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Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes are one of my family’s favorite side dishes. A baked potato shell is stuffed with light fluffy mashed potatoes, cheese, and of course – bacon!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Twice Baked Potatoes
Servings: 6 Potatoes
Calories: 363kcal
Author: Luda huang


  • oven


  • 6 small potatoes
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon sliced chives or green onions
  • 6 pieces of bacon cooked crisp and chopped or 3 tablespoons bacon bits
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash potatoes and poke with a fork. Bake potatoes in oven 1 hour or microwave until soft. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Slice each potato in 1/2 lengthwise. Scoop out the pulp of the potato leaving a 1/8" shell.
  • In a bowl, mash potatoes, sour cream, butter, garlic powder, salt and pepper until smooth. Add butter milk as needed to create a creamy texture. Stir in chives, bacon and 3/4 cup cheddar cheese.
  • Fill each skin with the mashed potato filling and top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 967mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 374IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 7mg