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Easy Delicious Twice Baked Potatoes 

These Easy Delicious Twice Baked Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food! These potatoes are packed with creamy mashed potatoes, cheese, topped with bacon crumbles, and sliced green onions! These are the prefect side dish or enjoy them as a meal any day of the week!

Makes 6 (1/2 potato) servings

GREEN: 5 Smartpoints for 1 serving or 11 SmartPoints for 2 servings

BLUE: 5 Smartpoints for 1 serving or 10 SmartPoints for 2 servings

PURPLE: 3 Smartpoints for 1 serving or 5 SmartPoints for 2 servings

 

What Ingredients do I need to make these Easy Delicious Twice Baked Potatoes?

  • Baking or Russet Potatoes– these two potatoes are best for using in twice baked potatoes 
  • Olive oil cooking spray– for flavor and to help the salt stick to the skin of the potato
  • Seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt- gives these potatoes nice flavor 
  • Non fat plain Greek yogurt and fat free sour cream– I like to mix 1/4 cup fat free sour cream and 3/4 non fat Greek yogurt. The two helps balance out the tanginess of the Greek yogurt. If you wanted you can use all non fat plain Greek yogurt 
  • Skim or unsweetened almond milk– helps thin out the potato filling. The overall point value is the same regardless of the one you use. 
  • Light butter-gives the inside a nice creamy filling
  • Reduced fat or fat free cheddar cheese-gives these potatoes a nice cheesy flavoring. I like to use Velveeta Shreds-its low in points and melts nicely~ 
  • Garnish: green onions & center cut or precooked bacon-for deliciousness!! 

Why should I use Baking or Russet Potatoes for these Easy Delicious Twice Baked Potatoes?

You will want to use russet or baking potatoes to make Easy Delicious Twice Baked Potatoes because they are bigger, hold up to the baking,  and make for the fluffiest filling.  The skins of the these potatoes also crisp up in the oven when they’re baked, which allows them to hold the potato filling. 

Can I wrap the potatoes in foil before cooking them?

No-for this particular recipe you WILL NOT want to wrap the potatoes in foil before baking. The foil softens the skins and they will fall apart.

Can these Easy Delicious Twice Baked Potatoes be made a head of time?

Yes, you can either bake them ahead of time and keep them warm for up to 6 hours before you plan on serving them or can make them ahead a day before by filling the potatoes then transferring them to a baking dish, cover tightly with plastic or foil, and refrigerate overnight.

How long do these last in the refrigerator after making them?

These Easy Delicious Twice Baked Potatoes can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container or in a freezer bag for about up to five days.

How do I make these Easy Delicious Twice Baked Potatoes?

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Wash the potatoes. Dry them with a paper towel then spray the tops of the potatoes with olive oil cooking spray.

Sprinkle coarse or kosher salt over the top of each potato. 

Place potatoes on large baking sheet or in a baking pan.

Bake the potatoes for 45-60 minutes or until done. 

Remove the potatoes from the oven and let the cool for 10 minutes. Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise. Set aside the skins.

Spoon out the middle of the potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl.

Combine non fat plain Greek yogurt or fat free sour cream, skim or unsweetened almond milk, 1/4 cup cheese, light butter to the potato mixture.

Using a hand mixture; mix until well blended and creamy. Add garlic and onion powder, seasoned salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined. 

Divide the potato mixture evenly and spoon it back into the potato skins.

Sprinkle 2 tbsp of reduced fat cheddar cheese on each potato half. 

Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and garnish with the bacon and green onions.

Makes 6 (1/2 potato) servings

Ingredients 

  • 3 (8 oz.) baking or russet potatoes, uncooked
  • 1/4 tsp coarse salt or kosher salt 
  • 2-4 Tbsp skim or unsweetened almond milk 
  • 2 Tbsp Land ‘O Lakes light butter made with canola oil 
  • 1/4 cup or 4 Tbsp fat free sour cream 
  • 3/4 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt 
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt 
  • pepper, to taste 
  • 6 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup green onion, thinly sliced 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash the potatoes. Dry them with a paper towel then spray the tops of the potatoes with olive oil cooking spray. Sprinkle coarse or kosher salt over the top of each potato. 
  3. Place potatoes on large baking sheet or in a baking pan.
  4. Bake the potatoes for 45-60 minutes or until done. 
  5. Remove the potatoes from the oven and let the cool for 10 minutes. Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise. Set aside the skins.
  6. Spoon out the middle of the potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl.
  7. Combine non fat plain Greek yogurt or fat free sour cream, skim or unsweetened almond milk, 1/4 cup cheese, light butter to the potato mixture.  Add more milk, if needed. Use a hand mixture; mix until well blended and creamy. Add garlic and onion powder, seasoned salt, pepper. Mix until well combined.
  8. Divide the potato mixture evenly and spoon it back into the potato skins. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of reduced fat cheddar cheese on each potato half. 
  9. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and garnish with the bacon and green onions.

 

Makes 6 (1/2 potato) servings

GREEN: 5 Smartpoints for 1 serving or 11 SmartPoints for 2 servings

BLUE: 5 Smartpoints for 1 serving or 10 SmartPoints for 2 servings

PURPLE: 3 Smartpoints for 1 serving or 5 SmartPoints for 2 servings

 

Yield: 6

Easy Delicious Twice Baked Potatoes 

Easy Delicious Twice Baked Potatoes 

These Easy Delicious Twice Baked Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food! These potatoes are packed with creamy mashed potatoes, cheese, topped with bacon crumbles, and sliced green onions! These are the prefect side dish or enjoy them as a meal any day of the week!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 (8 oz.) baking or russet potatoes, uncooked
  • Coarse salt or kosher salt 
  • 2-4 Tbsp skim or unsweetened almond milk 
  • 2 Tbsp Land 'O Lakes light butter made with canola oil 
  • 1/4 cup or 4 Tbsp fat free sour cream 
  • 3/4 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt 
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt 
  • pepper, to taste 
  • 6 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup green onion, thinly sliced

Notes

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash the potatoes. Dry them with a paper towel then spray the tops of the potatoes with olive oil cooking spray.
  3. Sprinkle coarse or kosher salt over the top of each potato. 
  4. Place potatoes on large baking sheet or in a baking pan.
  5. Bake the potatoes for 45-60 minutes or until done. 
  6. Remove the potatoes from the oven and let the cool for 10 minutes. Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise. Set aside the skins.
  7. Spoon out the middle of the potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl.
  8. Combine non fat plain Greek yogurt or fat free sour cream, skim or unsweetened almond milk, 1/4 cup cheese, light butter to the potato mixture.  Add more milk, if needed. Use a hand mixture; mix until well blended and creamy.
  9. Add garlic and onion powder, seasoned salt, pepper. Mix until well combined.
  10. Divide the potato mixture evenly and spoon it back into the potato skins. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of reduced fat cheddar cheese on each potato half. 
  11. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven and garnish with the bacon and green onions.


    Makes 6 (1/2 potato) servings

    GREEN: 5 Smartpoints for 1 serving or 11 SmartPoints for 2 servings

    BLUE: 5 Smartpoints for 1 serving or 10 SmartPoints for 2 servings

    PURPLE: 3 Smartpoints for 1 serving or 5 SmartPoints for 2 servings

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 659mgCarbohydrates: 25gNet Carbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 14g

jill

Thursday 7th of May 2020

Great way to lower the calories and fat for this dish. I use actual butter (salted) and low fat sour cream but I will try this one. I bake 6 potatoes sometimes 8 and get them all seasoned and stuffed and then cool and wrap tightly in foil 2 halves each wrapped separately . Put in freezer bag and use later...maybe weeks later. My daughter lives in another state and when she comes to visit, she is single lives alone, I give her a bag of 4 halves. She loves them. They really last a long time. We really don't like the cheese on them because the flavors, for us anyway, just don't need it PLUS don't want to freeze the cheese topping of course.

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