May 4, 2013

My Favorite Twice Baked Potatoes

These potatoes are pure heaven.  Seriously . . . pure heaven!  I could eat these every single day for the rest of my life and never get sick of them!  I ate them for the first time a few years go after I picked up a copy of The Pioneer Woman's Cookbook and I have eaten them countless times since. 

I always make extra, because they taste just as good warmed up for several days.  They make a great breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Oh yeah. 

-BEST POTATOES EVER-

P.S. I originally posted this recipe a few years ago and how I ever thought that glowing potato picture was good is beyond me, so here is a new and improved version!
Twice Baked Potatoes
adapted from: The Pioneer Woman

4 large Russet potatoes
4 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
4 Tbl. butter, softened
1/2 c. sour cream
1/4 c. milk, give or take
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt (I add way more)
freshly grated black pepper, to taste
1 c. grated Cheddar cheese
2 chopped green onions, for garnish, opt.

Wash and pat dry the potatoes.  Poke a few holes in each potato, using a fork, and cover tightly with foil.  Bake at 375 degrees for 1 - 1 1/2 hours or until cooked through.  Remove from oven, carefully remove foil and cool slightly.  Cut each potato in half lengthwise and scrape out the insides, with a spoon, into a large bowl, being careful to keep the shells intact.  

Add the butter, sour cream, seasoned salt and pepper.  Mash together using a potato masher.  Add enough milk, as needed, to reach desired creamy consistency and stir in the majority of the cheese, reserving a little for topping.  Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed.  Place the potato shells onto a large baking sheet.  Fill each potato shell with the potato mixture and top with reserved cheese.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the potatoes are hot.  Garnish with crumbled bacon and chopped green onions.   

Jenn's Notes: I usually discard one of the potato shells, so I have a little extra filling for the remaining shells.  These are my favorite.    

26 comments:

  1. Looks yummy! You should come cook for me :)

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  2. One of my favourites! Yours look delicious. I can never get enough crispy bacon and cheese!

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  3. I am with ya sista! I could live on twice baked potatoes as well!

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  4. This looks really yummy! Thank you for sharing and for stopping by my blog :) I am now your newest follower, I am looking forward to reading your future blog posts :)

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  5. I just made these for dinner after a friend introduced me to your blog. My 6 year old told me it was the best dinner ever! I'm in love with these!!

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  6. Looks delicious! I love Twice Baked Potatoes.

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  7. Sound and look scrumptious!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes
    PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks

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  8. They look scrumptious! I've never made them before, just may have to attempt! :)

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    1. Oh my gosh, you have been missing out. I think you need to make these ASAP!

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  10. I could eat this every single day, for breakfast lunch and dinner! :)

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  11. Yum!

    I would love for you to share this and link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

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    Hugs, Cathy

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  12. This looks so delicious Jenn - I "pinned" it & I'm looking forward to giving it a try. Thanks for sharing!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  13. I love twice baked potatoes. These look perfect Jenn!

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  14. My husband absolutely loves twice baked potatoes. This sounds like a fantastic recipe! I must make this for him! Yum!

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  15. These look so delicious! I love potatoes in any way! Would be thrilled for you to come join my link party and follow along!
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  16. I agree, I have been making these for awhile and they are delicious. These just might be on my Mother's Day menu!!

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  17. These look amazingly delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  18. Do the potato skins still get nice and crispy if you bake them wrapped in foil? I always heard that that makes them soft (which is fine if you prefer them that way). I just wanted to know so I can go sans-foil if needed. However, if the foil somehow aids in the cooking process, I like to know that, too!

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    1. No, the potato skins don't get crispy, they are soft. I always wrap my baked potatoes in foil, because that is how my mom did it. I have heard if you want a crispier potato skin, you can rub a little oil on it before baking and do not wrap in foil.

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    2. Thanks, that's exactly what I did - olive oil and coarse salt. I ended up making these twice in one week!

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