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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ultimate Cheesy Stuffed Baked Potatoes

I made these up years ago and have been making them ever since. They are always a big hit. They will make a whole meal for many or for those really hungry people These potatoes make a wonderful side dish for any meal and are terrific heated up the next day for lunch.

What you Need:
4 large baking potatoes
8 slices bacon
1 cup sour cream
1 rounded tablespoon prepared horseradish
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon smokey paprika
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
8 green onions, sliced, divided
1 cup melted cheese sauce (I use Velveeta)

How to make Them:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Bake potatoes in preheated oven for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
When potatoes are done allow them to cool for 10 minutes. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop the flesh into a large bowl; save skins. To the potato flesh add sour cream, horseradish, milk, butter, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/2 the green onions. Mix with a hand mixer until well blended and creamy. Spoon the mixture into the potato skins. Top each with remaining melted cheese, shredded cheese and green onions and bacon if you like
Bake for another 15 minutes.

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