Twice-Baked Potatoes

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • About This Recipe

    “These are a bit time-consuming, but SOOOO worth it! Perfect with grilled chicken or steak!”

    Ingredients

  • 8mediumrusset potatoes( about 5 lb.)
  • 2teaspoonsoil
  • 3/4 cupgrated cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cupsour cream
  • 1/4 cup margarine or 1/4 cupbutter
  • 1scallion, minced( I usually use about 1/4 c. regular onion)
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4 teaspoonblack pepper
  • 1dash garlic powder or 1clovegarlic, minced
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Pierce potatoes with fork and rub with oil.
  • Place on baking sheet, and bake until tender, about 45 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350 degrees.
  • Remove potatoes from oven.
  • When cool enough to handle, horizontally cut the top skin off of each potato.
  • Scoop out flesh, leaving 1/4 inch shell.
  • Mash scooped out potato, then stir in cheddar cheese, sour cream, margarine, onion, and seasonings.
  • Stuff potato skins with mixture (don’t be afraid to pile it in!).
  • Sprinkle with paprika.
  • Bake until hot, about 25 minutes.
  • Reviews

  • “We love these potatoes. I have been making them for years.I like to make a big batch of them and freeze them. Then they are ready to go any time I need them.thanks for posting”

  • “Made 4 large ones, plus baked an extra potato for more stuffing material.Really good recipe.The extra stuffing piled high made these extra good.Used super-sharp cheddar for tang.Sauteed the onions first before adding to the stuffing mixture.Coated the potatoes with butter rather than oil for baking…crispy skin.Line your baking sheet with foil to prevent scorch marks.Thanks, Manda.”

  • “Awesome! I halved the recipe because its just my husband and I but I didn’t use onions, just because I was in a hurry and didn’t want to mince them. I’m sure they would have been even better ( if thats possible)! Thanks”

  • “These delicious potatoes went great with Recipe #84002 .The were so tasty with the chops.I loved how the potatoes crusted up a little on the top and was nice and moist and filled with flavor as you dug down in.Great new addition to my recipes.Thanks Manda!”

  • “This was worth the time.I didn’t use 8 potatoes since it was only two of us, but use 4 and didn’t change anything else.This reminded of what my mother made.Thanks for the yummy recipe.”

  • “These were great!My first attempt at making twice-baked potatoes and wouldn’t you know I would mess it up.I accidently added twice the amount of sour cream called for, but you could never tell.I was looking for a recipe similar to my MIL’s but found this one…MUCH BETTER!Thank you for this great recipe!”

  • “Theses are amazing!!! My whole family LOVED them!! We had them with steak and they went perfectly together.”

  • “Even my 13-yr old (who will not eat baked potatoes) ate this. Of course he said it could use less cheese (did I really give birth to this child?).I could have put more cheese in it.Recipe was made as directed; came out just beautifully. I most certainly intend to have these again.I served this with #188077 Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Mustard-Cognac Sauce and #144180 Emeril’s Spinach, Orange and Candied Almond Salad.It was a very good meal, if I do say so myself!Thanks for the recipe!:)”

  • “This is a wonderful recipe!Works great with a nice grilled steak.I used to make one like this, but forgot the recipe.I am so glad to have found this one.”

  • “My family really enjoyed these.I didn’t have russet potatoes but had Idaho on hand.I had to add milk to the mixture.I did not feel the sour creme was too much but instead felt the blend of ingredients was balanced.I baked the skins alone for about 10 minutes to crispen. I quickly found that while my scooping method did not leave the best looking skin (one even tore in half) that once the filling was scooped back in, it really did not matter.Very forgiving. Reheated very well the next day.”

  • “REALLY GOOD!!I did make a few changes though, I didnt add the onion at all, I didnt use oil on the potatoes….I used cooking spray.I also only used 1 tbls. butter and I didnt have any chedder cheese so I had to use taco cheese (which is like 4 different cheeses).But it was my first time making twice baked potatoes and I was pleased with the results, I served with Town House Chicken (can be found on recipezaar) and broccoli w/hollaisda sauce.Made the most perfect dinner!”

  • “Really yummy.The only change I made was to cut back on the sour cream.I think I had used 1/3 cup, it would have overpowered everything else.I mixed everything, stuffed the shells and let them sit for a few hours while I made everything else for our dinner.I am taking the leftovers towork for lunch today! :o)”

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