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Hearty Cheese-Stuffed Potatoes Recipe

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These cheesy potatoes are so hearty, my husband and I often eat them as a main dish.—Patricia Richardson, Bend, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 70 min. + cooling Broil: 5 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 70 min. + cooling Broil: 5 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium baking potatoes (2 pounds)
  • 1 cup chopped leeks (white portion only)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

One serving (half of a potato) equals 183 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 224 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Wrap each potato in foil. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool.
  2. Remove foil; cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-in. shell; set shells aside. In a bowl, mash pulp until smooth.
  3. In a skillet, saute the leeks, onion and garlic in oil. Add to mashed potatoes. Stir in the corn, cottage cheese, yogurt, salt and pepper. Spoon into potato shells.
  4. Place on a baking sheet. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cheese-Stuffed Potatoes in Country Woman January/February 2001, p37

Nutritional Facts

One serving (half of a potato) equals 183 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 224 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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