Tuesday, September 22

MUG IT: Smothered Baked Potato

In my collage years I used to love eating baked potatoes, actually I still do. But I used to eat them by myself alot. This was a quick and easy way to get all that great baked potato flavor and not have to spend an hour making it. Filled with butter and cheese, this one is a way to please!

Full time 12 minutes
Serves 1

The needs-

1 large white potato, cleaned and diced into 1/2" pieces
2 tbsp shredded cheese (any type, I am using a blend)
1 tbsp butter, cut into 4 pieces
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

For serving-
1 tbsp sour cream

For a great twist-
1 tbsp salsa
1 tbsp black beans

The know-

In a deep wide cafe style mug or large ramekin, place potatoes.

Microwave 8 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork, checking after 6 minutes.

Add butter slices and microwave 30 seconds.

Add salt and pepper, stir well to fully blend.

Top with cheese and microwave 30 seconds.

Cheese will not melt 100%, which is perfect.

Top with sour cream and serve. For a great twist add salsa and black beans to toppings.