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Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes are the perfect holiday side dish. A baked potato shell is stuffed with Cheddar and Pepper Jack cheese, sour cream and bacon bits.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Twice Baked Potatoes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 346kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 6 Russet or Yukon potatoes washed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt

Potato Filling:

  • scooped potato flesh
  • 1/2 stick salted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk or half and half
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 1 cup bacon bits or crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • salt to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Then, wash and dry the potatoes. It is very important to pat them dry.
  • Place the potatoes on a baking sheet. Rub them with some olive oil, sprinkle with salt and bake for about 50 minutes. The potatoes should be tender inside if you poked with a fork. Remove the potatoes from the oven. Lower the heat to 350 degrees F.
  • With a sharp knife, cut each potato in half lengthwise. Scrape out the insides into the mixing bowl, being careful not to tear the shell. Leave a small rim of potato intact for support, about 1/4 inch of flesh on the sides. Lay the hollowed out potato shells on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Add the scooped potato interiors to a large mixing bowl. Add milk, sour cream, minced garlic, chopped green onions, bacon bits and softened butter, stir well to combine.
  • Add the cheeses, season with salt and black pepper to taste and mix together well.
  • Fill the potato shells with the filling, and sprinkle some more grated cheese on top.
  • Put them back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • Serve with extra toppings if desired: chopped green onion, chives, bacon crumbs and sour cream.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 1.2mg