Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Almost anything can go into or onto a baked potato, whether it is a white potato or a sweet potato. Both kinds of potatoes can be prepared in a microwave oven in about 8-12 minutes, depending on the size of your potatoes. However, the flavor doesn't come close to the ones prepared in a conventional oven, so I always plan on the extra time required for oven baking. This is still a fast and easy meal, one that I rely on often during the busy holiday season.
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 60 min
1 Prick potatoes all over with a fork. Place the white potatoes directly on the oven racks, place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. Bake until tender when pierced or squeezed.
2 Meanwhile prepare the topping for your potatoes.
3 Black beans and tomatoes topping: Place in a saucepan and heat through. Mash slightly with bean masher, if desired. Serve over baked potatoes or yams garnished with tofu sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro (optional).
4 Curried garbanzos topping: Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth. Place in a saucepan and heat through. Serve over baked potatoes or yams garnished with chopped green onions.
5 Leftover bean dishes, such as soups or stews, make wonderful toppings for baked potatoes. Try Chunky Chili or Southwestern White Beans.
6 Mushroom toppings are also a good choice for both kinds of potatoes. See the recipes for Wicked Mushrooms in Entrees and Mushrooms McDougall in Salads & Sides.