Sausage-Stuffed Red Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.


16 appetizers

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
My husband and I have a large garden and we always plant red potatoes so I am always trying to come up with ways to use all of them. We have this recipe often. My son calls them potato poppers. And they are very low calorie.
Sausage-Stuffed Red Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition 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.