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Twice Baked Potatoes

It's so easy to make Twice Baked Potatoes at home. You will find creamy mashed potatoes with your favorite toppings loaded inside a crispy tater skin. Go ahead and serve them as a side dish, appetizer or even a meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large Russet Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper before baking
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 2 oz softened Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2 green Onions sliced
  • 6 strips cooked Bacon chopped
  • 4 oz shredded Cheddar cheese. divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Wash potatoes.
  • Pierce each with a fork on all sides.
  • Rub each potato with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 50 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Cut each potatoe in half lengthwise.
  • Scoop out middle of potato leaving about 1/4" thick shell.
  • Place scooped potato centers along with butter and cream cheese in a large bowl.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Beat until just blended.
  • Add milk and beat until incorporated.
  • Add green onion, bacon and 3 1/2 oz of shredded cheese. Stir until well mixed.
  • Use mixture to fill potato shells evenly and place on baking sheet with rack.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese on each potato.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.