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.

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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.

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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.