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Potato-Stuffed Grilled Bell Peppers

Think twice-baked potato, except the potato mixture is stuffed into a bell pepper half. The peppers roast and char on the bottom, imparting a wonderful sweet flavor, while the upper edges stay crisp-tender. Don't forget to bake the potatoes before the guests arrive.

Southern Living MAY 2005

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • Prep time:25 Minutes
  • Bake:1 Hour, 30 Minutes
  • Cool:15 Minutes
  • Grill:18 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large baking potatoes (about 3 1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • 4 large red bell peppers
  • 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gouda cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Preparation

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.

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