Turn a baked potato into a light meal in minutes with this creamy and delicious tuna topping from Bobby Taylor in Michigan City, Indiana. Serve this tasty twist on twice-baked potatoes with a leafy green salad for a lovely, spur-of-the-minute lunch or late-night supper. MAKE IT EASY: For make-ahead convenience on busy weekdays, Bobby Taylor suggests you prepare the potatoes, wrap tightly in foil and refrigerate for up to two days. When needed, unwrap and place on a baking sheet in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes or until heated through.
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
- 4 medium baking potatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can (6 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
- 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 18-22 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 salt and pepper. Stir in the tuna, mayonnaise, 1/4 cup cheese and onions. Spoon into potato shells. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-5 minutes or until heated through.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 285 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 603mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.
Originally published as Tuna Stuffed Potatoes in Light & Tasty August/September 2006