Serves 4
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Dress up your baked potatoes with a simple topping of zucchini and sausage. You’ll be surprised by how easy it is to level up your basic baked potatoes.


Basic Baked Potatoes

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsps light olive oil
  • 4 equal-sized (about 200 g each floury potatoes (such as Dutch Creams)

Zucchini And Sausage Baked Potatoes

  • 1 quantity Basic Baked Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp light olive oil
  • 300 g Italian style sausages, casing removed, rolled into small balls
  • 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise, sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1⁄3 cup sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 60 g feta, crumbled

Preheat oven to 200 C/180 C fan-forced. Make Basic Baked Potatoes:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C/180 C fan-forced. Brush potatoes with oil. Season with salt. Wrap each potato in foil. Place on an oven tray. Bake for 55 mins or until tender. Stand for 5 mins. Remove foil.
  2. Using a small, sharp knife, make a cross-cut in the top of the potatoes, not going all the way through. Use hands to gently push potato to open out the cross-cut and expose potato flesh.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a frying pan over moderate heat. Cook and stir sausage for 2 mins or until browned.


Add zucchini and capsicum; cook and stir for 2 mins or until tender. Stir through the pesto.


Spoon sausage mixture into baked potatoes; top with feta. Bake for 5 mins or until golden brown.

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