Cha-Cha Murphys Recipe

Step 1

Pierce potatoes with a fork and wrap individually in a double thickness of paper towels. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Rotate the potatoes and microwave on high until tender, about 5 minutes more. Unwrap the potatoes and let cool slightly. Cut off a 1/4-inch thick slice along the top of each potato. With a melon baller or teaspoon, carefully hollow out the potatoes, leaving the shells. Put the insides in a medium-sized bowl, and mash with a fork or potato masher. Add sour cream, buttermilk, cilantro and salsa; mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Fill the shells with the potato mixture. Arrange the potatoes in a microwave-safe pie plate or baking dish. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, or until heated through. Sprinkle the potatoes with cheese and serve.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 Baking potatoes (1-1/2 lb) scrubbed
  • 1/3c Reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4c Buttermilk
  • 2tb Fresh cilantro; chopped
  • 2tb Tomato salsa
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2c Monterey Jack cheese OR 1/2 c Sharp Cheddar cheese; grated

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