Pizza Baked Potato


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

  1. Heat oven to 200°C/180°C 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.

Credit: Katy Greenwood


Prep time: 5 Minutes

Cook time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes

Serves: 4

  • 4 baking potatoes

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 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