Ham & Cheese Stuffed Potatoes Recipe
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Ham & Cheese Stuffed Potatoes Recipe

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These hearty potatoes are fully loaded. They can be changed up a zillion different ways, but this is my favorite, featuring three kinds of cheese plus cream cheese and cottage cheese. —Kathleen Gill, Pahrump, Nevada
Featured In: Ham and Cheese Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 1/2 cup cubed deli ham
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cream-style cottage cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 578 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 1034mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 7g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. Scrub and pierce potatoes. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until tender. When cool enough to handle, cut a thin slice off the top of each potato and discard. Scoop out the pulp, leaving a thin shell.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the ham, onion, celery and red pepper in oil until vegetables are tender. Set aside. In a large bowl, mash the pulp with cream cheese, cottage cheese, salt and pepper. Stir in the ham mixture, cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, milk and Parmesan cheese. Spoon into potato shells.
  3. Place on a baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with basil. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Ham & Cheese Stuffed Potatoes in Cooking for 2 Spring 2009, p33

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RLiberty User ID: 7169427 247973
Reviewed May. 8, 2016

"Loved this recipe as is - served it with a salad which made for a complete meal. Could change it up in many different ways. Very satisfying!"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 231233
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2015

"Really tasty. We made as a main dish and served with a salad. Prep work did seem a bit much but worth it."

kar52 User ID: 1298672 164821
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2013

"I love stuffed twice baked taters,I always put green onions in mine cuz thats the way I like them,lots of flavor and bacon,cheese,and what ever else,it makes for a big potato when done,so I cut it in half,its only my husband and myself so 1 potato does the trick..You can put anything you like in one,veggies are good also!!"

KT556 User ID: 5658936 113155
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"to scoop out the baked potato use the larger end of a melon ball tool . . ."

tyenella User ID: 4370619 183005
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"We love this recipe - definitely a filling meal! Very flavourful and definitely cheesy! This is one of our favourite holiday meals. Nice and easy!"

Katnv User ID: 1381287 113154
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"I agree with daisey5....cut the potatoes in half.....they are easier to work with that way. I love that these can be varied to taste."

daisey5 User ID: 146806 178838
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"These tasted good but next time I will cut them in half to make it easier to scoop the potatoe."

Anduinriver User ID: 3070096 178836
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"Too much work, with not alot of flavor"

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