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After the Christmas and New years holidays and after eating tons of food and sweets I have decided that it’s about time to post some recipes which I shall label as low fat recipes.  Of course I have to point out that I am neither a dietitian nor a nutritionist and if you want to go into a diet it is better to consult your dietitian but you don’t have to be an expert to know that it’s best to add olive oil instead of butter, or low fat cream and cheese instead of full fat cream and cheese, etc.

Diet food is usually tasteless, odorless and monotonous.  These recipes will allow to reduce calories but not the taste which will be enhanced by adding natural ingredients such as spices, herbs and vegetables.These potatoes are very tasty and filling.  Ideal as a side dish to serve with meat but as a main dish if you want something healthier.

This is my entry in Snackshots No. 1: Potato, hosted by Michelle of Greedy Gourmet.

Low fat stuffed Jacket Potatoes

Serves:5 – 6 as a side dish or 8 as a light meal with a salad


  • 8 medium sized potatoes (I prefer Cypriot potatoes)
  • 8 tsp olive oil
  • Coars sea salt


  • Potatoes scooped out
  • 4 tablespoonsolive oil
  • 1 cup of grated milner cheese or other non fat cheese
  • ½ teaspoonful Salt
  • ½ teaspoonful pepper
  • ½ teaspoonful paprika
  • ½ teaspoonful crushed rosemary
  • Crème fraiche light cream
  • 4 slices  prosciutto, cut in small pieces


Washpotatoesand pat dry.  Pierce each potato in 2 – 3 spots with a fork, rub them with about a teaspoon olive oil and coarse sea salt and then wrap them in aluminum foil.

Preheat oven at 180 degrees C and bake for about 2 hours. Remove foil and set aside for a while so that they can be handled.

With a sharp knife cut the potato lengthwise in the middle and with a spoon or scoop remove as much potato as you can, being careful not to break the shell.

When all potatoes have been emptied, set them aside and prepare the filling. Mash the potatoes and add olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, crushed rosemary leaves, cream, prosciutto and cheese (reserve some for the top).

Fill in the potatoes. Sprinkle some cheese and pepper on top and bake for about ½ hour at 180 degrees centigrade.

Serve as a side dish or with a salad for a lighter meal.

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9 Comments on Stuffed Jacket Potatoes

  1. Peter M says:

    Ivy, I’m sure if these potatoes are low fat but they do sound declicious!

    Rosemary and potatoes are a natural pair.

  2. Ivy says:

    Well if I made them with butter, full fat cheese, full fat creme fraiche and bacon I am sure that the calories would have been much more.

  3. Peter M says:

    …and don’t forget the “psomi”!

  4. Ivy says:

    Peter, you naughty boy, we’re trying to cut off calories (lol).

  5. 'Chef' says:

    These sound wonderful, Ivy! You are right, after the holidays(and all that great fat-filled food) I’ve had to go back to my low fat diet for just a while. these potatoes will make a tasty addition to the menu plan!

  6. Ivy says:

    Nice to hear from you again Crystal. I shall try and post more low-fat recipes soon.

  7. Michelle says:

    These stuffed potatoes are to die for and they’re not so calorific either. Thanks for taking part in SnackShots. The roundup will be up soon and don’t forget to vote!

  8. Ivy says:

    It’s better to use low fat ingredients wherever possible. Still delicious and much healthier. Thanks for the reminder.

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