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Pizza Potatoes Recipe

Frank Pinello's aunt shares their family recipe for a potato casserole unlike any we've ever had before.
Pizza Potatoes Recipe
Foto: Farideh Sadeghin

Servings: 6-8
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes


5 tablespoons|75 ml olive oil
2 yellow onions, 1 finely chopped, 1 thinly sliced into rounds
2 pounds|1 kilogram plum tomatoes, seeds removed and roughly chopped
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds|1 kilogram Idaho potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced into ¼-inch thick rounds
dried oregano
1 ½ pounds|680 grams provolone cheese, finely diced


  1. Heat the oven to 400°F. In a medium skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium-high. Add the diced onion and cook until soft, 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, salt, and pepper and cook until soft but still chunky, 6 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil in the bottom of a 7-inch-by-11-inch casserole dish. Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce on the bottom, followed by a layer of potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with the thinly sliced onions and sprinkle on some oregano and provolone. Continue layering, finishing with a layer of cheese. Drizzle on any remaining tomato sauce. You should have about 3 layers of potatoes.
  3. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 1 hour. Uncover and cook until the cheese is melted and golden, 25 minutes longer.

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