Bobby’s Lighter Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes

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By Bobby Deen

576 Fewer Calories

41g Less Fat

2 large baking potatoes
12 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined   (31 – 40 count)
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 (4 1/2-ounce) can chopped mild green chiles
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place the potatoes on the oven rack and bake until fork-tender,
45 – 55 minutes.

Meanwhile, toss the shrimp with the chili powder, oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spray a medium nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook, turning occasionally, until the shrimp are opaque, 2 – 3 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. Let cool slightly, then coarsely chop.
Cut the potatoes lengthwise in half. Scoop out the pulp into a medium bowl, leaving a 1/2-inch border attached to the skin. Reserve the shells. Mash the potato pulp, sour cream, chiles, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt with a potato masher until coarsely mashed. Stir in the chopped shrimp until well mixed.

Spoon the potato mixture back into the shells. Top each with 2 tablespoons of the cheese. Place on a small foil-lined baking sheet. Bake, until the filling is hot and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with Cilantro.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per Serving: (1 stuffed potato half) 239 Cal; 12 g Protein; 7 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 34 g Carb; 4 g Fiber; 1 g Sugar; 138 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 730 mg Sodium; 43 mg Cholesterol

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen:  Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

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The recipes are great! Thanks, for posting them. They are great tasting.

By Delores Ryan on August 23, 2011

I have made similar twice-baked potatoes before, but didn’t spice the shrimp.  This sounds GREAT!  It’ll be a welcome addition to my recipe box.

Love the website and the lighter versions of Paula’s dishes.

Love from Macon,


By Angela Lintz on October 23, 2010

My grocery store offers freshly boiled shrimp. Last night I made Bobby’s Lighter Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes with their spicy shrimp (saved a little time) and a big avocado salad. OH MY GOSH!
Thanks, this one is not only a keeper, but my friends at Hallmark want it too! My jackets tore, do you have any suggestions?

By Martha Longstreth on September 14, 2010

love your whole family.i need a lung transplant-so i have to lose 30lbs.i guess you have to be healthy to get a lung-go figure! i’m down to the last 10lbs. Thanks for helping me Bobby.     

my freinds call me the hillbilly Paula

By joyce bartlett on September 10, 2010

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Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
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I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
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