Twice Baked Potatoes

There are side dishes that keep you on your healthy diet and then are these twice baked potatoes 😂

I’ll be honest, most of our sides aren’t this hearty so these twice baked potatoes are a special treat! When I make these, I typically have them alongside some pork chops or roast and then the next day I have it as my meal for lunch… and then for dinner 🤪

These twice baked potatoes may not be the side you whip up after a long day at work, but wow are they great for hosting friends or family. I mean, what is more impressive than a cheesy, bacon filled, creamy mashed potato?!?

Nothing. There is nothing better. If they tell you there is something better, they are lying.

I think these potatoes would go great with a variety of meals, but the entrees I keep thinking of are pork chops, grilled chicken, and a crockpot roast! What would you pair this with?


Twice Baked Potatoes

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Steak and Chop Seasoning Mix
  • 5 cooked bacon slices chopped into small pieces, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 4 green onions chopped and divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Pierce holes in potatoes (about 6 per potato) and then lightly coat with olive oil, I use my hands for this. Lightly sprinkle all sides of potato with steak and chop seasoning.
  • Bake potatoes for 75 minutes, flipping them at the 30 minute mark.
  • Let potatoes cool while you prepare the filling.
  • Reduce oven heat to 350.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/2 of the bacon pieces, sour cream, milk, butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, 1/2 of the cheddar cheese, and 1/2 of the green onions. Gently mix.
  • Slice each potato, longways so that you now have 8 little potato skin boats.
  • GENTLY scoop out the potato flesh with a spoon. I used a grapefruit spoon here and it worked great! Don’t worry about getting all of the flesh out, keep an outer perimeter to keep the shape.
  • Add to potato flesh to the large mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix after each potato is in the bowl.
  • Once all of the potatoes have been hallowed out, mix your potato filling and ensure all of the butter has melted.
  • Add back the potato mixture to the potato skins. I measured about 1/2 cup filling per potato skin (you will have 8)
  • Top with the remaining cheese and then bacon.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Top with green onions and enjoy with pork chops or grilled chicken!!

Twice Baked Potatoes - Pinterest Image
Twice Baked Potatoes - Pinterest Image
Twice Baked Potatoes - Pinterest Image

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