When I was growing up, my grandmother used to make the best potato skins. I later discovered that restaurants were serving them as well, although in a much greasier form. Today I'm going to post a more diet-friendly recipe for potato skins, based on what my grandmother used to make for me me. I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I do!
What you need on hand:
- 1 small/medium potato
- Pizza sauce
I use Ragu Pizza Sauce from Safeway-- 60 calories and 1 WW point in 1/2 cup
- Low fat or Non fat cheese
I use Lucerne Fat-Free (not-hydrogenated!) American slices from Safeway -- 30 calories and 1 WW point per slice, but there are plenty of other smart cheese choices
- Fat free sour cream
- A couple of stems of green onion
- Your scale, if you want to know how exactly many points/calories you are eating
How to make them:
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
- Clean potato and then pierce it with a fork 3-4 times
- Cook your potato in the microwave for 6-7 mins (will vary based on size, cook until soft, and turn it over halfway through if needed)
- Cut the potato in half lengthwise ( careful, it will be hot! )
- Using a fork or spoon, scoop some potato out of each half, leaving a bit behind to line the skin
- Weigh your potato at this point, and note the amount of points (you can use Calorie King to get the calorie information if you need it) -- my skins today were ~4.5 oz before I added toppings
- Measure out 1/2 cup of pizza sauce and spoon it into each half the potato
- Place cheese into each half of the potato, I usually use 1 slice of my cheese total, or 1 WW point, but using a 2 WW point serving of cheese is okay too
- Place potato halves on cookie sheet, and put in oven for 15-20 minutes, depending on how crispy you want them
- Dice your green onion (green onion is a delicious 0 WW point food)
- Combine 2 Tbsb of Fat Free Sour Cream with your green onion, and put on plate with potato skins
- Enjoy! Yum!
The points values here depend on the exact ingredients you use, how much of them you use, as well as the size of your potato. For me, it is 2 WW points for the potato itself (I don't eat the scooped out portion), 1 WW point for the sauce (makes it taste like low calorie pizza), 1 WW point for the slice of cheese, and 0 WW points for the green onion, for a total of 4 WW points for the potato skins. Then add 1 WW point for the sour cream (which you could leave off, or cut in half for 0 points). Totally worth it!