How to Cut the Calories in a Twice Baked Potato in Half

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These baked potatoes are heavy on flavor but light on cals!

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Having a summer barbecue doesn’t have to mean high-calorie, fattening foods. For example, you’ll find a substantial number of calories in a twice baked potato—anywhere from 260 to more than 400, to be exact! However, you can opt for clean-eating recipes that are full of flavor without the extra calories, like these satisfying skinny twice-baked potatoes! They’re easy to prep and only 104 calories per serving.

Versatile Side Dish

These twice baked potatoes are the perfect side dish for a number of different main courses! We love these cheesy potatoes with barbecued chicken and Southern Style Sweet Tea in the summer time. They also pair perfectly with steamed crab, lobster, or even grilled fish! These yummy potatoes will also complement comforting main course options like meatloaf, steak, or even your Thanksgiving turkey! There’s really no occasion that they won’t fit into!

Check out these other recipes ideas to serve alongside these scrumptious potatoes, perfect for cookouts and holidays: Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad, Coconut Curry Cauliflower, and Classic Green Bean Casserole.

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Cut the Calories in a Twice Baked Potato in Half

These twice-baked potatoes are twice as good as regular potatoes, and as a bonus, they are low in carbs, fat, and calories.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 1 each
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 4 baking potatoes large, rinsed and scrubbed, recommend russet
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt plain, fat-free
  • 1 tablespoon milk, low-fat
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, reduced-fat, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, thinly sliced


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Using a fork, pierce potatoes once on each side, about 1/2" deep. Rub the outside of each potato with olive or canola oil, about 1/2 teaspoon per potato. Sprinkle a little kosher or sea salt on potato skins. Place potatoes on a cookie sheet and bake until tender, approximately 1 hour.
  • Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out the potato and place the insides in a medium mixing bowl. Leave a thin layer of potato behind to prevent the skins from tearing. Add 1/4 teaspoon paprika, black pepper, salt to taste, yogurt, milk, 1/2 cup cheese, and green onion to the potato mixture. Use an electric mixer or potato masher to combine ingredients.
  • Evenly divide the potato mixture into the skins, and sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and paprika. Return the potatoes to the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1each | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb

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  1. There is no way this is 100 cals a serving.

    A medium russet potato (i just weighed one from my kitchen) is 257 grams. That makes each potato 249 calories. That's a total of 996 calories, divided by 8 is 124 calories from the potatoes alone. Add the cheese and the yogurt, and you're up to 1300 calories for the whole, or 150 cals each.

    1. Kara, We entered the data on For 1 medium (plain)potato the calories are 129. Divide that by half and they are 64.5. The calorie count is correct.

  2. Hi, made these tonight and realized as I was sitting at the table eating I forgot to put the milk in. And after reading the recipe, the milk is in the ingredients but I don't see it in the instructions, so easy to miss!

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