Bratwurst and Potato Pizza with Beer Crust

Homemade beer pizza dough, topped off with flavorful sliced bratwurst, potatoes, cheese and more! A perfect pizza for Oktoberfest or game day!

Bratwurst and potato pizza with beer crust! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Happy pizza Friday and happy October!! I know I sound like a broken record but…how on earth are we already nearing the end of the year?! I swear we were just starting September or 2015 for that matter! I’m still trying hard to think about what’s immediately ahead in the coming month versus several months from now. Of course, the decorations and holiday ads I’m already seeing everywhere are making that hard. Why must they start so early?!

I was honestly torn between sharing this pizza recipe and something pumpkin-y today because… it IS October and I always wait until October to share any pumpkin recipes. But a pizza perfect for ending Oktoberfest trumps pumpkin recipes…since the celebration ends this weekend! I still find it weird that they don’t schedule the dates IN October, but hey…

Amazing pumpkin recipes coming your way next week. Stay tuned!

Bratwurst and potato pizza with beer crust! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Whatever your plans are this weekend…whether you’re celebrating Oktoberfest, watching your favorite team or are just craving a ridiculously tasty pizza… you absolutely need this in your life.

This pizza has everything you’re want on an Oktoberfest pizza. Beer – check. Bratwurst – check. Potatoes – check. Cheese – obviously check. The classics are all here.

Easy homemade beer pizza dough, topped off with flavorful slices of bratwurst, seasoned hash-brown potatoes, extra cheese and more! What more could you ask for?

Be sure to add this tasty bratwurst and potato pizza to your weekend plans! You’ll be glad you did!

Bratwurst and potato pizza with beer crust! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Bratwurst and Potato Pizza with Beer Crust

Homemade beer pizza dough, topped off with flavorful sliced bratwurst, potatoes, cheese and more! A perfect pizza for Oktoberfest or game day!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dinner, Pizza
Servings: 3 plus

Ingredients

Pizza dough:

  • 1/2 C beer
  • 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Additional ingredients:

  • 1-2 bratwurst
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 C diced hashbrowns
  • 1 C whole milk mozzarella shredded
  • 1/2 C mild cheddar shredded
  • 1/2 C pizza sauce
  • green onions for topping

Instructions

  • Heat beer to 115°F. Dissolve yeast and sugar in beer. Allow to proof for 5-10 minutes.*
  • Add 1 1/4 cups flour and salt to a large bowl or stand mixer. With mixer running on low, pour in yeast mixture. Increase speed, mixing until dough forms a ball. Add additional flour as needed. Dough should be tacky but not overly sticky and wet. 
  • Transfer dough to a greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise in a warm location for 1 hour, or until doubled in size. 
  • Meanwhile, add a tablespoon of olive oil or butter to a medium skillet. Cook bratwurst on low heat, cooking for several minutes per side until lightly seared. Cool and slice thinnly. 
  • Cook bacon in medium skillet over medium/low heat until desired crispness is reached. Drain on a paper towel and chop. 
  • Saute hashbrowns in remaining bacon grease over medium/low heat. Season with a dash of salt, pepper and optional onion powder. Cook until lightly browned. Transfer to a small bowl to cool. 
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. 
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil. Shape and stretche dough to desired size. Spread pizza sauce over the top. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, hashbrowns and bacon. Top off with sliced bratwurst. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until desired crispness is reached. Top off with chopped green onions. 
  • Slice and serve warm. 

Notes

Recipe serves 3-6, yields 1: 10-inch pizza.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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