Acadia's Diet Potatoes (Not!)

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe is actually similar to twice baked potatoes, except the second part is cooked in the microwave. We always refer to them as "diet" potatoes as a joke, since they are really loaded potatoes.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and wait for it to reach temperature.
  2. Wash potatoes and stab them with a fork or knife on one side 2-3 times.
  3. Place them on middle rack of oven with cuts facing up.
  4. Bake for 1.5 hours.
  5. Remove hot potatoes and place them on a microwave safe dish.
  6. Cut them length wise about an inch and half deep.
  7. Squeeze ends to open a large hole in top.
  8. Use fork to mash up the potato flesh and add 2-tablespoons butter to each potato. Do not remove the flesh from the potato.
  9. Divide crumbled bacon into 4 piles and add to potato flesh.
  10. Mix shredded cheeses together. Use a 1/4 cup of cheese in each potato opening.
  11. Microwave potatoes 1-2 minutes, or until cheese melts.
  12. Top with 1 ounce of sour cream on each potato.
  13. Top with chives.
  14. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

What's not to like? These are the best darn 'Diet' potatoes I've ever had. Who knew full fat cheddar, bacon and sour cream were diet food? :) Acadia, it's clear I've been reading the wrong books. ;) Honoured to make this as a "Thank You" for voting for Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia in the 2010 Kraft Hockeyville Competition.

Diana #2 April 08, 2010

Very tasty and alot easier than twice baked potatoes. Thanks for sharing.

Galley Wench May 02, 2009