Twice-Baked Potatoes – Healthy To Fit


« I made these up years ago and have been making them ever since. They are always a big hit. These potatoes make a wonderful side dish for any meal and are terrific heated up the next day for lunch. »


4 large baking potatoes (recommend Russet), rinsed and scrubbed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Kosher or sea salt to taste
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, fat-free
1 tablespoon low-fat milk
3/4 cup reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Using a fork, pierce potatoes once on each side, about 1/2″ deep. Rub the outside of each potato with olive or canola oil, about 1/2 teaspoon per potato. Sprinkle a little kosher or sea salt on potato skins. Place potatoes on a cookie sheet and bake until tender, approximately 1 hour.

Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out the potato and place in a medium mixing bowl. Leave a thin layer of potato behind to prevent skins from tearing. Add 1/4 teaspoon paprika, black pepper, salt to taste, yogurt, milk, 1/2 cup cheese and green onion to potato. Use an electric mixer or potato masher to combine ingredients.

Evenly divide potato mixture into shells, sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and paprika. Return potatoes to the oven and bake 15 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Yields: 8 halves
Serving Size: 1 half potato
Calories: 104
Fat: 1 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 3
Sodium: 87 mg
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Sugars: 2 g
Protein: 6 g

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