That’s Amore Baked Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
We add a touch of Italy to these baked potatoes with beefed up spaghetti sauce, pepperoni and more. Now, that's amore!
That's Amore Baked Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce with mushrooms
  • 5 ounces pepperoni, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine or reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Colby-Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 15 minutes or until tender, turning once.
  2. In a Dutch oven, cook the ground beef, green pepper, carrot, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the spaghetti sauce, pepperoni, wine, oregano and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  3. With a sharp knife, cut an "X" in each potato; fluff pulp with a fork. Spoon sauce over potatoes and sprinkle with cheese. Microwave until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed potato: 794 calories, 35g fat (15g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 1279mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 7g fiber), 42g protein.