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Makes: 4 potato halves
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
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Southwestern Stuffed Potatoes
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Prep time: 5 minutesCooking time: 10 minutesTotal time: 15 minutes


medium potatoes (each about 5 inches x 2½ inches)
1 cup
black beans, rinsed and drained
3⁄4 cup
1 cup
corn (canned and drained, frozen, or fresh cooked)
1⁄2 cup
shredded cheese (try cheddar, pepper jack, or Mexican blend)


  1. Scrub potatoes well. Poke each potato with a fork 2 or 3 times. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, turn potatoes over, and microwave another 3 to 5 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine beans, salsa and corn. Microwave for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
  3. Cut potatoes in half length-wise and flatten with a fork. Divide bean mixture between the four halves. Sprinkle with cheese and serve warm.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Try kidney or pinto beans instead of black beans.
  • Add leftover cooked chicken, turkey or ground beef.
  • Topping ideas: hot sauce, avocado, black olives, green onion, cooked meat or tofu, plain low-fat yogurt or sour cream.
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1 potato half
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