Sausage-Stuffed Red Potatoes Recipe
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Sausage-Stuffed Red Potatoes Recipe

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My husband and I have a large garden with red potatoes so I am always trying to come up with creative ways to use them in recipes. My son calls these tasty noshes potato poppers. They're delicious and low calorie. —Karen Sulak, Lampasas, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 8 small red potatoes
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 9 teaspoons minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer: 63 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat.


  1. Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 8-9 minutes or until tender, turning once.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage and pepper over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink. Add onions and 4-1/2 teaspoons parsley; cook 1-2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese. Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out 1 tablespoon pulp (save for another use).
  3. Spoon about 2 tablespoons sausage mixture into each half. Place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining parsley. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Sausage-Stuffed Red Potatoes in Healthy Cooking April/May 2012, p49

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Beuna User ID: 7359945 197709
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"Little too much parsley. Used about half."

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 115676
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"I agree with the other reviews -- I did not use the microwave and it is way too much parsley! I added 4 oz. of cream cheese to help the filling stick together and I sprinkled the cheddar cheese on top. They got hot and bubbley under the broiler!"

hillbillykat User ID: 6716662 194306
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"Used a standard oven instead of a "Mc-nuclear". Also used chicken sausage instead of turkey. Was very good and will make again with a few twists of my own. Sliced Black olives, chopped mushrooms come to mind right away."

harrissb20 User ID: 6605885 115675
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"It was really easy and good, but had way too much parsley for my taste. I cut the amount by half, and thought that was perfect."

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