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Scallion and Bacon Twice-Baked Potatoes

3 - 9
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
15 min
1 hr 10 min
Warm up with this American classic side dish. Twice baked potatoes are one of the most cozy comfort food side dishes ever made. Bacon and scallions give this recipe a ton of savory flavor while the cheddar cheese and sour cream make the filling nice and creamy. Though oven baking the potatoes takes almost an hour, it is hands-free time that you can spend doing something else. If time is an issue, prick your potatoes and cook in the microwave until tender. Serve these potatoes with some grilled chicken or pork tenderloin and some steamed broccoli for a full plate.


Uncooked potato(es)

4 large, Idaho

Fat free sour cream

1 cup(s)

Shredded fat-free Cheddar cheese

¾ cup(s)

Table salt

tsp, or more to taste

Black pepper

tsp, or more to taste

Uncooked Canadian bacon

3 slice(s), chopped and cooked until crisp

Uncooked scallion(s)

3 medium, white and light green parts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Pierce potatoes with a fork and bake in oven until soft, about 1 hour (or you can microwave potatoes). Remove from oven and increase oven temperature to 450ºF.
  2. Allow potatoes to cool slightly. When cool enough to handle, slice potatoes lengthwise down center almost, but not all the way, through. Scoop out potato flesh and place it in a medium bowl; reserve hollowed out potato skins.
  3. Add sour cream and cheese to potato flesh and season liberally with salt and pepper; add bacon. Using a potato masher or a fork, mash potato mixture until creamy and bacon is distributed throughout. Add scallions and mix with a fork until just combined.
  4. Scoop 1/4 of potato mixture back into each potato skin. Place potatoes on a nonstick baking sheet and cook until heated through and cheese is melted, about 8 minutes.
  5. Yields 1 potato per serving.


Depending on the consistency of your particular potatoes, you may want to add a bit more fat-free sour cream to get your potatoes extra creamy.