1/2 of recipe (2 skins): 186 calories, 3.5g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 335mg sodium, 29g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 10.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5* -- SmartPoints® value 5*
How have we not tried this sooner?! Simple, delicious, hot 'n cheesy... These skins RULE!
Two 10-oz. baking potatoes
2 sticks light string cheese
1/3 cup low-fat marinara sauce
Seasonings: garlic powder, Italian seasoning (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
Pierce potatoes several times with a fork. On a microwave-safe plate, microwave potatoes for 3 1/2 minutes.
Flip potatoes, and microwave for 3 1/2 more minutes, or until soft.
Once cool enough to handle, cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to gently scoop out the pulp, leaving about 1/4 inch inside the skin. Discard the potato pulp (or reserve for another use).
Place potato skins on the baking sheet. Bake until crispy, 12 - 15 minutes. Remove sheet, but leave oven on.
Meanwhile, break string cheese into thirds and place in a blender or food processor -- blend at high speed until shredded. (Or pull into shreds and roughly chop.)
Evenly distribute sauce among potato skins. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and, if you like, some Italian seasoning.
Sprinkle with shredded string cheese. Bake until cheese has melted, about 5 minutes. Mmmm!
MAKES 2 SERVINGS