Perked-Up Baked Potato Recipe
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Perked-Up Baked Potato Recipe

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With the delicious toppings and fun crunch, this colorful potato for two could easily become a weekly routine. “It’s great served with veal chops and asparagus,” suggests Billie Moss of Walnut Creek, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 large baking potato
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted sunflower kernels
  • Dash paprika

Nutritional Facts

1/2 each: 210 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Scrub and pierce potato. Bake at 400° for 50-75 minutes or until tender.
  2. Cut potato in half lengthwise; mash the pulp with a fork. Top each half with butter, onion, celery, red pepper and sour cream; sprinkle with sunflower kernels and paprika. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Perked-Up Baked Potato in Cooking for 2 Spring 2008, p43

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