Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes are one of my favorite things in the world. But mix them together with bacon, green onions, two different kinds of cheeses and then top them with even more cheese, and I am in heaven.

The Recipe

  • Serves 4
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Ingredients:

  • 2 large baking potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, plus about 1/4 cup more for topping
  • 1/2 cup grated pepper jack cheese
  • 2 green onions, diced about 2 tablespoons

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Puncture potatoes with a fork about 6 times around the potato, this will allow steam to escape while they are cooking. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the skins are crispy but the potato is soft. You should be able to insert a fork and remove it easily.
  2. While your potato is cooking cook your bacon until brown. Remove to paper towel lined plate. Set aside.
  3. Once your potatoes are baked, turn your oven down to 350 degrees.
  4. Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise (Note: be careful they will retain a lot of the heat for awhile). Being careful not to puncture the skin, spoon out the insides, place them in a mixing bowl and set the skins aside.
  5. To the potatoes add butter, milk and sour cream. Use an electric mixer and mix until smooth.Stir in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese and green onions. Mix well.
  6. Fill the potato skins with the mixture. Top with remaining cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees in a baking dish until the cheese melts.

There are really endless variations to this recipe, its whatever suits you. I have tried adding some cooked ham instead of the bacon and it was delicious. Enjoy!

  • Tia

    I made these last night, as part of my Valentine’s dinner! lol They were almost identical but I used Monterey Jack in the mixture, and Cheddar all over the top. :-D

    Your picture is fantastic… makes me want to eat the leftovers for breakfast… lol

  • Phil

    If those are wrong, I never want to be right. Beautiful picture, and a very good use of a potato.

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Thanks for the comments Phil and Tia! And Tia, it is perfectly fine to eat these for breakfast, they have bacon, cheese and potatoes, you’ll find those on any breakfast menu :)

  • http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/ Kevin

    Those potatoes look good!

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Thanks Kevin!

  • belle

    hey, do u have a good substitute for pepper jack cheese for this recipe?

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    hey belle, I use pepper jack cheese for this recipe because I like the peppery taste but you could substitute Monterey jack cheese which maybe a little easier to find.

  • http://www.igordesigner.com.br Igor

    Agora eu sei o que é um Baked Potatoes… Parece bom….

  • spunky

    What is the entire completion time????

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Spunky-I’d say about 90 minutes because of the baking time for the potato.

  • Bacon and Beer

    Why can’t I just half the potato first, then bake?
    I’m sure it will cut down the baking time.

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    I’ve never tried that. If you give it a try please let me know how it works. It sounds like it would save time!

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