Picante Potato Skins Recipe

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Picante Potato Skins
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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Do not bake the potatoes in a microwave for this recipe, because the skins will become too soft. Prepare a cookie sheet with nonstick pan spray.
  2. Wash the potatoes and poke them with a fork or the tip of a knife in several places. Bake the potatoes 1 hour, or until tender; cool.
  3. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out the pulp, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells. (Reserve the pulp for another use). Cut each shell in half lengthwise; place on a cookie sheet.
  4. Combine the salsa and margarine; brush over the insides of shells. Bake until crisp, about 15 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle the skins with cheese; return to the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve warm.
  6. Variation Instructions:
  7. For a milder flavor, use Monterey Jack cheese without jalapeños. To increase the spice quotient, use a hot salsa.
  8. Bake the potatoes any time within two days of serving, then complete the final preparation while the oven is preheating.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1067.07 Kcal (4468 kJ)
Calories from fat 506.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 56.24g 87%
Cholesterol 157.93mg 53%
Sodium 1453.37mg 61%
Potassium 1294.65mg 28%
Total Carbs 85.59g 29%
Sugars 5.67g 23%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Protein 50.63g 101%
Vitamin C 25.4mg 42%
Vitamin A 2.8mg 92%
Iron 12.2mg 68%
Calcium 1406.2mg 141%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 254.4 Kcal (1065 kJ)
Calories from fat 120.66 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.41g 87%
Cholesterol 37.65mg 53%
Sodium 346.49mg 61%
Potassium 308.66mg 28%
Total Carbs 20.41g 29%
Sugars 1.35g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3.58g 60%
Protein 12.07g 101%
Vitamin C 6.1mg 42%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 92%
Iron 2.9mg 68%
Calcium 335.3mg 141%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 25.2
  • 27

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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