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“Baked potatoes and pizza are both crowd-pleasers, so why not have them together?? These easy-to-make appetizers are a winner especially to nosh on while you and your friends and family are watching the Olympic games. You can make then to your taste with the variations given.”
1hr 20mins
8 potato halves

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 large baking potatoes, scrubbed
  • 12 cup pizza sauce
  • 24 small slice pepperoni
  • 12 cup sliced mushrooms
  • pickled hot pepper rings
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup tex-mex cheese, shredded
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced


  1. Prick potatoes all over with a fork. Place on a baking sheet in a 400F oven for about 1 hour or until tender. Alternatively, cook in microwave on high for about 10 minutes.
  2. Let potato cool slightly until they can be handled.
  3. Using a serrated knife, cut each potato in half and scoop out some of the potato, leaving about 1/2-inch wall all around.
  4. Reserve the inside of the potato for another use. Plae potato halves onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  5. Spread each with pizza sauce. Top with pepperoni and mushrooms, and sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Alternatively, drizzle with butter and top with bacon and sprinkle with Tex-Mex cheese.
  7. Place baking sheet in a 400F oven for about 20 minutes or until a golden and crisp.
  8. Sprinkle with with hot pepper rings or gren onion, if using.

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