Appetizers & Side Dishes

Twice-Baked Potatoes with English Peas

Cook Time: 20 min  |  Servings: 10  |  Calories: 443
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Twice-Baked Potatoes with English Peas
Cook Time
20 min

Prepare these potatoes as appetizers or a side dish and you'll be sure to wow the crowd. The flavors of fluffy baked potatoes come alive when stirred with a blend of cooked leeks, garlic and pureed peas sprinkled with bits of fried prosciutto and Sargento® Shredded 6 Cheese Italian and then baked until golden brown.

  • 5 large russet (baking) potatoes, unpeeled
  • 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 cup chopped leeks, white part only
  • 2 Tbsp. thinly sliced garlic cloves
  • Salt, preferably gray sea salt
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups shelled English or garden green peas (about 2 pounds unshelled)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1-3/4 cups (7 oz.) Sargento® Shredded 6 Cheese Italian
  • 1/4 cup proscuitto, diced and cooked until crisp(optional)
  1. Prick each potato once or twice with fork, place directly on oven rack; bake in preheated 450°F oven until tender, 1 to 1-1/4 hours. Remove from oven; let stand until cool enough to handle.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet, melt 2 Tbsp. butter over medium heat. Add leeks, garlic and pinch of salt; reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until leeks are very soft, 7 to 8 minutes. Add thyme; cook 10 seconds. Add cream; bring to a boil. Add peas; simmer until peas are barely tender, about 2 minutes. Pour mixture into food processor and let cool slightly. Process until pureed, 45 to 60 seconds; set aside.
  3. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut each one in half lengthwise and scoop out, leaving a 1/4-inch shell; transfer potato to bowl.
  4. In large skillet, melt 2 Tbsp. butter over medium heat. Add potato and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up any large chunks; add remaining 4 Tbsp. butter and pepper to taste. Add pea puree and stir until well combined. Stir in lemon zest. Stir in prosciutto, if desired. Add 1 cup cheese and stir. Spoon into potato shells and place on rimmed baking sheet. Top potatoes with remaining cheese. Bake in preheated 375°F oven until heated through and cheese is golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Serving Size 10

Calories 443

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 26.70g 42%
Sat. Fat 16.50g 84%
Mono Unsat. Fat 4.40g
Poly Unsat. Fat 0.80g
Cholesterol 77mg 29%
Sodium 409mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 253RE
Vitamin C 26mg 43%
Calcium 211mg 20%
Iron 2mg 11%