Green Veggie Twice Baked Potatoes

Green Veggie Twice Baked Potatoes

Green Veggie Twice Baked Potatoes

Potatoes USA
A delicious Irish twist on twice baked potatoes!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine Irish
Servings 4
Calories 170 kcal


  • 2 Each Alsum Baker russet potatoes, fully cooked (steps below)
  • 3 Cups Fresh spinach
  • 1/2 Cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 3/4 Cup 2% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic salt
  • 2 Ounces Shredded white Irish cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Finely chopped chives or green onion tops


  • To cook the baked potatoes: adjust the rack to the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 450 °F.
  • Rinse the potatoes under cold water and gently scrub the outside of the potatoes with a vegetable brush to remove any excess dirt. Dry the potatoes and pierce lightly with a paring knife about 6-8 times.  This will allow steam to escape the potato as its baking.
  • Dissolve 2 tablespoons of salt in a ½ cup of warm water in a large bowl. Place the potatoes in the bowl and rub the outside of the potatoes until they are evenly coated.  Transfer the potatoes to a wire rack that is set inside the baking sheet.  Place the potatoes in the oven and bake for 45 minutes – 55 minutes, or until the center of the largest potato reaches 205 °F.
  • Preheat oven to 425 °F.
  • Cut cooked baked potatoes in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out most of flesh, leaving just a bit around the skin to create an oval “bowl.” Reserve scooped out potato for later.
  • Add spinach, peas, and water to bowl and microwave for 90 seconds or until wilted and cooked through.
  • Add cottage cheese to a blender along with reserved potato flesh. Add steamed spinach/pea mixture and garlic salt. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.
  • Spoon green mixture into potato skins, piling up as high as will allow without overflowing.
  • Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and chives, bake for 15 minutes or until cheese bubbling and lightly browning.


Calories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 11gFat: 6gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 540mgPotassium: 522mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 22mg