Meatball Marinara Stuffed Baked Potatoes + a $25 @Kroger Gift Card #BertolliDateNight #CarandoDateNight #ad

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers! Why not celebrate the day of love with the whole family with a fun recipe like my Meatball Marinara Stuffed Baked Potatoes?? The kids will love this and I bet the hubs will too!

If you need some inspiration on what to prepare, try pairing Carando Italian Sausage with a premium Bertolli Riserva sauce – the Tuscan inspired sauces and authentic Italian flavors of the sausages will simmer nicely together, leaving you with a meal you won’t want to end.

But when it does, know that Carando Italian Sausage and Bertolli Riserva both come in a selection of flavors at Kroger, so you’ll have what you need to create multiple special date nights at home.

Note: Sampling events will take place at a few select Kroger stores, so be sure to ask your local store manager for details.

About Bertolli Riserva and Carando Meatballs:

  • Bertolli Riserva
  • Bertolli® Riserva Marinara with Parmigiano-Reggiano Sauce
  • Bertolli® Riserva Asiago Cheese & Artichokes Sauce
  • Bertolli® Riserva Balsamic Vinegar & Caramelized Onions Sauce
  • Bertolli® Riserva Porcini Mushrooms with Truffle Oil
  • Carando Italian Sausage/Meatballs (Find them in the fresh meat section)
  • Toscano- Italian Sausage-mild herbs with fennel and anise
  • Venetian-Italian Sausage- Sweet basil and bell peppers
  • Abruzzese- Italian Meatball – Blended Italian cheese and herbs

Product Information:  Since the early 1900’s, Carando has been using delicate herbs, bold peppers and savory flavors to create our family of old world flavors. We’ve brought them all together in our new line of fresh Authentic Italian sausage, now available in the fresh meat section of your favorite location of the Kroger family of stores!

Post sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are 100% my own.

  • 2 large Russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 1 jar Bertolli Riserva Marinara
  • 8 pieces Carando Italian meatballs
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped parsley

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle your whole baked potatoes with a little olive oil and cover each potato tightly with foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 1 hour.

After one hour, let potatoes cool uncovered.

Take a skillet and heat together 1/2 a jar of Bertolli Riserva Marinara with the Carando meatballs and simmer together for about 20-25 minutes.

Then, take each baked potato, slice in half and scoop out just a little of the potatoes out of the shell to create a well for the meatballs. Scoop two meatballs in each half of a potato and top with marinara sauce. Then, top with Parmesan cheese and place back in the oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese has melted.

Take out of the oven and garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

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