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Cheddar-Mushroom Stuffed Potatoes

 Cheddar-Mushroom Stuffed Potatoes
To come up with this recipe, I just put together three of my family's favorite ingredients - potatoes, mushrooms and bacon. I prepare it as a quick-and-easy party dish. It's also a natural contribution to a potluck. And I serve it as an entree at times with a side vegetable. -Jenean Schuetz, Longmont, Colorado
6 ServingsPrep: 70 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 large russet potatoes
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, divided

Directions

  • Bake potatoes at 375° for 1 hour or until tender. When cool
  • enough to handle, cut a thin slice off the top of each potato and
  • discard. Scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-in. shell; set shells aside.
  • Place pulp in a bowl; add cream and mash. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese,
  • mushrooms, garlic salt, basil and oregano. Set aside 2 tablespoons
  • bacon; stir the remaining bacon into potato mixture.
  • Spoon into potato shells. Top with remaining cheese and bacon.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-4-1/2 minutes or bake,
  • uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are
  • heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 475 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 364 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 14 g protein.