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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


  • 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
  • Fresh oregano, basil or parsley, optional


  • 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; 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.


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    • fmmslkl
      Oct 25, 2019

      This is okay but it lacks taste.

    • justmbeth
      Jan 24, 2019

      I added some salt and Italian seasoning to the meat mixture to give it a bit of zip. Great side with soup or salad for a quick weeknight dinner.

    • DuckyD
      Oct 7, 2018

      This recipe was liked a lot around here. It was quick and yummy, and the directions were followed exactly.

    • Nicelady73
      Oct 10, 2014

      Love the recipe a lot

    • skimba
      May 15, 2013

      I made one with sweet potato as well because my husband prefers sweet potatoes. The whole family enjoyed this, even the teenager.

    • ladymluv09
      Apr 28, 2013

      This was a hit! I used more hamburger than it called for but am getting extra meals so am very happy! It is a new family favorite.!

    • yogagirl3
      Apr 26, 2013

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    • zucchinilady
      Apr 23, 2013

      I found this recipe very tasty! my husband/son raved about it..served with a tossed salad...will make again.

    • rinnie22
      Apr 23, 2013

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    • Susan135
      Apr 23, 2013

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