Anyone have a “Meat +Potatoes” kind of guy in their life? If so, this recipe is for you! My Skinny Chili Cheese Potatoes make a super simple dinner that doesn’t call for many ingredients, and chances are you already have most of them on hand! The best part though… This dinner is made to satisfy husbands out there who wouldn’t know a vegetable if it walked up to them and shook their hand! For more husband-approved dinners, try my Skinny Beef Casserole or my Skinny Sour Cream Enchiladas!

Skinny Chili Cheese Potatoes

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Serving size: 1/2 potato + 1 cup chili

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sized russet potatoes
  • 2 - 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 - 16 oz cans chili beans
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (I used 90/10)
  • 1 yellow or white onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Optional Toppings*:
  • reduced-fat Mexican cheese
  • reduced-fat sour cream
  • green onions, chopped
  • *Optional ingredients are not included in nutrition calculations.

Instructions

  1. Wash and pierce potatoes with fork.
  2. Place potatoes in microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Turn them over and microwave for another 3 to 5 minutes. If still hard in the middle, microwave in additional 1-minute burst until cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium size skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat for about 5 to 8 minutes or until it is no longer pink. Drain and set aside.
  4. Using the same skillet, brown onion and garlic on medium-low heat for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. In a large sauce pan on medium heat, add diced tomatoes, chili beans, ground beef, onions, minced garlic and seasonings.
  6. Cook until well heated, about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  7. To serve, slice potatoes in half, length wise. Place one half of a potato on a plate and cover with 1 cup chili.
  8. Top with optional toppings if desired and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving (1/2 potato + 1 cup chili):

Calories: 231

Fat: 2g

Carbohydrates: 33g

Fiber: 6g

Net Carbs: 27g

Protein: 18g

Sugars: 6g

Sodium: 509mg

Vitamin A: 9%

Vitamin C: 42%

Calcium: 7%

Iron: 18%

WWP+: 5 points

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