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. Amy Fidler

    What a great idea x

  2. Paul Wilson

    Great stuff!

  3. Heather Haigh

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

  4. Carrie Talbot-Ashby

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

  5. Kel Ellen Hirst

    I enjoy chocolate, yummy!!!

  6. Rachel B


  7. anthony fisher

    anything chocolate

    1. Camilla

      My choice too:=)

  8. jackie curran

    chocolate buttons

  9. susan willshee

    it has to be popcorn!

  10. sue lempkowski


  11. brittany

    I love popcorn and chocolate

  12. Emma Price

    Boring, but a classic – salted popcorn!

  13. katherine b

    Popcorn x

  14. laura avery

    Chocolate covered peanuts!

  15. jodie harvey

    nice box of cchocolates

  16. Donna Gilligan

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

  17. trevor linvell

    a bag of chocolate ie minstrels

  18. sairz eastham

    warm popcorn!

  19. sara


  20. Diana

    Cheese board 🙂

  21. Keith H

    banana sandwich

  22. gillian burden


  23. emma kinsey


  24. chirag patel


  25. Tracey Thompson

    it has to be popcorn

  26. Lyndsey Beckford

    Popcorn 🙂

  27. Emily Knight

    Metcalfe’s Skinny Topcorn – Wasabi flavour!

  28. Anne Bethell


  29. Annamarie Riddiford

    Home made popcorn

  30. Michelle Kinsey

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

  31. Jane Middleton


  32. Kerry Kilmister

    I love Tortillas with a salsa dip

  33. Helen McCarron

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

  34. Jenny Rogers

    Maltesers, or Galaxy Counters – got to be chocolate!

  35. Danika Lloyd


  36. Deborah Bird

    unfortunately I enjoy munching on chocolate!

  37. Ellen Stafford


  38. Karen R

    Popcorn or malteasers 🙂

  39. Kristy Brown

    Sweet popcorn

  40. Janine Atkin

    i love a bar of choccy while watch a film

  41. sarah fleck

    a block of Marzipan.

  42. jan lynn

    popcorn 🙂

  43. Emma Wolski

    Chocolate Buttons!

  44. Laura Corrall


  45. Alison

    Chocolate and popcorn

  46. Gary Topley


  47. barbara steer

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

  48. donna clinton


  49. natz101

    Sweet and salty popcorn!!

  50. Helen


  51. Lani Nash


  52. Sarah Mills


  53. beckisanders


  54. Kathrine B

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

  55. Georgia Norton

    Doritos and dip!

  56. Jim Milligan


  57. Lisa Everaert

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

  58. Holly Boyd


  59. Rachel Gilbey

    Chocolate or Crisps

  60. Claire Butler


  61. Katy spence

    chips and dips!

  62. Joanna Sawka

    Pizza of course

  63. Kay panayi

    Pringles or chocolate

  64. Kelly Hooper

    popcorn and chocolate or maybe some icecream

  65. Helen Humphries

    I love crisps – they are a lifelong weakness!

  66. Helen Wilson

    Salted popcorn with loads of melted butter…totally naughty 🙂

  67. Mark Palmer


  68. louise e bennett


  69. leanne newsome

    Pizza and chocolate

  70. Matt Froggatt


  71. Jo-Anne holton

    popcrone and chocolate!!!

  72. Judi

    Microwave Popcorn, chocolate or Ben & Jerrys

  73. Sophie Buckle


  74. lisa brandling

    either nachos or salted popcorn

  75. Janice Mackin


  76. rceebear

    Nachos and dips

  77. Kane Casburn

    Paprika cashews

  78. Cheryl O'Sullivan

    Nachos, or chocolate buttons

  79. Chantelle Kemp

    A Bowl Of Fruit 🙂

  80. Lynne D

    Chocolate buttons 🙂

  81. Sarah Bavington-smith

    It has to be toffee popcorn 🙂

  82. Lucy Mitchell


  83. lorna Kennedy

    Cheesy nachos x

  84. Christine Caple


  85. Megan

    I snack on chocolate, olives or pitta and dip

  86. ruth


  87. Carly

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

    Your hippo potato is so cute!!


  88. Amy Skinner

    crisps or toffee popcorn

  89. Victoria

    homemade popcorn 🙂

  90. Greig Spencer

    chocolate buttons

  91. Nicola Dudson


  92. Sharon jones

    Pizza and chips

  93. Christine Shelley


  94. Khthonia

    spare ribs hehe

  95. Laura Wheatley


  96. Annie Costa


  97. Taylor J

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

  98. Daniel Stacey

    Pitta chips

  99. Fiona R

    Chocolates and cheese and onion rolls 🙂

  100. Jill Cordner

    Popcorn x

  101. Michelle Austin

    Big slab of chocolate and a pack of oaty biscuits.

  102. Jayne T

    chocolate fingers

  103. Laura Costello

    A mahoosive bag of haribo! xx

  104. 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.

  105. justine meyer

    popcorn and crisps and dips

  106. linda curtis

    popcorn is a must on a film night

  107. Matt Mellors

    A crisp sandwich

  108. Galina V

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



  110. silvia zimbone


  111. Emily Willson

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

  112. Kelly Wiffin

    Chocolate and crisps!

  113. SuzieQ

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

  114. Ashley Phillips

    Chocolate covered raisins

  115. cathyj


  116. Cory

    I love snacking some some chips.

  117. imwoops

    popcorn with butter and salt

  118. Mark Witherington

    Bacon rasher Crisps

  119. Rachel

    defo sweet popcorn:)

  120. Emma Davies


  121. Lesley Bradley

    cheese n crackers

  122. Emma Lewis

    I like to have malteasers.

  123. Rachael Barratt


  124. helen atkins

    popcorn and chocolate.

  125. laura jones


  126. Karen Barrett

    Mixed nuts

  127. Chloe Metcalf

    Pizza and sweets 🙂

  128. ashley smith

    choc nibs! x

  129. Bethany Martin

    You can’t beat popcorn for a movie!

  130. Alexandra Blue

    Starburst !

  131. Rachael Barnard

    Popcorn or chocolate

  132. Jo Booth

    Popcorn or crisps 🙂

  133. Sue Stevenson

    Snack bowl, Cheese, carrot sticks and crisps;

  134. Danielle Graves

    sour cream and chive pretzels

  135. Angela Cole

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

  136. emma falvi


  137. claire

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

  138. Kate

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

  139. Kate

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

  140. Teresa Lee

    Crisps or chocolate peanuts

  141. natalie yeoman

    i still eat popcorn at home when im watching a movie

  142. emma cropper

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

  143. Stacey Carnell

    Crisps and M&Ms 🙂

  144. Karen Cole

    Popcorn or peanuts yummy

  145. k dunn

    homemade popcorn

  146. Sandra Clarke

    Quavers, followed by chocolate!

  147. victoria thurgood

    sweet popcorn

  148. Emma Baker


  149. Joy Lawson

    Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream!!

  150. Jacqueline Meldrum

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

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jacs:-)

  151. Susan Joyce Rogers

    crisps or bombay mix

  152. Julie Davies


  153. Solange


  154. @auntygeek

    My favourite at the moment is Mini Eggs… mmm…

    @auntygeek (Twitter)

  155. wendy rozema


  156. Helen Bailey

    Sweet and salty popcorn!

  157. John Seaman


  158. Sarah Hines

    Popcorn x

  159. Tammy Tudor


  160. Cath Joyce

    Chocolate fridge cake

  161. karen hutchinson


  162. Harley


  163. Adele Hill

    chocolates and sweets

  164. Darren Collins (@bigdc76)

    Salted microwave popcorn 🙂

  165. kim mayhead

    Nachos , I love them xx

  166. Holly S

    Pizza and a glass of wine

  167. Laura Pritchard

    Chocolate – Maltesers or Minstrels

  168. katie skeoch

    crisps and dip!

  169. ella

    Toffee popcorn yumm

  170. Jackie ONeill

    ice cream

  171. Paula Walters


  172. margaret k


  173. TracyJo

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

  174. Angie McDonald

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

  175. Louise A

    good coffee and some chocolates

  176. Becky John


  177. melanie stirling

    chocolates and sweets

  178. Francesca Tuck

    Tortilla chips

  179. angela sandhu


  180. Steve B

    Baked Fruit Bars.

  181. Kara

    Doritos with salsa dip. Yummy.

  182. olivia kirby

    crisps. Crunch crunch

  183. Rebecca Mercer


  184. Amy Orvin

    Popcorn and chocolate covered peanuts

  185. Paul Witney

    Sweet popcorn

  186. tracey taylor

    Doritos Chilli Heatwaves – perfect!

  187. Christina Curtis

    We love popcorn!

  188. Erica Price

    Dips and something to dip in them.

  189. Corina

    I like chocolates.

  190. Ruth Harwood

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

  191. Ursula Hunt

    Nuts and crisps

  192. Anne Wallwin


  193. Jo Hutchinson


  194. David Carr


  195. winnie

    toffee popcorn 😀

  196. Paul Wilson

    Great idea.

  197. kelli flanagan

    Haribo & Nachos

  198. lyn burgess

    the old classic – toffee popcorn

  199. Lynne D

    Sweet Popcorn or Nachos

  200. Kat Lucas

    Nachos with homemade salsa and guacamole

  201. laura jayne bates

    chicken and sweetcorn panninis yummy

  202. clairdownham

    i love any sort of popcorn

  203. Gemma Clark

    popcorn and pic n mix!

  204. claire WOODS


  205. Clint Howat

    Love this giveaway

  206. Ritchie Dee

    Popcorn every time

  207. Tasha Corder


  208. andy harris

    ryvitas with cheddar cheese

  209. 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.

  210. jennifer thorpe

    salted peanuts

  211. Lorraine Tinsley

    I love a big bag of sweet popcorn 🙂

  212. Brad Start

    Cheese and biscuits

  213. Karen K

    salted popcorn!

  214. June Etherington

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

  215. Allan Smith

    Popcorn with melted cheese on it.

  216. Angie Walton

    Favourite movie snack is Doritos with dips

  217. Ashleigh Allan


  218. Emma Clement

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

    Emma xx (@beachpebble)

  219. Stuart wild

    Licorice allsorts

  220. linda greenwood

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

  221. Tink Rhonda Lee Mse

    I like munching crisps when watching a film.

  222. adeinne tonner


  223. Vicky


  224. Kate ONeill

    Got to be popcorn!

  225. Sarah Bailey

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

  226. R Moorhouse

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


    cheese and onion crisps

  228. Annika Woodward

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

  229. Holly Smith

    pop corn

  230. K Mayers

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

  231. abigail edkins

    crisps and dips

  232. Stephanie Tsang


  233. Rachael G

    Home popped popcorn or posh crisps

  234. Katie witherington

    Has to be sweet popcorn

  235. hannah oneill


  236. Rachel Craig

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

  237. Rachel Craig

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

  238. Jo welsh

    Box of chocolates

  239. amanda fairbeard

    Taco’s with lots of cheese!

  240. sandra b

    Has to be pizza…

  241. iain maciver


  242. 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:-)

  243. Steven Appleton

    really thin fries with a hot & spicy dip 🙂

  244. Louise A

    I love nachos!

  245. 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 🙂

  246. Zoe G

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

  247. Kerry Charlesworth

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

  248. John Benton

    Grapes are the best thing for eating whilst watching movies

  249. Charlotte Finn

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

  250. tina bell


  251. Lynne OConnor

    Can’t beat pizza with a movie

  252. Tracy Nixon


  253. Laura Sweeney

    Has to be chocolate popcorn !!

  254. laura banks

    chips and dips

  255. Emma

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

  256. Scott Holloway


  257. Hassni

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

  258. Eva trelfa


  259. S Edwards


  260. Marycarol

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

  261. Helen


  262. Nice to try Simple Pork Fried Rice

  263. Crisps

  264. Liz Thomas

    Bacon Sandwiches!

  265. Susie Wilkinson

    Butterkist Popcorn!

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