Garlic Twice-Baked Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + cooling Bake: 20 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
You'll only have to announce dinner once when these twice-baked potatoes are on the menu! Their aroma is sure to make everyone eager to come to the table. Garlic and rosemary add herbal goodness to the mashed potato filling. A sprinkling of paprika serves as a colorful garnish.


  • 6 medium baking potatoes
  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Paprika


  1. Bake the potatoes at 400° for 45-55 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Place garlic in a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Frizzle with oil. Wrap foil around garlic.
  2. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10 minutes. Cut top off garlic head, leaving root end intact. Squeeze softened garlic into a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Cut a thin slice off the top of each potato and discard. Scoop out the pulp, leaving a thin shell. In a large bowl, mash the pulp with butter. Stir in the milk, buttermilk, rosemary, salt, pepper and roasted garlic.
  4. Pipe or spoon into potato shells. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with paprika.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 194 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 277mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.