Sausage-Stuffed Red Potatoes Recipe


My husband and I have a large garden with red potatoes so I am always trying to come up with creative ways to use them in recipes. My son calls these tasty noshes potato poppers. They’re delicious and low calorie. —Karen Sulak, Lampasas, Texas


  • 8 small red potatoes
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 9 teaspoons minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese


  • Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 8-9 minutes or until tender, turning once.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage and pepper over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink. Add onions and 4-1/2 teaspoons parsley; cook 1-2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese. Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out 1 tablespoon pulp (save for another use).
  • Spoon about 2 tablespoons sausage mixture into each half. Place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining parsley. Yield: 16 appetizers.

Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts 1 appetizer equals 63 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 186 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat.