Cheddar Buttermilk Stuffed Potato Boats

These simple potato boats are baked and stuffed with sharp cheddar and scallions, and buttermilk and yogurt mashed potatoes. They're a great comforting side for any dinner!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword potato boats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 158kcal


  • 1 lb russet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1.5 oz grated cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 scallions chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Scrub the potatoes with a brush, then pierce them all over with a fork so steam can escape during cooking. Bake on a sheet pan for 1 hour, until a butter knife can easily be inserted into the potato.
  • When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut each one in half. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon (make sure not to scoop out too much, or the skin won’t be able to retain its shape), and place into a bowl.
  • Put the potato skins back in the oven to keep them warm. Mash up the scooped potato with a big fork or a potato masher, and stir in the buttermilk, yogurt, and cheddar cheese. Taste, and add desired amount of salt and pepper. Scoop this mixture into the potato skins.
  • If desired, sprinkle a little bit more cheddar on top, and broil the tops for a minute or two. Garnish with scallions, and serve.


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 414mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g