These Tuna Stuffed Baked Potatoes are an easy weeknight dinner that kids and adults both love! Served with a side salad, it’s the perfect easy dinner! Creamy, cheesy and delicious!
Stuffed Baked Potatoes
When I first got out of college and moved to an apartment in St. Louis, it was hard to find time to cook dinner. You’re getting used to a full time job, new responsibilities and in my case, a 30 minute commute each way.
By the time I got home, I just wanted to eat. I didn’t want to cook. I din’t want to even think about cooking. Luckily there was a Wendy’s a couple blocks from my house.
I lived on their stuffed baked potatoes. Oh, and frosties, of course, because I was in my 20’s and could eat whatever I wanted.
But those stuffed baked potatoes saved me. I think I usually got broccoli (do they even still have that?) or just the sour cream and chives. So good.
Cheesy Tuna Stuffed Baked Potato
Fast forward some 40 years and I still love a good stuffed baked potato. The potato is the perfect vessel. It not only holds and contains the food, but it just tastes so good.
This stuffed baked potato is so easy to make, and it’s pure comfort food. Perfect for a Friday night, when you’re tired from a hard week, and you need a comforting, cheesy and easy dinner.
I think I have a new motto – cheesy and easy dinner.
With a side salad you have a perfectly respectable dinner, with practically no effort at all.
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Cheesy Tuna Stuffed Baked Potatoes
- 4 russet potatoes
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese finely shredded
- 1/4 cup milk
- 6 ounce tuna canned, drained
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 green onion thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Scrub and pierce the potatoes in several places with a fork. Place in the oven and bake for about an hour.
- Remove from the oven and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the flesh, leaving enough on the skin for the potato to hold it's shape.
- Put the potato flesh in a bowl and add 1/2 cup of the cheese, the milk, the tuna, sour cream and green onions. Mash it all together.
- Mound the potato mixture back into the potato and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
- Put them back on a baking sheet and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
This post was originally published in 2012 and updated in 2019 to add a recipe card. New photos coming soon!