Appetizer

Pizza-Stuffed Baked Potato Skins

Pizza-Stuffed Baked Potato Skins

These pizza-stuffed baked potato skins are the perfect eye-catching summer appetizer, made with perfectly baked potato stuffed with seasoned tomato sauce, Mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni, wrapped with fresh extra large basil leaves, Delicious and full of flavors.

Ingredients for this Recipe :

  • 6 large baking potatoes, cleaned and pierced several times with a fork
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cup Mozzarella, shredded
  • 4 oz. pepperoni, cut into half rounds and/or chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil, julienned (cut into thin strips)
  • Optional: Extra-large basil leaves, for serving

How to make Stuffed Baked Potato Skins :

Step 1:

Position the top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat the oven to 425°F.

Step 2:

Place the potatoes in the preheated oven and bake until cooked through approximately 50 minutes. Remove potatoes from the oven and transfer to a baking rack to cool for 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle.

Step 3:

While the potatoes are cooling, combine the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.

Step 4:

Once cool, cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out the soft interior with a spoon, leaving a one-quarter inch margin around the skins. (Save the cooked potato filling for another recipe).

Step 5:

Place the potato skins cut side down on a baking rack set over a baking sheet. Brush the skins with olive oil and return to the hot oven for 10 minutes.

Pizza Potato Skins - Step 5

Step 6:

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip over the skins with tongs. Divide the seasoned tomato sauce evenly between the skins and spread into a thin layer with the back of a spoon.

Step 7:

Fill each skin with an equal amount of Mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and fresh basil. Place back in the oven for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Step 8:

Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes before serving, wrap around the skins with extra-large basil leaves prior to eating, if desired, Enjoy!

Pizza stuffed potato skins

Other Potato Skins Recipes –

Classic potato skins recipe – Classic Baked Potato Skins

Chicken potato skins recipe – Caramelized Onions & BBQ Chicken Potato Skins

Other Appetizer Recipes :

Onion Dip recipe – Best Caramelized Onion Dip

Appetizer with Jalapeño Poppers – Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Party appetizer with dates – Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates

Pizza-Stuffed Baked Potato Skins

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Appetizer American
Serves: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Delicious pizza-stuffed baked potato skins recipe made with potatoes, seasoned tomato sauce, Mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni, perfect summer appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 6 large baking potatoes, cleaned and pierced several times with a fork
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cup Mozzarella, shredded
  • 4 oz. pepperoni, cut into half rounds and/or chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil, julienned (cut into thin strips)
  • Optional: Extra-large basil leaves, for serving

Instructions

1

Position the top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat the oven to 425°F.

2

Place the potatoes in the preheated oven and bake until cooked through, approximately 50 minutes. Remove potatoes from the oven and transfer to a baking rack to cool for 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle.

3

While the potatoes are cooling, combine the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.

4

Once cool, cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out the soft interior with a spoon, leaving a one-quarter inch margin around the skins. (Save the cooked potato filling for another recipe).

5

Place the potato skins cut side down on a baking rack set over a baking sheet. Brush the skins with olive oil and return to the hot oven for 10 minutes.

6

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip over the skins with tongs. Divide the seasoned tomato sauce evenly between the skins and spread into a thin layer with the back of a spoon.

7

Fill each skin with an equal amount of Mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and fresh basil. Place back in the oven for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

8

Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes before serving, wrap around the skins with extra-large basil leaves prior to eating, if desired, Enjoy!

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