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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 potato (prepared with 1% cottage cheese and reduced-fat cheddar cheese) equals 578 calories, 21 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 1,034 mg sodium, 74 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 25 g protein.