With this month's mid-Atlantic states' Snowpocalypse in full swing and Super Bowl Sunday tomorrow, what better weekend to begin participating in Weekend Cooking?
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A few weekends ago, I made these Cheesy Tuna-Stuffed Potatoes in the crockpot. It's a recipe from Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook, by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann. If you're into crockpot cooking, as I definitely am, this is a cookbook that is a must-have.
The recipe notes in the cookbook say that this is a light main dish for lunch or supper, which is true. I also think these potatoes would be a nice addition to a Super Bowl menu, particularly if your plans have been somewhat downsized because of the weather.
Cheesy Tuna-Stuffed Potatoes
Use a medium or large round or oval slow cooker. (I used my 6 qt. crockpot.)
4 medium-sized Idaho or russett potatoes, scrubbed and left dripping wet (my note: I was able to fit 6 russett potatoes in my crockpot)
3/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup milk
One 6-ounce can water-packed tuna, drained
1/2 cup sour cream (reduced fat is OK)
1 green onion (white and some of the green), thinly sliced
1. Prick each dripping-wet potato with a fork or the tip of a sharp knife and pile them into the skow cooker: do not add water.
2. Remove the potatoes from the cooker with tongs and cut in half lengthwise.
As I said, this could be a nice addition to a Super Bowl menu. I added some vegetarian bacon to each potato, which we had as dinner along with steamed broccoli. We enjoyed it (well, Betty didn't, but only because there are about five things she eats and the only thing that met her criteria in this dish was the cheese.)