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Super Stuffed Potatoes Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

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

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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