Asparagus Potatoes

Baked potatoes and asparagus join forces in this delightful recipe that can be served as a main dish or the perfect accompaniment to your favorite meat.

Recipe from Family Circle
Asparagus Potatoes
5 mins
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  • 4 large baking potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces asparagus (about 1/2 bunch), trimmed, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons margarine or unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces herbed cheese bits (such as Boursin Toppers)
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Heat broiler. Pierce potatoes with a fork. Place on paper towels in the microwave. Microwave on HIGH for 16 minutes, turning over halfway through.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium-size skillet over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and cook 5 minutes. Season with 1/8 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper; remove from heat. Line a small baking sheet with aluminum foil; place potatoes on foil.
Carefully cut open potatoes; season with remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Dot with margarine; top with asparagus. Divide cheese evenly among potatoes. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned on top.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 439, Fat, total (g) 20, chol. (mg) 20, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 57, fiber (g) 7, pro. (g) 9, sodium (mg) 414, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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