Loaded Potatoes

Loaded Potatoes

Enjoy this creamy ham, veggies and cheese topped red potatoes delicious side-dish that’s ready in just 20 minutes.


  • 4 medium unpeeled red potatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
  • 3/4 cup chopped fully cooked ham
  • 8 medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (2 ounces)


  1. Pierce potatoes with fork. Arrange potatoes about 1 inch apart in circle on microwavable paper towel in microwave oven. Microwave uncovered on High 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. (Or bake potatoes in 375 degrees F oven 1 to 1 1/2 hours.)
  2. Let potatoes stand until cool enough to handle.
  3. While potatoes are cooking, spray 4-quart Dutch oven with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook mushrooms in Dutch oven 1 minute, stirring frequently; reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 3 minutes; remove from heat.
  5. Stir in ham, green onions and red pepper. Cover and let stand for 4 minutes.
  6. Split baked potatoes lengthwise in half; fluff with fork.
  7. Spread 1 tablespoon of the sour cream over each potato half.
  8. Top with ham mixture and cheese.

Prep Time 12 Min | Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving Calories 250 (Calories from Fat 50), Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g)Cholesterol 30mg; Sodium 560mg; Total Carbohydrate 34g (Dietary Fiber 5g, Sugars 7g), Protein 16g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 40%; Calcium 40%; Iron 40%

Exchanges: 2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat

Carbohydrate Choices: 2

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Betty Crocker/© 2010 ®/TM General Mills