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Perked-Up Baked Potato

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.


2 servings

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.


  • 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


  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.

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