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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes are always the first side dish to go at BBQs and potlucks. Who doesn't love a twice baked potato? And you can make them ahead of time. These have creamy sour cream and butter mashed potatoes topped with cheesy, bacon, and green onions. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 8 green onions, sliced, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bake potatoes in preheated oven for 1 hour. You can just microwave the potatoes instead because it is way faster and they taste just as good. About three minutes per potato, just check for tenderness. So if you are cooking 4 potatoes in the microwave you will need to cook them for at least 12 minutes. Make sure to poke holes in the potatoes with a fork before microwaving so that they don't explode.
  3. Meanwhile, place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  4. When potatoes are done allow them to cool for 10 minutes. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop the flesh into a large bowl leaving about 1/4 inch of flesh so the potato maintains it's shape; save skins. To the potato flesh add sour cream, butter, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup cheese, 1/2 the green onions, and milk (start adding 1/2 cup of milk but you may not need to add it all depending on the consistency you want. You don't want them too runny). Mix with a hand mixer until well blended and creamy. Spoon the mixture into the potato skins. Top each with remaining cheese and bacon. If making ahead of time, refrigerate here.

  5. Bake for another 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Add 10 minutes if you refrigerated ahead of time. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.

Recipe Notes

Source: The Clarks and Allrecipes