Easy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe – Mmmmmmm!

Baked potatoes are one of my favorite comfort dishes–but they’ve got nothing on this easy twice baked potatoes recipe! Twice baked potatoes are a creamy combination of warm mashed potatoes mixed with sour cream, butter, bacon and cheese.  This Easy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe is sure to become your favorite new potato sidedish.

Easy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
Twice baked potatoes make the most satisfying side dish–or even a meal, alone!

What Is A Twice Baked Potato?

Twice baked potatoes (also called double baked potatoes or jacket potatoes) are exactly what they sound like, ha!

First, the potato is baked. Then, the insides are scooped out and combined with delicious ingredients that make them creamier and more flavorful, before being scooped back into the potato skins to be baked for a second time.

Easy Twice Backed Potatoes Recipe
You can tweak the ingredients, adding or omitting to fit your tastes!

How To Make Twice Baked Potatoes 

My favorite part of this twice baked potatoes recipe is all of the toppings! Nothing is yummier on a baked potato than sour cream and chives–unless it’s bacon and cheese! Yum! 

This Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe: 

  • Serves: 12
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour + 20  minutes 
Easy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
I love potato dishes because I generally have the simple ingredients the recipes usually call for!

Ingredients – Twice Baked Potatoes

  • 6 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed and dried 
  • Vegetable or canola oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Filling – Twice Baked Potatoes

  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup milk, buttermilk or half-and-half
  • ¼ cup sour cream 
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese or your favorite, divided 
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked and chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon chives, thinly sliced or green onions 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 

Serving – Twice Baked Potatoes

  • Fresh parsley 
  • Green onions 
  • Chives
  • Sour cream  
  • Salt and pepper 
Easy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
If you don’t have fresh bacon, you can use McCormick Bac’n Pieces!

Instructions – Twice Baked Potatoes

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top.

Step 3

Clean and dry potatoes.

Step 4

Prick the potatoes with a fork and rub with oil.

Easy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
If you prefer “baking” your potatoes in the microwave, follow the directions you can find online to do it that way.

Step 5

Place potatoes on wire rack and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 6

Bake for 1 hour or until fork tender.

Note: You can also cook potatoes in the microwave, prior to filling, if you would like.

Step 7

Remove from oven and turn over to 375 degrees F.

Step 8

Allow potatoes to cool slightly until you can handle them.

Easy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe - Step slice cooked potato in half
Carefully scoop the inside of the potatoes out into a bowl.

Step 9

Slice potato in half lengthwise.

Step 10

Scrape out flesh leaving about ? inch thick of shell.

Easy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe - Step mix potatoes with butter, milk, and sour cream
Mix all of your favorites in to the potatoes to create your filling.

Step 11

Add potato to large mixing bowl.

EasY Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe - Step combine potatoes, milk, butter, and sourcream

Step 12

Add butter, milk and sour cream and mix until well combined and smooth.

Easy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe - Step add bacon, cheese, and chives
The hardest part of this step is not eating all of the bacon and cheese before you can stuff the potatoes!

Step 13

Stir in ¾ cup cheese, bacon and chives.

EasY Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe - Step add salt and pepper and combine
Add salt, pepper, and any of your favorite seasonings, to taste>

Step 14

Add salt and pepper and stir until well combined.

Easy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe - Step fill potato skins with mixture

Step 15

Fill potato shells with filling and place on baking sheet.

Easy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe - Stepsprinkle cheese on top of potatoes
Stuff your potato skins with the filling.

Step 16

Top each potato with remaining cheese.

EasY Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
You don’t have to top your potatoes with cheese, if you prefer not to.

Step 17

Return to oven and bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Step 18

Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Step 19

Serve with additional bacon, parsley, chives or green onion, and sour cream, if desired.

Easy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe - Step eat while warm
How amazing are these loaded potatoes?! I love making a chipotle sour cream sauce to top my baked potatoes with!

How to Store Leftover Twice Baked Potatoes

Store leftovers in refrigerator in an airtight container.  They will last up to 48 hours and can be reheated in the oven just like the second baking.

Easy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
Easy twice baked potatoes are always a crowd-pleaser!

 

Yield: Serves 12

Easy Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

EasY Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe - Step eat while warm

If you're a fan of baked potatoes, you'll LOVE these easy twice baked potatoes! They make the perfect side to any dish, or a yummy snack!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 6 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed and dried
  • Vegetable or canola oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Filling:
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup milk, buttermilk or half-and-half
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese or your favorite, divided
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chives, thinly sliced or green onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Serving:
  • Fresh parsley
  • Green onions
  • Chives
  • Sour cream
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top.
    3. Clean and dry potatoes.
    4. Prick the potatoes with a fork and rub with oil.
    5. Place potatoes on wire rack and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    6. Bake for 1 hour or until fork tender ** see notes.
    7. Remove from oven and turn over to 375 degrees F.
    8. Allow potatoes to cool slightly until you can handle them.
    9. Slice potato in half lengthwise.
    10. Scrape out flesh leaving about ⅛ inch thick of shell.
    11. Add potato to large mixing bowl.
    12. Add butter, milk and sour cream and mix until well combined and smooth.
    13. Stir in ¾ cup cheese, bacon and chives .
    14. Add salt and pepper and stir until well combined.
    15. Fill potato shells with filling and place on baking sheet.
    16. Top each potato with remaining cheese.
    17. Return to oven and bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
    18. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
    19. Serve with additional bacon, parsley, chives or green onion, and sour cream, if desired.
    20. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Notes

You can also cook potatoes in the microwave, prior to filling, if you would like.

 

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What is your favorite topping for twice baked potatoes? 

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