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Pizza Stuffed Potatoes

Pizza Stuffed Potatoes

Stephanie Gallagher
I suppose there are some kids somewhere who don't like pizza, but I have yet to meet one. These stuffed potatoes combine the flavors of great pizza in an easy-to-make stuffed potato recipe. You can use any kind of cheese in this recipe. I like to use a combination of cheeses or an Italian blend for extra flavor and variety, but feel free to use just shredded mozzarella if that's what you have on hand.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 28 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 large baking potatoes (such as Yukon Gold or Russet)
  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese (part-skim is okay)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
  • 4 oz. pepperoni, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese or a blend of Italian cheeses, such as mozzarella, asiago, parmesan, provolone and/or romano

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Wash and prick the potatoes several times with a fork. Place the potatoes on a paper towel, and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes or until done. Alternatively, if your microwave has a "potato" setting, press that button.

  3. Split the potatoes in half lengthwise, and scoop the potato flesh into a mixing bowl, leaving about a 1/4-inch border all the way around. Add the ricotta cheese, butter, salt and pepper and mash well. Stir in the pepperoni and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese.

  4. Divide the potato mixture evenly among the potato skins. Top each potato half with 2 Tbsp. of the remaining shredded cheese.

  5. Place the stuffed potatoes on a sturdy baking sheet (compare prices), and bake for 5-8 minutes the cheese melts.

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