Cooking

Stuffed Baked Potato

A few weeks ago I bought a whole bag of potatoes with intention to make a potato casserole for a family gathering. Well, that never happened. I instead chose to go kayak, as we had one of those “take advantage when they come” kind of days, where the weather was crisp, warm and sunny. It also helped that the waters were high, so kayaking was a lot more fun. I mean, how could I turn that down?

Anyways, I now have this bag of potatoes to use up. Sure, I can make mashed potatoes, or baked potatoes with butter, salt and pepper, but I wanted to find something different to do with the potato. In the cafeteria where I work, every Tuesday they have this baked potato bar. They have all sorts of toppings you can put on the potato. I’ve gotten this in the past, and it was delicious. Every time I see the baked potato bar, it looks so good. I decided I would make my own rendition of the baked potato bar, and it was a winner. It made a delicious meal, and best of all, it was super fast to make.

Loaded Baked Potato
Serving size: 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 potatoes of your choice (I chose redskin potatoes)
  • KRAFT cheese whiz in a jar (heated up it was delicious)
  • 1 bag of frozen broccoli
  • 1/4 cup baby bella mushrooms
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Jab potatoes in the center with a knife to allow for venting. Place in microwave for 5 minutes.
  2. Microwave frozen broccoli according to package directions.
  3. Place the mushrooms in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 30 seconds, or until tender.
  4. Once everything is heated, cut potatoes into quarters. Then, scoop out a spoonful of the KRAFT cheese whiz, and place it on the potatoes. If the potatoes are still warm, it will melt the cheese. Place about 1/4 cup of broccoli on top of your potatoes. Add mushrooms on top of the potatoes, spread evenly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. If the cheese is not melted, place in microwave for about 20 seconds to heat up the cheese.
  5. Wow, that was a lot of microwaving. Take a quick break from all of that work. Then…
  6. Dig in, and enjoy!

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