Hungry Girl’s Pizza Loaded Potato

Added to Recipes on Tue 05/08/2012


Makes 1 serving


1 medium-sized potato (about 12 oz)

1 stick light string cheese

1/4 cup chopped bell pepper

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped mushrooms

1/4 cup pizza sauce

1/2 link sweet Italian chicken and turkey sausage, chopped into bite-sized pieces  



Preheat broiler. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.


Break string cheese into thirds and place in a blender or food processor. Blend at high speed until shredded. (Or pull into shreds and roughly chop.)


Pierce potato several times with a fork. On a microwave-safe plate, microwave for 5 minutes, or until slightly softened. Flip potato over and microwave for 5 more minutes, or until soft.


Meanwhile, bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add pepper, onion, and mushrooms. Cook and stir until mostly softened and browned, about 4 minutes. Add sausage and cook and stir until browned, about 2 minutes.


Transfer veggie-sausage mixture to a medium microwave-safe bowl and cover to keep warm. Once cool enough to handle, slice off a 2-inch-wide strip of the potato skin, lengthwise, from top of the potato. Scoop out the insides, transfer them to a medium bowl, and break them up with a fork. Set potato "shell" aside on the baking sheet.


Add half of the potato pulp to the veggie-sausage mixture. Discard the other half (or reserve for another use). To the mixture, add 3 tbsp. sauce and half of the shredded cheese. Mix well. Microwave mixture for 1 minute, or until hot. Scoop mixture into the potato shell.


Evenly top with remaining 1 tbsp pizza sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Broil until potato is hot and cheese has melted, about 4 minutes. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
350 calories
7g fat
50g carbs
7g fiber
8g sugars
21g protein