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Baked Potato Dip
Baked Potato Dip
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Potatoes Are A Natural Weight Loss Food
You may not know it but potatoes have been getting a bad rap for years. The pride of Idaho has a lot to boast about that you may not know. Potatoes are moderate in calories, filling, non fattening and are just simply packed with vitamins and nutrients.
The potato is a food just simply tailored for someone wanting to lose weight.
The Health Benefits Of Potatoes
Potatoes are nutrient dense and this simply means you get a lot of nutrients for the amount of calories you are eating. The fiber contained in the potato is half soluble and half in soluble so it helps to keep you regular and it helps to lower the bad cholesterol level in your body. It also slows down digestion and this helps to keep you full longer.
With the exception of vitamin A potatoes are a powerhouse of nutrients and vitamins. Do you know that potatoes are just full of vitamin C. Potatoes also contain a smaller amount of Vitamin B6. The average large potato contains about twenty percent of the required daily level of Vitamin B6. They also have high levels of potassium.
Hints About Cooking Potatoes
Don't wash your potatoes until your ready to cook them. If your going to eat the skins and you should wash your potatoes under cold running water and scrub them with a vegetable brush.
Why Not Grow Your Own Potatoes
Cut out the bad spots and any sprouts. If the potato is soft or green looking on the inside throw it out. But don't throw away your potatoes just because they have sprouts on them. You could if you wanted to fill up a large plastic trash bag with dirt and plant your cut up potatoes with sprouts for a new crop of potatoes.
After the potatoes finish growing in the dirt filled bag you just pour the dirt out on the ground and pick up your potatoes. New potatoes just grown are so delicious in green beans.
Baked Potato Dip Recipe
If you like baked potatoes you will love this delicious baked potato dip that is one of the best dips that I have ever tasted. It is great with potato chips or corn chips scoops. And its easy to make. Over the years people have been told over and over that potatoes are bad for you. We now know that really isn't true. The average large baking potato has 278 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 Cholesterol, and 63 grams of Carbohydrate's. So yes even a diabetic can have a big baked potato. Potatoes are also just simply packed with vitamins and nutrients. I bet you didn't know that by eating a baked potato that there's a good chance you could get rid of a migraine headache. Each large potato has an average of 81 mg of magnesium and it is the magnesium that can prevent or stop a migraine headache.
That same potato also contains a average of 37 mg of Vitamin C and Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. We all know that Vitamin C can help prevent or cure the common cold and the flu. So yes potatoes are really good for you.
For Your Recipe You Will Need.
You will want a 13"X9" glass baking dish and a tablespoon of butter to butter your dish with.
1. 5 Large Potatoes peeled , diced and cooked done.
2. 8 Ounces of Cream Cheese.
3. 2 Tablespoons Fresh Minced Garlic.
4. 1 Small Bunch Green Onions including tops diced fine.
5. 1 Pound of Bacon cooked and crumbled up fine.( Split in half )
6. 1/2 Pound of Cheddar Cheese.
7. 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper.
8. 1 Teaspoon Salt.
You will want to cook your potatoes and mash them well. Place them into a large bowl and add your cream cheese , half the bacon , minced garlic and the cayenne pepper and salt.
Now pour your potato mixture into your buttered casserole dish. On top of the mixture in the casserole dish place your cheddar cheese , diced green onions and bacon and pat down firm.
Now you want to bake it in a 350 degree preheated oven for 45 minutes and then remove. Serve with potato chips or corn chip scoops as an appetizer at any party or gathering. It is one of the most delicious things you will ever eat.
You can easily make and bake this casserole type dip ahead of time. Make it one day and reheat it in the oven for about 10 minutes before you serve it the next day.
If you make the Baked Potato Dip please post a comment below and let us know how it turned out for you.
Grilled Potatoes Are So Delicious
Research Shows Potatoes Are One of the Best Nutritional Values per Penny
Potatoes and beans provide the most nutritional value per pound of any vegetable there is. And potatoes are the best nutritional value there is. It is potatoes in particular that provide four key nutrients including vitamin C, magnesium, fiber and potassium. And when it comes to affordable nutrition you just can't beat potatoes.
Try Your Potatoes Grilled
You can cut onions and potatoes into 1/2 inch slices and then marinade the onions and potatoes in liquid Italian Dressing for 2 hours. When your ready to grill have the grill hot at about 400 degrees and grill your potatoes until you know they are done. Your onions should be done at about the same time.
Grilled Potato Bake
1. One Pound Of Assorted Potatoes like Yukon Gold, Red, White, Russet, Or Fingerlings.
2. One Red Bell Pepper Cut Into Small Strips.
3. One Yellow Bell Pepper Cut Into Small Strips.
4. One Large Yellow Onion Cut Into Small Strips.
5. One Zucchini Squash Cut Into Small Strips.
6. One Tablespoon Olive Oil.
7. One Teaspoon Black Pepper.
8. One Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.
9. One Tablespoon Fresh Rosemary Chopped Fine.
You'll want to start by preheating your grill. Cut your potatoes up into small cubes. Put your cubes of potato in a microwave bowl and cover with the lid or plastic wrap. Cook in the microwave for 6 minutes.
Cut all the remaining veggies into strips and place all the ingredients into the potato bowl. Toss with the rosemary, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
Pour out onto a large piece of tin foil and fold it over into a sealed aluminum foil package. Cook on a hot 400 degree grill for about twenty minutes or until the potatoes are cooked and tender. Be sure to use tongs to pick up the aluminum foil package of veggies and turn it over. Use care when you open it.
I guarantee you that this baked potato bake will be one of the best things you'll ever taste in your life. It goes excellent with steak or seafood.