Loaded Potato Skins

  • 10MINS
  • 40MINS
  • 294KCAL

We love these slimming friendly Loaded Potato Skins – soooo tasty and great if you’re calories counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories294
  • Carbs58g
  • Protein10g
  • Fat0.5g
  • Saturates0.4g
  • Sugars5.4g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

We love these slimming friendly Loaded Potato Skins – they’re really tasty and great if you’re calories counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

We’ve gone for heaping some delicious cottage cheese and spring onion on top of our skins, but you can load them with whatever you like. We’ve enjoyed variants such as bacon and cheese, cheese and onion, chilli and cheese, chicken and bacon – but the choice is yours!

These Loaded Potato Skins are totally adaptable to taste too – if you like spicy food, add some chilli powder and flakes. You can keep them meat free or not, it’s up to you. They go rather nicely with our Pulled Pork!

What diets are these Loaded Potato Skins suitable for?

This Loaded Potato Skins recipe is suitable for gluten free and vegetarian diets.

It can be made vegan and dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for vegan and dairy free versions:

  • Fat free cottage cheese

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Loaded Potato Skins?

  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Loaded Potato Skins recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Loaded Potato Skins recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Loaded Potato Skins recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

It’s super tasty and filling so you could easily serve half a portion and enjoy it with extra vegetables or a side salad!

Do you need any special ingredients to make Loaded Potato Skins?

You don’t need any special ingredients to enjoy this recipe.

How many Calories are in these Loaded Potato Skins?

There are 294 Calories per portion in these Loaded Potato Skins, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

These Loaded Potato Skins are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Prick potatoes and place them into the microwave on high for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Carefully cut the potatoes in half – they will be very hot. Gently scoop out the fluffy middle into a bowl. Place the skins aside onto an oven tray.

Step 3

In the bowl mix in the cottage cheese, salt and pepper and mash well. Place back into the skins and spray the top of them with the Low calorie cooking spray.

Step 4

Cook for 30 minutes at 200°C – enjoy!

What could I serve alongside this Loaded Potato Skins?

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How do you know when Loaded Potato Skins are cooked?

The potatoes should be placed into the microwave on high for 10 minutes once pricked.

Cook the mix for 30 minutes at 200°C.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Loaded Potato Skins in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Loaded Potato Skins in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Loaded Potato Skins?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following:

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Loaded Potato Skins?

From chilled: Place on a baking tray and loosely cover in foil. Place in the middle of a preheated oven at 200°C for 10 minutes, until piping hot throughout.

From frozen: Allow to defrost fully. Place on a baking tray and loosely cover in foil. Place in the middle of a preheated oven at 200°C for 10 minutes, until piping hot throughout.

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Loaded Potato Skins

We love these slimming friendly Loaded Potato Skins – soooo tasty and great if you’re calories counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    40 MINS
  • KCals 294
  • Carbs 58G
WW Points
  • 9 Green
  • 9 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 spring onions chopped
  • 3 tbsp fat free cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Prick potatoes and place them into the microwave on high for 10 minutes.
  2. Carefully cut the potatoes in half - they will be very hot. Gently scoop out the fluffy middle into a bowl. Place the skins aside onto an oven tray.
  3. In the bowl mix in the cottage cheese, salt and pepper and mash well. Place back into the skins and spray the top of them with the low calorie cooking spray
  4. Cook for 30 minutes at 200°C - enjoy!

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KayleighFriday 3rd January 2020

Can I substitute the cottage cheese for light cream cheese?

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    Sharon FitzpatrickThursday 14th May 2020

    Hi Kayleigh, yes, you could use light cream cheese instead, it would work well.Thanks for your question.

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HeatherWednesday 29th May 2019

Does it need to be Butter Frylight?

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    CateFriday 31st May 2019

    No, any low calorie cooking spray will do!:)

    Reply

GailSaturday 21st July 2018

These sound amazing! I might try adding some chopped bacon too! Is there a recipe for the slaw that’s in the picture at the top please? I’ve had a look but can’t find it. TIA 🙂

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LindaSaturday 7th May 2016

A few grams of parmasan cheese is good mixed with the cottage cheese

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    KaySunday 8th May 2016

    Ooooo will give that a try – thanks!

    Reply

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