Pizza-Stuffed Baked Potatoes Recipe

The kids will love these Pizza-Stuffed Baked Potatoes - an easy meal to put together.
  • Ready in: 1 hours, 20 minutes
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 1 hour
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  • Servings: 6

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ingredients

  • 6 large russet baking potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • Olive oil spray
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup mini turkey pepperoni slices
  • 1½ cups shredded pizzeria-style cheese
  • Optional toppings: sliced black olives, sour cream, sliced green onions

cooking methods

  • Bake
  • Stovetop

directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Dry potatoes and pierce with a fork in several spots. Spray with olive oil and lightly sprinkle with salt. Place directly on center oven rack. Bake 1 hour or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium-high heat, cook and crumble sausage until no longer pink; drain. Add tomatoes, Mama Mia™ Marinara Sauce Mix and pepperoni. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Salt and pepper as desired.
  3. Cut a slit in the top of potatoes. Squeeze ends together to open the potatoes. Top with marinara sauce, cheese and desired toppings.

Makes 6 servings. Serve with steamed or sautéed broccoli.

Optional: For faster cooked potatoes, pierce and microwave 7-10 minutes or until fork tender. Skins will not be crispy like the baked potatoes.

Make ahead & freeze: Place sausage in a quart freezer bag. Place tomatoes, Mama Mia™ Marinara Sauce Mix and pepperoni in a gallon freezer bag. Place both bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 1.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Make Again 4 Sure So simple and "hit the spot". Yummy pizza taste in every bite. Great meal when you don't have a lot of time
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome and Different! Excellent! Very tasty! May add the olives next time.
Date published: 2016-07-06
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