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Makeover Twice-Baked Potatoes Recipe

Makeover Twice-Baked Potatoes Recipe

A slimmed-downed version of this classic by using substituting 1% milk, turkey bacon and reduced-fat cheddar cheese. Try this version and see if you family can tell difference.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + cooling Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 large baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1/4 pound turkey bacon (about 9 slices), diced and cooked
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper

Directions

  • 1. Bake the potatoes at 375° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Cut a thin slice off the top of each potato and discard. Scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell. In a large bowl, mash the pulp with butter. Stir in the milk, bacon, 1 cup of cheese, chives, salt and pepper. Spoon into the potato shells.
  • 2. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One potato equals 298 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 717 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat, 1 lean meat.