Twice-Baked Potatoes with Bacon Recipe
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Twice-Baked Potatoes with Bacon Recipe

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These tempting potatoes are a real treat, even though they don't contain heavy sour cream or cream cheese. Chives, onion, bacon and reduced-fat cheddar cheese still provide big flavor and make a side dish perfect for a special meal. Prepare a double or triple batch to serve a group.—Debbie Jones, California, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 medium baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter
  • 1/4 cup fat-free 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 reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 328 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 669mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 14g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Bacon Twice-Baked Potatoes in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2008, p403

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