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Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

Welcome to another Christmas series post! If you aren’t aware, Parrish from Life with the Crust Cut Off and I are bringing you one recipe a week for the month of November highlighting Christmas dishes! YUM. Today I have my most favorite way of preparing potatoes! I literally make these about once a week already but I think they would be a great addition to any Holiday get together! They aren’t your everyday mashed potatoes, they’re…

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

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When I’m making these I figure one half of a potato is good per person, so this recipe I have today serves 4. But, of course adjust to your families eating habits!

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes, these are the best potatoes I've ever had! Great for a nice family get together, party or any day of the week! Easy, with step by step instructions, recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

How to Bake Potatoes

When baking potatoes, I pre heat my oven to 375 degrees. Wash off the potatoes with a bristle brush (so I can eat the skins, YUM!), pierce with a fork all over, just to break the skin. Then, pop it directly on the oven rack. I start checking them after an hour with a wooden skewer but a small pairing knife or thermometer will do. Once the skewer slides all the way through to the core of the potato with no resistance they are done. For the potatoes pictured here I consider these medium sized and cooked for just under two hours.

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes
 
 
Ingredients
  • 2 russet potatoes, medium sized, baked
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped into ½ inch dice and cooked
  • 2 Tbls unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup shredded cheese of your choice (I use monterrey jack/cheddar blend)
  • 2 Tbls sour cream, plus more for topping
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. After your potatoes are baked, let them cool on the counter for about 20 minutes.
  2. Take a knife and slice them down the center long ways and scoop out the insides, keeping the skin intact.
  3. Place insides of potato in a bowl, add half of the bacon, all of the butter, 2 Tbls of sour cream, half of the cheese and salt and pepper to taste. (Taste the mix BEFORE adding additional salt, then season to your taste.)
  4. Place this filling back into the potatoes skins, top with the remaining cheese and put back into the oven at 375 degrees until the cheese has melted and it has warmed through. About 5-10 minutes.
  5. Top them off with more sour cream, the remaining bacon and scallions, enjoy!

Step by Step Instructions

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes, these are the best potatoes I've ever had! Great for a nice family get together, party or any day of the week! Easy, with step by step instructions, recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

After the potatoes have cooled for 20 minutes, slice them in half length wise. Scoop out the insides of the potato keeping the skins intact.

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes, these are the best potatoes I've ever had! Great for a nice family get together, party or any day of the week! Easy, with step by step instructions, recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Mash the potato insides with the ingredients as stated in the recipe, place mixture back in skins with additional cheese, place back in oven at 375 degrees and cook until cheese is melted and inside is heated through, about 5-10 minutes.

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes, these are the best potatoes I've ever had! Great for a nice family get together, party or any day of the week! Easy, with step by step instructions, recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Add toppings and enjoy!

I really hope you enjoyed this recipe, let me know how they came out for you!

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes, these are the best potatoes I've ever had! Great for a nice family get together, party or any day of the week! Easy, with step by step instructions, recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Until tomorrow,

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Past Christmas series posts:

Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket with Honey Mustard | Spicy Turkey Cheese Pinwheels

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20 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    November 12, 2013

    Yum! The last time I was in my hometown visiting my parents, my dad sent me home with a bushel of potatoes that he had harvested. I am pretty much over regular mashed potatoes, so these will be a great change and super easy to make. Thanks!

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    Cassie says:
    November 12, 2013

    Those potatoes look great! We have not had potatoes in a while. Might need to try this recipe!

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    Gina says:
    November 12, 2013

    Oh my word- those look amazing. I would eat them all.

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    CJ Huang says:
    November 12, 2013

    These look so tasty! Gotta give them a try. 🙂

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    November 13, 2013

    I love loaded twice baked potatoes, We make them as one of our sides at Christmas but enjoy them all year long.

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    November 14, 2013

    Those potatoes just look amazing! I’m gong to have to try that recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from the Creative Geekery linkup 🙂

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    Andi says:
    November 16, 2013

    Your potato’s look great… I need to make these because I know I would enjoy Thanks andi

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    November 16, 2013

    OMG loaded potatoes like this are my husband’s absolute fav, definitely gotta try these for him! Pinning, and thanks so much for sharing it at my link party!

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      July 6, 2015

      Is there any reason I cannot cook the potatoes in the microwave to save time?

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        Dana DeVolk says:
        July 6, 2015

        Nope, that will totally work too, whatever you prefer go with it!

  9. avatar
    November 18, 2013

    Yummy, can’t eat just one! pass the platter! lol Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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    Ginger says:
    November 18, 2013

    Comfort food heaven!! Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made’s Show & Tell.

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    Vanessa says:
    November 18, 2013

    I absolutely love twice baked potatoes. Yum. I always attempt to make them but I have issues with scooping the potato out of the skin, then I end up just making mashed potatoes. I should attempt them again though. They are so delicious.

  12. avatar
    November 22, 2013

    I love twice baked potatoes and get excited when I see them on a menu. Never made my own but you make it look so simple I’m thinking these are going to be prominently in with my supper menu next week 🙂

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