Thanksgiving is about a week ago and the meal planning is well underway. One of my family’s traditional foods served at the holidays are baked potatoes. The recipe name says it all – these are potatoes that are literally cooked twice. Unfortunately the traditional recipe is loaded with sour cream, butter, and cheese – lots of high calorie foods. I have made this family recipe a bit more healthy for you!
To start the potatoes are cooked like a baked potato.
After they have been cooked once they are split in half.
And hollowed out.
The best part is when the flesh (insides) are mixed with other delicious ingredients. To make this recipe a bit more healthy I substituted Greek yogurt for sour cream and used a light butter spread to replace the butter. Both ingredients offer the same creamy flavoring as the ingredients they replaced.
The new mixture is put back in to the original shell.
Toppings are added.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Bake potatoes for about one hour or until soft
Let cool for about 10-15 minutes; slice potatoes
in half lengthwise and scoop the flesh into a large bowl (optional: salt potato
In large bowl add greek yogurt, ½ of cheese,
milk, Smart Balance, salt, and pepper; mix with hand mixer until creamy
Spoon mixture into potato skins; top with
remaining cheese and optional ingredients
Bake for another 15-17 minutes or until cheese
is slightly browned
Protein: 7.1 g • Sodium: 310.1 g • Carbs: 20.1 g • Fat: 2.7
g • Fiber: 1.9 g • Sugar: 2.7g