This creamy on the inside, crunchy on the outside twice-baked potatoes recipe is so easy to prepare, and packed full of potassium, fiber and vitamin C.

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Roasted, baked, mashed, fried – there are so many delicious ways to prepare potatoes. The one that’s often forgotten is my personal favorite, the twice-baked potato.

Though potatoes have a bad reputation, don’t let their white flesh fool you. Potatoes are a leading source of potassium in the American diet, and a great source of vitamin C and fiber. Most importantly, they are a vegetable well-accepted by kids. As a mom, I can tell you, mealtime is much more enjoyable when the kids like what you serve.


As with any vegetable, it’s the preparation method that can make it or break it. Most twice-baked potato recipes exceed the recommendations of dietary fat per serving. Higher-fat means higher calorie – but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this dish as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Swaps To Make Twice-Baked Potatoes Healthier

With just a few alterations, I transitioned the recipe of traditional twice-baked potatoes into a lower-calorie, lower-fat version that can fit into any calorie level.


I usually don’t recommend fat free products, but this recipe is an exception. I used fat-free sour cream in the potato mixture. It works well when prepared in a mixture like this because it created the creamy texture without adding a lot of dietary fat. I was also careful with the portion size of each of the ingredients that I used. Each potato is topped with ~2 tablespoons of cheddar cheese, which is absolutely enough to get the flavor. And, of course, chives!

Calories And Nutrition Information

The nutrition information provided if for one serving, or one ~6 ounce twice baked potato. That’s 1/2 of a large potato, cut in half. When prepared as described, one twice baked potato has 240 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 15 milligrams of cholesterol, 42 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein. It also has 180 milligrams of sodium, 30% ofthe daily value for vitamin C, 10% of the daily value for iron, 15% of the daily value for calcium and 20% of the daily value for potassium. That makes this side dish a highly nutritious option!

These twice baked potatoes are absolutely amazing and are a great way to mix-up your dinner side dish options. Give them a try and let me know what you think.

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If you love twice-baked potatoes, you might also like my recipe for twice baked sweet potatoes with rosemary and ricotta.