Loaded Baked Avocados


Avocado stands in for potato in this low-carb version of a baked potato! Sour cream, Cheddar cheese and bacon, combined with fresh chives and a sprinkle of pepper, make this a comforting treat.

Loaded Baked Avocados
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 medium avocados

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2 center-cut bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Preheat broiler with rack about 8 inches from heat source. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Cut avocados in half lengthwise; remove and discard pits. Scoop the flesh from the avocados into large pieces, keeping the shell halves intact.

  2. Toss the avocado flesh, salt and 1/4 cup cheese together in a medium bowl. Spoon the mixture evenly into the avocado shells; top evenly with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Arrange the stuffed avocado halves on the prepared baking sheet. Broil until the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.

  3. Top each avocado half with 1 tablespoon sour cream. Sprinkle evenly with crumbled bacon, chives and pepper. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

217 Calories
19g Fat
7g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 avocado half
Calories 217
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Vitamin A 364IU 7%
Sodium 336mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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