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Special Baked Potatoes

 Special Baked Potatoes
For a nifty way to spice up plain old potatoes, try Tressa Surdick's recipe. To make them, she slices the spuds, then seasons them before baking. "Just before they're done, I sprinkle cheese on top of each potato. Our guest always rave about the," Tressa pens from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. (To make the cutting easier, Tressa share this tip: "Place the handle of a wooden spoon along the bottom of
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes

Directions

  • With a sharp knife, slice potatoes thinly but not all the way
  • through, leaving slices attached at bottom. Fan potatoes slightly.
  • Place in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with
  • butter. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and salt.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with cheeses
  • and parsley; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until lightly browned.
  • Yield: 4 servings.