Lucky Irish Twice Baked Potatoes

The luck of the Irish smile on these cheesy stuffed baked potatoes with California Avocado and Guacamole.

Lucky Irish Twice Baked Potatoes

Ingredients

Guacamole

  • 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Baked Potatoes

  • 2 large Russet baking potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup grated jack cheese, or grated cheddar-jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives
  • 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded, cut into chunks*
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

* Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Instructions

  1. Guacamole: Mash avocado chunks with lime juice in medium bowl.
  2. Add cilantro and salt; blend until creamy.
  3. Baked Potatoes: Heat oven to 450 degree F. Bake whole potatoes in oven for 1 hour; remove potatoes and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  4. Let potatoes rest for 5 minutes, then cut in half lengthwise and scoop out potato flesh into large bowl. Reserve potato jackets.
  5. Add butter, sour cream, milk, salt, pepper, and cheese to potato in bowl; whip until creamy with electric hand mixer.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning with additional salt and pepper.
  7. Gently stir in chives and avocado pieces.
  8. Spoon mixture into halved potato jackets and bake in 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes.
  9. Top each with a heaping spoonful of guacamole to serve.

Serving Suggestions: Serve alongside a juicy steak, or serve as the main dish with a fresh green salad.

Beverage Pairings: Delicious with a glass of Chardonnay.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 480; Total Fat 31 g (Sat 12 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2 g, Mono 10 g); Cholesterol 55 mg; Sodium 640 mg; Potassium 1289 mg; Total Carbohydrates 42 g; Dietary Fiber 9 g; Total Sugars 3 g; Protein 14 g; Vitamin A 988 IU; Vitamin C 27 mg; Calcium 272 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 127 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.2 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 40%; Vitamin C 45%; Calcium 25%; Iron 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: California Avocado Commission

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