Gourmet stuffed potatoes

stuffed baked potatoes

Gourmet stuffed potatoes

These gourmet stuffed baked potatoes are the easiest meal you will ever make. The potatoes are allowed to roast slowly in the oven while you get on with the rest of your day. This step is the most labour intensive part of the meal which I’m sure you will agree is a real winner!

I like to roast my potatoes for a longer time at a lower temperature. This way they go nice and crispy on the outside. I have suggested that you use 5 potatoes in this stuffed baked potatoes recipe but feel free to cook as many as you want. You can just adjust the cooking time a bit. I have to say that I usually cook double the amount in the recipe so that I have leftovers. My family absolutely love this meal and always eat it again the following day.

In this recipe I used tuna, cheese and olives to pimp up my stuffed baked potatoes but feel free to use whatever you want. The sky really is the limit with these potatoes. You could for example use curried lentils to stuff your potatoes or how about mince to make sloppy joe style baked stuffed potatoes. You could even make nacho stuffed baked potatoes with taco style mince with sides of guacamole and salsa. So the gourmet bit of these potatoes is up to you.

There are lots of quick and easy recipes ideas on my website. Check out http://sandtondiet.co.za/roast-garlic-pasta-putanesca/ or http://sandtondiet.co.za/the-best-one-pot-macaroni-and-cheese/ for some recipe inspiration.

Jamie Oliver also has some quick and easy recipe ideas. His recipes are always worth checking out – https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/category/course/quick-healthy-recipes/. Chunga from Damn Delicious has some great recipe ideas. Check out her take on some easy and healthy meal – https://damndelicious.net/2014/12/16/15-quick-and-easy-healthy-recipes/ for a quick mid-week meal.

I hope that you enjoy today’s recipe! Until next week, Leanne xoxo


The most amazing gourmet stuffed baked potatoes


5 medium size potatoes (Skin on)

Canola oil

2 cans tuna

1 cup grated cheddar, Gouda cheese or mozzarella cheese

10 green olives, sliced

Pink Himalayan salt

Black pepper




  1. Place the potatoes in an oven-proof dish and drizzle with the canola oil
  2. Cover the baking dish with tinfoil and place the potatoes in an oven that has been pre-heated to 160C
  3. Bake the potatoes for 3 ½ hours turning once during the cooking time
  4. Uncover the potatoes and cook for a further 40 minutes until nice and crispy on the outside
  5. Once the potatoes have finished cooking, slice each potato in half
  6. Scoop out the inside of each potato and mix it with the tuna and some of the cheese
  7. Season the mixture with salt and cracked black pepper and stuff the filling back into the potatoes
  8. Sprinkle a bit of cheese as well as some olive slices on top of each potato
  9. If you would like to melt the cheese on top of the potato then place the potatoes back into the oven for about 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted

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