Friday, May 31, 2013

2-Step Potatoes with Loaded Sour Cream

I know, I know potatoes again....Blah blah Blah.  But I promise you, these ones are definitely worth the 2 cooking steps.  To me potatoes are like chicken you can never have too many recipes for either one.

Ingredients:
  • 3-4 Potatoes
  • About 2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1/2 Cup of Reduced Fat Sour Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons of Real Bacon Pieces ( I use Hormel brand)
  • 1/3 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • A dash of Garlic Powder
  • A Large Pinch of Dried Parsely
  • A couple dashes of Black Pepper 
  • About a teaspoon of dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix (adjust this to your liking)
Serves 4-5
If everyone likes sour cream you might want to double the sour cream recipe. Heck you might want to just double it because it's just that good!

Combine sour cream, cheese, bacon, garlic powder, pepper, and ranch mix in a small bowl and mix well.  Refrigerate until ready to use.  
Scrub potatoes clean.  Pierce several times with a knife.  Cook in microwave for about 3 minutes and turn over and cook 3 additional minutes.  You can adjust this time because different sized potatoes take less or more time.  Check them by sticking them with a knife, if it goes in easy they are done.  After the potatoes are cooked, slice them in half lengthwise.  
Salt and Pepper the inside.  Spread butter on each potato.  Place face down in a skillet.
Cook about 3-4 minutes or until the potato is a nice golden brown.

Top with the Loaded Sour Cream and Enjoy!

This recipe was featured on our 30 Days of Dinners June Menu, Make sure to check out all of the other great recipes on this month's menu!