Happy 2013! Are you ready to eat healthy again? We sure are!
I skinnied the stuffed baked potato years ago. I make them all the time and thought it was time to share my very low fat and healthier stuffed potatoes (except the ones above have some leftover sausage, oops). For years I made these as I would imagine the Pioneer Woman makes them still, with cups of cheese and cream, but I have turned up my nose to that old-fashioned and fattening way and get my flavor instead from vegetables. Now, somehow I think I've shared this recipe before, have I? If not, please enjoy, because you can eat stuffed baked potatoes guilt free!
Scrub and bake 4 large baking potatoes until done. Cool slightly, cut in half and scoop out pulp. You can mash the pulp, but I prefer riced potatoes and have a nifty ricer that I use for that. In the meantime, in the food processor grate veggies of your choice. Today I used 1 small onion, 4 ribs celery, 3 carrots and 1/2 sweet potato. In a very large pan with 2 T butter and 2T olive oil, saute grated vegetables until soft, about 10 minutes. Add cooked veggies to riced potato pulp and mix together, add non fat milk to thin a bit, and add about 2 t. salt and 1/2 t. pepper. Pile back into the reserved potato skins and top each with 1 T grated cheese if desired. Heat in microwave until heated through. Makes 8 servings.
|This is a 16" saute pan, it takes over two of the burners.|
I had 4 oz. of breakfast sausage leftover from the kid's visit so browned that up and topped it with that too. Sometimes I will add thinly sliced leftover chicken or even a poached egg. Add a salad and we call that dinner. These look orange tonight, but they look green if I use broccoli or spinach, funny!
I made these by the dozen when my son was in high school. Two or three was an after swim team/before dinner snack for him! He is visiting tonight so I am heating up 6 and will send the other 2 home with him. One is plenty for me.
One more thing. Have you heard of the Mastrad Chip Maker for fat free and fast potato chips? As much as I am in the kitchen and as much as I love to cook, I pretty much avoid kitchen gadgets. But this is one gadget I'm happy to have. I've been playing with this for a few days and just love it! Tonight I made sweet potato chips, delicious!