Stupid-Easy Recipe for Twice Baked Potatoes (#1 Top-Rated)


As their name suggests, these potatoes are first baked until tender, then hollowed out and stuffed with a rich and creamy mash of the potato flesh with butter, sour cream, and garlic. Finally, they’re topped with cheddar cheese and baked again.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Twice Baked Potatoes.

1. Info for Twice Baked Potatoes

  • Cook Time: 1 Hr 50 Min
  • Total Time: 1 Hr 50 Min
  • Servings: 8
  • Calories: 207.63 kcal

2. Ingredients for Twice Baked Potatoes

  • 4 large russet potatoes (2 1/2 lb.)
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3-1/2 cup milk (or half and half)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 3/4 cup (3 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Paprika (for serving)

3. Directions:

3.1 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

3.2 Prep

Pierce each potato 2-3 times with a fork, and wrap each individually in a sheet of aluminum foil.

3.3 Oven

Place potatoes directly on middle rack of oven and bake until fork tender, 70-90 minutes.

3.4 Prep

Remove the potatoes from the oven. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before handling.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, use a sharp knife to cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop the potato flesh from each potato half, leaving a scant 1/4-inch border in the skins, and place in a large mixing bowl.

Add the butter, sour cream, milk, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper to the mixing bowl. Mash the mixture with a potato masher or large fork until it is smooth and creamy.

Arrange the hollowed potato halves on the prepared baking sheet flesh side up. Spoon an equal amount of the potato mash into each potato half. Sprinkle the potatoes evenly with the shredded cheese.

3.5 Oven

Bake the potatoes on middle rack of oven until the cheese is melted and the potatoes are heated through, 10-12 minutes.

3.6 Check

Check to see that potatoes are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.7 Serve

Sprinkle the potatoes lightly with paprika, and serve immediately.


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