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Twice Baked Potatoes

This side dish may seem a little fussy, but it is a great way to do potatoes for company ahead of time. You can prepare them and have them ready to pop in the oven 20 minutes before a meal. I like it when you have nothing to do at the end. This recipe, with some minor changes, was submitted by Kimberly F. to our church cookbook. It's one that I have found works well.


  • 8 large potatoes, baked
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 - 1/2 cups cheddar cheese. grated
  • 1/2 cup milk, approx
  • 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

  1. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut a thin lid from top of each.
  2. Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4 inch or so in the shell, so it doesn't tear.
  3. Combine pulp with remaining ingredients, mashing to desired consistency.
  4. Scoop mashed potato mixture back into skins. Arrange on baking sheet.
  5. Refrigerate until half hour before the meal. 
  6. Bake at 350ยบ F about 20 - 25 minutes, until tops are golden.


  1. We love twice baked potatoes and fix them often. Good recipe. Thanks!

  2. OH MY! I have some big potatoes right now and I know what I'm going to make with them! THANKS!

  3. I, too, enjoy the taste and convenience of twice baked potatoes. Has anyone ever tried freezing them?

  4. Looks very yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. This blog is fantastic!!! Great recipes, I can't wait to try them. Thank you!

  6. I have yet to meet a potato I didn't like. Would really like these!

  7. Stupendous! That's a yummy potato and an absolutely tempting click, makes me wantto have a bite straight from the pic.

  8. It looks like a wonderful idea. I have not made those before, but I know what you mean about making them ahead of time.

  9. This is a very similar recipe to mine. We love twice baked potatoes, I find a lot of work, but worth it in the end. We are potato growers out here in Manitoba, and we grow a potato called the Adora. Not sure if you can get them out in B.C, but they are a fantastic potato as they have 30% less carbs than a regular potato and they taste great!
    Anyways, keep up the good work with this blog. I check it daily, and have used many of your great recipes!

  10. fussy? no way...not if that is the end result! How incredibly delicious they must potatoes for me these days but my boys would do well having these as a side dish...and nothing is too fussy to make for then. Yummers.

  11. There is almost nothing better than a twice baked potato. It's definitely worth the extra time!

  12. I love these because they can be made WAY in advance. I could eat these twice a week and never tire of them.

  13. Those look delicious!Kathy

  14. Beautiful. I'd love to see one of these potatoes on my plate!

  15. I agree. ..worth the extra work. I'm going to try your recipe. . it looks wonderfully yummy.

    I'm going to check on those special manitoba potatoes too.

  16. Great looking recipe..I'll have to give it a try. Love Adora potatoes..use them for everything..

  17. They look awesome !
    I wanted to ask you...for Oktoberfest...could you please suggest something for a bake sale we will have at church ?
    I guess the baking can be made at my house and then I will transport the baked goodies.
    Thank you
    Love your blog !

  18. These are tremendous! And they do freeze beautifully. So they truly can be made well in advance. If you make a big batch they can be pulled out one at a time for those days when there has been too much to do. Also good if unexpected company arrives. So I don't have to guess how long to cook when frozen I de-thaw them in the microwave & then finish by cooking in the oven.


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