Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes are a delicious side dish or satisfying light meal. Loaded with bacon, cheddar cheese, and green onions, they’re hearty, delicious and guaranteed to a be a family favorite!

These loaded twice-baked potatoes are the ramped up cousin of the loaded mashed potatoes I posted a few days ago but instead of baking the delectable mixture of fluffy potatoes, crisp bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, and green onions in a casserole, it’s spooned back into potato shells and baked again until golden and crisp on the outside and cheesy and creamy on the inside.

These loaded potatoes are an amazing savory side dish yet hearty enough to be a meal. They’re easy to make and guaranteed to be a family favorite.

The recipe can be easily doubled and the prepared potatoes freeze well for future use. Just thaw for about 30 minutes and then reheat in the oven at 350 F. Perfect for busy weeknights!

The first step of the recipe is baking the potatoes. Here are a few steps on getting your spuds ready to be stuffed with all the goodies:

I find baking russet potatoes perfect for twice-baked potatoes because of their sturdiness and larger size.

Wash the potatoes well and use a scrub to rid the skin of dirt and grit.

Prick the potatoes a few times with a fork to allow the steam to escape during baking and to prevent the potatoes from exploding.

I like to fully coat the potatoes with olive oil and generously sprinkle the skins with salt and pepper. This way the skins come out nice and crisp and well-seasoned.

Baking the potatoes sans aluminum foil result to a crispier and sturdier potato well suited for stuffing. If you prefer a softer skin, wrap them completely in foil before baking.

As you can see from the nutritional info provided, these fully loaded twice-baked potatoes are not exactly waist-friendly but let’s seize the moment and remember those women in the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.  These potatoes so good and so worth the fat pants!

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes are a delicious side dish or satisfying light meal. Loaded with bacon, cheddar cheese, and green onions, they’re hearty, delicious and guaranteed to a be a family favorite!

4 (baking size) Russet potatoes

2 tablespoons olive oil

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 pieces bacon
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
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