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Potato-Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

No recipe image available.This is also a great way to give new life to leftover seasoned mashed potatoes, simply omit the milk and proceed as directed.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 large red bell peppers
3 cups frozen frozen mashed potatoes
1 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut tops off red bell peppers, and remove seeds.
  2. Prepare mashed potatoes with 1 cup milk according to package directions. Stir in chopped fresh basil, cream cheese, salt, and pepper; spoon mixture evenly into peppers. Place in a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish. Cover loosely with wax paper.
  3. Microwave at HIGH 7 minutes. Turn dish; microwave 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika.

Makes 4 servings.