Pesto and mozzarella stuffed baked potatoes is a simple and delicious quick healthy meal. This easy recipe is a great weeknight filler!
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Folks, today I'm delighted to bring you this delicious pesto and mozzarella stuffed baked potatoes recipe.
Made with the new ‘Nduja Pesto by Sacla’.
This amazing pesto makes pasta dishes special but not only that, it's perfect for transforming everyday dishes into complete banquetes!
Baked sweet potatoes have to be one of the easiest foods to prepare and they're cheap and filling too.
We don't always have the time to spend making healthy pesto fillings ourselves do we? Especially after a long and hard day at work.
Plus we certainly don't want a boring filling. We want something to liven up our evening, and tastebuds.
Well, that's where this little miracle jar comes into play!
You see this pesto is actually made from 'Nduja, which is a particularly spicy, hot Italian salami. Similar to Spanish chorizo but hotter and made with plenty of local roasted hot red chilli peppers.
'Nduja originates from the southern part of Italy and its unique taste makes it suitable for a wide variery of dishes.
It's especially suitable as a sauce. That's how I've used it here. Mixing it with tasty mozzarella cubes to create a unique and authentic Italian filling.
This tasty filling melts when it's spooned into the cooked hot baked sweet potatoes.
I can guarantee there won't be any of this left after it's served up. It's just so delicious!
Why you'll love this Nduja pesto and mozzarella stuffed baked potatoes recipe
- ‘Nduja pesto contains No added: MSG, GMO, Preservatives, Egg , Garlic or Onion.
- This recipe is quick and easy to put together.
- Whilst the potatoes are baking just take 5 minutes to chop up the mozzarella balls into cubes and mix them with the Nduja pesto.
- That means there's plenty of time to be getting on with other things whilst the potatoes are baking.
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Pesto and Mozzarella stuffed baked potatoes is a simple and delicious quick healthy meal. This easy recipe is a great weeknight filler!
Pesto and Mozzarella Stuffed Baked Potatoes Recipe
As this is an extremely filling pasta dish all you really need to go with it is a simple Mediterranean green salad of some mixed lettuce leaves and chopped assorted peppers.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Pesto and Mozzarella Stuffed Baked Potatoes Recipe
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- 4 medium sweet potatoes for baking washed and dried
- 4 teaspoon olive oil
- Sea salt
- Sacla Nduja Pesto
- 125 g Mozzarella cheese ball* chopped into cubes
- Preheat oven to 180C Fan and place a baking tray onto the middle shelf.
- Rub each sweet potato with a teaspoon of the olive oil and some salt. Pierce the skin with a sharp knife in several places
- Place the potatoes directly onto the top shelf, above the tray. The tray will catch any leaks.
- In a small bowl mix together the pesto and mozzarella.
- Bake the potatoes for 1 hour or until soft then remove from the oven. Cut a cross in the top of the potatoes and break them open. Fluff up the inside with a fork and fill with the pesto mixture.
- Serve immediately with a green salad.
David @ Spiced
Wait. Did I read that correctly? A pesto that's made out of salami? Interesting! It's safe to say that I would definitely, 100% be hooked on this one! And then adding it with mozzarella in a baked potato? Sold! I'm loving the flavors you've got here, Neil. This sounds like a great comfort food meal!
It was a first for me David, having a pesto made out of that popular spicy Italian sausage. But it works. And it's definately one to keep up your sleeve for a quick healthy meal!
I've never heard of this kind Italian salami, and I've certainly never tried a pesto made with meat either. It sounds like a great addition to many things (I immediately imagined flatbread, of course). And the sweet potatoes? Yes please. That's a perfect and quick sweet potato recupe.
Oh that sounds good Ben. Yes, speading this pesto on a flatbread would be really tasty. Yum! 🙂
Neil, I love sweet potatoes or sötpotatis and this is a brilliant idea. I'll check with my Italian market in Copenhagen and see if they have Nduja, if not I see on Sacla's web site that they ship to Sweden .
During my years of travel in China, I fondly remember buying roasted sweet potatoes from street vendors. They had big (oil) drums that had a coal oven in the bottom and roasted sweet potatoes in the top. Then it had wheels, so it was mobile like a hot dog stand. Those roasted sweet potatoes were tasty and filling on a cold day. Thanks for a great recipe and food memory.
Wow, if you could get Nduja in your Italian market and make your own pesto that would be amazing! Could you send me some? 😉
I love the sound of those oil drum roasted sweet potatoes in China. That's somewhere on the huge wishlist of places to visit Lynne and I really want to visit soon!
Edward Felici @ Foodaciously
Hi Neil, thanks so much for this!! Jacked potatoes are on the list of the things that make me happier. What's better than cutting open that potato and having all those amazing toppings oozing out? Very few things if you ask me 🙂
I used classic pesto because I made some recently, but made a bit too much.. Your recipe saved it from going wasted, thanks!
Little confession, I added a bit of Gorgonzola cheese to the mozzarella, which gave it a deliciously piquant finish 😉
Glad you enjoyed the recipe Edward and that it saved your own pesto from going to waste!
Adding the Gorgonzola cheese sounds like a lovely personal touch. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and for rating my recipe! 🙂