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Twice Baked Potatoes are so simple and make the perfect side dish. If you can make mashed potatoes, you can easily make these quick twice baked potatoes.
Twice baked potatoes
Twice Baked potatoes are actually very easy even though they look fancy. In fact, they are almost effortless and take very little time to make.
If you can make mashed potatoes or Fried Potatoes then you can make twice baked potatoes. Load them up with all of your favorite toppings for a side dish that is filling and delicious.
You will love these easy twice baked potatoes!
What ingredients do you need to make these quick twice baked potatoes?
- small russet potatoes
- sour cream
- garlic salt
- green onions
- shredded cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
How to make twice baked potatoes:
Wash potatoes and allow to dry. Rub with olive oil and season with salt.
Bake in a 375 degree oven oven for 1 hour (or you could cook them easily in the crockpot). Allow to cool slightly. You want the potatoes to be cool enough to handle.
Slice the potatoes in half and spoon out the insides so that you have the potato shells.
Mash them like you normally would. (be creative – mix in some sour cream, or some garlic salt, or cream cheese, or ranch dressing… get wild!!)
In a large bowl, mash potatoes, sour cream, butter, garlic salt, salt and pepper until smooth. Add milk as needed to create a creamy texture.
Stir in chives, bacon and ¾ cup cheddar cheese.
Spoon the mixture back into the shells. (You can even top with cheese and/or bacon -YUM!). Then bake for an additional 15 minutes until warm and delicious!
It really is that easy to make this twice baked potato recipe!
Your family will go crazy over this fun idea for a delicious side dish. Twice baked potatoes are so simple and taste delicious.
Once you make these, you will make them all the time! They are so much better than the store bought frozen potatoes.
I have even seen these in the deli portion of the grocery store and they were so expensive. Don’t pay those prices! Make them at home and I promise they taste a ton better.
With such simple ingredients, it is super easy, frugal and a win all around!
Try these make ahead twice baked potatoes!
You can easily make these twice baked potatoes ahead of time. These are even freezer friendly.
Make these ahead and you can have a quick side dish in even less time. They are also great for a quick lunch.
I love to have one of these delicious stuffed baked potatoes and a simple side salad for lunch during the week. It is super easy if you have some prepared in the freezer.
Twice baked potatoes for two are so simple to make.
Whether you need to feed a crowd or just need dinner for 2, these are so easy to make. I love that you can easily make this recipe for whatever suits the situation. Give it a try and make sure to come back and let us know what you think!
Stuffed baked potatoes are so delicious and go with lots of different meals. These look so fancy but really they are simple and inexpensive to make.
Twice baked potatoes are frugal!
Potatoes are inexpensive and you can often get a large 10 lb bag of potatoes on sale as well. We try to shop the sales and plan our menu plan accordingly.
We love simple recipes like this. I keep recipes like this on the regular menu plan rotation because I know the entire family will enjoy these meals.
In fact, I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for a family vacation or maybe just some wiggle room in the budget.
These potatoes are also so simple to modify based on what you have on hand. No bacon? That is ok! You can still make these amazing stuffed potatoes.
We have even just made these with sour cream and cheese and they were amazing. I also love that you can easily make these to adapt to each person’s tastes.
It really is super easy to make some with bacon, some without. Top some with green onion. omit from others. This way everyone in the family stays happy!
You might also like this Instant Pot Twice Baked Potato Casserole. Yum!
We love to keep dinner simple and frugal! If you have a large family like we do, this is a must!
Print this twice baked potatoes recipe below:
Twice Baked Potatoes
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash potatoes and poke with a fork. Bake potatoes in oven 1 hour or microwave until soft. Allow to cool slightly.
- Slice each potato in ½ lengthwise. Scoop out the middle of the potato leaving a 1/8″ shell.
- In a bowl, mash potatoes, sour cream, butter, garlic salt, salt and pepper until smooth. Add milk as needed to create a creamy texture. Stir in chives, bacon and ¾ cup cheddar cheese.
- Fill each skin with the mashed potato filling and top with remaining cheese.
- Bake 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
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If you enjoyed this, try some of these other easy side dish recipes. They are so tasty and super easy!
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