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Ham & Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

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.
  • Makes
    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 Daisy 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place on a baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with basil.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 578 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 1034mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 7g fiber), 25g protein.
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  • RLiberty
    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
    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
    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
    Feb 23, 2013

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

  • tyenella
    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
    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
    Sep 12, 2010

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

  • Anduinriver
    Jan 3, 2010

    Too much work, with not alot of flavor