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Baked Potatoes with Topping

Baked potato toppings can be boring, but this one is jazzy. It’s easy, fast and everyone really enjoys it. It makes potatoes a little more special. For added zip, I use Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise. —Alice DePauw, Defuniak Springs, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 large baking potatoes
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 20-23 minutes or until tender, turning once.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the butter, onions, mayonnaise and bacon; set aside. Cut an X in the top of each potato; fluff pulp with a fork. Top each with 3 tablespoons of butter mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 560 calories, 26g fat (14g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 422mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • LoriMalone
    Jun 11, 2016

    These potatoes are fantastic! My daughters always want these to compliment their birthday dinners.

  • luigimon
    Nov 20, 2013

    I did the potatoes in the oven, too. Love this!!

  • katlaydee3
    Aug 19, 2012

    Excellent recipe, I did bake the potatoes in the oven though because they always shrivel little in the microwave.

  • budgick
    Nov 21, 2010

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  • robmar
    May 12, 2010

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  • Cottage1
    May 7, 2009

    After microwaving potatoes, cut in half, scoop out pulp leaving a thin layer. Mash the pulp with marg. and milk, whipping until smooth. Spoon back in potatoe halves. Then top each potato with 3 tbsp. of butter mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.

  • valanddansmith
    Feb 25, 2008

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