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Special Baked Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour

Makes

4 servings

For a nifty way to spice up plain old potatoes, try Tressa Surdick's recipe. To make them, she slices the spuds, then seasons them before baking. "Just before they're done, I sprinkle cheese on top of each potato. Our guest always rave about the," Tressa pens from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. (To make the cutting easier, Tressa share this tip: "Place the handle of a wooden spoon along the bottom of the potato—this will prevent your knife from going all the way through.")
Special Baked Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes

Directions

  1. With a sharp knife, slice potatoes thinly but not all the way through, leaving slices attached at bottom. Fan potatoes slightly. Place in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with butter. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and salt.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with cheeses and parsley; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

1 potato: 375 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 750mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 8g fiber), 10g protein.

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