Pizza Potatoes

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Welcome to my latest lunch obsession. Golden fried, skillet pizza potatoes topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, Italian sausage and peppers. When you’re craving pizza flavors but don’t want the crust, home fried potatoes with pizza toppings is the answer.

I often share with you my love for all things pizza. Pizza babka.  Crustless pizza dip…and don’t forget the calzones! I took a class at the Pizza Culinary Academy in Chicago to bring you tips for the best homemade pizza, then built an outdoor wood fired pizza oven to practice our pizza skills at home.

A few years ago I took my favorite parts of pizza, golden browned cheese and lightly crispy pepperoni, and paired them with skillet fried potatoes. It was one of the best combinations I’ve had (oh hey, baked pizza potatoes). Pizza Potatoes are perfect the perfect, gluten free solution to satisfying that pizza craving.

overhead view of pizza skillet potatoes with a wooden spatula

This is a great alternative to traditional pizza night and pizza dough. Kids love it because they can choose what combinations of toppings they put on their potatoes.  Banana peppers, olives, hot peppers…each of their skillet pizzas have their own little touch.


ingredients for pizza potatoes on a table
  • What potatoes are best for frying? Red potatoes are waxy, low starch potato that hold their shape well when frying. Russets will work, but they’ll fall apart and end up like pizza mashed potatoes. Which may not be a bad thing, right?!
  • Oil. Choose your favorite oil for frying. I use olive oil or coconut oi.
  • Pizza sauce. Homemade pizza sauce is easy and has such a simple, lightly sweet flavor. Simple tomato sauce works in a pinch.
  • Garlic salt. Garlic salt gives the potatoes a great flavor base for the pizza skillet. Don’t have garlic salt? Substitute with ¼ teaspoon garlic powder plus ¼ teaspoon salt.
  • Toppings. Choose any type of cheese and toppings that you like on pizza.

Make Pizza Potatoes in 4 Steps

  • Use a sharp knife to cut the potatoes into 1/2″ cubes.
  • Drizzle oil in a large skillet (cast iron works great!) and heat over medium heat. Add the potatoes and cook until they are tender, turning them several times during cooking. Sprinkle with garlic salt during cooking.
  • Once the potatoes are tender, top the potatoes with sauce, cheese and your favorite pizza toppings, such as peppers, fresh tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and sausage. If the skillet you are using isn’t oven safe, transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet or baking pan.
  • Broil for 3-5 minutes, watching closely. The cheese should start to bubble and brown. Finish with Italian seasoning or fresh rosemary, fresh basil or oregano make a beautiful display.
4 steps on how to make pizza potatoes
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Make it a meal.

Want to add side dishes to this dinner? Try one of these:

Next try our Mexican potatoes, taco pizza appetizer or tortilla chip pizza!

pizza potatoes with toppings in cast iron skillet
closeup of pizza potatoes in a skillet
closeup of pizza potatoes in a skillet

Pizza Potatoes

4.82 from 11 votes
Golden fried, skillet pizza potatoes topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, Italian sausage and peppers. When you're craving pizza flavors but don't want the crust, home fried potatoes with pizza toppings is the answer.
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

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  • 2-3 cups diced red potatoes ½ inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 15 slices chopped pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup sausage browned
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper


  • In a large skillet, fry the potatoes in coconut oil over medium heat until the potatoes are cooked through and golden brown. This will take about 25 minutes. Sprinkle the garlic salt on top of the potatoes at some point while they are frying. 2-3 cups diced red potatoes, 3 tablespoons coconut oil, ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • Once the potatoes are cooked through, remove the skillet from the heat and add the pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni, sausage, peppers and any other toppings you wish. ½ cup pizza sauce, 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 15 slices chopped pepperoni, ½ cup sausage, 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • Set the oven to broil on high. Put the oven rack on the highest level it will go and place the skillet on the rack. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown. Watch carefully while it is under the broiler.
  • Serve while warm.


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Leftovers are delicious reheated in an air fryer.
Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 4, with 1 serving being ¼ of the potatoes. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. **


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 925mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 364IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 334
Keyword best potato recipes, easy pizza, skillet dinner
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I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Fun size wife
8 years ago

Good GF recipe, and most of the ingredients are in the pantry.

9 years ago

5 stars
Loved this Julie and Maddie! Gooey potatoes with pizza sauce and toppings–ooh, I can imagine my snuggle angel loving this new recipe! Making this tonight!

9 years ago

Great twist on potatoes….and on pizza! This would make such a delicious dinner!

Lisa @ Cooking with Curls
9 years ago

Yum!! What an awesome idea Julie. I have got to try these! 🙂

Pamela S
9 years ago


amanda @ fake ginger
9 years ago

These look AMAZING. I would eat that entire pan if I could.

Thalia @ butter and brioche
9 years ago

I love cooking in my skillet so this recipe is juts perfect for me! This skillet pizza potatoes look and sound so delicious, comforting and packed full of yummy flavour. Great recipe!