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Cheddar-Mushroom Stuffed Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 70 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

To come up with this recipe, I just put together three of my family's favorite ingredients - potatoes, mushrooms and bacon. I prepare it as a quick-and-easy party dish. It's also a natural contribution to a potluck. And I serve it as an entree at times with a side vegetable. -Jenean Schuetz, Longmont, Colorado

Ingredients

  • 6 large russet potatoes
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, divided

Directions

  1. Bake potatoes at 375° 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 a 1/4-in. shell; set shells aside. Place pulp in a bowl; add cream and mash. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, mushrooms, garlic salt, basil and oregano. Set aside 2 tablespoons bacon; stir the remaining bacon into potato mixture.
  2. Spoon into potato shells. Top with remaining cheese and bacon. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-4-1/2 minutes or bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 475 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 364mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 14g protein.

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