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A healthier version of twice baked potatoe made with fat free sour cream and calorie controlled.
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5 from 4 votes

Low-Fat Simple Twice Baked Potatoes

This creamy on the inside, crunchy on the outside twice-baked potato recipe is so easy to prepare, and packed full of potassium, fiber and vitamin C.
Author: Heather Mangieri, RDN


  • 2 Large Potatoes
  • 2 Slices of Bacon (microwaved)
  • 3/4 cup Fat Free Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Non-Fat Milk
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Butter (salted)
  • 4 tbsp Fresh Chives (chopped)


  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Wrap 2 large (10-12 ounce potatoes) in aluminum foil. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees until done, ~1 ½ hours. Let cool completely. (I recommend baking the potatoes the day before and letting them cool in the refrigerator overnight.)
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Scrape out the inside of the potato, being careful not to tear the skin. Place the inside potato in a bowl. Lay the hollowed potato shell in a glass baking dish or sheet pan.
  • Melt the 1 tbsp. butter in the microwave then add it to the potato that was scooped out of the shell. Use a fork to mash the potatoes well. Add the fat-free sour cream and the milk. Add one piece of the crumbled bacon, 2 tbsp. chopped chives and 1/8 of the shredded cheese to the potato mixture. Continue mixing well.
  • Spoon the potato mixture into the potato shells, evenly distributing between the 4 shells. Once filled (they should be heaping with potato filling,) sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese, chives and bacon on top of the filling.
  • Place in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and the tops are crispy. Top with a tbsp. of fat-free sour cream before serving.


  • Makes 4 (~6 ounce) twice-baked potatoes
  • Nutrition Facts: 1 (~6 ounce) twice baked potato= 240 calories; 4.5 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 42 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein, 180 mg sodium, 30% DV Vitamin C, 10% DV iron, 15% DV calcium, 20% DV potassium
  • Nutrition Tip- for those on a lower-calorie meal plan, cut one twice-baked potato in half for a ~3 ounce serving
  • Meal Planning Serving Sizes: 3 CHO; 1 FAT; 1.5 PRO