Speedy Spuds

Speedy Spuds

Looking for a delicious side dish? Then check out these spuds made with red potatoes, onions and cooked ham – ready in 30 minutes.

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medium red potatoes, with peel still on
medium green onions
Cooking spray
cup chopped cooked ham
cup sour cream
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
  1. Scrub the potatoes with the vegetable brush. Poke each potato several times with the fork (this lets the steam escape and makes it easier to split the potato open later). Put potatoes about 1 inch apart in a circle on the plate. Microwave on High for 8 to 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Use the pot holders to take plate out of microwave.
  2. Peel the outside layer of skin from the green onions. Slice onions on the cutting board, using the knife (you need about 1/2 cup).
  3. Spray the skillet with the cooking spray. Put the green onions and ham (or bacon bits or pepperoni) in skillet. Cook over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, stirring all the time with the wooden spoon, until ham is hot. Take skillet off hot burner.
  4. Cut baked potatoes lengthwise in half, using knife. (If the potatoes are too hot, hold them with a pot holder). Fluff insides of potato with fork. Put 1 tablespoon of the sour cream on each potato half, using the rubber spatula to get it out of the measuring spoon. Spread sour cream a little with rubber spatula. Top each potato half evenly with some ham mixture and cheese.
Makes 4 spuds
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
1/4 cup bacon-flavor bits or chopped pepperoni can be substituted for the cooked ham.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Spud)
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 450mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 40g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 15g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.