Healthy Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

Healthy Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

These healthy cheese-stuffed potatoes are a quick but elegant side dish that will make any dinner seem extra special.

The whole milk we used gives the filling of these potatoes a rich, creamy texture, but adds almost no fat. The cottage cheese is a healthy eater's best friend, light, satisifying and filling, with low fat and calories, and a calcium boost as well.


4 (8 ounces each) baking potatoes
7/8 cup lowfat cottage cheese
2 Tablespoons whole milk
2 Tablespoons onion, minced
1/4 teaspoon paprika


1. Scrub potatoes and remove any blemishes.


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Place potatoes in oven and bake until tender, about 30 to 40 minutes.


1. Pierce potatoes by using fork prongs.

2. Cover potatoes with waxed paper. Heat on high until tender, about 5 to 10 minutes.


1. Slice each potato in half, lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out pulp, leaving about 1/4-inch
thick shells, saving pulp.

2. Blend cheese, milk, and onion. Add potato pulp; mix until light and fluffy.

3. Fill potato halves with mixture. Sprinkle paprika over potatoes.

Note: Return to oven or microwave to reheat, for a few minutes, if desired.


Makes 4 Servings, two potato halves each


Calories 250
Total fat 1 gram
Saturated fat 1 gram
Cholesterol 5 milligrams
Sodium 216 milligrams

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