Cheesy Oven-Baked Pizza Fries - the ultimate sharing traybake for all the pizza lovers out there. Homemade oven-baked fries, delicious pizza sauce and yummy melted cheesy goodness.
Ultimate Pizza Fries
Who needs pizza, when you can have pizza fries?
It's the weekend and you are craving pizza, and you have already used your healthy extra B choice. So what do you do? Don't blow your syns and ruin your perfectly good day - make my delicious Pizza fries.
All the great components of any pizza, but using delicious crispy homemade oven-baked fries as your base instead of pizza dough.
The perfect combination for those who love pizza and fries!!
Perfect Potatoes for Homemade Fries (Chips)
So what the best potatoes for fries (chips)? My favorites here in North America are either Russets or Yukon Golds. The latter being my preferred choice because they have a lovely golden yellow colour to the flesh and an amazing buttery flavour.
In the UK a similar variety to Yukon Gold’s would be Elfe Potatoes. Other great choices are Maris Piper or King Edwards.
Certain potatoes I do find need parboiling before baking to really get that lovely golden crisp colour and I tend to do that with Russets, but yukon golds I just soak in cold water for about an hour, fully rinse and pat dry before baking and they are perfect.
How to get the perfect fries shape
I cheat and use handy KitchenCraft Potato Chipper, French Fry Vegetable Cutter/Dicer Machine, it's so quick and each fry is the perfect shape.
It has two blades, one for a chunkier chip, the other for a fries size, I use the smallest blade for these.
You don't even need to peel the potatoes if you don't want to, just pop them in with the skin on if you prefer. It is all good fibre.
My kids prefer skin off though, so when making these for the whole family I peel them to keep everyone happy.
Homemade Pizza Sauce
Gotta love a homemade pizza sauce for you topping and this Homemade Pizza Sauce is just the best. It is perfect for making in advance and freezing as you need it.
If you want to make these pizza fries in a hurry though, a very quick a simple no-cook pizza sauce is just:
- 1.25 cups (300ml) of passata
- 1-2 tbs of tomato paste, depending on how thick you like your sauce
- 1 tsp of oregano
- ½ tsp of garlic powder
- ½ tsp of onion powder
- pinch of dried basil
- and if you like a sweeter sauce then you can add some sweetener of your choice
Sides for Pizza Fries
Wondering what to serve these pizza fries with? I just go for a simple side salad of
- If you like dressing - this Homemade Ranch Dressing is perfect on the side, or just use your favourite low syn/low point store bought one.
Serve with any salad sides of your choosing though, you don't need the exact same as me.
Different Toppings for Pizza Fries
As you can see I went for a traditional pepperoni and cheese topping. I probably would have added some black olive if I had some, but realized there was none in my pantry. I also use turkey pepperoni as it's lower in syns.
Some other great pizza fries topping ideas are:
- MARGHERITA: pizza sauce, topped with chopped fresh basil and mozzarella
- HAWAIIAN: pizza sauce, topped with ham, fresh pineapple and mozzarella
- BBQ CHICKEN: use my bbq sauce for the topping and add cooked chicken, red onion slithers and mozzarella
- PULLED PORK: Leftover stove top pulled pork with sauce, green peppers, red onion and mozzarella
- PEPPERONI: pizza sauce, topped with pepperoni (syns vary), oregano and mozzarella
- GARLIC MUSHROOM: Garlic Mushrooms (as on recipe) topped with mozzarella and fresh chopped parsley
- MEAT FEAST: pizza sauce with low syn sausage, ham, lean bacon, green peppers, onion, olives (syns vary) and mozzarella
- VEGGIE: pizza sauce, mushrooms, tomato slices, onion, grilled zucchini, red onion, corn and mozzarella
- INDIAN STYLE: leftover chicken curry topped with mozzarella and chopped coriander
- GREEK: pizza sauce, roasted veggies and feta
More Pizza Recipe Ideas
Can't get enough of pizza recipes? Check out all of these:
- PIZZA CHICKEN
- HASH BROWN WAFFLE PIZZA
- BREAKFAST HASH BROWN PIZZA
- PEPPERONI PIZZA EGG BITES
- CAULIFLOWER PIZZA
- PIZZA TOASTS
- PIZZA FRIES
- PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM PIZZA
- BREAKFAST OMELETTE PIZZA
- AIR FRYER PIZZA SWEET POTATO SLICES
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- 1kg of Yukon Gold Potatoes (or similiar variety), peeled and sliced into fries
- 1 tsp of sea salt
- cooking oil spray
- 100g fresh mozzarella, grated or torn into pieces - 2 HEa's
- 60g of cheddar, grated - 2 HEa's
- 13 slices of Turkey Pepperoni (or use regular but adjust syns) - 1.5 syns
- fresh basil or parsley, chopped
For the Pizza Sauce (or see post for quick cheats version)
- 2 cups (480ml) of passata
- ¾ cup (180ml) of water
- 2 tbs of tomato paste (puree)
- 1 tbs of maple syrup (2 syns) or use sweetener of choice to keep this syn free
- 1 onion, very finely diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 2 teaspoons of oregano
- few basil leaves, finely chopped
- ¼ tsp of onion powder
- ¼ tsp of garlic powder
- salt and black pepper to season
- cooking oil spray
- Place fries in a large bowl, cover with water and leave to soak for 1 hour, drain, rinse and then pat dry.
- Preheat oven to 220c, fan 200c, 425f (gas mark 6)
- Add to a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, make sure you space them apart otherwise they will just steam and go soggy and spray over the top with cooking all spray.
- Place in the oven and bake for approx 40 mins until crisp and golden, remove tray halfway through, rotate all fries on the tray, spray again with cooking oil spray and season with the salt.
- In the meantime, for the pizza sauce, spray a deep frying pan with cooking oil spray,
- Add the onion and fry till caramelized and softened.
- Add the garlic and fry for a further couple of mins.
- Add the passata, water, tomato paste, maple syrup, oregano, basil, onion powder, and garlic powder.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 mins, until sauce reduces down and thickens.
- Once crisp and golden, top with pizza sauce (as much as you prefer), sprinkle over the top with the mozzarella and cheddar
- Add the pepperoni slices and place back in the oven until cheese is melted and lightly golden (approx 10 mins).
- Season over the top with black pepper and sprinkle with fresh basil or parsley.
- Serve with your choice of sides.
Season as needed with salt and black pepper. Set aside
This recipe is gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming Eats and Weight Watchers friendly
- Slimming World - 1 HEa and 1 syn per serving
- WW Green Smart Points - 12 per serving
- WW Blue Smart Points - 12 per serving
- WW Purple Smart Points - 6 per serving
- Gluten Free - ensure toppings are gluten free
- Vegetarian - omit pepperoni and add vegetarian toppings of your choice.
NOTE: syns in pepperoni can vary, so if using this, check the syns of the one you use. Alternatively, you can use some syn free chopped up ham or vary it up with different toppings of your choice.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 363Total Fat 11.4gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 42mgSodium 463mgCarbohydrates 51.5gFiber 8.2gSugar 9.9gProtein 15.5g
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