BEST Twice Baked Potatoes

One of the best and easiest side dishes - Twice Baked Potatoes. Loaded with bacon & cheese!

I had never even heard of Twice Baked Potatoes until I was married. That may be odd for some since they’ve had them and made them for a very long time, but it’s a new side dish that we absolutely love. I was surprised I hadn’t had these as a child because we always had potatoes as side dishes, but we typically had mashed or regular baked potatoes. Now that we have been show how to make the BEST Twice Baked Potatoes, I have a feeling we will never want to have regular baked potatoes again. Since they are filled with sour cream, bacon and cheese, it’s hard not to love this recipe.

I was excited to try this out then and was even more excited when I learned how easy they were to make. They do take a little time, since they need to be baked once, cooled, spooned out and then baked again, but I promise they are well worth it.

One of the best and easiest side dishes - Twice Baked Potatoes. Loaded with bacon & cheese!

We always run out of these potatoes at functions since most people end up grabbing two. Just note that it should make a fewer than double the amount of the potatoes you cook. So if you made 10 potatoes, it will probably make about 18 (20-2). And you can add any other ingredients (like chives, etc.) depending on what you like. 🙂

Best Twice Baked Potatoes:

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Twice Baked Potatoes
 
One of the best and easiest side dishes - Twice Baked Potatoes. Loaded with bacon & cheese!
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Ingredients
  • Potatoes (I usually make about 6 – 8 for family functions which makes about 10 – 14 halved potatoes)
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • pepper
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups of sour cream
  • 4-6 slices of cooked bacon (chopped up/cut up)
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
Instructions
  1. Begin by piercing your potatoes with a fork in several places. Bake potatoes for an hour at 400 degrees.
  2. Let cool 10-15 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl combine oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Cut potatoes in half and spoon out most of the inside of the potatoes and place in a bowl.
  5. Brush the oil and Parmesan mixture over the tops and bottoms of each potato skin.
  6. Mix in 1 cup or so of cheese, sour cream (you can use more or less to your liking), cut up bacon and salt & pepper with the insides of the potatoes. Mix well.
  7. Spoon mixture back into potato skins. You usually can fill fewer potatoes than you had if you have them filled a little higher than the skins sides (Throw away excess skins). Sprinkle potatoes with cheddar cheese.
  8. Bake at 400 for 16-18 more minutes.

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    Always a fan of twice baked potatoes! Sometimes we put a few cut up green onions on them and with the bacon, they taste fabulous! Thanks!
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  2. 2

    Pinning this as I’ve always wanted to make these at home! Only change I’d make is, I’d not throw away the extra skins. That’s my favorite part LOL!
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  3. 3

    We love twice baked potatoes! I love how they are essentially leftovers, yet somehow, they taste dressier than the original baked potatoes!
    Rachel @ Architecture of a Mom recently posted..Presence and PrayerMy Profile

  4. 4

    Oh I love twice baked potatoes and they are easy, but take time. When I’m in a crunch I make a twice baked potato casserole so I don’t have to stuff those things again!
    Julie @ Julie’s Eats & Treats recently posted..Banana Pudding Poke CakeMy Profile

  5. 5

    I grew up with these babies! SO delish! I sprinkle some fresh chopped bacon on top for an even better treat 🙂
    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen recently posted..Bagel BombsMy Profile

  6. 6

    You made these look so tantilizing! Love these! Pinning!
    Gloria @ Simply Gloria recently posted..Favorite Things FridayMy Profile

  7. 7

    Oh these look so delicious!!! I wonder if you could substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream……….what do you think??

  8. 8

    I’ve never heard of twice baked potatoes, but they look amazing to me. Can’t wait to try!
    Stephanie recently posted..Monday…Nothing a cupcake can’t fixMy Profile

  9. 10

    We are potato eaters and we love twice baked potatoes! You can make them to fit your tastes so easily!
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  10. 11

    We made these quite often as a family meal, with extras to sprinkle on top like sunflower seeds and chopped scallions or chives. Easy, inexpensive, delicious!
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  11. 12

    about how long do you baked the potatoes the first time

  12. 14

    I would never throw away left over potato skins…add some butter or OVOO to the inside..fold in half and bake until crispy…then EAT!

  13. 16

    hey,can u suggest smthng vegetarian instead of bacons..can i try mushrooms instead..or smthn else??

  14. 18

    I like to bake ALOT of potatoes and make a big batch of stuffed potatoes—then I wrap each on in cling wrap and put in gallon freezer bags. They last along time in freezer and love how I can take out as many as I need.

  15. 19

    Made these and they were so great. I tubbed some oil on mine for the forest portion of baking to get those skins nice and crispy ^.^