Twice Cheesy Baked Potato Recipe

Pair this easy cheesy twice baked potato recipe with a grilled filet or barbecued chicken. Yummy baked potato topped with cheesy goodness. Yum!

 

Easy Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes

Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American, French, vegetarian
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 604 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

Ooeey gooey super easy cheesy twice baked potatoes pair well with a grilled steak or barbecued chicken.  What's not to love potatoes and cheese...yum!

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Ingredients

  • 8 baking potatoes washed
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 T Sea salt roughly ground
  • 8 T salted butter
  • 16 Slices bacon fried extra crispy
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup Italian cheese blend plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup light cream or half and half
  • Freshly ground black pepper and sea salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet. Rub them with the olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  3. Bake for 1 hour, make sure they are cooked through.
  4. While the potatoes back fry bacon until crispy and drain on paper towel.

  5. Slice the butter into pats and place in a large bowl with sour cream.
  6. When potatoes are cooked through, remove them from the oven
  7. Lower the heat to 350 degrees F.
  8. Using a potholder, cut each potato in half lengthwise. Scrape out the insides into the mixing bowl with the butter and sour cream. Leave a little bit of potato inside the skin, this will help keep the shape and reduce the risk of tearing the skin.
  9. Lay potato skins on a baking sheet.
  10. Smash the hot potatoes into the butter, sour cream.
  11. Add cheese, cream or half and half, salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Mix together, until well combined
  13. Fill the potato skins with the filling, you'll have lots of filling add lots to each skin.
  14. Top each potato with 2 slices of crispy bacon.

  15. Top each potato with a little more grated cheese
  16. Place them in the oven until the potato is warmed through and the cheese is bubbly and browning - about 15 to 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Stress-Free Tip:

Need to speed this up?

Microwaving is perfectly acceptable, the skins just won't be as crispy. Don't cover with oil and salt when microwaving.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 604 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 2203mg96%
Potassium 1035mg30%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 605IU12%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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