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
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!
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.
- 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
- After your potatoes are baked, let them cool on the counter for about 20 minutes.
- Take a knife and slice them down the center long ways and scoop out the insides, keeping the skin intact.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Top them off with more sour cream, the remaining bacon and scallions, enjoy!
Step by Step Instructions
I really hope you enjoyed this recipe, let me know how they came out for you!
Past Christmas series posts:
Need more potato ideas? Click on the images below for their recipes!