By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

You can use any herbs or spices to season the potato skins. Try fresh basil, chives, dill, garlic, cayenne pepper, caraway seed, tarragon or thyme.

Number of servings

Serves 2
  1. Low Fat
  2. Low Sodium
  3. Healthy carb
  4. High Fiber


  1. 2 medium russet potatoes
  2. Butter-flavored cooking spray
  3. 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  4. 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Heat the oven to 375 F.

Wash the potatoes and pierce with a fork. Place in the oven and bake until the skins are crisp, about 1 hour.

Carefully — potatoes will be very hot — cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the pulp, leaving about 1/8 inch of the potato flesh attached to the skin. Save the pulp for another use.

Spray the inside of each potato skin with butter-flavored cooking spray. Press in the rosemary and pepper. Return the skins to the oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 2 pieces

  • Total fat Trace
  • Calories 50
  • Protein 2 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g
  • Dietary fiber 4 g
  • Monounsaturated fat Trace
  • Saturated fat Trace
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Sodium 12 mg
  • Added sugars 0 g
  • Total sugars 1 g
Dec. 05, 2019