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Picante Potato Skins Recipe

Looking for an easy Picante Potato Skins recipe? Learn how to make Picante Potato Skins using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by christinavt

Makes 6 servings



The skins are mouthwateringly good at any time of year, but they are especially delicious during the fall and winter. Adapted rom the American Diabetes Association. **Ingredients: baking potatoes, salsa or picante sauce, margarine, Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeños cvt

Recipe Ingredients for Picante Potato Skins

3 baked potatoes skins (11364)
3 tbsp salsa or picante sauce
1 tbsp Promise spread, melted (100526)
3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeños, reduced-fat, shredded (109296)

Recipe Directions for Picante Potato Skins

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Do not bake the potatoes in a microwave for this recipe, because the skins will become too soft. Prepare a cookie sheet with nonstick pan spray.

  2. Wash the potatoes and poke them with a fork or the tip of a knife in several places. Bake the potatoes 1 hour, or until tender; cool.

  3. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out the pulp, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells. (Reserve the pulp for another use). Cut each shell in half lengthwise; place on a cookie sheet.

  4. Combine the salsa and margarine; brush over the insides of shells. Bake until crisp, about 15 minutes.

  5. Sprinkle the skins with cheese; return to the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve warm.

  6. Variation Instructions:

  7. For a milder flavor, use Monterey Jack cheese without jalapeños. To increase the spice quotient, use a hot salsa.

  8. Bake the potatoes any time within two days of serving, then complete the final preparation while the oven is preheating.

Categories

Cheese, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Appetizers, Side Dish, Snacks, American-Southwestern, Bake, Vegetarian, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 53.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
113
Calories from Fat
34
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.8g
6%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Sodium
145mg
6%
Potassium
183mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
14.3g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
0.7g
Protein
5.3g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 11% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in iron
  • High in vitamin B6
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