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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


  • 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


  • 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.

Recipe Note

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!
  • Nutritional 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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    Nicelady73 User ID: 7658859 41851
    Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

    "Love the recipe a lot"

    skimba User ID: 6889344 44831
    Reviewed 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 User ID: 5285938 40830
    Reviewed 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.!"

    zucchinilady User ID: 3149814 17160
    Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

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

    dihiggins User ID: 4211406 15014
    Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

    "A great recipe. easy to make and delicious!"

    debekard User ID: 1969710 47397
    Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

    "Have not made the pizza one but have made this using taco seasoned meat, salsa, sourcream and cheese on baked potatoes for a great quick meal. Delicious"

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