Pizza baked potato

Pizza baked potato

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 1 hr, 45 mins


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: per serving

  • kcal415
  • fat14g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs59g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre8g
  • protein15g
  • salt1g


  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 60g pack sliced pepperoni, torn
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 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.

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9th Feb, 2020
Great, easy, cheap dish.
24th Mar, 2016
So, to sum up:- simmer tomato sauce for 20 minutes, add pepperoni for last 5 minutes of this, put back in oven after adding cheese for 5-10 minutes to melt it. Otherwise quite nice. I served with roasted sweet potato and butternut squash and poached leeks.
beth-24-5's picture
17th Mar, 2015
Very nice and tasty recipe. Easy to prepare and cook, plus it doesn't need much attention once it's in the oven. Served with green salad, and it made for a filling, healthy weeknight dinner
9th Jun, 2014
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
27th Mar, 2014
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.
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14th Mar, 2014
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
8th Mar, 2014
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.
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