Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

4 Servings, two potato halves each

Baking potato 4 large
Lowfat cottage cheese 7/8 cup
Whole milk 2 tablespoons
Onion, minced 2 tablespoons
Paprika 1/4 teaspoon

CONVENTIONAL COOKING TIME: 30 TO 45 MINUTES
MICROWAVE COOKING TIME: 5 TO 10 MINUTES

  1. Scrub potatoes and bake

CONVENTIONAL METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Place potatoes in oven and bake until tender, about 30 to 40 minutes.

MICROWAVE METHOD:

  1. Pierce potatoes by using fork prongs.
  2. Cover potatoes with waxed paper. Heat on high until tender, about 5 to 10 minutes.

TO STUFF POTATOES:

  1. Slice each potato in half, lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out pulp, leaving about 1/4 inch thick shells, saving pulp.
  2. Blend cheese, milk, and onion. Add potato pulp; mix until light and fluffy.
  3. Fill potato halves with mixture. Sprinkle paprika over potatoes.

Note: Return to oven or microwave to reheat, for a few minutes, if desired.