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Bacon Twice-Baked Potatoes

 Bacon Twice-Baked Potatoes
This versatile classic from Debbie Jones of California, Maryland has a rich filling enhanced with onions and chives. “These scrumptious potatoes can be the main course, or a side. Either way, they‘re tasty!“
2 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min.


  • 2 medium baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 bacon strip, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  • Bake potatoes at 375° for 1 hour or until tender. When cool
  • enough to handle, cut a thin slice off the top of each potato and
  • discard. Scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell.
  • In a small bowl, mash the pulp with butter. Stir in the milk, bacon,
  • onion, chives, salt, pepper and 1/3 cup cheese. Spoon into potato
  • shells. Top with remaining cheese.
  • Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until
  • cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 potato (prepared with reduced-fat butter, fat-free milk and reduced-fat cheese) equals 329 calories, 14 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 624 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 14 g protein.