Connecticut wic program

This recipe provided by Connecticut Department of Public Health WIC and SNAP-Ed

5 from 1 vote
Meaty Stuffed Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
These stuffed potatoes are hearty enough for a main course.
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 3
Ingredients
  • 3 potatoes (medium) (WIC approved)
  • 1 cup chicken (cooked and diced)
  • 1 cup broccoli (coarsely chopped) (WIC approved)
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped) (WIC approved)
  • 1/2 cup carrot (thinly sliced) (WIC approved)
  • 3/4 cup water (hot)
  • 3/4 cup 1% or nonfat/skim milk (WIC approved)
  • 1 tbs whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (optional)
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese (shredded) or 1/2 cup shredded cheese (WIC approved)
Instructions
  1. Scrub potatoes. Remove any bad spots. Do not peel. Cut each in half.
  2. In a covered saucepan, boil potatoes in just enough water to cover the pieces. When they are fork-tender (about 15 to 20 minutes), remove from heat and drain. Set aside. (Note: you can also pierce whole potatoes with a knife or fork in several places and cook in microwave without water until fork tender, then cut each in half).
  3. Meanwhile, in a skillet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, combine cooked meat, broccoli, onion, carrots and water.
  4. Boil until vegetables are fork tender - about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  5. Combine milk, flour and pepper. Mix well.
  6. Stir flour mixture into meat mixture until well blended.
  7. Stir in cheese. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes longer or until sauce thickens, stirring frequently.
  8. To serve, place 2 potato halves on each plate and mash the middle somewhat. Spoon about one third cup of the meat mixture over each potato half.
  9. Cover and refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Recipe Notes
  • Replace cheddar cheese with low-fat cheese.
  • Replace chicken with turkey, beef, or pork.
Recipe adapted from http://www.whatscooking.fns.usda.gov/recipes/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/meaty-stuffed-potatoes This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP. SNAP helps low income people buy nutritious food for a better diet. To get more information contact the CT Department of Social Services at 1- (855) 626-6632 or WWW.CT.gov/dss . USDA does not endorse any products, services, or organizations. Provided by Department of Public Health in partnership with the University of Saint Joseph. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.