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Couch Potatoes Recipe

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"These stuffed potatoes are a favorite," says Shary Geidner from Clear Lake, Iowa. "They're an easy meal-in-one." Plus, they're a great way to use up any extra ham, chili or baked potatoes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large baking potatoes, baked
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili without beans
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 815 calories, 30 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 134 mg cholesterol, 2,404 mg sodium, 90 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 50 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut each potato in half lengthwise but not all the way through, leaving potato attached at the bottom. Push potatoes open and fluff pulp with a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate. Top each with the chili, onions, mushrooms, ham and cheese. Cover and microwave on high for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with sour cream if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Couch Potatoes in Quick Cooking January/February 2004, p9

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 815 calories, 30 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 134 mg cholesterol, 2,404 mg sodium, 90 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 50 g protein.

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