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Southwestern Potato Skins Recipe

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


Submitted by michrun

Makes 6 servings



This is a yummy appetizer that will please just about anyone with its down-home appeal. You will need to bake the potatoes in advance and allow them to cool before you get started.

Recipe Ingredients for Southwestern Potato Skins

6 cooked Idaho potatoes
2 tablespoons light olive oil
16 ounces of your favorite salsa, room temperature
1 1/2 cups fat-free cheddar cheese

Recipe Directions for Southwestern Potato Skins

  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees

  2. Prepare the potatoes by cutting them into quarters and scooping out most of the insides. You want to have pretty thick skins left over, however, so don?t be too zealous when you take out the inside of the potatoes (You may want to save the parts that you scoop out for mashed potatoes tomorrow)

  3. Brush the potato skins with olive oil and bake for about 10 minutes or until somewhat crisp

  4. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with cheese

  5. Return the potatoes to the oven until the cheese melts, about 3 mintues

  6. Liberally add the salsa to the cheesy skins

Categories

Snacks, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 321.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
321
Calories from Fat
127
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.1g
22%
Saturated Fat
6.6g
33%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
642mg
27%
Potassium
1119mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates
38.5g
13%
Dietary Fiber
6.3g
25%
Sugars
4.9g
Protein
11.7g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 72%
Calcium 24% Iron 9%
* 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
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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