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Quick & Healthy Baked Potatoes

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 5 mins Cook 10 mins
Quick & Healthy Baked Potatoes
  • 4 5 - 6  ounces  Russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1/4  cup  nonfat plain yogurt
  • 4  teaspoons  healthy buttery spread
  • 1/2  teaspoon  garlic or seasoned salt
  •  Snipped fresh chives or green onion tops (optional)

1. Cut a wedge out of each potato about 1/8-inch wide and 1-inch deep and place in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on HIGH, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes depending on strength of microwave. Use oven mitts to remove dish from microwave. Carefully make a slit in the top of each potato and fluff with a fork. Stir 1 tablespoon yogurt, 1 teaspoon buttery spread and 1/8 teaspoon salt into each potato; sprinkle with chives if desired.

From the Test KitchenBroccoli Cheddar Baked Potatoes:
  • Place 3 cups tiny broccoli flowerettes in a small bowl with 1 tablespoon water. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Drain and spoon equal amounts onto each seasoned potato. Sprinkle each with 1/4 cup reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes more to melt cheese.
Baked Pizza Potatoes:
  • Place 16 slices turkey pepperoni on a plate and microwave on HIGH for 45 to 60 seconds to crisp. Top each seasoned potato with 1/4 cup warm pasta sauce, 1/4 cup Italian blend shredded cheese, 1 tablespoon minced green pepper and 1 tablespoon sliced green onion. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes to melt cheese, then, top with coarsely crumbled pepperoni slices.
Spinach Alfredo Baked Potatoes:
  • Stir 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach into 1/2 cup light Alfredo sauce. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Spoon equal amounts onto each seasoned potato, then sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Nutrition Facts (Quick & Healthy Baked Potatoes)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 160,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • carb. (g) 29,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. C (mg) 30,
  • sodium (mg) 160,
  • Potassium (mg) 651,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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