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Recipe: Italian-Style Loaded Baked Potato

 

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Who doesn't love a loaded baked potato? A warm, perfectly baked fluffy potato stuffed with all the best toppings is pretty irresistible. But what if it was packed with as much nutrition as it has flavor? I had both nutrients and taste in mind when I created this Italian-Style Loaded Baked Potato. It combines all the flavors you love in lasagna (think creamy cheeses, marinara, and Italian herbs) with a classic baked potato. The best part is it takes just minutes to make! 

Italian-Style Loaded Baked Potato:

Ingredients:

1 medium Russet potato

1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese

1 cup baby spinach

1/4 cup marinara sauce

1 tablespoon shredded mozzarella cheese

Italian herb blend, to taste

Directions:

Poke a few holes into the potato with a fork. Microwave on high for 4-5 minutes, or until baked. Meanwhile stir together the cottage cheese, baby spinach, and marinara sauce. Slice the potato open, fluff with a fork, and stuff with the cottage cheese mixture. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and Italian herb blend, to taste. Microwave on high for another minute, or until cheese melts and everything his heated through. Enjoy! Makes 1 serving.

Nutrition facts per serving: 300 calories, 3.5g fat, 2g saturated fat, 770mg sodium, 50g carbs, 20g protein, 25% Daily Value (DV) vitamin A, 45% DV vitamin C, 30% DV calicum, 20% DV iron.

Watch me make this recipe in this video:


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