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Deep Fried Neapolitan Pizza is baked and topped with sautéd tomatoes, basil and parmesan cheese.

Deep Fried Neapolitan Pizza

Fried Neapolitan Pizza is made from a potato based dough that is then deep fried and topped and baked with fresh tomatoes, basil, and parmesan cheese.

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword deep fried, neapolitan pizza, Pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Frying time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 293 kcal
Author sherry brubaker


  • 1 lb russet potatoes (about 3 potatoes), washed, peeled, diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese divided
  • 1/2 tsp white cane sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 salt
  • 5 Roma tomatoes deseeded, diced
  • 1 cup fresh basil chopped
  • frying oil canola or vegetable oil


  1. Heat the oil. Fill a heavy bottomed frying pot with about 4 inches of vegetable or canola oil. Heat the oil over medium heat until it reaches 350 degrees.

  2. Make the dough. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the diced potatoes to the boiling water and cook until a fork can easily pierce them, about 5-10 minutes. Mash the potatoes with a fork or a potato masher until there are no chunks. In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine the potatoes, flour, eggs, egg yolks, 3 tbsp of parmesan cheese, and sugar. Mix the dough until it comes together. The dough will be very sticky.

  3. Shape the dough. Pour and scatter about 1 cup of flour onto your work surface. Flour your hands. Dump the pizza dough onto the floured work surface and divide the dough into 8 small balls. Use your hands to flatten the dough into 5 inch discs. Use more flour if needed.

  4. Deep fry the pizza. Place one pizza disc in the frying oil at a time. Deep fry on each side for 3-5 minutes, until they are golden brown. Remove the pizza discs and place them on a paper towel lined plate.

  5. Sauté the "sauce". In a small pan, heat a splash of olive oil over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and basil, then a dash of salt. Sauté the tomato mixture until they are slightly softened, about 2-3 minutes.

  6. Bake the pizzas. Lay the pizza discs on a baking sheet. Spoon 3-4 tablespoons of the tomato mixture on to the top of the pizzas, then sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese. Bake the pizzas for 10 minutes, then slice and serve. Mangia!

Nutrition Facts
Deep Fried Neapolitan Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 150mg50%
Sodium 217mg9%
Potassium 420mg12%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 778IU16%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 179mg18%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.