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Kids In The Kitchen: Tater Maker

Baked potatoes can be fun! This recipe includes some shredded cheese, but feel free to top the tater with broccoli, too!

Earth Eats is partnering with WTIU Public Television’s children’s series The Friday Zone to empower kids to make healthy choices when choosing a snack. Food blogger and mom Heather Tallman prepares kid-friendly recipes with the help of Felix.

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Tater Maker


  • 1 medium baking potato, cleaned and dried
  • 2-3 ounces low fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Cooking Directions

  1. After potato is washed and dried poke it with a fork a few times. Cook potato in microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until soft.
  2. Carefully remove the potato and place on a small plate. Using a butter knife cut a slit in the top. Add the butter and cheese.
  3. Add any fresh veggies you may have in your kitchen.

Print out this recipe (PDF) and create your own cookbook!

Earth Eats Staff

Earth Eats Staff is a weekly podcast, public radio program and blog bringing you the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture.

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