Smoky Spiced Potato Shells Recipe | Vegetarian Times Skip to main content

Smoky Spiced Potato Shells

Reader Recipe: Roberta Boyack, a copywriter from Miami, wowed her folks at brunch when she whipped up these satisfying egg- and tomato-stuffed potatoes. To make the recipe more kid-friendly, go easy on the smoked paprika.



Ingredient Line: 
6 medium baking potatoes, scrubbed
Ingredient Line: 
6 large eggs, lightly beaten
Ingredient Line: 
½ cup sour cream
Ingredient Line: 
1½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Ingredient Line: 
1 cup diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
Ingredient Line: 
⅓ cup chopped green olives
Ingredient Line: 
4 green onions, thinly sliced (½ cup)
Ingredient Line: 
1 Tbs. smoked paprika, plus more for sprinkling


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Prick potatoes with fork, and bake 45 to 60 minutes on baking sheet, or until potatoes are easily pierced with knife. Cool until easy to handle.

2. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Cut thin slice off potato tops, and discard or reserve for another use. Scoop potato flesh from skins into large bowl, leaving 1/4-inch wall inside skins. Add eggs and sour cream to potato flesh, and mix well to combine. Stir in cheese, tomatoes, olives, green onions, and smoked paprika. Stuff mixture back into potato shells, and sprinkle with smoked paprika.

3. Place potatoes on baking sheet, and bake 35 minutes, or until knife inserted in center of a potato comes out clean.

Nutrition Information: 

18 g
Total Fat: 
18 g
Saturated Fat: 
10 g
42 g
219 mg
548 mg
5 g
3 g
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

Really delicious! Even my very picky eater approved of these! (and that's saying something!!) Great recipe!