Ham and Swiss Loaded Potatoes

Piled high with ham, cheese, and sour cream, this filling dish is a great way to use up extra ham from Easter.  Using a microwave to cook the potatoes first saves more than an hour of baking time.  Recipe serves 4.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 baking potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

What you’ll do:

  • Pierce the potatoes with a fork and arrange in a circle on paper towels in the microwave.
  • Microwave on high for 16 minutes or until done, rearranging the potatoes after 8 minutes.
  • Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Cut each potato in half lengthwise; scoop out the pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch “shell” around the edges.
  • Combine the potato pulp, ham, 1/2 cup cheese, 1/3 cup green onions, sour cream and pepper.
  • Spoon the potato mixture into the shells.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese and the remaining green onions over the potatoes.
  • Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and broil 4 minutes or until golden.

Recipe and image from Cooking Light.

So what are you waiting for…Get dinner on the table!


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