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Simple and Delicious Twice Baked Potatoes

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My family absolutely loves baked potatoes. They actually like potatoes any way that I cook them, except for tator tots. (I’m not quite sure why they dislike tator tots, I just know that it’s not an option with my people.) These simple and delicious twice baked potatoes are a favorite in our cabin and let me tell you why!

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Simple and Delicious Twice Baked Potatoes.

Even though baked potatoes are delicious on their own, jazzing them up by baking them twice and loading them up with cream cheese, bacon, and cheddar is a real treat for the family. I like to bake potatoes as the side for a meal and make extra. (That way I only have to do the cooking once.)

Then I keep the extra potatoes that I cooked in the fridge until later in the week. After a few meals have went by, it’s time to pull out those potatoes and bake them twice! Anytime you can cut out extra prep work or additional time on the same task…do it!

You will be so glad that you did.

I like to plan my meals for the week. This way I can arrange different proteins, breads, and sides and I can coordinate them so that nothing is wasted. It also keeps me from repeating things too often or making things back to back that are very similar. You don’t want to bore your family with the food placed before them every evening.

That is how I cut down on repeat prep work and cooking. The bacon in this recipe is exactly the same way. If you know that you are going to be using fried, crumbled bacon in the recipe, you may want to make a couple of recipes with bacon that week and do all of that frying at one time. (FYI- I like to do my bacon in the air fryer. Before I got an air fryer, I cooked bacon in the oven and that works great too.)

Simple and delicious twice baked potatoes are great for company!

I don’t know why I care so much but when I have company coming over I like the food that I present to be pretty. LOL. I also want it to taste GREAT! If I can get both of those things into one recipe, then that is a winner to me. They are so many beautiful colors and textures in this recipe. From the brown crispy potato skins on bottom, to the cheddar cheese melted on top, it just begs you to dig in. The fluffy potato with specks of green onions on top and the oozing of the cream cheese just sends it over the top visually. Place them on a decorative platter that doesn’t distract and you don’t just have a side dish, you have a show stopper that can hold its own by your main dish!

Twice baked potatoes in a pan, a bowl of cream cheese mixed with cheddar cheese, and potatoes skins being put into a pan for the oven.

simple and delicious twice baked potatoes recipe

Baked Potatoes Ingredients:

  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt

Baked Potatoes Directions:

  • First, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Then use a fork to poke a few holes into the potatoes.
  • Place on the baking sheet, rub with olive oil, and sprinkle liberally with salt all over.
  • Finally, bake 45 to 60 minutes, or until the potato is fork-tender and the skin is crisp.

Fridge Ingredients:

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (Plus some for sprinkling on top)

Proteins needed:

  • 1/2 cup fried, crumbled bacon

Herbs and Seasonings:

  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of Tony’s seasoning

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simple and delicious twice baked potatoes instructions:

  • First, mix the cream cheese, butter, sour cream, milk, cheddar cheese, and Tony’s seasoning together.
  • Then, cut potatoes in half and use a spoon to scoop the potatoes out of the skins.
  • Next, add the scooped out potato to the cream cheese mixture.
  • Then add the chopped bacon and green onions to the cream cheese and potato mixture.
  • Fill potato skins with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Afterwards, Top each potato with an extra sprinkling of cheddar cheese
  • Finally, bake potatoes for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Pair it with my steak and gravy recipe for a fabulous meal!

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Simple and Delicious Twice Baked Potatoes

This side dish is fancy enough for company and simple enough to make even on a busy weeknight! It's creamy, fluffy, cheesy, and stuffed with bacon. It is sure to become your family's favorite.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • 1 Baking sheet

Ingredients
  

Fridge Ingredients:

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese Plus some for sprinkling on top

Proteins needed:

  • 1/2 cup fried crumbled bacon

Herbs and Seasonings:

  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of Tony’s seasoning

Instructions
 

Simple and delicious twice baked potatoes instructions:

  • Mix the cream cheese, butter, sour cream, milk, cheddar cheese, and Tony’s seasoning together.
  • Cut potatoes in half and use a spoon to scoop the potatoes out of the skins.
  • Add the scooped out potato to the cream cheese mixture.
  • Then add the chopped bacon and green onions to the cream cheese and potato mixture.
  • Fill potato skins with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Top each potato with an extra sprinkling of cheddar cheese
  • Bake potatoes for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Keyword potato, Side dish

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