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Recipe: Twice Baked Potatoes

Preheat oven to 350F.

  • 6 small red potatoes, whole
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • sea salt

Rub potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake 350F for 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix together the following ingredients and set aside.

  • 1 Tbsp. softened butter
  • 1/4 c. low-fat plain Kefir (plain yogurt or sour cream should work too)
  • 2 oz. freshly grated parmesan
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • sea salt & cracked pepper, to taste

Remove potatoes from oven and let rest for a few minutes (till cool enough to handle). Turn heat up to 400F. Cut each potato in half lengthwise, scoop out middle, leaving 1/8″ to 1/4″ rim around potato. Add potato middles to the cheese mixture. Mash and spoon into potato shells.

Bake at 400F for 15 more minutes, until golden brown.

Top with 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley leaves. Serve warm!

Mushroom Mac ‘n’ Cheese (Feb. 8, 2010)

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. butter

1/3 c. flour

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

8 medium mushrooms, quartered

3 oz. swiss cheese, shredded

1 c. part skim ricotta cheese

1/2 c. 99% fat free chicken broth

1/2 c. fat free milk (or Lactaid)

1 c. whole wheat noodles

Directions

Cook noodles according to package directions.

Meanwhile, saute mushrooms and garlic in 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter. Season with salt and pepper.

In a separate pan, melt 1 Tbsp. butter over Medium heat. Slowly whisk in flour till a thick consistency. Whisk in chicken broth and milk till smooth. Add shredded cheese. Stir occasionally till thoroughly mixed and creamy. Add mushrooms.

Drain pasta and add to sauce. Serve.

For another twist, add 1 c. cubed cooked chicken or 4-8 slices of deli ham, chopped into small pieces.

Number of Servings: 4