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Baked Potatoes Stuffed with Turkey, Bacon and Cheddar

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 22 mins
Yield Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 8-oz. baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces grated Cheddar
  • 1/4 pound sliced turkey, chopped
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 2 scallions, white and light green parts, chopped

Nutrition Information

  • calories 508
  • fat 23 g
  • satfat 12 g
  • protein 26 g
  • carbohydrate 51 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 85 mg
  • sodium 688 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 500ºF and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Pierce potatoes with a fork. Arrange on top of paper towels in microwave and cover with damp paper towels. Microwave on high until potatoes are soft when pierced with a skewer, 12 to 14 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes.

  2. Split potatoes open and scoop flesh into a medium bowl, reserving skins. Stir butter, milk and salt into bowl with potato flesh and mash. Stir in half of cheese and all of turkey, bacon and scallions.

  3. Place reserved potato skins on baking sheet. Stuff mixture back into potato shells and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake until cheese is browned and bubbling, about 8 minutes.