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Potatoes alla Pizzaiola

Mar 18, 2013         3 comments.

Potatoes alla Pizzaiola Recipe

Potatoes cooked Pizzaiola style! A classic Italian dish! I believe it is pronounced as {{Puh-thaa-thaaey ala Pizza-yola}} and is nothing but potatoes in a tomato sauce flavored with lots of garlic & oregano! You know you have a great dish when you LOVE 4 out of 5 ingredients of the dish individually! Garlic, Oregano, Tomatoes & Potatoes! What could go wrong? Apparently – nothing! 😉
Potatoes alla Pizzaiola Recipe

I did take the liberty of making a few changes to suit my palate and cut the cooking time by half. For example, the recipe I saw called for baking the potatoes for an hour until it became soft. Being a pressure cooker junkie, no way am I going to spend 1 hour waiting to get cooked potatoes when I get it in 20 minutes by using the cooker! Also, I had to add a LOT of hot pepper flakes coz I found the dish too bland for my liking. And let me add, this is a very healthy side dish to have every now and then! Other than that, this is a breeze to make!

Potatoes alla Pizzaiola Recipe

Potatoes alla Pizzaiola Recipe

This is what you need-
Potatoes alla Pizzaiola Recipe

To hot oil, add garlic & let that fry for 30 seconds
Potatoes alla Pizzaiola Recipe

Add onions, oregano & fry for 2-3 minutes until translucent.
Potatoes alla Pizzaiola Recipe

Add tomato puree & mix well.
Potatoes alla Pizzaiola Recipe

Add – salt, parsley, pepper to taste
Potatoes alla Pizzaiola Recipe

Let that come to a boil for 10 minutes

Close with a lid, lower flame –

Cook for 10 minutes until sauce reduces.

Add cooked potatoes

Mix well and boil for 5 more minutes.
Potatoes alla Pizzaiola Recipe

Add basil
Potatoes alla Pizzaiola Recipe

Mix well. Grate parmesan cheese if you like.
Potatoes alla Pizzaiola Recipe

Serve hot
Potatoes alla Pizzaiola Recipe


Potatoes alla Pizzaiola

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 lb of Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes, boiled, peeled and cut in half or quarters
  • 1, 28 oz Can of Crushed Italian Tomatoes (I used 3 cups of homemade Tomato puree)
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic, sliced
  • 2 tsp of Oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil (fortune rice bran oil)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 2 tsp Hot pepper flakes (or more)
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Freshly Grated Parmiggiano Reggiano (or any cheese. skip if you’re a vegan)


  1. In a large non stick skillet with high sides, sauté the garlic in the olive oil. Add onions, oregano & hot pepper flakes & fry for 1 minute
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes (or puree), cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Season with salt & pepper. Partially close with a lid and cook for 10 more minutes
  4. Add potatoes and boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Add some of the parmiggiano and fresh basil, stir to mix and enjoy!


  1. Alternatively, peel and chop potatoes. Pop it in the microwave for 10 minutes until it is partially cooked. Then, add the potatoes to the sauce after step 2 & cook for 20 minutes until it is fully cooked

  • Cuisine: Italian

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