Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Potatoes

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Potatoes. devour-blog.com

Stuffed baked potatoes (a.k.a. twice baked potatoes, jacket potatoes, and a host of other names) are one of my favourite things in the whole world. I could apply my tried-and-true technique and easily come up with 365 different flavour combinations and eat them every single day of the year. I think I feel a recipe series coming on…

My Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes continue to be the most popular recipe ever on the ol’ blog, so I figured it was time to stuff another potato and try to top myself.

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Potatoes. devour-blog.com

These potatoes take all the wonderful flavours of a really great spinach artichoke dip – garlic, lemon, buttery parmesan cheese, and (obviously) fresh spinach and artichoke hearts – and transforms them into a delectable vegetarian side dish. We are trying to consume less meat in our household, and when I served these with some grilled veggies burgers and a leafy green salad, no one was missing the meat at all.

Stuffed potatoes do take a little bit of extra work, but the additional steps are ridiculously easy and the end result is definitely worth it, I promise. I like to make a big batch of these on a Sunday so we can pop them in our lunches for the next couple of days. They are best when they’re hot and crispy from the oven, of course, but reheated leftovers are totally acceptable too.

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Potatoes. devour-blog.com

I like to use fresh spinach rather than frozen, but that’s more of a personal preference – I’ve never been a fan of the texture of thawed frozen spinach, which can feel a bit slimy to me. I just buy a package of baby spinach, chop it up, and toss it in the pan with the garlic and butter until wilted and soft.

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Potatoes. devour-blog.com

I tried something new this time and substituted plain yogurt for my usual sour cream in the filling to try to lighten it up a wee bit, and am happy to tell you that the flavour was indistinguishable from my regular recipe. I mean, aside from the small amounts of butter and parmesan in the filling these are surprisingly virtuous, although they taste indulgent. So spoon a dollop of sour cream on top, sprinkle with fresh chives and dig in, guilt-free. You can even have two.

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Potatoes. devour-blog.com

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