Lightened Up Twice-Baked Potatoes

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from the kitchen of MKA


Servings - 8   Serving size - 1 twice baked potato ( 1 cut half of a whole potato with filling)   Points Plus per serving - 3 Points+
Calories - 125.1,   Total Fat - 1.9g,   Carb. - 19.3g,   Protein - 7.8g,   Fiber - 1.9g


4 medium russet potatoes ( 2 1/4" - 3 1/4" diameter ) , scrubbed 
1/2 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt
2 wedges of Light Creamy Swiss Laughing Cow Cheese
2 TBS. Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon Bits
2 green onions ( whites and greens), chopped 
salt and pepper, to taste
fat free half and half, if needed to thin out potato mixture ( optional ) 
1 cup reduced fat cheese ( Swiss, cheddar, colby...your choice), divided
sprinkle of paprika

1.  Poke each potato with a fork and wrap in foil ( to help keep skin soft so it's easier to cut).  Bake in oven ( 350 degrees F ) until they are soft.  
2.  Allow potatoes too cool enough to handle.  Unwrap a potato and slice down middle longways.  With spoon, scoop out insides leaving about a 1/8" potato in skin all around.  Place scooped out potato in large bowl.  Set "potato shell" on baking sheet lined with foil.  Repeat with all potatoes.  Sprinkle potatoes with salt and pepper and set aside. 
3.  To the scooped out potato in the bowl, add the Greek yogurt and Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges.  With electric mixer, whip until fluffy.  You might need to add a bit of fat free half and half or skim milk at this point to thin them out enough to fluff...maybe not.  Depends on the potato.  Stir in the turkey bacon bits, green onion, and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese.  Season with salt and pepper,to taste.  
4. Spoon mixture evenly into the 8 potato shell halves.  Top with remaining shredded cheese and sprinkle with paprika.  
5.  At this point you can cover with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate until you are ready to bake them or you can bake them right away.  Set oven at 350 degrees F.  Place potatoes uncovered in oven and bake until heated through and cheese is melted, about 30 min for refrigerated potatoes and about 15 minutes for unrefrigerated ones. 

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