Pizza Stuffed Baked Potatoes made with your favorite sauce and shredded Mozzarella cheese are so versatile. You can serve them for any occasion!
If you're like my kids, put anything in front of them with the word "pizza" in the title and they're all over it. So when I made these Pizza Stuffed Baked Potatoes for an after school snack, my youngest couldn't wait to dig in.
I didn't even mind because they were healthier than other snacks she may have reached for.
What do you need to make Pizza Stuffed Baked Potatoes?
For this recipe you'll need russet potatoes, EVOO, salt, your favorite marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella and dried oregano. I like to use russet potatoes as they're a good baking potato and will hold up without turning mushy like some other varieties might do.
You can also substitute low fat cheese in this recipe, but since each potato only uses 1 tablespoon of cheese, I opted to use regular.
How do you make Pizza Stuffed Baked Potatoes?
First, wash your potatoes under cold water with a vegetable brush to remove any dirt. Place them on a paper towel lined plate, poke a few holes in them and cook in the microwave on high for 5-8 minutes; turning halfway through.
Time will vary slightly depending on the size of your potato. When the potatoes are fork-tender, carefully remove from the microwave (they will be hot!). Next, brush oil over the potato, sprinkle with a little salt; then cut a small "X" into the top of the potato and squeeze so that the inside of the potato is exposed.
Place the potatoes in a baking dish; then top with sauce, cheese and oregano. Bake for approximately 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
This recipe for Pizza Stuffed Baked Potatoes takes 30 minutes to make and if you wanted, you could also cook these in the microwave instead of the oven to save time (though the cheese won't get that light brown color). They also make a fun treat for game day fun. ~Enjoy!
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Pizza Stuffed Baked Potatoes
- 4 medium russet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ cup marinara sauce
- ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Wash your potatoes under cold water with a vegetable brush to remove any dirt, place on a paper towel lined plate, poke a few holes in them and cook in the microwave on high for 5-8 minutes, turning halfway through. Time will vary slightly depending upon the size of your potato. When the potatoes are fork-tender, remove from the microwave.
- Next, brush EVOO over the potato and sprinkle with a little salt; then cut a small X into the top of the potato and squeeze so that the inside of the potato is exposed.
- Place the potatoes in a baking dish; then top with sauce, cheese and oregano. Bake for approximately 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
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yummy yummy in my tummy xoxo Baked Potatoes are such a crowd pleaser and always on my weekly meal planner
Carrie's Experimental Kitchen says
Then you'll love these Beverley! xo
Hi Carrie! I love your website and I LOVE this recipe! I usually only load my baked potatoes with the "normal" toppings/fillers and I rarely stop to think about what else I could do with them. This Pizza Stuffed Baked Potato opens the door for any pizza topping favorites! I think I'm going to make mine with some chopped up pepperoni and green peppers! Have you ever tried adding other "toppings" with this? Thanks for sharing your recipe!!
Carrie's Experimental Kitchen says
Hi Cara! Thank you so much, I truly appreciate the compliment. This was my first try with making this type of potato so I haven't tried other toppings, but I'm sure you could add just about anything to it.