Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes

This Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe is a great idea to serve as a low calorie appetizer recipe or even as a low points side recipe. It’s really easy and tastes delicious, hello blue cheese!!! These cheesy potatoes taste just as good as the restaurants’ version, but with much less fact and calories. Each one has just 3 Points, and is a great low calorie snack idea too! Enjoy!

Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

A perfect low calorie side dish recipe, these Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes are just 3 Points each, and are loaded with flavor. Reduced fat crumbled blue cheese, fresh green onions, and sour cream give this healthy baked potato recipe some real zing!

Ingredients

  • 2 large Idaho potatoes
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 green onion stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Bacon Bits
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Pierce potatoes with fork. Bake until tender, 45-50 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven; let stand until cool enough to handle. Cut potatoes lengthwise, once. With spoon, scoop out potato pulp, forming 4 shells.
  4. Place pulp in bowl; add sour cream, blue cheese, green onions, salt & pepper and parsley. With fork,, mash until combined.
  5. Spritz potato shells with a bit of butter flavored, non-fat cooking spray, and then sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper. Smooth potato mixture into shells. Place on baking sheet and bake until heated through, 15 minutes
  6. Top with a bit more green onions, parsley and bacon bits.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is 1 potato half with topping mixture
Each serving = 3 Points

PER SERVING: 194 calories; 1.5g fat; 5g protein; 17g carbohydrates; 2g fiber

9 Comments

  1. I'm an avid calorie counter, can you tell me how many calories are in these?

    • This is an old recipe that I don't have the nutrition stats for. I'm slowly in the process of rebuilding all of my old recipes to update them with the new Points Plus values and to include the nutritional stats.

  2. I was wondering how to convert from the old points to the new points… anyone know how to do that?

  3. Megan Lewis Reply

    Is this 2 points on the old WW system or 2 points on the new Plus points system, and does that go for the rest of the recipes as well. I am so excited to try this recipe as well as some of the others on here, just want to make sure I am using the correct points system!

    • Any recipe that is listed with "Point Total" is the old Points values, and any recipes that are listed with "Points +", are the new Points Plus values. All the recipes that I posted last year are with the old Points, and all the new recipes that I started posting in 2011 are with the new Points Plus. In the title of each post, you will see the Points value indicated as either "Point Total", which is the old Points, or "Points +", which is the new Points Plus. Hope that helps and thanks for reading!

  4. Erika Anderson Reply

    This was really good, made them last night! Easy and tasty. Assume that other cheeses could work as well, like Goat cheese? I am tempted to put a tiny bit of skim milk in the next time just to give it a little more liquidity….maybe I just need to mash more!

  5. I am wondering how this is 2 points? A potato itself is 2-3 and the blue cheese is 2 I believe. Im just wondering. I have struggled with how to figure out point when I make recipes when you add things with different points together, so Im just not sure. Any advice would truly help! And I hope this really is 2 pts! I love bake potatos, probably one of the reasons that I now am doing WW!! haha

    • Great question! And I have some good news, for you….grab your fork, girl, because each serving REALLY IS only 2 Points! Keep in mind that each serving is only a half of 1 potato, with 1/4 of the topping mixture. The blue cheese and fat free sour cream are divided up amongst 4 potato slices — so you aren't getting the whole 1/4 cup of sour cream and 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles in one serving. Yay!!

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