Hippo-Potatomus Recipe

DVD, Blu-ray,

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is out on Blu-ray and DVD 17th Feb and to celebrate I have a 3 DVDs to give away to 3 lucky readers. I can also share with you the specially created recipe for Hippo-Potatomus a great dish to make with the kids during half-term!

The movie picks up from the first one where Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he had saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention — a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and  spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now combining food and animals to create – “foodimals!” Flint and his friends embark on an adventurously mouth-watering mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheesepiders and other foodimals to save the world – again!

My daughter loved this movie when she saw it so I’m sure she’d love the DVD or Blue-ray with all the extra features they come with – perfect half-term viewing!


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Cloudy 2 - Hippotato Recipe


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A Hippo-Potatomus is a delicious hollowed out potato skin filled with melted cheese and bacon pieces, served with a dollop of sour cream and spring onions.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Serves: 6
  • 7 Small Idaho potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ Cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 Slices bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
  • ½ Cup sour cream
  • 3 Spring onions
  • Whole cloves
  1. Heat the oven to 200°C. Scrub potatoes and pierce a few times with a fork, place on a baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes, or until tender. Remove from oven, and let cool. When cool enough to handle, split each potato in half lengthways and scoop out the potatoes leaving a ¼ inch border around the edges. Reserve the potato flesh for another use (like mashed potatoes).
  2. Take one of the potato skins and cut out 12 small circles using a paring knife (about the size of your little finger nail). Set aside. Take 6 of the potato skins, and cut two small slits on top of the potato near to one end perpendicular to the cut edge. Insert the circles into the slots for ‘ears’. Stick two cloves just in front of the ears for eyes.
  3. Place the remaining potato skins, skin side down on a baking sheet. Place the halves with the ears and the eyes skin side up on the baking sheet. Brush the skins with melted butter and season the skin side down ones with salt and pepper. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown around the edges.
  4. Sprinkle the bottoms (the halves that you baked skin side down) with the cheddar cheese, top with a spoonful of sour cream and sprinkle with the bacon.
  5. Cut the spring onions into ¼ inch lengths, and use two of them to create bottom ‘teeth’. Cut a tooth pick into ½ inch lengths; attach two cut spring onions to the upper half and place on top of a loaded potato skin. Repeat with remaining potato skins and serve immediately. Remove tooth picks and cloves from upper half before eating.

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  1. Paul Wilson

    Great stuff!

  2. Heather Haigh

    I love your hippopotatamus – what a fun way to get kids to eat a healthy spud.

  3. Carrie Talbot-Ashby

    Nacho cheese & breadsticks! Yum! Not so good for my thighs though lol 🙂

  4. Kel Ellen Hirst

    I enjoy chocolate, yummy!!!

  5. Rachel B


  6. anthony fisher

    anything chocolate

    1. Camilla

      My choice too:=)

  7. jackie curran

    chocolate buttons

  8. susan willshee

    it has to be popcorn!

  9. sue lempkowski


  10. brittany

    I love popcorn and chocolate

  11. Emma Price

    Boring, but a classic – salted popcorn!

  12. katherine b

    Popcorn x

  13. laura avery

    Chocolate covered peanuts!

  14. jodie harvey

    nice box of cchocolates

  15. Donna Gilligan

    Sweet Chilli Crisps and philadelphia cheese to dip them in. Yummy

  16. trevor linvell

    a bag of chocolate ie minstrels

  17. sairz eastham

    warm popcorn!

  18. sara


  19. Diana

    Cheese board 🙂

  20. Keith H

    banana sandwich

  21. gillian burden


  22. emma kinsey


  23. chirag patel


  24. Tracey Thompson

    it has to be popcorn

  25. Lyndsey Beckford

    Popcorn 🙂

  26. Emily Knight

    Metcalfe’s Skinny Topcorn – Wasabi flavour!

  27. Anne Bethell


  28. Annamarie Riddiford

    Home made popcorn

  29. Michelle Kinsey

    Pringles and garlic dip and a bar of chocolate to share – the bigger the better x

  30. Jane Middleton


  31. Kerry Kilmister

    I love Tortillas with a salsa dip

  32. Helen McCarron

    It’s really unimaginative but you can’t beat popcorn!

  33. Jenny Rogers

    Maltesers, or Galaxy Counters – got to be chocolate!

  34. Danika Lloyd


  35. Deborah Bird

    unfortunately I enjoy munching on chocolate!

  36. Ellen Stafford


  37. Karen R

    Popcorn or malteasers 🙂

  38. Kristy Brown

    Sweet popcorn

  39. Janine Atkin

    i love a bar of choccy while watch a film

  40. sarah fleck

    a block of Marzipan.

  41. jan lynn

    popcorn 🙂

  42. Emma Wolski

    Chocolate Buttons!

  43. Laura Corrall


  44. Alison

    Chocolate and popcorn

  45. Gary Topley


  46. barbara steer

    i am a crisp addict and i love them with branston pickle

  47. donna clinton


  48. natz101

    Sweet and salty popcorn!!

  49. Helen


  50. Lani Nash


  51. Sarah Mills


  52. beckisanders


  53. Kathrine B

    My favourite movie snack is homemade popcorn with a variety of toppings- salt and balsamic vinegar is my fave at the moment 🙂

  54. Georgia Norton

    Doritos and dip!

  55. Jim Milligan


  56. Lisa Everaert

    We have movie nights every wednesday, so popcorn (sweet butterkist) which is the family favorite.

  57. Holly Boyd


  58. Rachel Gilbey

    Chocolate or Crisps

  59. Claire Butler


  60. Katy spence

    chips and dips!

  61. Joanna Sawka

    Pizza of course

  62. Kay panayi

    Pringles or chocolate

  63. Kelly Hooper

    popcorn and chocolate or maybe some icecream

  64. Helen Humphries

    I love crisps – they are a lifelong weakness!

  65. Helen Wilson

    Salted popcorn with loads of melted butter…totally naughty 🙂

  66. Mark Palmer


  67. louise e bennett


  68. leanne newsome

    Pizza and chocolate

  69. Matt Froggatt


  70. Jo-Anne holton

    popcrone and chocolate!!!

  71. Judi

    Microwave Popcorn, chocolate or Ben & Jerrys

  72. Sophie Buckle


  73. lisa brandling

    either nachos or salted popcorn

  74. Janice Mackin


  75. rceebear

    Nachos and dips

  76. Kane Casburn

    Paprika cashews

  77. Cheryl O'Sullivan

    Nachos, or chocolate buttons

  78. Chantelle Kemp

    A Bowl Of Fruit 🙂

  79. Lynne D

    Chocolate buttons 🙂

  80. Sarah Bavington-smith

    It has to be toffee popcorn 🙂

  81. Lucy Mitchell


  82. lorna Kennedy

    Cheesy nachos x

  83. Christine Caple


  84. Megan

    I snack on chocolate, olives or pitta and dip

  85. ruth


  86. Carly

    I love Mexican food, so nachos are my go-to for film food!

    Your hippo potato is so cute!!


  87. Amy Skinner

    crisps or toffee popcorn

  88. Victoria

    homemade popcorn 🙂

  89. Greig Spencer

    chocolate buttons

  90. Nicola Dudson


  91. Sharon jones

    Pizza and chips

  92. Christine Shelley


  93. Khthonia

    spare ribs hehe

  94. Laura Wheatley


  95. Annie Costa


  96. Taylor J

    Popcorn, as long as it’s sweet or toffee!

  97. Daniel Stacey

    Pitta chips

  98. Fiona R

    Chocolates and cheese and onion rolls 🙂

  99. Jill Cordner

    Popcorn x

  100. Michelle Austin

    Big slab of chocolate and a pack of oaty biscuits.

  101. Jayne T

    chocolate fingers

  102. Laura Costello

    A mahoosive bag of haribo! xx

  103. Kate Davies

    My son is 2 so we make a plate of picky bits with lots of fruit and veg and cheese and other yummy bits. We alos have the odd crisp and popcorn.

  104. justine meyer

    popcorn and crisps and dips

  105. linda curtis

    popcorn is a must on a film night

  106. Matt Mellors

    A crisp sandwich

  107. Galina V

    I love a cup of tea with whatever chocolate we have at home at the moment



  109. silvia zimbone


  110. Emily Willson

    I think I’m a very sweet person so anything like some jelly sweets and marshmallows will be my personal choice.

  111. Kelly Wiffin

    Chocolate and crisps!

  112. SuzieQ

    Some proper Black Country scratchings, or for something more substantial – a bowl of ‘grey peas’ with bacon. Bostin’ !

  113. Ashley Phillips

    Chocolate covered raisins

  114. cathyj


  115. Cory

    I love snacking some some chips.

  116. imwoops

    popcorn with butter and salt

  117. Mark Witherington

    Bacon rasher Crisps

  118. Rachel

    defo sweet popcorn:)

  119. Emma Davies


  120. Lesley Bradley

    cheese n crackers

  121. Emma Lewis

    I like to have malteasers.

  122. Rachael Barratt


  123. helen atkins

    popcorn and chocolate.

  124. laura jones


  125. Karen Barrett

    Mixed nuts

  126. Chloe Metcalf

    Pizza and sweets 🙂

  127. ashley smith

    choc nibs! x

  128. Bethany Martin

    You can’t beat popcorn for a movie!

  129. Alexandra Blue

    Starburst !

  130. Rachael Barnard

    Popcorn or chocolate

  131. Jo Booth

    Popcorn or crisps 🙂

  132. Sue Stevenson

    Snack bowl, Cheese, carrot sticks and crisps;

  133. Danielle Graves

    sour cream and chive pretzels

  134. Angela Cole

    Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Handcooked Crisps. My biggest downfall.

  135. emma falvi


  136. claire

    popcorn and pringles ! So bad for me – but yummy !

  137. Kate

    Prawn crackers, tortilla chips or Minstrels. But anything will do…………

  138. Kate

    prawn crackers, tortilla chips or Minstrels! But frankly anything will do…..

  139. Teresa Lee

    Crisps or chocolate peanuts

  140. natalie yeoman

    i still eat popcorn at home when im watching a movie

  141. emma cropper

    I am usually a sweet girl all the way until a film goes on, then i like crisps, the fancy ones!

  142. Stacey Carnell

    Crisps and M&Ms 🙂

  143. Karen Cole

    Popcorn or peanuts yummy

  144. k dunn

    homemade popcorn

  145. Sandra Clarke

    Quavers, followed by chocolate!

  146. victoria thurgood

    sweet popcorn

  147. Emma Baker


  148. Joy Lawson

    Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream!!

  149. Jacqueline Meldrum

    Haha, love the potato. I’ll add the giveaway to the food blog diary.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jacs:-)

  150. Susan Joyce Rogers

    crisps or bombay mix

  151. Julie Davies


  152. Solange


  153. @auntygeek

    My favourite at the moment is Mini Eggs… mmm…

    @auntygeek (Twitter)

  154. wendy rozema


  155. Helen Bailey

    Sweet and salty popcorn!

  156. John Seaman


  157. Sarah Hines

    Popcorn x

  158. Tammy Tudor


  159. Cath Joyce

    Chocolate fridge cake

  160. karen hutchinson


  161. Harley


  162. Adele Hill

    chocolates and sweets

  163. Darren Collins (@bigdc76)

    Salted microwave popcorn 🙂

  164. kim mayhead

    Nachos , I love them xx

  165. Holly S

    Pizza and a glass of wine

  166. Laura Pritchard

    Chocolate – Maltesers or Minstrels

  167. katie skeoch

    crisps and dip!

  168. ella

    Toffee popcorn yumm

  169. Jackie ONeill

    ice cream

  170. Paula Walters


  171. margaret k


  172. TracyJo

    Chocolates, crisps, anything tasty that’s in the cupboards (or fridge) really x

  173. Angie McDonald

    I love homemade popcorn covered in a butter sauce, or a big slab of chocolate!

  174. Louise A

    good coffee and some chocolates

  175. Becky John


  176. melanie stirling

    chocolates and sweets

  177. Francesca Tuck

    Tortilla chips

  178. angela sandhu


  179. Steve B

    Baked Fruit Bars.

  180. Kara

    Doritos with salsa dip. Yummy.

  181. olivia kirby

    crisps. Crunch crunch

  182. Rebecca Mercer


  183. Amy Orvin

    Popcorn and chocolate covered peanuts

  184. Paul Witney

    Sweet popcorn

  185. tracey taylor

    Doritos Chilli Heatwaves – perfect!

  186. Christina Curtis

    We love popcorn!

  187. Erica Price

    Dips and something to dip in them.

  188. Corina

    I like chocolates.

  189. Ruth Harwood

    Has to be Ben & Jerrys Ice cream, yum yum!!

  190. Ursula Hunt

    Nuts and crisps

  191. Anne Wallwin


  192. Jo Hutchinson


  193. David Carr


  194. winnie

    toffee popcorn 😀

  195. Paul Wilson

    Great idea.

  196. kelli flanagan

    Haribo & Nachos

  197. lyn burgess

    the old classic – toffee popcorn

  198. Lynne D

    Sweet Popcorn or Nachos

  199. Kat Lucas

    Nachos with homemade salsa and guacamole

  200. laura jayne bates

    chicken and sweetcorn panninis yummy

  201. clairdownham

    i love any sort of popcorn

  202. Gemma Clark

    popcorn and pic n mix!

  203. claire WOODS


  204. Clint Howat

    Love this giveaway

  205. Ritchie Dee

    Popcorn every time

  206. Tasha Corder


  207. andy harris

    ryvitas with cheddar cheese

  208. sue hoey

    if it’s a cold wet day then we love hot buttered toast. If it’s warmer veg sticks and hummus/ garlicky yoghurt.

  209. jennifer thorpe

    salted peanuts

  210. Lorraine Tinsley

    I love a big bag of sweet popcorn 🙂

  211. Brad Start

    Cheese and biscuits

  212. Karen K

    salted popcorn!

  213. June Etherington

    It was sausage rolls but I’m gonna give Hippo-potatomus a try it looks lush.

  214. Allan Smith

    Popcorn with melted cheese on it.

  215. Angie Walton

    Favourite movie snack is Doritos with dips

  216. Ashleigh Allan


  217. Emma Clement

    It’s got to be popcorn in our house! Sweet n salty mix!

    Emma xx (@beachpebble)

  218. Stuart wild

    Licorice allsorts

  219. linda greenwood

    dorritoes and homous for me! sweet cinema style popcorn for my son

  220. Tink Rhonda Lee Mse

    I like munching crisps when watching a film.

  221. adeinne tonner


  222. Vicky


  223. Kate ONeill

    Got to be popcorn!

  224. Sarah Bailey

    I’m either a popcorn or chocolate girl it really depends on my mood. x

  225. R Moorhouse

    Black pepper popcorn! Or a salsa and corn chip combo mmm film-tastic.


    cheese and onion crisps

  227. Annika Woodward

    Favourite movie snack is Caramel Ice cream and fudge chocolate with strawberry sauce.

  228. Holly Smith

    pop corn

  229. K Mayers

    Usually just something simple like cheese & crackers or something with a dip 🙂

  230. abigail edkins

    crisps and dips

  231. Stephanie Tsang


  232. Rachael G

    Home popped popcorn or posh crisps

  233. Katie witherington

    Has to be sweet popcorn

  234. hannah oneill


  235. Rachel Craig

    Hippo- potamus :- Nice idea, especially for the kids.

  236. Rachel Craig

    Tea and toast. Sweets. I also love popcorn. So it depends what is available and my preference at the time.

  237. Jo welsh

    Box of chocolates

  238. amanda fairbeard

    Taco’s with lots of cheese!

  239. sandra b

    Has to be pizza…

  240. iain maciver


  241. lindsay chadburn

    we are trying this recipe today for lunch, my daughters think its fab will be using it again!!!

    1. Camilla

      That’s great to hear:-)

  242. Steven Appleton

    really thin fries with a hot & spicy dip 🙂

  243. Louise A

    I love nachos!

  244. claire

    I like a nice plate of cheese and crackers to munch my way through while I am wathing a film – particularly if I have a nice glass of red to go with it 🙂

  245. Zoe G

    We like popcorn and a bag of choc when watching a movie

  246. Kerry Charlesworth

    Popcorn!!! I’ve started making it fresh in a pan and drizzling on maple syrup – the kids love it 🙂

  247. John Benton

    Grapes are the best thing for eating whilst watching movies

  248. Charlotte Finn

    Has to be sweet popcorn and revels 🙂 my daughter loves this film.

  249. tina bell


  250. Lynne OConnor

    Can’t beat pizza with a movie

  251. Tracy Nixon


  252. Laura Sweeney

    Has to be chocolate popcorn !!

  253. laura banks

    chips and dips

  254. Emma

    I love having a range of sweet treats like popcorn and chocolate.

  255. Scott Holloway


  256. Hassni

    I love munching on popcorn and burpy ginger beer while waqtching films.

  257. Eva trelfa


  258. S Edwards


  259. Marycarol

    Love cheese on toast or if something sweet a big bag of maltesers!

  260. Helen


  261. Nice to try Simple Pork Fried Rice

  262. Crisps

  263. Liz Thomas

    Bacon Sandwiches!

  264. Susie Wilkinson

    Butterkist Popcorn!

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