I’ll be returning to college in 10 days, and this is my first year not living in a dorm! I’m super excited to have an apartment with my friends, and also to have my own kitchen! I’m also nervous about having a kitchen though because I’m not exactly an experienced cook. I love baking, but cooking is a whole other realm.
I know I’ll be a super busy student like I always am, so I’ll need meals that come together super quick. They’ll also have to be nutritious because running around campus all day, studying, and writing papers takes a lot of energy. I’ve been scouring the web in search of simple meal ideas. I came across an idea for microwave baked potatoes loaded with cottage cheese. I like cottage cheese, but even I was a skeptic of how it might taste.
I’m happy to report, that my microwave baked potato loaded with cottage cheese was delicious! The cottage cheese tasted just like sour cream, but it’s much more nutritious thanks to the high protein content. I will definitely be using this often as a quick and easy side dish next year. I can also see myself completely loading a potato with turkey bacon and cheddar cheese to make this a small meal.
Microwave Baked Potato
Run an idaho potato under water and scrub with a vegetable brush. Using a knife, puncture holes in the potato to allow steam to escape. This step is CRUCIAL or else your potato will explode in the microwave. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! Microwave on high for 7 minutes. If you are making 2 potatoes, microwave for 11 minutes. Allow potato to sit in the microwave for another 2 minutes before removing. Slice potato lengthwise and fill with desired toppings. I used about half a cup of fat free cottage cheese and pepper. Enjoy!