Tater Tot Pizza Recipe

Contributor: Ilona Orzechowska

Tater Tot Pizza is a super fun twist on pizza that used tater tots in place of pizza dough. You’ve gotta try it.

  • Author: Ilona Orzechowska
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Units Scale
  • 1 lb. tater tots
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce or marinara
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup sliced green bell peppers
  • 2 oz. sliced pepperoni, divided
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Prepare 10″ spring form, deep dish or cast iron skillet.
  3. Lay tater tots in the bottom of the pan in circles until the whole bottom of the pan is covered.
  4. Bake tater tots for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce the temperature to 400°F.
  5. Gently press tater tots with a large spoon to form a pizza crust. Make sure to press them down together so there are no holes between them.
  6. Spread pizza sauce across the tater tots, then add 1/2 cup cheddar cheese over top.
  7. Spread pepper slices and pepperoni across the top (reserve 6 slices of pepperoni).
  8. Top with mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and 6 pepperoni slices.
  9. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes.

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  • Please note this amount is for a 10-inch pan. You may need a little less/more tater tots depending on the size of the pan.