Gluten-Free Mexican Stuffed Potatoes: A Healthy Twist on Comfort Food











Discover the joy of comfort food with these Gluten-Free Mexican Stuffed Potatoes. With 330 calories per serving, they're packed with 21g of protein and vibrant flavors, making them a nutritious and delicious choice!


Step 1: Prepare the Potatoes

Start your culinary adventure by piercing the skins of your Yukon Gold potatoes with a fork. This allows steam to escape and prevents the potatoes from exploding in the microwave. Place them in the microwave on high for about 15 to 20 minutes. You'll know they're ready when they're tender enough to be easily pierced with a fork. This method is perfect for those days when you're short on time but craving something wholesome.
Pro Tip: Wrap the potatoes in a damp paper towel to keep them moist while microwaving.

Step 2: Cook the Meat

Heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat and add the ground hamburger. The key here is to cook it until there's no pink left, ensuring it's fully cooked for both safety and taste. Stir in the salsa to the cooked meat, and let it simmer gently. The salsa not only adds a robust flavor but also keeps the meat moist and delicious. This combination will be the hearty filling that transforms your potatoes from simple to spectacular.
Pro Tip: Drain any excess fat from the meat to keep your dish leaner.

Step 3: Stuff the Potatoes

Once your potatoes are microwaved to perfection, slice them lengthwise and gently press them open. Use a fork to lightly fluff the inside, creating the perfect bed for your delicious toppings. Next, evenly divide the meat and salsa mixture among the potatoes. Add the fresh, juicy diced tomatoes, a sprinkle of green onions, and a generous amount of shredded cheese on top of each. Pop them back in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, just until the cheese is melted and gooey, tying all the flavors together beautifully.
Pro Tip: Scoop out some of the potato flesh to make room for more filling if desired.

Step 4: Garnish and Serve

The final touch to your Mexican stuffed potatoes involves two simple, yet impactful additions: avocado and sour cream. The creamy texture of the avocado slices pairs wonderfully with the warmth of the stuffed potatoes, while a dollop of sour cream adds a cool, tangy contrast that brings the whole dish together. These garnishes not only add layers of flavor but also create a visually appealing dish that's sure to impress.
Pro Tip: Add a squeeze of lime over the avocado to prevent it from browning if not serving immediately.