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Herbed Twice-Baked Potatoes

"Light cream cheese, garlic and butter make these potatoes irresistible. Replace the basil with parsley if you'd like. -Ruth Andrewson of Peck, Idaho"
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1 h 30 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Scrub and pierce potatoes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour or until tender. Cool for 10 minutes. Cut potatoes in half. Scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell.
  2. In a bowl, mash the pulp with cream cheese, chives, salt, basil and cayenne. Add milk and 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; mash. Spoon into potato shells. Drizzle with remaining butter; sprinkle with garlic powder and paprika. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: 1 potato half equals 150 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 234 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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i've made this several times already and its still so good. one difference i did was after rubbing with olive oil (suggested) i sprinkled with garlic salt and it made for a nice salty skin. also...

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need more flavor

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i've made this several times already and its still so good. one difference i did was after rubbing with olive oil (suggested) i sprinkled with garlic salt and it made for a nice salty skin. also...

Great with grilled steaks! I cut the recipe in half and microwaved my potatoes to save on time. I left out the basil completely for more a sour crem and chive type of twice baked potatoe. So, wi...

This is the first recipe I gave 5 stars too!! These were sooooo delicious! I added more butter, chives, and cream cheese. I followed another posters tip and rubbed olive oil for the first part ...

these are the best ive ever had !there like a resturants.omg there the best!i wasnt sure if i should try them because they hadnt been rated yet.but it was all worth it.try them tonight!!!!!!!!!

**FYI twice baked potatoes freeze really well**

For a change I took out the cream cheese and added sour cream and then added grated chedder.

I made this last night with my boyfriend and they turned out really well! I made some changes to the recipes based on what past reviewers said and added some extra butter and cream cheese. I wo...

These were soooo good! I added a bit more than 1 dash of cayenne and used paprika, garlic pepper and fresh ground black pepper rather than just paprika and garlic powder to top. Very creamy but...

This recipe was suggested to me earlier this week. Thankfully I took the advice! It was very easy to make and came out delicious, as is. A perfect side to any dish, or even as a main course