Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cheddar Mushroom Stuffed Potatoes

My children are not huge potato fans. They like an occasional mashed potato dish once in a while, but they have never loved it. I made these and was really surprised that all three children not only ate the potato (skin and all) but said how much they loved them.

6 large potatoes
2/3 cup milk or cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1/4 cup chopped, fresh mushrooms
1/2 - 1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

  • Bake potatoes at 375 degrees for 1 hour or until tender.
  • When cool enough to handle, cut a thin slice off the top of each potato and discard. Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4 inch on sides. Set aside.
  • Place pulp in a bowl and add milk and mash. Add 3/4 cup cheese, mushrooms, garlic salt, basil, oregano, and bacon. Stir until combined.
  • Spoon back into potato shells and top with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes at 375 degrees or microwave on high for 5-8 minutes.

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