Pizza baked potato

Pizza baked potato

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 1 hr, 45 mins

Skill level



Serves 4

This budget-friendly supper combines two favourites in one dish. Top your jacket spuds with cheese, tomato, pepperoni and basil

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 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

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  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

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jenabrady91's picture
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Me and my partner really enjoyed this, I had made a pizza sauce during the week so used the remains of this with chopped tomatoes and served with salad and balsamic dressing.
Easy and quick! Will definitely be making again!
Also I simmered for around 5-10 mins and it was fine.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was nowhere near as interesting as it sounds. It's basically a tomato sauce on a jacket potato. I also agree with tigmolly69. You need to simmer the sauce for about 20 minutes so it thickens enough. A lazy recipe.

pennyclark's picture

Made a lovely change to beans :) I cooked the tomato sauce longer to have chance to thicken, will make again. What the recipe doesn't mention is to put them back in the oven for the cheese to melt

tigmolly69's picture

Simmering a 400g can of toms for only 5 mins would just make this sauce watery, you need to reduce the toms at a simmer for at least 20 mins! And do not add the pepperoni until the sauce has thickened as it will become pretty tasteless. Also, garlic needs more than a 5 min simmer to take away the bitter taste it has! I'd suggest grating some Parmesan or Cheddar cheese on top to give added flavour.