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February 20, 2019
Italian Potato – Easy Family Dinner Under $10
An Italian potato is one of those go-to dishes for when you’re hungry but don’t have much time. Not only is it delicious but it also has a ton of flavor that satisfies even the pickiest of eaters. Add a salad, and you still have a family dinner under $10.
We keep quite a few pantry basics on hand, so there is always something good to eat around here. And I’ve concocted some things that are surprisingly tasty—things we’ve added to our must-have-again list. For example, this delicious potato dish is one of them. Another is the mac-n-cheese with ham casserole.
Basic Italian Potato
There are quite a few ways to prepare an Italian potato. Basically, it’s a potato with Italian sauce and seasonings. Then you can add whatever you like.
Even though I like made-from-scratch sauces, I usually purchase Italian sauce in the largest jar. That way, I have something for dishes such as the Italian potato or even my scrumptious mini stuffed peppers.
Loaded Italian Potato
My husband and I both like to add as much as we can to our potatoes. Of course, they overflow onto the plate, but that’s just fine with us.
There is a lot you can add to your potato. For example, you can top it with pepperoni, ham, or any other meat you have in the fridge. I also like mushrooms, bell peppers, olives, and sometimes, even broccoli. If we’re having it for dinner, we add more than we would for a snack.
How to Make the Italian Potato
Start out with any type of potato you like to bake.
Pierce the potato to allow the steam to escape as it cooks.
Put it in the microwave and cook it on high until it’s done. The time can vary based on the size of the potato and strength of the microwave.
After you let the potato rest for a few minutes, cut it open.
Then scoop some of the white part into a bowl.
Mix it with some of the inside of the potato with the sauce. Put it back into the potato.
Add whatever filling you like, such as pepperoni slices and mushrooms. If you like the potato extra moist, add another spoonful of Italian sauce. You now have an Italian potato, but you’re not done yet.
Cover the potato to keep it from splattering and microwave it again.Remove from the microwave and sprinkle some cheese on top.
Microwave it until the cheese melts.
Now you have a delicious Italian potato that goes well with a side salad. Or simply eat it all by itself.
Italian Potato Will Travel
If your office has a kitchen with a microwave, you can take an Italian potato to work with you. It’s easy if you do most of it at home and bring the cheese in a separate container.
All you have to do when it’s time for lunch is heat the potato, add the cheese, and then melt the cheese. Don’t be surprised if your lunch buddies copy you in the future.