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Twice Baked Potatoes

Jennie Duncan
These Twice Baked Potatoes are the one of the BEST side dish recipes ever. They are creamy and fluffy and loaded with flavor. 
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Side, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 351 kcal


  • 8 medium Russet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup bacon (cooked and crumbled)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup diced green onions
  • 1 teaspoons salt ( or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon pepper ( or to taste)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Rub each potato with oil then place on a baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour or until potatoes are cooked through and tender. Once cooked remove from oven and set aside to cool. Reset oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Slice butter and place in a mixing bowl. Add in cooked and crumbled bacon and sour cream.
  • Once potatoes are cool to the touch slice in half and scoop out middle and place into the mixing bowl. Tip: leave a some about ¼
  • Smash potatoes into butter, bacon, and sour cream. Mix in 1 cup of shredded cheese, milk, and green onions. Then season with salt and pepper.
  • Fill each potato shell with with the filling. Top potatoes with the remaining ½ cup shredded cheese and then bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve.


  • Tip: Use my Perfect Oven Bacon recipe and cook your bacon at the same time as you do your potatoes as they are both at 400 degrees. Just watch the bacon time!
Make sure you are leaving about ¼ of the potato in the skin. If you get to much out your potatoes will fall apart. 
If you plan on freezing these skip the green onions until you are ready to serve. 

Freezing Instructions:

To freeze your potatoes allow them to cool completely once cooked. 
Wrap them each in foil or plastic wrap and place them in a large freezer bag. 
Freeze for up to three months. 

Reheating Instructions:

Place you potatoes in the fridge to thaw overnight. 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and then bake them for 20-25 minutes. 


Calories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 8gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 334mgPotassium: 532mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 596IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 129mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Twice Baked Potatoes
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