>>Cheesy Stuffed Potato

Cheesy Stuffed Potato

Ease: Moderate

Yield: 1 serving

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Source: Created by Elizabeth Ward, M.S., R.D., mother of three and author of Healthy Foods, Healthy Kids (Adams Media, 2002)

Southeast Dairy Association - Cheesy Stuffed Potato
Dress up a plain baked potato by stuffing it with cheese, steamed fresh veggies and yogurt.


  • 1 large potato, baked
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup steamed vegetables, such as broccoli or red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded


Preheat oven to 425˚.

Cut a lengthwise slit in top of potato. Carefully scoop out potato, leaving about 1/4 inch of pulp inside the shell. Mash removed potato in a medium bowl.

Add yogurt and black pepper to mashed potato. Place potato shells on baking sheet. Spoon mashed potato mixture back into potato shells.

Top with steamed vegetabls and cheese. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

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