Peanut Butter Stuffed Potatoes

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OK, I know these sound weird. Who stuffs their potatoes with peanut butter. But, if you’re a long-time reader, you may remember Bug, our 3-year-old, HATES potatoes with a bizarre inexplicable passion. Now, there could definitely be worse things to hate. I don’t begrudge her the lack of this one starch. But, you know, they show up in our CSA box and sometimes I’d like her to eat them along with the rest of us.

She LOVES peanut butter. A lot. So, when I happened across a recipe in one of my old cookbooks, the vegetable volume of Favorite Recipes of America, for Peanut Butter Stuffed Potatoes, I knew I had to give it a shot. This was months ago, back when I first acquired the books. They’re kind of like twice-baked potatoes but stuffed with peanut butter and butter instead of cheese and such.

I haven’t been able to push past the weirdness of it until now. But, now that we’ve tried them, I wish I could’ve convinced myself sooner! They sound weird, but since there’s only a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter spread throughout 3 large potatoes, it’s actually pretty subtle and delicious! Try it, especially for little ones, I think you’ll love it, too.

I used my KitchenAid Hand Blender to mix these babies up and it was so quick and easy. I love how handy that tool is! (You still have a few days to win your own!) With the organic peanut butter shortage, you may want to try your own homemade nut butter blend. Check out my article over at Organic Authority to learn how: Organic Peanut Butter Recalled, Try These DIY Substitutes.

 

Peanut Butter Stuffed Potatoes

Ingredients

3 large baking potatoes, baked
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
3 Tablespoons coconut oil (or butter)
salt and pepper, to taste

Method

Cut potatoes in half. Scoop out potato centers. Mix with peanut butter and coconut oil and fill potatoes.
Bake for 30-45 minutes until tender. Salt and pepper to taste.

The Results

Wow. These were surprisingly tasty. Now I don’t really know why the weirdness bothered me so much. After all, peanut butter sauce is great on noodles, so why not peanut butter in potatoes. I think the kids pretty much just ate the stuffing out of the middle, so I may just do peanut butter mashed potatoe for them in the future. But I loved it as-is.

This post is shared with Real Food Wednesday, Whole Food Wednesdays, What’s Cooking Wednesday, Works for me Wednesday, These Chicks Cooked and Bake with Bizzy, Hearth and Soul Hop.

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Comments

  1. says

    I saw this on WFMW and I couldn’t help but check it out! I love peanut butter and am curious what my family would think – thanks for sharing!!

    • says

      I know, right? If it wasn’t for Bug’s potato boycott and her love of peanut butter, I doubt I would’ve ever thought to try it. Bizzaro recipe. Yet another reason to love those old cookbooks though. :)

  2. Mer says

    Interesting! This combination would never have occurred to me, but why not? This would be a great kid friendly side and might just get the niece to eat my potatoes again (mean auntie put greens in the mashed potatoes. I know, I’m horrible!).

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