fried in bacon fat. I figured it was an interesting way to have chayote. Oh, and we also had fried potato slices on it as well. It was all and all a very unique pizza.

Chayote, Bacon and Potato Pizza

1 chayote peeled, seed removed and thinly sliced
1/2 lb new potatoes thinly sliced
6 slices bacon cooked until crisp reserving bacon fat
1 lb pizza dough shaped into a crust on a cookie sheet or pizza stone
Pizza sauce (we make this from scratch with home canned sauce and fresh herbs simmered until very thick).
1 c shredded cheese (we used a mixture of sharp cheddar and parmesan)

Preheat oven to 375 deg F
1. In a hot skillet fry chayote and potato slices in bacon fat.
2. Spread sauce on dough and arrange bacon, fried chayote and potato slices on pizza.
3. Sprinkle pizza with cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly. Serve.


  1. My husband says bacon makes everything taste better!

  2. Bacon and deep frying make everything taste better! LOL