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Tex-Mex Stuffed Potatoes

  • 25 m
  • 25 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“Stuffed baked potatoes are a great family-friendly weeknight supper. Here we stuff them with fresh cilantro, salsa and Jack cheese for lots of flavor and cook them in the microwave to make them quick and easy. Round out the meal with a simple avocado salad.”


    • 4 baking potatoes, (1½ pounds), scrubbed
    • ⅓ cup sour cream
    • ¼ cup lowfat buttermilk
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    • 2 tablespoons prepared tomato salsa
    • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
    • ½ cup coarsely grated Monterey Jack, or sharp Cheddar cheese (2 ounces)


  • 1 Pierce potatoes with a fork and wrap individually in a double thickness of paper towels. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Rotate the potatoes and microwave on high until tender, about 5 minutes more. Unwrap the potatoes and let cool slightly.
  • 2 Cut off a ¼-inch-thick slice along the top of each potato. Carefully hollow out the potatoes with a melon baller or teaspoon, leaving the shells. Put the insides in a medium bowl, and mash with a fork or potato masher. Add sour cream, buttermilk, cilantro and salsa; mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Fill the shells with the potato mixture. Arrange the potatoes in a microwave-safe pie plate or baking dish. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on High until heated through, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the potatoes with cheese and serve.
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