Sunday, April 15, 2012

Potato Skin Pizzas

I am always up for trying new ways to make pizza. Cauliflower dough, zucchini boats (recipe coming soon!), and now pizza inside of potato skins. My love for potatoes is endless, and the pairing of the two was just divine.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55-65 minutes

Four (4) large red potatoes
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup pizza sauce
Two (2) cloves of garlic, minced
Salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper to taste 
1/4 cup of baby portobellas
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
Poke holes in potatoes and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until baked through.
Remove from oven, let cool.
Slice in half and hollow out (you want to leave about 1/4"), so you're left with just the skins. -- It should look like two potato boats.
Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.
Bake skins for 10 minutes so they crisp just a bit.
Spoon in sauce, sprinkle with cheese and top with any additional toppings (I used mushrooms).
Bake for another 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Let cool and enjoy!

Keep the inside of each potato for mashed potatoes! I used garlic, cream cheese, butter and a bit of almond milk to make creamy, delicious mashed potatoes.
You can use any toppings on the pizza that you want; mushrooms, spinach, roasted red peppers, or artichoke are all good choices.