Loaded Potatoes: Pink Ribbon Recipe
Hi everybody :)
The name alone grab my attention to this recipe. I LOVE loaded potatoes. Comfort food at it best. These loaded potatoes are made using red potatoes topped with mushrooms, ham, green onions, sour cream, and cheddar cheese so they are fully-loaded, for a main dish in minutes :)
This recipe may be a good choice for cancer patients because it is great for nausea, constipation, and for mouth sores without the onions and ham; three of the side effects of cancer treatments.
Loaded Potatoes adapted Betty Crocker Living with Cancer Cookbook
Prep Time: 15 Minutes Start to Finish: 20 Minutes 4 servings
4 medium unpeeled red potatoes
1 package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
3/4 cup chopped fully cooked ham (not shown) (I used packaged diced ham)
8 medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)(I use Mrs. Dash Onion & Herb Seasoning)
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (2 oz.) ricotta or mozzarella. (I used mild cheddar cheese)
1. Pierce potatoes with fork. On paper towel in microwave oven, arrange potatoes about 1 inch apart in circle. Microwave uncover on High 8 to to 10 minutes or until tender. (Or bake potatoes in 375 F oven 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes.) Let potatoes stand until cool enough to handle.
2. Meanwhile, spray 4 Quart Dutch oven with cooking spray; heat over medium high heat. Add mushrooms, cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in ham, green onions and red pepper. Cover, let stand 4 minutes.
3. Split baked potatoes in half lengthwise; fluff with fork. Spread 1 tablespoon sour cream over each potato half. Top each with ham mixture and cheese.
High in potassium} excellent source of fiber
1 Serving Calories 300 (Calories from Fat 70); Total Fat 7% (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g): Cholesterol 30mg Sodium 550mg Potassium 130mg; Total Carbohydrate 41g (Dietary Fiber 5g); Protein 16g % Daily Value Vitamin A 6%: Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 15%; Iron 15%; Folic Acid 20%; Magnesium 15% Exchanges: 2 Starch, 2 Vegetable, 1/2 Lean Meat, 1/2 High-fat Meat Carbohydrate Choices 3
What I Did and/or Think:
The only change I did to the recipe was used Mrs. Dash Onion & Herb Seasoning instead of cayenne pepper and mild cheddar cheese instead of sharp.
This Taste: Like I so before I LOVE loaded potatoes! Fully-Loaded, with diced ham too, makes this dish a GREAT REPEAT!
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