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Four baked potatoes on a wooden board, filled with tomato sauce and melted cheese, with grated Parmesan sprinkled on top and in a small, square glass bowl to the left, with a stack of blue and white plate in the background, on a dark brown wood surface.

Easy Pizza Potatoes


  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Give the humble baked spud a makeover with this easy pizza potatoes recipe. They are simple to make and take barely any active time to cook.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 large Russet potatoes, scrubbed and dried
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup your favorite pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Additional Pizza Topping Suggestions:

  • All-natural chicken sausage links
  • Pepperoni
  • Canadian ham
  • Onion
  • Bell pepper
  • Pineapple
  • Sliced olives
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Fresh herbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Place one baking rack in the center of oven, with the other rack just below it.
  2. Pierce the potatoes a few times, using a sharp knife. Rub the potatoes evenly with olive oil. Season the outside with salt. Place potatoes directly on the middle rack. Place a baking sheet underneath the potatoes on the second rack.
  3. Bake for about 1 hour, or until they can be pierced easily with a fork. The exact baking time will depend on the size of your potatoes.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes, until they can be handled safely. Leave the oven on.
  5. While potatoes cool, if using sausage, roughly chop links into 1-inch pieces. Heat the sausage according to package directions. I prefer to warm mine in a skillet over medium-high heat, but you can also warm in the microwave.
  6. Slice each potato down the center and gently push inward from each end to open. Place potatoes cut side up in a 9-by-9-inch baking dish.
  7. Add 1/3 cup of chopped warm sausage to each potato, if using, as well as whatever other toppings you would like to use, for a max 1/2 cup filling each.
  8. Spoon 1/4 cup sauce over each potato, then sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese. Place pan in the oven and bake another 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve warm.

Notes

Nutritional information below does not include optional toppings.

  • Category: Potatoes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dinner

Keywords: pizza, baked potatoes, cheese, easy weeknight meals