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Pizza-Style Stuffed Potatoes

Contributed by: News Canada

(NC) - Mention the word pizza and you'll get kids excited. Kids can help microwave potatoes, scoop out the insides and mix the filling of this yummy recipe.

Ingredients:

    Pizza-Style Stuffed Potatoes
  • 2 baking potatoes (Russets), unpeeled, washed
  • 2 oz. (50 g) pepperoni slices, cut in quarters
  • Pizza toppings such as sliced olive, bell peppers, etc. (optional)
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) soft margarine or butter
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) grated Cheddar cheese

Directions:

Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Prick each potato three times.

Place potatoes cut side down on microwaveable plate. Microwave on high for four to five minutes, or until a fork pierces potato easily. Remove plate of potatoes from microwave and cover with clean tea towel for five minutes to let potatoes continue cooking.

In a bowl, mix pepperoni, tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese and margarine or butter. Set aside.

Scoop out flesh in each potato half, leaving a thin shell of potato inside skins. Stir scooped potato into pepperoni mixture.

Fill potato shells with potato-pepperoni mixture. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Place on a baking sheet, Bake 15 to 20 minutes in a regular oven at 400 F (200 C), until cheese is lightly browned. Or heat in toaster oven until cheese is browned.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Potatoes


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