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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).

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Price for 4: $11.39


  • 4 baking potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 8 oz lean ground turkey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅛ 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
  • ⅓ 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.

More Cheap Dinner Recipes
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Cheesy Zucchini, Corn, and Black Bean Skillet
Baked Chicken and Rice Casserole
Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

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