New Year's Eve Whopper Roast Potato Pepperoni Pizzas

  • Good Mozzarella
  • Pepperoni (Beef)
  • Large Potatoes
  • Thyme
  • Passata or good tomato sauce
  • Garlic
  • Broccoli

Pizza is one of the most tried and trusted recipes that the Italian's have exported to people all over the world. We all totally love it. We decided to put a new spin on the classic and remove bread from the equation and chuck some potatoes in there and come up with something just as good! Better still, it's the perfect stodge to line the stomach before tonight's New Year's celebrations! 


Step 1

The beauty of these is that you'll have all the ingredients or can find them in a local Carrefour. Don't be a cheapskate, splash out on decent cheese.

Step 2

Lash the spuds onto a baking tray or dish and add a little drizzle of oil. Chuck them into the oven at 220C for about 40 minutes. Go do something useful while they cook like deciding on your outfit for your evening out.

Step 3

Chop up a clove of garlic and pick the thyme leaves off the stalk.

Step 4

Lash those into a small pot with olive oil and simmer them slowly. Slower the better.

Step 5

After a few minutes lash in the beef pepperoni. Chop it roughly and leave a couple of slices for the top.

Step 6

When that is smelling delicious, lash in the tomato sauce. You don't need loads. About a cup, just enough to bind the potatoes later

Step 7

Stir it around and cook it for about five minutes until the whole thing thickens up, then whip it off the heat.

Step 8

The potatoes will be ready in about 40 minutes but it depends on the oven so stab them with a knife and see if they are soft.

Step 9

If they are soft, cut them in half and let them cool down because you don't want to burn your little hands.

Step 10

Scoop the middle out but leave the skin fully intact.

Step 11

Lash the scooped potato carefully into the pot of sauce and stir it all until it is well mixed but don't mash them up. You still want chunks.

Step 12

Pop that mix back into the potato skins.

Step 13

Lash a good bit of the cheese up on top and slap on a couple of pieces of whole beef pepperoni. Throw them back into the oven for a couple of minutes or even better under a hot grill for a minute.

Step 14

Lash the broccoli into the boiling water. Not hard really that bit.

Step 15

Strain it off after a couple of minutes and throw it on the plate with a drizzle of oil. Lets be honest and say this adds nothing at all to the flavour of the dish in general. It is only here to balance out the unhealthy cheese and pepperoni and make you feel better about yourself!

Step 16

Grab them out of the oven and serve them up immediately piping hot!


So let's not be rude and say that these are ever going to replace pizza because nothing ever will. They are a super little alternative that will put a smile on the face of your friends, not to mention fill their bellies before a night on the town.

Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded our sister site Lovin' Dublin with a few simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.