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Cheddar & Spinach Twice-Baked Potatoes

My husband is a rancher who loves a hearty potato dish, so consider these spuds with cheddar and spinach cowboy-approved. My crowd never leaves leftovers. —Jody Augustyn, Loup City, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 large baking potatoes (about 12 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Scrub potatoes; pierce several times with a fork. Place in a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan; bake 60-70 minutes or until tender.
  • When cool enough to handle, cut each potato lengthwise in half. Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4-in.-thick shells. In a large bowl, mash pulp with milk and butter, adding spinach, Monterey Jack cheese, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, onion, salt and pepper.
  • Spoon into potato shells; return to baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 stuffed potato half: 261 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • annrms
    Oct 2, 2016

    Delicious! It's a great side dish. I cooked three potatoes and added dehydrated scallions along with the spinach instead of onion. Topped with a light sprinkling of paprika for appealing color. Will definitely make these again.

  • timandfran
    Jan 14, 2016

    This was super easy. My quick tune ups were:- Use a can of diced tomato with green chilies, drain the juice off.- When cutting the potatoes cut them across the middle, scoop out with ice cream scoop, and do the final bake in a muffin tray...way less mess that way and easier to work with.I also found you can freeze these and then microwave them for snacks for the kids...works like a champ!!

  • leannarudolph27
    Jan 13, 2016

    The potatoes are excellent, i enjoyed them topped with a drizzle of ranch dressing .