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4.17 from 6 votes

Meaty Stuffed Potatoes

These stuffed potatoes are hearty enough for a main course.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
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

  • Scrub potatoes. Remove any bad spots. Do not peel. Cut each in half.
  • 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).
  • Meanwhile, in a skillet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, combine cooked meat, broccoli, onion, carrots and water.
  • Boil until vegetables are fork tender - about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  • Combine milk, flour and pepper. Mix well.
  • Stir flour mixture into meat mixture until well blended.
  • Stir in cheese. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes longer or until sauce thickens, stirring frequently.
  • 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.
  • Cover and refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

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
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