Baked Potato Skins

From The Lactose-Free Cookbook by Sheri Updike.

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Baked Potato Skins

Makes: 6 Servings
Calories: 203kcal


  • 6 small potatoes, baking, scrubbed and dried
  • 1/4 cup safflower oil margarine, Hollywood, melted
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese alternative, shredded, TofuRella
  • 1/4 cup bacon pieces, real, Hormel
  • 1/4 cup green onions, diced
  • pepper, Freshly ground


  • Pierce the potatoes several times with a fork. Place in the microwave on high for 18 minutes. (If you don’t have a carousel, turn the potatoes at least once during cooking.) The potatoes are done when they’re tender to piercing. Remove from the microwave and cool.
  • When cool enough to handle, cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out the potato, leaving a thin coating along the skin. (Reserve the cooked potato, you can use most of it for other potato dishes, such as hash browns.)
  • Place the potato skins, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Brush the melted safflower margarine completely over the inside of the potato skins. Take a little of the reserved potato (about 1 tablespoon, mashed) and put in the bottom of each skin. Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese alternative, bacon pieces, or desired toppings. Finish by sprinkling green onions and pepper on top.
  • Return to the microwave, cooking long enough to melt the cheese and to warm the potatoes.


Nutritional Information
Per Serving:
Calories from Fat: 48%, Calories from Carbohydrates: 40%, Calories from Protein: 12%


Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 321mg | Fiber: 2g
Nutrition Facts
Baked Potato Skins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 321mg14%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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