Twice “Baked” Potatoes

OK, I’m going to toot my own horn a little on this one. THESE ROCK. When you have only one carb serving to spare, the dish you use it for had better be good. You know how Elaine on Seinfeld asks her boyfriend if he is sponge-worthy? When you are on P90x, the question becomes, are you CARB-WORTHY? Believe me, you won’t believe you’re eating these on a low-carb diet! These P90x twice baked potatoes are in the running for my favorite P90x recipe I’ve come up with so far (rivaled only by my Healthy Mac and Cheese). Try them – I think you’ll find that they are oh-so-carb-worthy! 😉


  • Two 2″ x 4 3/4″ white potatoes
  • 4 oz. fat free sour cream or nonfat yogurt (I used sour cream)
  • 1 1/2 oz. lowfat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 oz. diced low-fat ham or turkey ham
  • 1 stalk green onion
  • salt and pepper

Heat a pan over medium heat. While the pan is heating up, dice ham, then add to pan and cook for several minutes until browned and toasty (see my P.S.).  While ham is cooking, wash and remove eyes from potatoes. Poke holes all over potatoes with a fork, place in microwave and microwave on high for 5 minutes or until potatoes are cooked, flipping over half way through. (You’ll know they are cooked through when you can easily stick a fork in them.) Turn broiler to High. Cut potato in half and scoop out the insides of each potato half with a spoon into a medium sized bowl. (When scooping, leave the potato skins whole, and place on a baking sheet.) In bowl, combine potato with sour cream or yogurt, shredded cheddar, diced ham, and finely diced green onion. Lightly sprinkle the bottom of each potato boat with salt and pepper, then fill with potato mixture. Broil potatoes for 3-5 minutes, watching carefully, until tops are starting to brown.

P90x Nutrition Plan Servings:

2 Twice Baked Potato halves are 1 carb serving,1 dairy serving, 1/2 protein serving.

P.S. This step is optional since prepackaged ham is already cooked, but I like to do it because it tends to be very wet, and I feel that it gives the potatoes a bit more of a “baked” character. If you are in a hurry, just pat the ham dry, dice it, and proceed without cooking it.

P.P.S. Did you notice that at no point do we actually BAKE these potatoes? LOL! =)


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  1. Rachelle

    Hi CJ! =)

    I have been looking at your site the last few days, and I have to say, some of the recipes look AMAZING! Like this one! ^^^^^ My question for you is, how easily can these be converted to fit the p90x3 guidelines? =) I just started with that program, and would love if I could use your recipes. I am a mom of two boys, full time job outside the home, full time online college student, and housewife so any help and shortcuts I can get would help immensely! =) Thanks so much!

  2. Sarah

    Made these with chicken instead of ham and they were delicious! Thanks! 🙂

  3. LindyTucker

    Cj you are AMAZING! I cooked this meal for dinner this evening for myself and my husband and we both loved it.
    You are a genius
    Thank you x

    1. CJ =)

      Yay! Thanks, Lindy. I have to admit that I’m particularly proud of this one! Thanks for taking the time to let me know how it went. =)
      – CJ =)

  4. Sandra

    You are my saving grace. We just started on P90X this week and I’m totally at a loss for a semi-carbless diet. I found all sorts of treasures here so thank you thank you for sharing!

  5. Melissa

    Delicious! Thank you so much for your website. I had been doing the nutrition plan meals from the book for 2 weeks and was about to go crazy and go broke!! I’m so glad I found your website for some variety and food that actually tastes good! Thanks!!

    1. CJ =)

      Yay!! Thanks so much, Melissa. I’m so glad that the site is helping you. This particular recipe is one of my favs so far! =D
      Thanks for taking the time to comment. It really makes my day.
      – CJ =)

  6. Josephine

    HI CJ! I just came across your site (via the P90X forum 🙂 ) and can’t wait to try out your recipes! I just started last week and I’m also taking care of the food for my family…running out of ideas… this is a breath of fresh air! I can’t wait to make some of your recipes. Thank you!

    1. CJ =)

      Hey Josephine! Thanks so much for your comment. I’m so glad to help a fellow P90x wife! Let me know what you think of the ones you try and/or if you make any yummy changes. Oh, and if you come up with any good recipes yourself, take a pretty picture and email them to me!!! =)
      – CJ =)

  7. Susan

    You are wonderful! These sound delicious! I love carbs and completely agree that the carbs I eat must be worthy! Love the Seinfeld reference too…my husband loves that show 🙂

    1. CJ =)

      LOL, thanks Susan! I love that show! =)
      – CJ =)

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