Learn how to make Stuffed Baked Potatoes, one of Rita's recipes that are kid-friendly.

Stuffed Baked Potatoes


  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely diced bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 (15½ -ounce) can rinsed kidney or black beans
  • 1 (14½ -ounce can) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • ¼ cup shredded 2% cheese


  1. Pierce potatoes with fork. Microwave on HIGH for 10 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork. 
  2. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic. Saute until tender. Stir in beans, tomatoes, cumin and chili powder. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 8 minutes.
  3. To serve: Place potatoes on individual plates. Crisscross cut the top of each potato. Spoon bean mixture over potatoes. Top with sour cream and cheese.
  4. Other toppers: bacon bits, salsa, hummus, guacamole, leftover heated veggies such as broccoli and cauliflower.

Makes 4 servings.