What makes a recipe stand the test of time for your family? Our family tends to have “recipe obsessions”. We find a dinner or dessert recipe that we really like and we make it, almost non-stop, until something new catches our eye and we obsessively move on to a new recipe. We look back over time and realize how we couldn’t live without that certain food for a period of time. Then it completely disappears, never to return to our kitchen. We’re weird like that.
Some recipes just never get old. Although these Tuna Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes have never been one of our “obsessions”, we’ve been making them for years. I remember my mom making these when I was younger, and now we make them for our kids. It’s one of their favorite recipes. And it is one of my favorite recipes. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it uses tuna fish . I don’t have too many dishes that use tuna, so when someone is craving tuna, this is the recipe we pull out.
Have you ever used tuna in a pouch? We normally buy cans, but I’ll have to say that being able to tear open a pouch rather than pull out the can opener is quite nice. Plus they make super easy, high protein lunch-on-the-go. Matt often makes a salad and takes one of these pouches of Bumble Bee® Premium Albacore Tuna or Light Tuna along to top his salad with. It’s great travel food since there’s no need for a can opener!
There’s just 5 steps involved. Wash the potatoes, microwave them, scoop them out, refill them with that tuna-cheesy filling and bake them til the cheese is melty. They’ll only take about 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Sometimes we like to make the cheese a little brown on top. We’re suckers for brown, toasty cheese. If you are too, just place them under the broiler for 2-3 minutes. Watch them closely, though, so they don’t burn.
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