Sausage-Stuffed Red Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 8 small red potatoes
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 9 teaspoons minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese 

Directions:

  1. Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 8-9 minutes or until tender, turning once. 
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage and pepper over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink.
  4. Add onions and 4 1/2 teaspoons parsley; cook 1-2 minutes longer.
  5. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese.
  6. Cut each potato in half lengthwise.
  7. Scoop out 1 tablespoon pulp (save for another use).
  8. Spoon about 2 tablespoons sausage mixture into each half.
  9. Place on a microwave-safe plate.
  10. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  11. Sprinkle with remaining parsley.

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