Healthy Appetizer Recipe
Tex Mex Potato Boats Recipe
Tex-Mex appetizer recipe gives potato skins a new twist and a bit of a
The stuffed potato boats are pack with ground turkey and plenty of
spicy flavors making this a great snack or side dish.
Tex- Mex Ground Turkey Potato Boats
If you are a meat and
potato kind of person then you will love this appetizer recipe. Using
ground turkey (to help reduce the fats and calories) and packed with
lots of flavor, these stuffed potato skins will go great with your
Tex-Mex meal tonight.
Appetizer, Main Dish, Poultry, Side Dish
Degree of Difficulty
- 2 Potatoes baked
- 1/2 lb ground
- 1/2 cup onion
- 1 each Clove
- 1 Can (8 ounces)
- 1 tsp chili
- 1/4 tsp dried
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp red
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat Cheddar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Bake potatoes per
instructions. To shorten the length of time to bake the potatoes, place
whole potato in microwave and cook on high for 10 - 15 minutes or until
potato begins to soften. Finishing baking in the oven to crisp up the
- Remove potatoes
from oven and let cool slightly.
Slice potatoes in
half, lengthwise and place on a baking sheet.
- Scoop out center
of potato leaving about 1/4 inch of potato attached to the skin
- Keep scooped out
potatoes for another use.
- In medium skillet
on medium-high heat, combine ground turkey, onion and garlic
- Cook for
approximately 5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
- Drain meat juices.
Add tomatoes, chili powder, oregano, cumin, red pepper flakes and salt.
- Cook for another
15 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
- Spoon the turkey
mixture into the potato shells and sprinkle with cheese.
- Place backing sheet into oven
and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts for Tex-Mex
Ground Turkey Potato Boats Appetizer Recipe
Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is
noted in the header section below.
The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.
|Nutrition Per Serving
Number of Servings: 4
| Sat Fat
Weight Watchers Points
Orig. WW Pts: 4
Points Plus: 6
appetizer recipe makes a great side dish to your dinner plans. If
serving as an appetizer or snack, you can cut the stuffed potatoes in
half to make smaller portions.
For even more kick on this recipe idea, replace the stewed tomatoes
with a can of diced tomatoes with green chilis or jalapenos. This will
really spice it up so be sure to have something to cool the
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it a taste of Mexico the whole day by starting out with these breakfast
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waking up to this meal.
another Mexican flavored appetizer recipe. These nachos are made with
ground turkey to reduce fats and calories in this tasty snack. It's so
filling you can even make this your main dish.
up this salsa to go with your Mexican flavored dishes. You can place it
on top of nachos, spread it across pork or chicken dishes or simply use
it to dip in some whole wheat chips.
traditional appetizers are made with whole wheat shells and low fat
cheeses to help reduce fats and calories in the foods you eat. These go
great as an appetizer, snack or a party treat.
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Portion Size Guide
Before filling your plate with the main dish, sides and appetizers, be
sure you understand proper portion sizes.