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Stuffed Potato Recipe with Fresh Herbs

Easy to prepare and full of fresh flavor, this simple stuffed potato recipe is delicious, cheesy, and will have your family begging for more. It is the perfect side dish for lunch or dinner and will keep your vegetarians and picky eaters happy. Did I mention you only need six ingredients?
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: stuffed potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 312kcal
Author: Ros


  • 4 potatoes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup cheese*
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (finely chopped)
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste*


  • Wash and scrub potatoes.
  • Cut potatoes in half lengthways.
  • Place in a pot of boiling water.
  • Cook until potatoes are completely soft (about 40 minutes).
  • Strain and allow the potatoes to cool.
  • Set oven to broil OR preheat oven at 375 degrees F.
  • Scoop the center of the potato out leaving enough potato and skin to keep its shape.
  • Place the scooped-out potato in a large mixing bowl and the skin on a baking tray.
  • Brush the skin/ potato cups with butter.
  • Add grated cheese to the skins (optional).
  • To the mixing bowl, add half the amount of cheese plus salt, pepper, and cilantro).
  • Combine properly.
  • Place the potato stuffing into the potato skins.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Broil or bake until the cheese has developed a golden crust (10 minutes).
  • Serve hot as a wonderful, tasty side dish.


  • * For a less cheesy dish, only use cheese as the topping.
  • * I used cayenne powder here, but you can try paprika, black pepper or pepper sauce. Add in more of your favorite herbs too like oregano, thyme and garlic powder. Or fresh herbs like chives and rosemary.