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Name: Ham and Cheese Stuffed Potatoes
Key Ingredient: ham
Preparation: bake; microwave
Cuisine: American
Source: Pillsbury Great Fast Meals #43
Food Group: meat
Meals: dinner
Courses: main
Temperature: hot
Effort: easy
Prep. Time: :35
Elapsed Time: 1:50
Comments: Microwave Directions included.
Servings: 4

4 large baking potatoes
1 teaspoon shortening
6 tablespoons margarine or butter
2 tablespoons grated onion
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 eggs
6 ounces (1-1/2 cups) shredded cheddar or American cheese
6 ounces (1 cup) diced, cooked ham
Paprika, if desired

Heat oven to 375F. Scrub potatoes; pat dry. Rub each potato with shortening; prick several places with fork. Bake at 375F. for about 1 hour or until done. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; scoop out inside leaving a thin shell. Place shells on cookie sheet. In large bowl, beat potatoes 1 minute. Add margarine, onion, pepper and eggs; continue beating until mixture is smooth and fluffy. Fold in 1 cup of the cheese and ham. Fill potato shells with mixture; top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 375F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.

Microwave Directions: Scrub potatoes; pat dry. Prick several places with fork. Place potatoes on paper towel or in microwave-safe baking dish. Microwave on HIGH for 14 to 19 minutes or until tender, turning potatoes over halfway through cooking. Let stand 5 to 7 minutes.
Cut potatoes and prepare mixture as directed above; fill potato shells. Place in 12 x 8-inch (2-quart) microwave-safe baking dish. Microwave on HIGH for 4 to 6 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and paprika. Microwave on HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Sandra?08 January 2009, 17:50

Had for dinner. Yum Yum

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