Power Performance Baked Potato

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Power Performance Baked Potato

To achieve a perfectly baked potato, use russet potatoes! This nutrient-packed recipe adds ricotta, spinach, and pesto. 

What you'll need to make this recipe:

  • Colander
  • Fork
  • Microwave-safe plate
  • Oven mitts
  • Large bowl
  • Knife


  • 1 russet baking potato, about 10 oz.
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta
  • 3/4 cup baby spinach leaves, chopped if desired
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons pesto, homemade or store bought


  1. Wash the potato and pat dry. Prick with a fork 4-5 times on both sides. Place on a microwave safe plate and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Use oven mitts to flip the potato and microwave an additional 3 minutes. Remove from microwave and set aside
  2. While the potato is cooking, mix together the ricotta and pesto in a bowl
  3. When potato has cooled enough, split open the potato and stuff in the baby spinach leaves. Top with the ricotta-pesto mixture and enjoy!
  4. Time-Saving Tips:
    Bake or microwave potatoes ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. You can also mix up the ricotta and pesto ahead of time and refrigerate
  5. Customizations:
    Try topping your Power Baked Potato with broccoli or kale as an alternative to spinach. You can also sub in cottage cheese in place of ricotta or sundried tomato pesto instead of basil pesto

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