These are great! Neither my husband nor I are big baked potato fans but I was sick of making chicken so I thought I'd give this a shot. Asparagus is very expensive here (I live in Grand Cayman and everything is expensive) so I used fresh broccoli. I was out of sour cream so I used low fat cream cheese. Did them in the microwave for 20 minutes, scooped out the insides, and finished them in the oven. They crisped up in the oven but I didn't have to wait an hour for them to cook. They were really creamy and delicious, and we were stuffed. Served with a simple salad and I couldn't finish the potato. I will definitely make these anytime I have leftover ham from now on.
Asparagus & Ham Stuffed Potatoes
From EatingWell: March/April 2013
Asparagus adds a touch of spring to this overstuffed ham-and-cheese twice-baked potatoes recipe. Use another vegetable, such as broccoli, if you prefer.Add to lose it
12 Reviews for Asparagus & Ham Stuffed Potatoes
The whole family loves this baked potato! My favorite part is that I can make the whole recipe to step 4 (stuffing the potatoes), then wrap and refrigerate. Bake the next evening for dinner. Great make ahead for a quick dinner. AND it's delicious.
WOW! I made these last night and they were so tasty.
I used Broccoli and monterey jack cheese, as my fan base doesn't care for Swiss or asparagus. It was really tasty. AND it was easy to put together so I wasn't tired and not wainting to eat it by the time dinner was ready.
The potatoes took longer in the microwave than 20 minutes, but maybe mine were larger. I might even just bake them next time, but it was nice to not have to heat up the oven with it being so hot out right now.
I loved everything about this recipe and will make it again and again. But, I did not like how the potatoes were put in the microwave. I like my potatoes firm on the outside and soft on the inside. So, I baked my potatoes lightly rubbed with 1 tsp olive oil, along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Yes, I waited 60 minutes for these to cook @ 425 degrees (flip half way in between), but after removing from the over, letting rest for 10 minutes and proceeding, all was yummy!
I substituted the ham for chicken-apple sausage and it was amazing! It tasted like the perfect spring dinner. Everyone in the family loved it.