Chimichurri Twice-Baked Potatoes

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These Chimichurri Twice-Baked Potatoes are courtesy of Heather Christo as part of the U.S. Potato Board's Potato Lovers Club. Fresh parsley, oregano, garlic and olive oil make up this Argentinean-inspired sauce that is whipped into baked potatoes.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed

  • 1 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • ¼ cup minced fresh oregano leaves

  • 3 green onions, minced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • Kosher salt to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the potatoes in the oven, directly on the rack.

  2. Bake for 30 minutes. Poke a couple holes in the top of the potatoes with a fork and return them to the oven for another 15 minutes.

  3. While the potatoes are baking, prepare the chimichurri sauce:

  4. Finely mince the parsley, oregano, green onions and garlic. (If you want to save time, place ingredients in a food processor and pulse until finely minced.) Add the herbs to a 2-cup bowl. Then add the red pepper flakes, olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Season to taste with kosher salt. Set aside.

  5. Slice the top third of each potato off and let the potatoes cool until you can handle them comfortably. Scoop the flesh of the potatoes into a medium mixing bowl.

  6. Add 1 cup of the chimichurri sauce to the potatoes. Using a hand mixer, whip the potatoes until creamy and fluffy.

  7. Spoon the chimichurri potato mixture back into the potatoes. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake them at 400 degrees F for another 10 minutes. Serve them hot with an extra spoonful of the remaining chimichurri sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

344 Calories
18g Fat
42g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 33mg 164%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 1009mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.