Build Your Own Potato
4
servings
20 min
PREP TIME
35 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

4 medium baking potatoes, washed, each pierced with fork

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place potatoes on paper towel in microwave. Microwave, turning once, 15-18 minutes or until fork tender.

  2. STEP 2

    Variations:
    Mexican Chicken Potatoes: Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 8-inch skillet until sizzling; stir in 1/2 cup chopped onions. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Stir in 2 cups shredded cooked chicken, 1 cup sour cream and 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Top each potato with about 1/2 cup chicken mixture and 2 tablespoons salsa. 4 servings.

    Dill 'n Vegetable Potatoes: Prepare 2 cups frozen vegetable combination according to package directions. Drain; stir in 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed. Top each potato with 1/2 cup vegetables, 2 tablespoons sour cream and 1/4 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese. Microwave 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. 4 servings.

    Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Potatoes: Prepare 2 cups chopped frozen broccoli according to package directions. Drain; stir in 1 cup cubed ham. Microwave 1 minute. Top each potato with about 3/4 cup broccoli mixture, 2 tablespoons sour cream and 1/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese. Microwave 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. 4 servings.

    Italian Cheese Potatoes: Top each potato with 1/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons sour cream and 2 tablespoons spaghetti sauce. Microwave 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. 4 servings.

Tip #1

- Serve potato toppings over pasta for a recipe variation.

Tip #2

- Potatoes can be baked at 350°F about 1 1/2 hours or until fork tender.

Nutrition

340Calories
12Fat (mg)
71Cholesterol (mg)
385Sodium (mg)
32Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
27Protein (g)

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  October 26, 2009

I make a tuna tater which is a potato filled with tuna salad and topped with american cheese . you can also put chives, green onions, or any other pantry item you wish on the top.

— says JoAnn
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