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Cheesy Baked Potatoes
Cheesy Baked Potatoes
Cheesy baked potatoes can be eaten at any time and during any season. This comfort dish is easy to prepare and not much hassle when you have to entertain unexpected guests and serve your hungry kids.
Preparation Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Egg: 1 (beaten)
- Milk: 2 tablespoons
- Mayonnaise: 2 tablespoons
- Russet potatoes: 2
- Salt: ¼ teaspoon
- Cheddar cheese: ¾ cup
- Green onion: 2 tablespoons, sliced
- Bacon strips: 2, cooked
- Pepper: a pinch
Directions & Serving Size:
- This recipe will yield approximately 2 servings
- The potatoes should be baked at 375 degrees till they are tender which should be for approximately one hour.
- Once the potatoes have cooled down, cut out a thin slice off the top using a spoon. Then scoop out the pulp in such a manner that a thin shell is left.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, egg, pulp, salt, pepper, mayonnaise and 1/2 a cup of cheese. Add this mixture to each of the potato shells.
- Once done, top off each potato with the remaining cheese, bacon and onions.
- Place the potatoes on a baking pan that has not been greased, and then bake them for 25 minutes at 375 degrees F. You can also try recipe for parmesan crusted potatoes
- Cheesy baked potatoes can be served as an accompaniment to a meal or even as a snack.
- While serving the cheesy baked potatoes you could serve them with some salad and double shaved ham.
Nutritional Value Per Serving
- Calories: 627
- Fat: 30 g
- Cholesterol: 164 mg
- Sodium: 788 mg
- Fiber: 6 g
- Protein:22 g
- Carbohydrate: 6 g
Tips and warnings:
- One of the healthiest ways of consuming potatoes is by baking them, as this helps in retaining all their nutrients and does not add to the already high calorie content of potato.
- Potatoes are also known to be an excellent source of vitamin C which is required to keep the immune system in good shape.
Additionally, vitamin C also helps in absorbing calcium.
- Baked potatoes also provide a good dose of Vitamin B6 which is known to improve the health of the heart.
- Potatoes are also recommended as an important constituent of the diet of those suffering from blood pressure, scurvy and rheumatism.
- If you have high blood pressure, then you may skip the bacon as it has a high sodium content.
If the top of the potatoes starts to turn brown while baking, you can just cover the top with some silver foil.
|Submitted on January 16, 2014