Chances are, you can find pizza in our kitchen one or two nights every single week.

Mr. How Sweet just can’t go a few days without it.

It’s the one meal that doesn’t need the presence of chicken or steak to be deemed a “meal” by him. He claims that pepperoni is enough.
Oh, and sometimes we have bacon on our pizza. I guess he kinda knows me.

So, I’m always looking for new pizza-like foods. Unfortunately, these still didn’t count as real pizza for Mr. How Sweet, which meant we had pizza the next night anyway. But that doesn’t mean they weren’t tasty!
In case you’re wondering, I did try these with sweet potatoes since we loved them so much. They were good too. Not as pretty, but they definitely worked.

However, I’d much rather stuff my sweet potato with brown sugar, cinnamon, caramel, marshmallows and bacon. Who wouldn’t?

The best part about these treats is that you can make multiple flavors all at once. That’s perfect for me since we all know I get bored easily and change my mind every 6 seconds. I loaded on pepperoni and sausage for Mr. How Sweet and made some with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil for myself.

That basil was worth the leg I paid for it with.
I’m even thinking that a chicken + broccoli + bacon alfredo combination would hit the spot and a good way for me to eat some greens? Even though I’d rather chew nails than eat broccoli.

Not joking.

Even those little green pepper specks up there are enough to spin me into a tizzy.

 

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Pizza Stuffed Potatoes

4 medium russet or Idaho potatoes

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup very finely chopped green peppers

1/2 cup very finely chopped mushrooms

a handful of pepperoni slices, sliced thin and then chopped

1/2 cup pizza sauce (or more, depending on your preference)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Poke holes in potatoes with a fork and bake for about 40-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Once cool, slice around the inside of the potato and scoop out the flesh, be careful not to poke holes in the bottom (it’s okay if you do – it happens!). Put scooped potatoes in a bowl and mix with 1/2 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons each of peppers, mushrooms and pepperoni. Mix well. Scoop mixture back into potatoes and spoon pizza sauce over top. Add more toppings and cheese. Bake for 10-15 more minutes.

Other pizza flavors you could use: buffalo chicken, bbq chicken, margherita, pierogi, and of course – an array of toppings!

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Now all I’m craving is a giant dessert sweet potato. Those make a good breakfast, right?

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109 Responses to “Pizza Stuffed Potatoes.”

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    Kacy — February 16, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    I am on a crazy potato kick lately, and pizza is my favorite food. I need these!

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss — February 16, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

    I’m bookmarking these to make with my boyfriend whenever we can. :P It may be not for a few more months since we’re apart..but these will be made!

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    Cookin' Canuck — February 16, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    What a fun snack! We definitely need to try this at our house.

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    Rachel — February 16, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

    The hardest thing for me is coming up with things to eat for dinner that don’t involve pasta… and these look awesome (and still super easy which is also a requirement!). om nom nom.

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    Stephanie — February 16, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    My kids would love to play around with this! :)

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    Cookbook Queen — February 16, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    Pretty sure you’ve covered all the food groups with this one.

    Which means that it’s safe for me to eat these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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    Caitlin — February 16, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    I am going to make a folder of favorites in my browser titled, “Things to cook when you get a boyfriend.”

    This is number one.

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    Marina — February 16, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

    These look great! I don’t really like potatoes, but I think that these would be awesome. After all, I do love pizza :)

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    Nichole @ Flirting with Food, Fitness & Fashion — February 16, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    What a great idea!!!! I think this would be great for a party “appetizer”!

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    Ann — February 16, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

    These look so good! And even easier than making pizza crust. Plus you can tell yourself you are getting lots of potassium so they are good for you. I bet little kids would love these, too, or you could make mini ones for cocktail parties.

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    Tracey — February 16, 2011 @ 6:24 pm

    Love these!! I wonder if I could sneak some veggies onto my husband’s without him noticing…

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    • Jessica — February 16th, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

      Good luck. :)

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    Leah @ Why Deprive? — February 16, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    This is such a good idea!! I love all your flavor ideas – maybe trying all of them can be my project for the weekend. :)

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    annie — February 16, 2011 @ 6:51 pm

    oh what a great combo! I need to try this!

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    Barb — February 16, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    Jess, these look scrumptious! My boys will love eating these. Thanks for sharing!

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    Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete — February 16, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    These would be great for a party — what a neat idea!

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    Ellie@fitforthesoul — February 16, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

    Ohhh how genius! Now that sauce is making me drool, and today will be the day I crack open the “white linen” pasta sauce! :D

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    Amy at TheSceneFromMe — February 16, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    Yes my dear, you can eat a dessert sweet potato for breakfast! This morning I made nutella banana stuffed french toast and it was like dessert for breakfast!
    Pizza skins sound wonderful!

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    • Jessica — February 16th, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

      Yum!

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    Christina — February 16, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    What a great idea. I love them!

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    Lisa (bakebikeblog) — February 16, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

    I.WANT.SOME!!!

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    Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather — February 16, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    Today must be the day of stuffed potatoes. I just posted some chili stuffed spuds this morning. Pizza potatoes sound so good and you can go so many ways with them!

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    Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen — February 16, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    This looks CRAZY good!

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    Blond Duck — February 16, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    Looks great to me!

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    Megan (Braise The Roof) — February 16, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    I love potatoes all the time, but I think I like potatoes stuffed with cheese and magic even more. Yum.

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    Lora @cakeduchess — February 17, 2011 @ 4:04 am

    We make pizza almost every Friday night. This looks delicious and like something the kids would have fun making with me:)

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — February 17, 2011 @ 4:30 am

    Now THAT is a potato!!!!!!!

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    sophia — February 17, 2011 @ 4:31 am

    Freaking freaking brilliant!!!! Love this. You could go even crazier with these, like making Hawaiian pizza stuffed potatoes…

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    Kristina Vanni — February 17, 2011 @ 5:30 am

    What a cute concept! I am sure these would be a huge hit at a party!

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    Lauren — February 17, 2011 @ 6:01 am

    Hi I love your blog I have been pouring over it the past two days, I love finding local blogs like yours, I’m not from Pittsburgh but I’m not to far. Somerset PA to be exact. Keep up the great work.

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    Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) — February 17, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    Now why didn’t I think of that??! Great idea!

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    Kim in MD — February 17, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    You create the most amazing recipes, Jessica! This potato recipe is no exception…well done!

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    • Jessica — February 17th, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

      Thank you!

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    Michelle — February 17, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is such a fun and unique take on a stuffed baked potato! Great idea!

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    Lisa @ www.bakedinmaine.com — February 18, 2011 @ 4:29 am

    Wow……A potato skin pizza???? YUMMMMMMY!!!!!
    I can’t wait to make this!
    The kids will dig it too!
    Thanks!
    ~Lisa

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    CaSaundra — February 18, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

    You’ve done it again–a fabulous spin on a fabulous classic! :-)

    p.s. Could you take a minute and vote for my Pink Velvet POM cupcake here:http://www.pomwonderful.com/cupcakecontest/
    And spread the word if you’d like–thanks a million :-)

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    • Jessica — February 18th, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

      Going to vote!! :)

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    Tessa — February 21, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

    My husband is obsessed with pizza too, and I love, love, love this idea!

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — March 1, 2011 @ 2:09 am

    Pizza stuffed baked potatoes are a great idea!

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    Malorie — March 9, 2011 @ 12:21 am

    I just made these and I had to tell you that they are amazing! Thank you! I made them with onions and giardiniera instead of the mushrooms and pepperoni. Soooo good!

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    Cristina Hancock — April 12, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    Making these now for dinner. Invited the Brother and Sister-in-law for dinner. They own an Italian Brunchette, I am betting everyone loves them. They smell wonderful.

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    Robyn Bray — February 17, 2014 @ 7:44 am

    You may have just saved my gluten free life, or at least my sanity.

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