Use ricotta and Parmesan cheeses to give twice-baked potatoes an Italian twist.
medium baking potatoes
cups ricotta cheese
cup grated Parmesan cheese
cup chopped fresh parsley
Additional chopped fresh parsley, if desired
Heat oven to 375°F. Bake potatoes about 1 hour or until tender.
Cut each potato in half crosswise; scoop out inside into large bowl, leaving a thin shell. Mash potatoes until no lumps remain. Stir in cheeses, 1/4 cup parsley, the pepper and egg until well blended.
Increase oven temperature to 400°F. Cut thin slice from bottom of each potato half if needed to stand upright. Place shells on ungreased 15x10-inch pan with sides; fill shells with potato mixture.
Bake about 20 minutes or until hot. Garnish with additional parsley and bell pepper.
The stuffed potatoes can be covered and refrigerated before baking; increase the baking time to 30 minutes. Or wrap airtight and freeze; bake about 40 minutes.
If doubling the recipe, you can easily bake 12 potatoes at once, but prepare the filling for 6 potatoes at a time so that you can thoroughly blend the ingredients.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
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Exchanges:2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.