Slow Cooker Pizza Potatoes (vegan & vegetarian recipe)

Love pizza? If you do, you will love these simple slow cooker pizza potatoes. Minimum effort and maximum taste.


Slow Cooker Pizza Potatoes (vegan & vegetarian recipe)


I was eating homemade pizza one night (a fairly regular occurrence) and I had a eureka moment. Everyone one loves potatoes, so why not mix them with pizza toppings and make pizza potatoes.

It took me a week to get around to making them, as I was in tax hell, but I knew I had to as I was desperate to eat them. I just kept thinking about them.

So today was the day. At last. Carb heaven!



Slow Cooker Pizza Potatoes (vegan & vegetarian recipe)

Cooking in a slow cooker


I am really enjoying using my slow cooker this winter. There is a certain joy in just dumping all the ingredients in and then a few hours later when you go back there is something delicious to share with your family for lunch or dinner.

Today I made pizza potatoes, but this winter I have also made slow cooker vegetable soup; slow cooker vegan Irish stew; slow cooker triple tomato and spinach pasta; luxury slow cooker mac and cheese which is so good it will make you cry and slow cooker mulled wine with orange liqueur to name but a few.

To see all of my slow cooker recipes, visit my easy vegetarian and vegan slow cooker recipes page.

Easy pizza sauce in a white bowl

Easy pizza sauce


This quick pizza sauce is made in a couple of minutes. 

No cooking down ingredients, just a few key flavours mixed together for a punchy tomato sauce. A sauce you can use on regular homemade pizza too, not just on potatoes.

For this sauce I mixed together tomato passata with tomato puree, oregano for that authentic pizza flavour, some chilli powder to give it a little punch, although this is completely optional and some salt and pepper to season the sauce.

It is quick, has plenty of flavour and is perfect for this recipe.


Bowl of grated cheddar



Which cheese should I use?


For that authentic pizza flavour and texture you should really use mozzarella, but if you're desperate to make this and don't have any mozzarella you could get away with using cheddar.

Cheddar will melt beautifully and we know how well it goes with potatoes. Just think of a baked potato stuffed high with grated cheddar.


Which vegan cheese should I use?


For vegan pizza potatoes you can use either vegan mozzarella or cheddar or a mixture of both. 

I recommend Violife for the cheddar, which melts well and in my opinion is the best vegan cheddar, or Tesco grated vegan mozzarella. It too is coconut based and melts fabulously. That's what we use.



Slow Cooker Pizza Potatoes (vegan & vegetarian recipe)

What should I serve pizza potatoes with?


Hmmmm that is a question? Here are a few ideas:

  1. Serve pizza potatoes as they are. Go on you know you want to!
  2. Serve them with garlic bread and a side salad
  3. Serve them with mangetout and a spinach and tomato salad
  4. Serve them with crusty bread to mop up the sauce
  5. Serve pizza potatoes with a big dressed salad


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Slow Cooker Pizza Potatoes


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American, vegan, vegetarian
Yield: 4-6
Slow Cooker Pizza Potatoes

Slow Cooker Pizza Potatoes

Potato and pizza all wrapped up in one delicious slow cooker recipe. Serve these pizza topped potatoes as a side or a comforting main with garlic bread and green salad.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 4 hourtotal time: 4 hours and 10 mins

ingredients

  • 12-14 medium potatoes, cut in thirds or quarters
  • 500g of tomato passata
  • 5 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli powder (optional)
  • a good grinding of salt and pepper
  • 250g grated mozzarella (vegetarian or vegan)
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • a few fresh basil leaves (optional)

instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix together the passata,  tomato puree, garlic,  oregano, chilli powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Spray your slow cooker pan with no-stick spray or rub with a little oil to prevent sticking.
  3. Place the chopped potatoes in the bottom of your slow cooker and top with an even layer of the tomato mixture.
  4. Top with an even layer of mozzarella, then top with slices of tomato and fresh basil.
  5. Set your slow cooker to high for 4 hours. If your potatoes are not tender, give them longer.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

NOTES:

Calories are for six portions. Four large portions have 467 calories.
calories
311
fat (grams)
2.6
sat. fat (grams)
1.4
carbs (grams)
62.1
protein (grams)
10.5
sugar (grams)
5.6
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17 comments

  1. Pizza and potatoes are two of my favourite things, so I love that you have combined them. Total comfort food.

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    1. Yes two of my favourites too. Comfort food central!

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  2. I have seen many variations on potatoes over the years, but never Pizza potatoes. What a great idea that combines two of my favorite things - pizza and potatoes. And then just throw them in the slow cooker to make things even better.

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    1. Thanks Vicky, it was one of those eureka moments. Loving using my slow cooker too.

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  3. Who would’ve thought pizza and potatoes can go together, but it’s a wonderful thing!

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    1. Yes the flavours are so good together and who doesn't love a potato dish.

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    1. Thanks Tara, yes they are super simple to make and the slow cooker does all the work.

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  5. This is going to be a fun twist on pizza night! So cheesy and delicious!

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    1. Oh yes they are definitely perfect for pizza night and why not serve them with garlic bread for a real treat?

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  6. I'm avoiding gluten at the moment so these look like a brilliant alternative to regular pizza. Sounds so easy too!

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    1. Oh well these are perfect for you then and I am sure you will enjoy them.

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  7. This is ingenious! And such a novel way to use the slow cooker. I can't wait to try it out! Sunday night is usually pizza night in our house so maybe this week we can make pizza potatoes instead! :O)

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  8. I can't wait to try this recipe! We LOVE potatoes and who doesn't love pizza? Win + win. Brilliant!

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  9. You win the internet today with this, Jac . What a gorgeous idea!! I am always chuffed when I don't see what I've created on the Interwebs. (and such a blow when it is!) This certainly looks like a first. Well done xx

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  10. Never made pizza potatoes.. these look delicious, kids are going to love these as it has two pizza flavours and potatoes..lovely share.

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  11. Fabulous idea! I can eat potatoes every day, and never get tired of them. Such wonderful flavours too. I don't have a slow cooker, but guess I can do it in the oven, on low.

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x

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