- 4 large baking potatoes
- 1/4 cup bacon bits
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tbsp. light butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
- 4 green onions, sliced (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake potatoes in preheated oven for 1 hour or until knife can smoothly poke the center of the potato. If they aren't soft after 1 hour, you can zap them in the microwave for a minute or two (poke them with a knife and wrap them in damp paper towels first).
When potatoes are done allow them to cool for 10 minutes. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop the flesh into a large bowl. Reserve the skins.
Add milk, butter, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup cheese to the potato flesh. Mix with a hand mixer until well blended and creamy. Spoon the mixture into the potato skins. Top each with remaining cheese and bacon.
Bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with green onions, if using.
by The Savvy Kitchen