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Ham & Cheese Stuffed Potatoes Recipe

Ham & Cheese Stuffed Potatoes Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours Bake: 25 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Ham & Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

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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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