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Ham and Cheddar Potato Skins

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Total time 40 mins

Makes 6 servings (serving size: 2 potato skins)

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. 


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

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