Recipe Box, Italian Party Bread and Pulled Pork Potato Skins

We had quite a Super Bowl spread last Sunday,

and I want to share two dishes that really stood out~

Italian Party Bread

And Pulled Pork Potato Skins

So good!

I can’t take credit for either of them,

they were HHjr’s creations

I didn’t even realize what he was doing until after they were assembled

so I don’t have any photos of the steps

DD and I were in charge of getting the bundt bread out of the pan

and onto a platter…

I must admit we did have some sticking issues, 😵

but were able to reassemble it for serving

To keep things safe

I recommend serving this with tongs

to grab and dunk the biscuit pieces

and small plates to put them on

Italian Party Bread

A biscuit bundt cake with all the flavors of an Italian meal. Small pieces are pulled off and dunked into warm marinara sauce for a tasty appetizer bite
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian

Equipment

  • Bundt pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans refrigerated canned biscuit dough
  • 1 1/2 cups pepperoni or salami slices quartered
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cups Marinara sauce, divided
  • 2 Tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350. Spray a 10-cup bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray
  • Cut biscuits into quarters
  • Put biscuit pieces into a large bowl with 1/2 cup marinara sauce, oil, pepperoni, mozzarella, cheddar, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, italian seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder.
  • Mix everything until all biscuits are coated with oil, cheeses, sauce and seasonings.
  • Place biscuit pieces in prepared bundt pan in an even layer
  • Bake in oven for 30 minutes and test for doneness with a long toothpick, or skewer. Return to oven for 5 minute intervals until done. Baking time is usually closer to 40 minutes, depending on oven. Cover top with foil if bread is getting too brown.
  • Let bread set for 10 minutes. Insert thin spatula between bread and pan to loosen. Turn bread out onto serving plate
  • Warm remaining marinara sauce and place into a small bowl that will fit in the center of bread. Sprinkle sauce with finely grated Parmesan and basil if desired. Place bowl into center of bread for serving.
  • Provide tongs and plates fro serving
Keyword biscuit bread, bundt cake bread, garlic bread, Italian bread, Marinara bread bake, party appetizer

The potato skins are actually the top of the potato

There are several ways to cut potatoes for potato skins

You can cut off the top and bottom horizontally,

using the top and bottom for potato skins

and cut the middle slice into french fries

Or you can cut in simply in half

for 2 larger and deeper potato skins~

Or you can take a small slice off the very top,

which is what he likes to do,

and use the large bottom part for twice baked potatoes

and the small slice for potato skins

HHjr and his boys love potatoes so he makes twice baked potatoes often,

and freezes the potato tops filled with a little of the twice baked mixture

He had a ziplock bag full of these skins in the freezer

and cooked a pork butt to top them

The cheesy potato skins are topped with a little pulled pork,

a drizzle of BBQ sauce, and baked in the oven until hot

This smaller size skin is perfect for appetizer servings

Pulled Pork Potato Skins

Make these small for appetizer or large for a meal
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
baking potatoes 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Southern

Ingredients
  

  • baking potatoes*
  • sour cream
  • butter
  • grated sharp cheddar
  • cooked pork butt, shredded
  • BBQ sauce

Instructions
 

  • Wash potatoes, prick and bake at 400 degrees until done. Let cool slightly
  • Cut a small slice off the top of the potato. Scoop out the bottom of the potato, putting the potato insides into a mixing bowl and reserving the potato shells and top slices.
  • Combine the hot potato insides with butter and sour cream until it is the consistency of mashed potatoes and then stir in cheese.
  • Spread a little on the reserved top slices and then stuff the remaining potatoes with mashed mixture.
  • Refrigerate or freeze the large stuffed potatoes to serve as a side for a future meal
  • Top the small potato skins with pulled pork and a drizzle of BBQ sauce and put in a baking dish. Potatoes and be refrigerated at this point for baking later if desired.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Notes

*this recipe is written for large baking potatoes
You can use smaller baking potatoes if desired, and cut them in half.  Prepare the filling as above and only partially fill potatoes, and then top with pulled pork and sauce. Reserve the remaining potato mixture to serve as a side dish for another meal.
Keyword appetizer, BBQ pork potato skins, potato skins, pulled pork, stuffed potatoes

Enjoy!

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Comments
24 Responses to “Recipe Box, Italian Party Bread and Pulled Pork Potato Skins”
  1. Mary says:

    We love pulled pork on potato skins Jenna! Your Italian party bread sounds wonderful too! ♥

  2. Two wonderful sounding recipes that we would love. Pulled pork and anything Italian are always welcomed at our table. Thank HHjr for the recipes. It looks like rain for the next few days, Jenna. Stay dry and warm!

  3. Nancy says:

    You had me at hello with pulled pork! Delicious!

  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    The Italian Party Bread is calling me, sounds delicious. I think someone else here would love the Pulled Pork Skins. I’m sure you had a fabulous buffet spread and loads of party fun……….

  5. Martha says:

    Both look amazing – yum!

  6. Rita C. says:

    Wow, those BOTH sound good. I may try the party bread. I think I have what’s needed right now! Thanks!

  7. Rosie M. says:

    My mouth started to water as I was reading these recipes! Will definitely give them Both a try. Many thanks!

  8. The Italian bread looks really delicious and unique! What a great idea, with so many possibilities!

  9. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, these dishes look delicious! I have some left over pulled pork so I may just have to make these potato skins. Happy Thursday!

  10. Those all look fabulous but especially that bread. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing that one on our table once that a) we’re in a group and b) that we’re actually eating the same food!

  11. lghiggins says:

    HHjr is so creative! My mouth is watering!

  12. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  13. Such a wonderful party of flavors. How delicious to have these yummy treats. I love the presentation plus the taste of these babies must be heaven.

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