Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 35 mins
I saw Paula Deen make this on her show and it looked DELICIOUS! So I had to try it. I made only 2 potatoes and had to adjust the recipe accordingly and it still was delicious!
- 6 large idaho potatoes
- vegetable oil, for coating
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese, plus more for sprinkling
- 2 cups grated monterey jack cheese
- 2 cups sour cream
- salt and pepper
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled and sauteed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Begin by washing potatoes, drying them, and gently pricking them with a fork on the sides.
- Coat each potato with vegetable oil, place on foil covered pan, and bake for approximately 1 hour.
- Place the butter in a large bowl.
- Remove the potatoes from the oven and slice each potato in half.
- Gently scoop out the potato and place in the bowl.
- Using a mixer on high, mix the potatoes, butter, sour cream, salt, and pepper.
- Fold the shrimp and both cheeses into the mixture.
- Gently stuff the mixture back into the potato shells, making sure not to break them.
- Pile the mixture as high as you can on top of the potato shells.
- Sprinkle each potato with cheese and paprika for color.
- Bake in the oven for approximately 20 to 30 minutes until browned on top.
I saw this on Paula Deen also. This is now a staple with our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. My son requested them for his 18th birthday. These are AWESOME! Our family loves them.
I just made this yesterday for Thanksgiving dinner, and everyone went bonkers over it. It makes double the amount of servings listed (no one could possibly eat two halves in one sitting). The only change I made was to use seven potatoes instead of six (which didn't lessen the flavor at all), and I used a pound of bacon (fried up and crumbled) instead of the shrimp. I will definitely make this again, but only for holidays as it is pretty labor intensive . TIP: Make sure you have a BIG bowl for mixing.
I have made this several times, also saw Paula make it. I only make it for special dinners as it's not even close to lo-cal but sooo good. Everytime I serve it I gave raves for it.