Friday, June 1, 2012

Twice Baked Potatoes

These twice baked potatoes are to die for. My man is one of those meat and potatoes kind of guy. If I ask him what he wants for supper I always get the can we have baked potatoes? Now, I personally don't care for the plain butter and sour cream on top. It never seems to keep a buttery creamy taste that I want its to dry for my taste and I don't really care for the skin too much. This is a perfect combination that keeps him happy and me happy so now I don't mind making these.

This is what you will need:

2 Potatoes (I used the Large Steakhouse)
3 Tbsp of Sour Cream
1 Minced garlic clove
3 slices of cooked bacon crumbled ( you can also use bacon bits)
1 Tbsp of chopped green onions
1 Tbsp of Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp of butter or margarine
1 Tbsp of Parmesan Cheese
Cheddar Cheese
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Preheat the oven at 400 degrees

First what you will do is rub Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a pinch of salt onto the potatoes.

Now take a fork and puncture vent holes all around the potatoes.

Place the potatoes into the oven for 45 minutes

Place the bacon strips in the microwave for 4 minutes (you can skip this step if you would prefer Bacon Bits). Place a paper towel over the bacon so it doesn't pop grease all in your microwave. You can fry it if you please I put them in the microwave to safe time and pans.

After 45 minutes are up place a knife in the middle of the potato to make sure its done. (You'll know when the knife slides in with no resistance) Go ahead and cut the top of the potato off longways. You can save the top half if you would like but there is no use for it in this recipe

Scoop out the potato until its hollow leave a little starch around the skin so it doesn't collapse or tear when placing the filling in. Place the scooped out potato starch into a bowl to prepare for all the goodies.

Add your sour cream, minced garlic, diced green onions, garlic powder, butter, Parmesan cheese and the bacon. Mix them all together and stuff the mixture back into the potato skins.

Top it off with some cheddar cheese to your liking. Place back into the oven for another 15 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Voila! A nice creamy mash packed with a ton of flavor inside with a salty crispy skin. 


  1. Mmmm Claire this looks amazing! When are you inviting me over for dinner? lol

  2. Well thank you! I guess the next time I make these haha :D