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Cheese-Stuffed Twice-Baked Potatoes

 Cheese-Stuffed Twice-Baked Potatoes
This is the first recipe I made when I initially became interested in cooking. No one can resist the creamy filling inside the crispy potato skins.—Cyndy Gerken, Naples, Florida
16 ServingsPrep: 1-1/2 hours Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 large baking potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives, divided

Directions

  • Scrub and pierce potatoes; rub with oil. Sprinkle with salt and
  • pepper. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until tender. When cool
  • enough to handle, cut each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out the
  • pulp, leaving thin shells.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add the cheddar cheese, whipping
  • cream, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, mash the pulp with cheese mixture. Stir in 2

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Cheese-Stuffed Twice-Baked Potatoes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • tablespoons chives. Spoon into potato shells. Place on baking
  • sheets. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until
  • golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining chives.
  • Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 stuffed potato half equals 385 calories, 24 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 355 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.