The Big Potato

Potatoes are full of Vitamin C, thiamin, magnesium, and iron. And when they’re also full of Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and assorted other yummy toppings, they’re an excellent source of satisfaction for meat-and-potato lovers everywhere.  

AVERAGE CUSTOMER RATING

  • Prep Time

    30 Minutes

  • Cook Time

    30 Minutes

  • Makes

    12

Ingredients

2 Tbsps.

butter or margarine

1

green bell pepper, chopped

1

onion, chopped

6

large potatoes, baked *

¾ Cup

sour cream

½ Cup

milk

½ Tsp.

salt

½ Tsp.

ground black pepper

Cup

(6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

1/3 Cup

chopped fresh chives

Preparation

1

Preheat oven to 375°F.  Cut sausage into ½" cubes.  Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat; add sausage, green pepper and onion.  Cook, stirring occasionally 5-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

2

Slice potatoes in half lengthwise.  Scoop potato out of each half, leaving a ¼" thick shell.  Combine potato pulp, sour cream, milk, salt and black pepper in large bowl, mashing until smooth.  Stir in sausage mixture, cheese and chives.  Spoon mashed potato mixture into potato shells. 

3

Place filled potato shells on large baking pan.  Bake 30 minutes or until tops are lightly browned and filling is hot.

Cook's Tip: *  To bake potatoes, preheat oven to 425°F.  Scrub potatoes thoroughly under running water and pat dry.  Pierce potatoes in several places with a fork.  Bake potatoes directly on middle oven rack for 50-60 minutes or until tender.