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Mexican Couch Potatoes With Salsa

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  Baking potatoes 2 Pound (1 Kilogram, 4 Large Sized)
  Cottage cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sour cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shredded monterey jack cheese/Shredded cheddar cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped green onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped pickled jalapeno pepper 1 Tablespoon
For salsa
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Sweet green pepper 1 , chopped
  Chopped canned tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs), drained
  Chopped fresh coriander/Chopped fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Hot pepper sauce 1 Dash
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Salsa: In 4-cup (1 L) measure, combine oil, onion and garlic; microwave at High for 1 to 2 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring once.
Add green pepper, tomatoes, coriander, hot pepper sauce, and salt and pepper to taste; microwave at High for 4 minutes or until heated through and green pepper is tender, stirring once.
Let cool.
Prick potatoes in several places; arrange in circle 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart on paper towel.
Microwave at High for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender, turning over and rearranging once.
Let stand for 5 minutes.
Cut thin slice from top of each potato and scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick shell.
In bowl, mash potato lightly; stir in cottage cheese, sour cream, 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the Monterey Jack, green onion, jalapeno, and salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon evenly into potato shells; arrange in circle on plate.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese; microwave at Medium (50%) for 8 minutes or until heated through, rotating dish once.
Serve with salsa.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 393 Calories from Fat 129

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g22.5%

Saturated Fat 6.7 g33.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 30.2 mg10.1%

Sodium 422.3 mg17.6%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.3%

Dietary Fiber 6.1 g24.2%

Sugars 6.6 g

Protein 14 g27.9%

Vitamin A 55.1% Vitamin C 116.3%

Calcium 23.3% Iron 19.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Mexican Couch Potatoes With Salsa Recipe