Heart-Healthy Herby Baked Spuds

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 30 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “From the American Heart Association”

    Ingredients

  • 4mediumbaking potatoes
  • 1/3 cup nonfat sour cream or 1/3 cup low-fat sour cream or 1/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt or 1/3 cuplow-fat plain yogurt
  • 2tablespoonschopped fresh herbs( basil, chives, thyme, marjoram, oregano, parsley, etc. any combination)
  • 2tablespoonsgrated parmesan cheese
  • skim milk(optional)
  • 1/4 cupshredded nonfat mozzarella cheese or 1/4 cuppart-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • Scrub potatoes with a brush; pat dry.
  • Prick in several places, and bake on a baking sheet for 40 to 60 minutes, or until tender.
  • Cut a 1-inch slice from the top of each potato; discard skin from slice and place pulp in a bowl.
  • Using a spoon, carefully scoop the pulp from each potato, leaving a thin shell; add pulp to the bowl.
  • With an electric mixer on low speed or a potato masher, beat or mash potato pulp; add sour cream, herbs, and Parmesan cheese, and beat or mash until smooth (If necessary, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons milk to make desired consistency).
  • Stuff potato mixture into shells.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon mozzarella on to each potato.
  • Place in a shallow baking dish and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Reviews

  • “They are good to be low-cal and low-fat.But they miss something.My BF said bacon but it would not be low-fat.I used fresh chives. But next time I’ll add more.I used fatfree yogurt.Thanks Mille 🙂 Made for Holiday tag”

  • “Mmmm-mmm good… DH loved this healthy version. Thanks Mille !”

  • “A very good substitute for my usual butter and sour cream-laden spuds now that I must watch the sodium. I only made one potato for myself and added Mrs. Dash and chives. I skipped the mozzarella since it would have been such a small amount for 1 spud. I’ll make this again so I can try some different seasonings.”

  • “Rich-tasting and seemingly decadent…but it’s not.I found lowfat mozzarella but not nonfat.Other than that, these twiced-baked potatoes were easy to put together.If you don’t tell them, no one will know how good these are for them.”

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