Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked potatoes are something my mom made often growing up and they're one of my favorite sides to make because they're SIMPLE, delicious and can be prepped ahead of time. 

What You'll Need...
- baking potatoes (I use large Russett potatoes)
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- sour cream
- cheese
- bacon

What You'll Do...
1 - Wash and dry your potatoes, rub them down with olive oil, sprinkle on some salt and pepper and place them on a baking sheet.  Pierce each one a few times with the tines of a fork and pop them in a 425 degree oven for between 45 minutes and an hour (until they're fork tender). 

Step 2 - Pull them out of the oven, let them cool for a bit and then cut them in half.  Next, scoop out the potato leaving just the skin.

Step 3 - With your potato in a large bowl, add in sour cream, cheese, salt and pepper and combine with a fork until it's your desired consistency.  

I don't have any measurements on my ingredient list because it really varies on how many potatoes you're starting with and how much cheese and sour cream you like.  You can also add crumbled bacon, green onion or even garlic salt directly into your potato mixture at this point if you'd like)

Step 4 - Fill the potato skins with the potato/cheese/sour cream mixture and at this point you can either bake them (I did 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, topping them with cheese and bacon for the last 6-7 mins) or wrap the tray in saran wrap and keep them refrigerated until you're ready to bake them. 

These are always a big hit with my family and are great if you're entertaining because you can prepare them in the morning or even the day before and just pop them in the oven before your guests arrive.

Happy Wednesday, friends!!!


  1. I'm pretty sure I could eat a twice baked potato every single day. #seriously

  2. This looks amazing, Andrea! I love your photo steps!! Your recipes are the BEST!!! Your blog is my FAVORITE of all the blogs!! I love your sweet heart, I love that you're a teacher (I teach Kdgn in MN), I love your style! You are not "look at me" at all! You're "one of us" and it hits home! :-) Thank you and have a happy Wednesday!!

  3. Oh yum!! These look amazing! :)

  4. Yum!!! I've never made these before! They look delicious! =)

    Toots + Dill - Blog

  5. My sweet FIL made these for every family gathering. He called it "Papa's World Famous Potato Mess"...he made the biggest mess anytime he cooked. Now that he has passed on to Heaven, we still make them. I add grated onion to the potato mixture also.

  6. I love twice baked potatoes :) YUM! xoxo ERIN

  7. These look DELISH! question on the pink salt- can you taste a difference??? I've wanted to try it !

  8. I love twice baked potatoes but you forgot softened butter. I can't eat a potato without it :)

  9. Twice baked potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes too! I also tend to add a bit of seasoning from a ranch dressing packet. Yum!

  10. we make these for every holiday and they are a crowd pleaser!

  11. I love making these! I like to add lightly steamed broccoli to the filling to make broccoli-cheese potatoes. Delish!

  12. I’m going to try these tonight!! Yum!!

  13. If you're reheating these after prepping the night before, how long do you put them in the oven for? I know my kids would love these but I've never made them... this looks simple enough for me, thank you!


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