Main Dishes - Vegetarian

Cheese-Stuffed Potatoes
4 Servings, two potato halves each

Baking potatoes - 4 (8-ounces each)
Lowfat cottage cheese - 7/8 cup
Whole milk - 2 tablespoons
Onion, minced - 2 tablespoons
Paprika - 1/4 teaspoon

1. Scrub potatoes and remove any blemishes.


Conventional Method:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 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.


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.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Conventional cooking time: 30 to 45 minutes
Microwave cooking time: 5 to 10 minutes

Per serving:
Calories 250
Total fat 1 gram
Saturated fat 1 gram
Cholesterol 5 milligrams
Sodium 216 milligrams