Speedy Stuffed Potatoes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: May. 20, 2023
These potatoes are always a hit when I serve them. I grow the garlic and chives in my own garden.- Marie Hattrup, Sparks, Nevada
Speedy Stuffed Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Optional: Paprika, chopped green onions and additional pepper


  1. Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 10-12 minutes or until tender, turning once.
  2. When cool enough to handle, cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell. In a large bowl, mash the pulp with butter. Stir in the sour cream, garlic, salt and pepper. Spoon into potato shells.
  3. Place on a microwave-safe plate. Sprinkle with cheese. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. If desired, top with paprika, chopped green onions and additional pepper.

Nutrition Facts

1 potato half: 212 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 317mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.