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Pizza Potato Toppers Recipe

Pizza Potato Toppers Recipe

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: 25 min. YIELD: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 (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh oregano, basil or parsley, optional

Directions

  • 1. Bake potatoes in a microwave or conventional oven.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and green pepper with onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato and pizza sauce; heat through.
  • 3. Split baked potatoes lengthwise; flake potato center with a fork. Spoon meat mixture into each; top with mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with oregano, basil or parsley if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.