1lb.ground Italian Sausagealternatively you can remove the links from the casings if you don't have the sausage ground.
ranch dressingoptional topping
extra pestooptional topping
sour creamoptional topping
Wash and scrub your potatoes. Place 1/2 cup water inside your instant pot, and place the trivet inside. Put in the potatoes.
Secure the lid and set on manual for 10 minutes. Quick release the steam when finished.
Remove the potatoes and let them cool.
When they are cool enough to handle, carefully cut a large hole in the top and scoop out the filling. Set aside the filling in a large bowl. Note-you can save the filling and use it as mashed potatoes. However, I like to include it as part of my stuffing mix, and it will yield leftovers for yummy wraps.
Meanwhile, cook the onion and garlic in a skillet over medium heat. Cook until translucent.
Add the ground Italian sausage, and cook thoroughly. Add mixture in the same bowl as the potatoes.
Add the pesto to the filling mixture. If mixture is too dry, add more pesto or olive oil. Carefully stuff it back into the potatoes.
Serve with any of the optional toppings!
The extra filling makes wonderful wraps for leftovers. Use tortillas or lettuce wraps.