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Easy Twice Baked Potatoes

Easy and delicious twice baked potatoes are the perfect addition to your dinner menu!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 588kcal
Author Nichole

Ingredients

  • 4 large Russet potatoes scrubbed and dried
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil for rubbing potatoes
  • Cracked black pepper to taste
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • ½ cup diced thick-cut bacon divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk plus more as needed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 3 green onions sliced and divided
  • Chopped chives for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Rub potatoes lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper to taste. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake potatoes in preheated oven for 50 minutes.
  • While potatoes are baking, fry diced bacon in a large skillet until evenly brown. Set aside on a paper towel to drain.
  • When potatoes are done cooking, remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop the potato flesh into a large mixing bowl. Return hollowed skins to the baking sheet and bake an additional 10 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, add ½ cup cheese, sour cream, milk, butter, salt, pepper, ½ each of the crumbled bacon and green onions to the bowl with the cooked potato. Mash or mix with a hand mixer until well blended and creamy, adding more milk, butter, and seasoning to taste. 
  • Remove skins from oven and turn oven to High Broil. Divide the potato mixture evenly between the skins, creating a mound in the middle. Divide remaining cheese between each potato half, then broil for 5 to 8 minutes until cheese is melted and crispy. Garnish with remaining bacon and green onions, or chopped chives.

Notes

Note: Potatoes can be reheated. Brush the tops with butter, wrap them with a damp paper towel and put them on a microwave-safe plate or dish. Microwave on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Unwrap, stir and check if they are heated through. If not, cook them for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute until reheated.

Nutrition

Calories: 588kcal