Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Twice Baked Potatoes

The humble potato brought to the next level. 
  • baking potatoes, I like to use russet 
  • olive oil, garlic salt, pepper
  • 1 tbsp herb and garlic cream cheese, per potato
  • 2 tsp butter, per potato
  • 2 tbsp milk, per potato
  • 1 tsp finely chopped chives or green onions, per potato
  • 1 tbsp bacon bits, per potato, plus extra if you are a bacon lover to add to the topping with the cheese.
  • 2 tbsp grated cheddar cheese, per potato
  1. Wash potatoes and make a little slit through the skin of each one in 3-4 places.
  2. Rub outside of potatoes with a little bit of olive oil and sprinkle lightly with garlic salt and pepper.
  3. Place in a baking dish and bake potatoes at 375º for 1 hour or until tender. The skins should turn nice and crisp.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Slice each potato open lengthwise.
  5. Scoop baked flesh of potatoes into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients except for the cheddar cheese. 
  6. Mash mixture together and refill the potato skins. Top with cheddar...and the extra bacon if using.
  7. Place back in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
You can bake ahead of time and assemble. Baking time will be a little longer once stuffed as the filling will be completely cooled off. 

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe - do you know if the prepared potatoes can be frozen?

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    1. It can't hurt to try, but I wonder if the texture would change.

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    2. Yes, I often buy a large bag of potatoes and bake them all and put together the twice-baked potatoes minus the cheese and then freeze them. They go right in the oven frozen--and then near the end of the now-longer second baking time I add the cheese. Really helps if entertaining to have all of that done ahead...

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  2. My family LOVES twice baked potatoes ! I see yours are a bit different than mine I look forward to trying them . Have a Blessed Day ~ Angela

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  3. Those look so good Kathy! Love that they can be made ahead of time too. Happy New Year my friend.....

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  4. I love that this recipe uses ingredients that I HAVE!! 

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