Pizza Fries

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Appetizers, Main Courses, Snacks
Pizza Fries

Are you looking for a new and tasty twist on an old classic? If so, pizza fries are the perfect combination of flavor and are super easy to make. Whether it’s as an appetizer before the main course or just as a snack to satisfy your cravings, pizza fries combine two of everyone’s favorite dishes – pizzas and French fries – in one delicious dish. Versatile, easy-to-make and topping options abound! Let us show you how to make pizza fries at home so you can enjoy them whenever the craving hits!

A Healthy Appetizer or Snack

Introducing a delicious, healthy alternative to regular greasy pizza that packs all of the flavor into a fraction of the calories: peperoni pizza fries. Who doesn’t love taking a normal classic like pizza and giving it an exciting twist? Now you can do just that with your own homemade pizza fries!

That’s right – get your hands on this unique combination of your two favorite guilty pleasures and enjoy every bite without feeling guilty. Packed full of delicious melted cheese, tangy marinara sauce and all your favorite toppings, these cheesy bites of golden-brown goodness are sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Enjoy them as a snack or surprise dinner; either way they’re sure to be a hit! Get ready for some fun flavor combinations and easy preparations—it’s time for pizza fries. Read on to learn how to make these divinely cheesy delicacies right at home!

How to Make Pizza Fries

Craving some crispy, cheesy goodness? Try this delicious twist on traditional fries! Get your ovens preheated (or break out the Air Fryer) and get ready for a delicious treat.

Get started by making homemade French fries. To do this, peel and slice gold potatoes into fries. Place them in a bowl filled with water for an hour before preheating your oven to 425 degrees. After draining, rinsing and patting the fries dry, spread them out on a greased baking sheet as one layer. Don’t forget to spray them with zero-calorie cooking spray and sprinkle them generously with seasoning! We use a combination of garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper, but you can use the spices of your choice!

Bake the fries until they’re crispy and golden; about 40-50 minutes should do it, but don’t forget to give ’em a flip and another spritz of that cooking spray halfway through! When you can see that crunchy perfection happening, top off this pizza party masterpiece by adding low-sodium marinara sauce, part skim mozzarella cheese and turkey pepperoni slices. Throw them back into the oven (for about five minutes) so that cheesy goodness melts nicely onto these incredible crispy treats.

If you prefer an air fryer over the traditional bake method, cook the fries for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Add the pizza toppings and cook for another three minutes, until the cheese has melted. You’ve now got yourself some deliciously crispy cheesy goodness ready to feast upon… Enjoy!

Healthy Hacks

This recipe makes six servings, so it’s perfect for serving up at game day parties or enjoying with the whole family! Each serving contains just 173 calories. On a Nutrisystem plan? Log it into your NuMi app journal as one SmartCarb, half of a PowerFuel and one Extra.

Just like pizza, the best part about these pizza fries is that they are easy to customize with your favorite toppings! Swap out the peperoni with turkey sausage or shredded chicken. Add some spice with jalapenos or some saltiness with olives. You can even pile them high with non-starchy vegetables like sliced onions, chopped tomatoes or diced mushrooms!

Have fun and get creative with a custom pizza-inspired appetizer that fits into your weight loss plan. Check out this article for pizza topping ideas, or head to the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide for even more inspiration!

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*Please note that all air fryers cook differently. Before trying any recipe, always refer to the manufacturer safety instructions provided with your specific air fryer.

Servings: 6

Calories per Serving: 173

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, ½ PowerFuel and 1 Extra


  • 4 gold potatoes, peeled and sliced into fries
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, part skim
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese, reduced fat
  • ½ oz. turkey pepperoni
  • ½ cup marinara sauce, low sodium


  1. Place fries in a large bowl filled with water for 1 hour. Drain, rinse and pat dry.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  3. Add fries to a greased baking sheet as a single layer. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with seasoning.
  4. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until crisp and golden, flipping halfway and spraying with cooking spray again.
  5. Once crisp and golden, top with marinara sauce, sprinkle with cheese and pepperoni slices.
  6. Return to oven until cheese has melted, ~5 minutes.
  7. If using air fryer, cook fries for 15 minutes at 375°F, add pizza toppings and cook for another 3 minutes, until cheese has melted.
  8. *Please note that all air fryers cook differently. Before trying any recipe, always refer to the manufacturer safety instructions provided with your specific air fryer.
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