Looking for a Recipe to WOW Your New Year’s Eve Party Guests?


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Whether you are hosting or attending a New Year’s Eve party, this recipe is simple and is sure to be a hit.  Potatoes are typically served as a side dish but this recipe turns them into a delicious appetizer that may be the talk of the party.  You can find this recipe and a photo of these tasty treats at the Taste of Home website here and originally published as Stuffed Baby Potatoes in Healthy Cooking October/November 2012.

Makeover Stuffed Potato Appetizer


20 baby Yukon Gold potatoes (2 pounds)

6 ounces of cream cheese (fat free, low-fat, etc)

¾ cup reduced fat sour cream

6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 green onions, chopped

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper


  1. Place potatoes in a dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or just until tender. Drain.
  2. When cool enough to handle, cut each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out the pulp, leaving thin shells. Remove ⅓ cup pulp (discard or save for another use).
  3. In a large bowl, mash the remaining pulp with cream cheese. Add sour cream and half of the bacon. Stir in the cheeses, green onion, salt and pepper; spoon into potato shells.
  4. Place in a 15x10x1in baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining bacon. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 40 appetizers.


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