Southwestern Skillet Pizza

New Favourite Brunch alert!

While my mom was visiting, she was whipping up these potatoes in the cast iron skillet. She grated them and threw bunches in. A little salt and pepper, bam! Golden brown deliciousness. These little grated potato pancake type things stayed together so well, I thought, hey! this could be a crust! And I could top it with even more deliciousness!


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Black bean salad:

  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeƱo, seeded and finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon green onions
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 3 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
  • 4 large russet potatoes, grated
  • salt and pepper to taste

Additional Toppings:

  • Avocado
  • nutritional yeast
  • sour cream
  • lime juice
  • Fresh cilantro and chopped green onions


For the salad:

  1. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and stir to incorporate. Set aside.

For the crust:

  1. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet on medium heat. When oil is hot, spread grated potatoes in an even layer. Completely cover the bottom of the skillet. Press down with a spatula so the potatoes are tightly packed.
  2. Flip when golden brown and crispy. It takes about 5-6 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove from pan. To remove extra oil, place on a paper towel briefly before placing on a plate.

To assemble:

  1. Top with mashed avocado, the black bean salad, sour cream, lime juice, and fresh herbs.
  2. Cut into pizza slices.
  3. Enjoy!
If you give this recipe a try, take a photo and tag #crueltyfreefamily and/or #pleasepassthepeace. We are so excited to see your recreations!

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