Loaded Potatoes

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Enjoy this creamy ham, veggies and cheese topped red potatoes delicious side dish, that’s ready in just 20 minutes.

  • Prep Time 12 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
medium unpeeled red potatoes
1
package (8 ounces) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
3/4
cup chopped fully cooked ham
8
medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2
cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2
cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1 Pierce potatoes with fork. Arrange potatoes about 1 inch apart in circle on microwavable paper towel in microwave oven. Microwave uncovered on High 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. (Or bake potatoes in 375º oven 1 to 1 1/2 hours.) Let potatoes stand until cool enough to handle.
  • 2 While potatoes are cooking, spray 4-quart Dutch oven with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook mushrooms in Dutch oven 1 minute, stirring frequently; reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook 3 minutes; remove from heat. Stir in ham, green onions and red pepper. Cover and let stand 4 minutes.
  • 3 Split baked potatoes lengthwise in half; fluff with fork. Spread 1 tablespoon of the sour cream over each potato half. Top with ham mixture and cheese.

Expert Tips

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
560mg
560%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.