Pierce each potato 3 to 4 times with a fork, and place directly on oven rack.
Bake at 450° for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Let cool slightly, about 15 minutes.
Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise, cutting through stems and keeping intact. Remove and discard seeds and membranes; rinse and pat dry. Set aside.
Cut baked potatoes in half. Scoop out pulp into a large bowl, discarding shells. Add sour cream and next 6 ingredients to pulp, blending well with a fork or potato masher.
Spoon potato mixture evenly into bell pepper halves. Sprinkle with paprika.
Grill peppers, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 18 minutes or until peppers are blistered and potato mixture bubbles around edges. Serve immediately.
Note: We tried microwaving the potatoes, but the texture is mealy; baking is the best choice.
Grilled Stuffed Potatoes: Omit red bell peppers. Proceed with recipe as directed, reserving potato shells and spooning potato mixture into reserved potato shells. Grill as directed or bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
A huge hit at my summertime dinner party! Several recipe requests. Wonderful classic sour cream flavored potatoes. I omitted the butter because I couldn't possibly see how it was necessary after all that sour cream and cheese. Next time I'll try the Ore-Ida frozen cubed potatoes that you just have to microwave to skip the hour and a half baking.
I used a combination of red, yellow and orange bell peppers, fat-free sour cream, smoked gouda and fat-free I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray for a healthier side dish. Grilled them alongside Bourbon-Bacon Scallops and Asparagus with Parmesan Salsa - EXCELLENT and worthy of serving to company!
These were so good! I made them for dinner guests as a side dish to grilled steaks and caesar salad, and they were a huge hit. 18 minutes was too long, and I used fresh chives in place of the green onions. I'm definitely adding this to my list of favorites.
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