Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes on tray
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  • 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
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Potatoes are baked then scooped out, mashed and seasoned, then spooned back into the shells.

Use cheddar, Monterey jack cheese, or a combination. Add chili to the potatoes, or add chives or green onions. See the topping and add-in suggestions in the tips and variations.

What You'll Need

  • 4 large baking potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (softened, or margarine)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or white pepper)
  • Paprika to taste

How to Make It

  1. Scrub potatoes and pat dry.
  2. Bake in a 350 F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until cooked through and tender.
  3. Take a look at my step-by-step,  how to make perfect baked potatoes.
  4. Increase the oven temperature to 425 F.
  5. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp and mash or put through a ricer.
  6. Beat in the butter, sour cream, and salt and pepper.
  7. Pile potato mixture back into only 6 of the shells. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese and then sprinkle with paprika.
  1. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and potatoes are heated through. Serves 4 to  6.

Tips and Variations

  • Top the potatoes with a tablespoon or two of chili before sprinkling with the shredded cheese and paprika. 
  • Add finely chopped fresh chives to the potatoes along with the butter and sour cream.
  • Sprinkle thinly sliced green onions over the stuffed potatoes before adding the cheese.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 241
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Unsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Sodium 24 mg
Carbohydrates 28 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 4 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)