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Super Stuffed Potatoes Recipe

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For moms committed to healthy fare, Rochelle Brownlee offers a mouthwatering dish from her kitchen in Big Timber, Montana. “This is one of our very favorite low-fat, low-calorie recipes. It’s delicious and so easy!”—Rochelle Brownlee, Big Timber, Montana
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium baking potatoes (8 to 10 ounces each)
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper

Directions

Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 16-18 minutes or until tender, turning once. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut a thin slice off the top of each potato and discard. Scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell.
In a large bowl, mash the pulp with cottage cheese. Stir in the ham, mozzarella cheese and green pepper. Spoon into potato shells (shells will be full). Return to the microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Super Stuffed Potatoes in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p13

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 276 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 532mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.

  • 4 medium baking potatoes (8 to 10 ounces each)
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  1. Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 16-18 minutes or until tender, turning once. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut a thin slice off the top of each potato and discard. Scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the pulp with cottage cheese. Stir in the ham, mozzarella cheese and green pepper. Spoon into potato shells (shells will be full). Return to the microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Super Stuffed Potatoes in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p13

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