Potato Pizzaiola

Potato pizzaiola - A comfort food casserole for the oven, slow cooker or instant pot

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Pizzaiola roughly translates to “in pizza-style.” This potato pizzaiola is a casserole made with layers of potato, tomato sauce, and cheese. It is a comforting and delicious dish that is sure to be a favorite.


Units Scale
  • 3 cups of prepared tomato sauce
  • 2 lbs of potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1 cup grated melting cheese
  • 1/2 tsp of salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Thinly slice the potatoes. Try for as thin as you can, as the dish will cook faster if the potatoes slices are around 1/8″ thick.
  2. Mix the ricotta and mozzarella.
  3. Grease a medium-sized baking dish or medium-sized slow cooker to prevent sticking. 
  4. Spread 1/4 of the potatoes on the bottom of the pan. Overlap the potatoes to form a solid base. Lightly season the potatoes with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour 1/3 of the sauce over the potatoes and top 1/3 of the ricotta and mozzarella mixture.
  6. Repeat with two more layers of potatoes, sauce, and cheese, then finish with the remaining potatoes and top with the grated melting cheese.
  7. Baking instructions: Cover the dish with tin foil and bake at 400 F for 40 minutes. Remove the tinfoil and bake for another 15-30 minutes, until the potatoes are done and the cheese is bubbling.
  8. Slow cooker instructions: set it on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, until the potatoes are well cooked.


  • I like using my rotating mandolin to make nice thin slices of potato.
  • See the section above for ways of adding more vegetables or other flavors to this very simple dish!

Keywords: grain free, gluten free, lasagna, scalloped potato, casserole, dinner, comfort food, easy, kid-friendly, slow cooker, instant pot