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Pizza Potato Toppers

Not only is this recipe quick and easy to make, but it's an economical treat as well. I don't know of a more satisfying way to stretch a half pound of meat! —Sheila Friedrich, Antelope, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Optional: Fresh oregano, basil or parsley

Directions

  • Prick potatoes with a fork; cook in a microwave until tender. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and green pepper with onion until meat is no longer pink; crumble meat; drain. Stir in tomato and pizza sauce; heat through.
  • Split potatoes lengthwise; flake potato centers with a fork. Spoon meat mixture into each; top with mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with herbs if desired.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Italian sausage also tastes great in this recipe.
  • If you have leftover potatoes from last night's dinner, this is a good way to repurpose them. Baked sweet potatoes will work, too!
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 each: 486 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 325mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 7g fiber), 26g protein.