Dessert Island Food
We’ve all played the game at least once in our life “You’re stranded on a desert island with only 1 food to eat for the rest of your life. What would it be?”
I’m like, “Duh! Pizza!” Pizza is, for me, the most versatile food ever.
You can mix up the sauce, cheeses, and toppings. It can be savory, sweet, spicy or everything in between.
And now, the “crust” can be whatever you want. The crust is the vessel for pizza awesomeness
Ingredients Needed for Pizza Potato Skins
Without counting salt, pepper or olive oil, you really only need a few ingredients; many of which we all have in our pantry and fridge.
Russet Potatoes – these are the best potatoes to use for this as they are bigger potatoes with a more sturdy skin. They crisp up beautifully and are meaty inside when you scoop out the flesh.
Pizza Sauce – homemade or store-bought
Cheese – you can use any that you want but please, use freshly grated.
Toppings – Pepperoni is my go-to
Seasonings – this is optional but it’s simple oregano, basil, red pepper flakes. I would say use this if your pizza sauce is a classic sauce
Prepping your Potato Skins
Obviously you need to have your potato skins ready to go. This requires 2 steps/recipes but the 2nd recipe is more of a “how-to”.
Bake your Russet Potatoes using this recipe.
Coat with oil and roast at 400F for 45 minutes or until a knife pierces easily
Make your Potato Skins using this recipe.
Scoop out the flesh leaving a border around the skin.
Brush with oil and broil 3-5 minutes until crisp
Stuffing the Pizza Potato Skins
Fill each prepared potato skin with shredded cheese.
Next, add in a few slices of pepperoni.
Classic No Cook Pizza Sauce
Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl and using an immersion blender, blend until smooth.
Cover and place in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Sprinkle the pepperoni with the seasonings.
Ladle on some pizza sauce.
Stuff a few more slices of pepperoni around the side.
Top with more shredded cheese.
Top with a few more slices of pepperoni and some more of the seasoning.
Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes or until the cheeses are melted all the way through and your pepperoni just starts to curl.
Pizza Potato Skin Perfection
This, next to traditional pizza dough pizza, is my favorite way to eat pizza. It’s such an easy and delicious dish.
Often when Mr. Fantabulous has band practice I’ll whip these up for my dinner while I watch a chick flick.
How To Make Pizza Stuffed Potato Skins
8 Prepared Russet Potato Skins
1–2 cups cups Pizza Sauce, prepared or homemade (see above for my simple, no cook recipe)
2– 4 cups freshly shredded mozzarella *this depends on how large your potato skins are
8-10 pieces of pepperoni per potato skin
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp basil 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Mix the Pizza seasoning together, set aside. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
Set each prepared potato skin on the pan. To the bottom of each potato skin add a few Tbl of cheese. follow that with 4-5 slices of pepperoni. Add a 1/4 tsp of the pizza seasoning on top of the pepperoni.
Spoon ~2 Tbl of pizza sauce over top of the pepperoni. Add another 2-3 Tbl of shredded cheese. Add a few pieces of pepperoni on top and finish with another 1/4 tsp of pizza seasoning.
Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for ~15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and it’s cooked all the way through. *Stick the tip of the knife into the center to ensure that the cheese is melted all the way through.
Remove from the oven and serve with extra pizza sauce on the side.