Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes

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I love twice-baked potatoes as a make-ahead item for parties. I could never host a Monday night dinner party without some advance preparation. And, you can make all kinds of twists with twice baked potatoes – spring pea, bacon, blue cheese, you name it!  Make everything in ahead and heat them at 350 until warm. Easy, as, that!

 

Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes

 

  • 2 medium baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 cups vertically sliced yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • blue cheese crumbles

 

Pierce potatoes with a fork; arrange on paper towels in microwave oven. Microwave at high 10 minutes or until done, rearranging potatoes after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sugar; sauté until browned (be patient, this will take a long time).

Cut each potato in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell. Combine potato pulp, onions, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Spoon potato mixture evenly into shells. Top with cheese. Return potatoes to the oven and broil until toasted!

 

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