Ham and Cheddar Potato Skins

Ham and Cheddar Potato SkinsRecipe

We took this traditionally high-fat nibble and gave it a CarbLovers makeover. Using smaller potatoes keeps these bites portion-controlled. Check our other CarbLovers potato recipes. 


Makes 6 servings (serving size: 2 potato skins)

Total time: 40 Minutes

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 186
Fat 4.3 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 1.2 g
Polyfat .2 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrate 30 g
Sugars 2 g
Fiber 3 g
Sodium 279 mg


6 small potatoes (1 1/2 pounds)
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 scallions, sliced (white and green parts separated)
2 ounces sliced deli ham, chopped
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Bake potatoes on baking sheet 25-30 minutes or until tender; set aside to cool. Preheat broiler with rack in highest position.

3. Halve cooked potatoes lengthwise. Scoop out flesh, leaving a 1/4-inch border; transfer potato flesh (about 2 cups) to a bowl. Mash potato with sour cream and 2 tablespoons water; season with salt an pepper. Fold in scallions whites and ham; spoon filling into potato shells.

4. Arrange filled potato skins on a baking sheet; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Broil 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Spinkle with scallion greens before serving, if desired.