Asparagus Potatoes
Recipe from Family Circle

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.


Asparagus Potatoes

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 mins
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Ingredients
  • 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)
Directions
1.
Heat broiler. Pierce potatoes with a fork. Place on paper towels in the microwave. Microwave on HIGH for 16 minutes, turning over halfway through.
2.
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.
3.
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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