Twice Baked Potatoes

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Oct. 11, 2012

I served the potatoes with some German sausage, a Simple Tomato Salad, and some Roasted Broccoli. They would also be great alongside a Roast Chicken, Roast Beef, Pork Chops Or as the main event: You could cook, then mix in some ground meat, or tempeh, and serve it with a simple salad on the side. If you made Chili this week, it would be amazing over top of the potatoes! And, heres an idea: If you have leftover filling, you could make it into potato pancakes, or a hash with scrambled eggs.

Ingredients

Potatoes 2 Large (halved lengthwise)
Cherry tomatoes/5 cherry and 1 small, regular tomato 10
Bell pepper 1 (diced)
Broccoli 1 Cup (16 tbs) (chopped or diced)
Carrot 1 (grated)
Onion 1 (diced)
Roasted garlic/1 tsp. garlic powder 2 Clove (10 gm)
Cheese 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) (grated)
Olive oil 3 Tablespoon (plus 1 tsp.)
Smoked paprika 1/2 Teaspoon
Sweet paprika 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 3/4 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Onion powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Chili powder 1/2 Teaspoon

Directions

Getting Ready:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350F.

2. Brush cut side of potatoes with 1 t olive oil, sprinkle of salt and pepper.

3. Place cut side down on baking sheet.

4. Bake for 45 minutes (or until a fork can be easily inserted into potato).

5. In the last 10 minutes of potatoes’ baking time, heat a skillet; add 1 T olive oil. Once it’s hot, add veggies (all but tomatoes) and a pinch of salt.

6. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Making:

1. Remove potatoes from oven.

2. Cut around edge, leaving a 1/4″ wall, and scrape out the middle into a bowl (be careful not to pierce the skin).

3. Add veggie mixture, seasonings, yogurt, tomatoes, 1/2 C cheese, 2 T oil. Mash together. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Fill skins with potato mixture.

4. Top with remaining cheese and return to oven and bake 10 minutes (or until cheese is melted).

Serving:

1. Serve immediately with you choice of some German sausage, a Simple Tomato Salad, and some Roasted Broccoli. They would also be great alongside a Roast Chicken, Roast Beef, Pork Chops…

2. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 55 Minutes
Ready In: 55 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 399Calories from Fat 189

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.3%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 598 mg24.92%

Total Carbohydrates 42 g14%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet