Sausage Stuffed Baked Potatoes

"This potato is really a meal in itself. Stuffed with sausage and cheese, it makes an easy hot meal to enjoy right out of the oven or at room temperature. This recipe is from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario's Food & Drink Magazine, Holiday 2007 issue."
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Ready In:
1hr 9mins




  • Cut cooked potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out inside with a small spoon and place in a bowl. Set potato shells aside in a 13 X 19 inch baking pan.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Heat oil in a non stick skillet over medium heat and cook onion, sausage, garlic, Italian seasoning, and fennel seeds breaking up the sausage meat with a wooden spoon or spatula until it is no longer pink (about 8 minutes). Add pepper and cook for another 2 minutes. Add to reserve potato and stir to break up potato and combine. Add parsley and salt. Let cool slightly.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup Asiago cheese and egg into the potatoe mixture until well combined. Spoon into potato shells and sprinkle each filled shell with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and knife is hot when inserted into the center.

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  1. This is a good one dish meal. I love all the ingredients and expected to really love this recipe. I used a mix of green and red bell peppers, otherwise I followed the recipe. However, something was missing...I think it needs some butter or maybe some sour cream, although that will add to the fat content. I'd like to give it another 1/2 star, but that isn't possible on zaar. It smells wonderful while cooking in the skillet, which is a great plus in the anticipation of eating the dish. Made for Favorites of 2009 Tag game.
  2. Excellent! It was perfect for a meal, along with some steamed green beans. I omitted the salt (personal preference). Thanks for sharing!


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