I’m like… really into stuffing baked potatoes. I think that a baked potato is a super interesting vessel for a complete dinner. Right? Who doesn’t love a good baked potato?
My first “stuffed” baked potato was my Breakfast Baked Potato… such a natural combination yet it was so special. YUM.
Next, I tested the waters with my absolute FAVORITE, my Buffalo Chicken stuffed BP. This one will remain my favorite forever, not just for my love of spicy buffalo things but for this gorgeous photo.
Finally, I rocked my socks on Election Day with this Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potato. This one was really delicious too.
Now I’ve got my mind on creative ways to stuff a baked potato. I have a few ideas down but would LOVE to hear from you… do you have any you’ve done or any suggestions for me?! Let me know!
For now, let your mouth water at my latest BP combo: The Supreme Pizza. Drooling.
Supreme Pizza Baked Potato
2 Large Baking Potatoes
1/2 Jar Prepared Tomato Sauce
1/2 Onion, sliced & diced
1 can Sliced Black Olives (small)
1 Bell Pepper, sliced and diced
1 Sausage Link
1 handful Pepperoni (I used Turkey Pepperoni)
1/2 cup Mushrooms, sliced (I left these out, Dave refuses to eat them!)
1/4-1/2 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Fresh Basil, Red Pepper Flakes
1. Wash the potatoes and pat them dry. Cut a line down the middle (lengthwise) so the potatoes don’t burst. Put them right in the oven that’s preheated to 400 degrees. Don’t use any oil, salt, foil, etc. Just stick them in there, cut-side-up and bake them for an hour.
2. Meanwhile, when there is about 20 minutes left in baking your potato, prepare the stuffing. Remove the sausage link from the casing and cook in a pan over medium heat, chopping it up as it cooks. Add in the pepperoni, all of your veggies, and about 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil (just a teeny bit). Stir and cook until the sausage is completely cooked and the veggies are soft.
3. Add the tomato sauce to the pan and stir. You might want to add the whole jar if you’d like it to be saucier (i did!).
4. Remove the potatoes and after letting them rest for a couple of minutes. open them up by squeezing on both ends. Spoon the mixture into the potato… you can be messy here! I like mine when they overflow. Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and red pepper flakes. Enjoy!
If you want to get really fancy with things here, feel free to stuff and cheese the potatoes and then pop them back into the oven on broil (make sure they are on a foil-covered baking sheet). That would be a nice extra touch- one I was too hungry for when I made these 🙂
SO, let’s go people… give me some ideas for my next Stuffed Baked Potatoes!