Twice Baked Potatoes

Category

Sides

Servings

8

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

85 minutes

Whether they’re fried, mashed or baked, potatoes are a top comfort food for many of us and we’re especially fond of this twice baked potatoes recipe. It’s great on its own for a flavorful light meal, and also makes a perfect side to accompany a variety of dishes. Stuffed with light, fluffy mashed potatoes, crisp bacon and, of course, Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar, we know you’ll find this recipe as delicious as we do! You can even make a batch or two of this baked potato recipe ahead of time and freeze them for a quick and easy meal option later in the week or month. Share these easy twice baked potatoes with family and friends on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or Instagram – and use our handle @cabotcheese when posting on Instagram.


Preheat the oven to 400°F. Pierce each potato with a fork 5-6 times, then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.


Bake for 45-60 minutes, until the potatoes can be pierced easily with a fork. Let potatoes cool enough to handle and then slice potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides, leaving about a ¼-inch shell.


Return potato shells to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.


Mash the potatoes with melted Cabot Salted Butter, milk, Cabot Sour Cream, and spices, adding additional milk, if needed, to reach a creamy consistency. Fold in half of the bacon and grated Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar. Spoon mashed potatoes back into the potato skins.


*To eat immediately, top with the remainder of cooked bacon and return potatoes to the oven and bake at 400°F for 15 minutes. Garnish with chives and Cabot Sour Cream before serving, if desired.


*To freeze, place a baking tray with filled potatoes in the freezer. Once frozen, wrap each potato with foil and place in a Ziploc freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, unwrap potatoes and bake at 350°F for about 1 hour. To microwave frozen potatoes, cook on HIGH power for 2-3 minutes, until heated through.


Can’t get enough tasty baked potatoes? Try our Double Baked Corned Beef Potatoes next! Cabot is a cooperative of farm families and we work hard to produce our award-winning dairy products. We’d love to hear your feedback on this easy twice baked potatoes recipe. If you have a chance, please rate and review it!

Ingredients

  • 4 medium size Russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Filling:

  • ⅓ cup warm milk
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper, optional
  • 5 strips bacon cooked and chopped, divided
  • Chives and Cabot Sour Cream for garnish

Directions

  1. PREHEAT the oven to 400°F.
  2. PIERCE each potato 5-6 times with a fork. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 45-60 minutes until the potato can be pierced easily with a fork.  Let potatoes cool enough to handle then slice potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides, leaving about a ¼-inch shell.
  3. RETURN potato shells to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  4. MASH potato with butter, milk, sour cream, and spices, adding additional milk if needed to reach a creamy consistency. Fold in half of the bacon and cheese. Spoon mashed potatoes back into the potato skins. To eat immediately, top with remainder of cooked bacon and return potatoes to the oven and bake at 400°F for 15 minutes. See directions below for freezing.

Recipe Tips

*To freeze, place a baking tray with filled potatoes in the freezer. Once frozen, wrap each potato with foil and place in a Ziploc freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, unwrap potatoes and bake at 350°F oven for about 1 hour. To microwave frozen potatoes, cook on HIGH power for 2-3 minutes until heated through.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Serving Size
1/8 of recipe
per serving
Calories
260
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Fat
17 grams
Cholesterol
45 milligrams
Sodium
610 milligrams
Carbs
21 grams
Fiber
1 grams
Protein
9 grams
Calcium
139 milligrams
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Cheese As You Please

Our naturally-aged cheddars have 0g of lactose per serving! So go ahead, dig in.

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