Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

 

Cheese Stuffed Potoatoes

USDA MyPlate
What’s better than cheesy potatoes? Cheesy potatoes that are low in fat and calories! Full of essential vitamins and minerals, this is a hearty and healthy recipe that will keep you full for hours.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Veggie Side-Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 340 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash, trim and chop green onions. Scrub potatoes.
  • Pierce potato skins with a fork several times. Place the potatoes in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until tender.
  • Slice each potato in half lengthwise.
  • Scoop out the inside of each potato. Leave about 1/4-1/2 inch of potato next to the skin. Save the inside part of each potato in a small bowl.
  • Combine the cheese, milk and onion in another small bowl and add the insides of the potatoes. Mix with a fork until light and fluffy.
  • Add mixture to each potato half, distributing evenly.
  • Return to the oven for 5 minutes to heat.

Notes

Smart Shopping Tips
  • Look for clean, smooth and firm-textured potatoes.
  • Avoid potatoes that have cuts, bruises or a green color.
  • Purchasing potatoes in bags is usually cheaper than buying them individually, but only if your family will eat them in a couple of weeks.
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • Store potatoes in a cool, dry and dark location to prevent sprouting.
  • Do not wash potatoes before storing as it can cause early spoilage.
  • Mix in other favorite veggies, such as chopped broccoli and chives.
  • Add 2 tablespoons fat-free, plain Greek yogurt to potato as a substitute for sour cream.
  • Add a variety of spices including garlic, oregano and parsley for enhanced flavor.

Nutrition

Serving: 2halvesCalories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 15gFat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 250mgPotassium: 1645mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gCalcium: 80mgIron: 3.6mg
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