Cooking the potatoes in the microwave makes this dish a snap to prepare. If making ahead, top potatoes with cheese but wait to heat just before serving.

Recipe by Oxmoor House August 2011

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Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1 potato half)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Pierce potatoes with a fork; arrange on paper towels in microwave oven. Microwave at HIGH 10 minutes or until done, rearranging potatoes after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.

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  • Cut each potato in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell. Combine potato pulp, 1/4 cup cheese, and next 5 ingredients. Spoon potato mixture evenly into shells.

  • Top each potato half with 2 tablespoons cheese. Arrange stuffed potato halves on paper towels in microwave oven. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

  • Young Chefs can:

  • Help combine measured ingredients

  • Top stuffed potatoes with cheese

  • Older Chefs can:

  • Pierce potatoes with a fork

  • Help scoop out potato pulp

  • Help spoon potato mixture into shells

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; calories from fat 0%; fat 10.6g; saturated fat 5.1g; mono fat 0.7g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 12.2g; carbohydrates 38.6g; fiber 3.1g; cholesterol 26.7mg; iron 1.8mg; sodium 454mg; calcium 356mg.
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