Meatless Monday & Money Matters: Baked Potato Skins Veggie Pizzas

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Pizza comes in many forms. Mr. Prevention tends to request things along the lines of Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza, while I try to improvise with recipes like Portabello Mushroom Pizzas.

There’s been recipes circulating on Pinterest for a “cauliflower pizza crust”. I’ve read people’s comments and based on the many I’ve read, I think I’m going to pass. I stick to my claims of there being such a thing as “too healthy”. If you don’t enjoy what you’re eating, consider those calories wasted.

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I really enjoyed the Portabello Mushroom Pizzas, but were they pizza-like? Not so much. Not in a bad way at all…but they don’t curb the cheesy, greasy, carby pizza cravings people are up against.

However, potatoes are carb-a-licious. And if you bake them to perfection, they have that slight crisp on the outside and the fluffy carb on the inside. And let’s not forget that potatoes offer up a great source of potassium and dietary fiber, among other vitamins and minerals, and are naturally fat-free.

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Potatoes…we’re on to something. BIG.

The need for carbs has been met.

The rest is preference. Veggies? Pepperoni? Whatever is your pleasure.

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In the case of these Baked Potato Skin Pizzas — I added mini bell pepper slices to my skins…and mini bell pepper and turkey pepperoni (quartered) on Mr. Prevention’s skins.

But the beauty is…you can add what…ever…you…want!

These take about 90 minutes to come together, but very little is hands-on time. The ingredients are simple and inexpensive. Curbing the pizza cravings for 101 calories, 3 grams of fat, 1.6 grams of fiber, and less than 12 grams of carbohydrate is…fabulous. And the taste? I promise it won’t disappoint!

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Clinic, teach, clinic for me. Have a great week!

Be well,

Comments

  1. I kind of like your potato pizza idea – going to have to give it a shot one of these days. Especially since we always have extra potatoes on hand.

  2. This is such a good recipe. Cheap, healthy, delicious…sounds perfect!

  3. What a great idea! I do love potatoes. :) So cover them in cheese and tomato sauce… pish, I am so there.

  4. I love pizza too!

    Baked potatoes were a grad school staple for me – with salsa, shredded cheese, black beans and sour cream. Cheapy cheap!

    I love the idea to make it pizza-like; what did you do with the extra potato innerds?

  5. This is such a genius idea! These look great. I think I’m going to pass on the cauliflower crust too. :)

  6. I really love potato skins. They were one of my favorite apps to get when out in college….

  7. These look so great, and I can practically smell them baking! Will be giving these a try soon.

  8. Yep – totally making these for my lunch this week – yum!!

  9. What an adorable idea! This really is the perfect finger food. I love the colorful toppings you added. This would be perfect for a party app.

  10. Trust me, you aren’t missing anything by skipping out on the cauliflower crust. I tried it once and was sorely disappointed! I’m not a huge potato person but these really sound fantastic, I’d happily eat them for dinner or a snack!

  11. See, I think the cauliflower pizza crust sounds amazing, but I really love cauliflower so maybe that’s why?
    Potato skins are amazing though, and I love the idea of using them for pizzas.

  12. Great idea girl! I love all the flavors!

  13. Yum– love this idea! And I’m with you on the cauliflower crust thing– no way would that satisfy a craving for actual pizza crust for me!

  14. I’ve seen that cauliflower pizza too and it does not appeal to me. These look fabulous- who doesn’t love potato skins and pizza!

  15. These look delicious! I will pretty much potatoes anyway they’re given to me, but these look particularly awesome :)

  16. Awesome idea!! I am totally trying these. It’s like a combo of two of my favorite things, except I haven’t had potato skins in forever. I love the idea of combining the two flavors/ideas. And if my kids are anything like their parents they will love these too :D
    On the “too healthy” idea, I’ve found very few things can be completely replaced by something healthy that’s different so I usually just treat myself occasionally and then get on with my regular healthy eating. But a lot of things sound good to me, just to try them for what they are, not as a replacement for anything.

  17. What a cheap, yet healthy recipe. I am loving the looks of it! :)

  18. Lovely! I bet these would reheat really well for lunch. Wonderful!

  19. mmmm…pizza potatoes…yum. I could totally go for one right now!

  20. I like this recipe idea! I could munch on these all night. Scrumptious.

  21. Yum, this looks fantastic! We love pizza in our household :)

  22. I have been trying to eat more ‘whole foods’ and this is a perfect way to do pizza, how clever!! Thanks for sharing, the pictures are lovely.

  23. I’ve always had a love for potato skin. These look divine.

  24. This is something I will definitely try in the coming weeks… ;-)
    The pictures look mouthwatering!

  25. These look so tasty! Definitely have to give these a try. :)

  26. I see these in my very near future!

  27. Made these and loved them! I think I’ll try to stuff them with spinach for added nutrients next time!

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