Tasty & Cheap Dinner Recipe: Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes

Move over French fries! These spuds are baked not fried for just as much flavor (and way less fat).
By Marge Perry
Mar 21, 2014



Mar 21, 2014

Price for 4: $11.39


  • 4 baking potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 8 oz lean ground turkey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ? tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 cup reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 10-oz box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • ? cup chopped scallions


1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Pierce potatoes several times, and bake for about 1 hour. (Or microwave for about 10 minutes, turning once.)

3. Cook bacon in skillet; drain and transfer to plate. Crumble when cool.

4. Add turkey, salt, and pepper to hot skillet; cook, stirring, about 4 minutes, until no longer pink. Remove from heat and stir in half the bacon.

5. Cut an oval off of each potato. Scoop contents out, leaving a ¼"-thick wall. Place contents in a bowl and mash. Add sour cream; stir in ¾ cup of cheese, spinach, scallions, and turkey.

6. Place potato shells in baking dish; fill with turkey mixture. Sprinkle with remaining bacon and cheese; bake for 15 minutes.

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