"Twice-As-Nice" Baked Potatoes

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Side Dishes | Blog URL: http://www.cookinlean.com/2009/10/paula-deens-lean-twice-baked-potatoes.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

6 large Idaho potatoes (as large and oval as possible)
Salt and pepper to taste (more pepper than salt)
1 teaspoon dried parsley
Paprika
4 slices turkey bacon (cooked and crumbled)

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Wash potatoes, pat dry, prick sides gently with fork.
3
Coat each potato entirely with EVOO.
4
Place on foil covered pan.
5
Bake for at least one hour.
6
Remove the top third portion of each potato.
7
Using a spoon, scoop out the potato and place in large bowl. Mix on high, potatoes, sour cream,half & half, salt & pepper. Add parsley and continue mixing until smooth.
8
Mix in cooked bacon.
9
Gently stuff the mixture back into the shells, carefully.
10
Top with cheese, Paprika and additional salt & pepper.
11
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
12
When they are ready, they should be lightly browned on top.

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Twice is nice when it comes to these potatoes. What is really fun about them is that they are totally open to your very own unique interpretation. For example, I know that my audience loves cheese and bacon. Therefore, I added turkey bacon and reduced-fat cheddar to my potato filling. The options are endless! You could add broccoli or maybe even grilled chicken to make a complete meal...it's up to you. Have some fun with it! Here is what I did to add some flavor to this nutritious and delicious power-food.

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