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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


  • 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


  • 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

1 each: 298 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 717mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.

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tratuttle User ID: 3753823 86079
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"Thanksgiving guests approved! Excellent dish."

ConnieK User ID: 282614 70977
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2012

"Very tasty. I bake the potatoes ahead of time (or make extra when baking others) and put them in the refrigerator until ready to use. They are easier to handle that way. Leftovers store well in the refrigerator and could probably be frozen if you wanted to do that."

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