Twice Baked Potatoes

Valentine’s day is coming up soon so we are trying to come up with some recipes you can make at home instead of going out to an expensive steakhouse. Really nice places tend to be quite expensive. And often times the menu is a la carte. Not to mention that they tend to be packed on Valentine’s day and the service may not be the best. 2 entrees, a couple sides, dessert and a bottle of wine will cost you close to $200. Why not make a nice steak dinner at home instead?

Last weekend we made our version of a steak dinner. Steak (obviously), scallops, creamed spinach, bread pudding, and twice baked potatoes. But I am here today to tell you about the twice baked potatoes. Twice baked potatoes are a favorite side of mine. Unfortunately, they aren’t all that healthy. In fact, they are quite UNhealthy! Cliff and I are big fans of sour cream. But recently we have been using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. We put Greek yogurt on baked potatoes, tacos, enchiladas, and we mix it with packets of hidden valley ranch to eat with raw vegetables. In other words, I no longer buy sour cream, just large containers of plain non-fat Greek yogurt. I used to add sour cream to my twice baked potatoes. Can you guess what I use now? Yep, Greek yogurt! The only difference I can see is that the potatoes get dried out when they are re-heated. But if you are eating them straight out of the oven I would definitely try them with Greek yogurt. Stay tuned for more Valentine’s day dinner ideas!

Here is what you'll need + salt and pepper

Bake the potatoes and slice them in half. Scoop out most of the potato filling.

Put the scooped out filling in a bowl with the cheese, yogurt, salt, and pepper

Mash it til it is creamy

Spoon the filling back into the potatoes and bake

Slightly healthier than the usual twice baked potatoes, but just as tasty!


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