Baked Potatoes Primavera ~ Serves 2

Baked Potatoes Primavera ~ Serves 2

2 8-oz each potatoes
2 cups fresh vegetable pieces (choose from broccoli florets, sliced carrots; red pepper squares; sliced zucchini; peas)
5 ounces prepared Alfredo sauce
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
salt and pepper – to taste

Prick each potato several times with fork. Arrange spoke-fashion in microwave oven. Microwave on HIGH 14 to 16 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, bring 1 cup water to boil. Add vegetables, cover, and cook over medium-high heat about 5 minutes, just until crisp-tender; drain thoroughly. Add sauce, basil and red pepper flakes to vegetables in saucepan. Heat to simmering, stirring. Season with salt and pepper. Split and fluff potatoes; place on two serving plates. Spoon vegetable mixture over potatoes, dividing equally. (Cubes of cooked chicken, turkey or ham can be added to vegetables with sauce.)

NOTES : Note: Microwave cooking time is based on a 700-watt microwave. Adjust time to your own oven.