Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Pizza Baked Potatoes

Good Morning

I'm back today with I quick recipe I made for tea last night.  Again, it's from the BBC Good Food website - my biggest source of inspiration!  We served it with Chicken Kiev and salad and it made a nice change from a plain baked potato with butter.

Pizza Baked Potatoes

Serves 4


  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 60g pack sliced pepperoni, torn
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • ½ small pack basil leaves, shredded
  • 100g grated mozzarella


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Scrub the potatoes and dry well, then prick several times with a fork. Bake directly on the oven shelf for 1-1½ hrs, until they feel soft. If you are short of time, prick each potato with a fork, wrap in a sheet of kitchen paper and microwave on High for 8-10 mins until soft inside.
  2. While the potatoes cook, heat the oil in a small pan and sauté the onion for 5 mins to soften. Stir in the garlic and pepperoni, and cook for 1-2 mins, then add the chopped tomatoes. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 mins. Season and stir in half the basil. Spoon over the split potatoes and top each one with a good handful of cheese and the rest of the basil.**
Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2014

**There were no further instructions for how long to cook the potatoes but I just put them back in the oven for around 10 mins until the cheese had melted.

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