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Herbed Twice-Baked Potatoes Recipe

Herbed Twice-Baked Potatoes Recipe

Light cream cheese, garlic and butter make these potatoes irresistible. Replace the basil with parsley if you'd like. -Ruth Andrewson of Peck, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 medium baking potatoes
  • 1-1/2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 3 teaspoons butter, melted, divided
  • Dash garlic powder
  • Dash paprika


  • 1. Scrub and pierce potatoes. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool for 10 minutes. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving thin shells.
  • 2. In a large bowl, mash pulp with cream cheese, chives, salt, basil and cayenne. Add milk and 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; mash. Spoon into potato shells. Drizzle with remaining butter; sprinkle with garlic powder and paprika.
  • 3. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 potato half equals 150 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 234 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.