Twice Baked Potatoes

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
1 hr 20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the potatoes directly on the rack in the center of the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Pierce each potato in a couple spots with a fork and continue to bake until tender, about 30 minutes more. Remove potatoes from the oven, and turn the heat down to 375 degrees F.

Hold the potato with an oven-mit or towel, trim off the top of the potatoes to make a canoe-like shape. Reserve the tops. Carefully scoop out most of the potato into a bowl. Take care to leave enough potato in the skin so the shells stay together. Mash the potato lightly with fork along with 2 to 3 tablespoons of the butter and sour cream. Stir in the scallion, nutmeg, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Season the skins with salt and pepper. Refill the shells with the potato mixture mounding it slightly. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the potato filling. Brush the reserved top with the remaining butter and season with salt and pepper.

Set the potatoes and lids on a baking sheet, and bake until heated through, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

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My boyfriend would not stop raving about these! They are amazing. The best part about this recipe is that you can alter the amounts of ingredients according to your own preference; we tripled the green onions and took out the bacon bits (didn't have real bacon, and we're not a fan of the fake bacon bits). I'm sure it would be good no matter what combination you used, though. Very easy to make as well. Just make sure to start in advance so you have enough time to bake the potatoes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good recipe. Didn't have scallions so used lightly caramelized sweet onion and added cheese to the mixture in addition to on top. The nutmeg really gives it a great flavor, but be careful not to add too much, only a pinch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Taste was very good - liked the texture and easy to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Basic recipe gets you there, but I will return to my old method of mixing the cheese in with the potato mash, then re baking, rather than topping with cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty!! I did add just a splash of milk... Next time I will cover the potatoes with olive ok salt/ pepper.... I will for sure make again... I would like to add back next time too item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG! These were amazing. I used 6 large russet potatoes, 2 green onions, added a bit of milk, 3 tbls butter, a pinch of nutmeg, 1/3 cup of sour cream, salt and pepper then mashed the filling. Before filling them, I flipped the potatoes over and brushed them with melted butter and lightly sprinkled salt and pepper on them. I also sprinkled the potatoes with cheddar and real bacon bits then put them back in the over for 15 minutes at 375. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. I made them the day before my dinner and heated them just before serving. My guests thought they were yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was ok but probably wont make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Such an easy, quick recipe! You can microwave the potatoes rather than bake and it comes out just as tasty. The kids absolutely love this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
first time making this and i loved it :.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, easy, you will not be disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
MUST USE BIGGER POTATOES SMALL ONES JUST DONT CUT IT. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like to make extra mashed potatoes, I boil some extra potatoes and mix in with the baked mashed (of course adjusting the amount of ingredients to correspond with the amount of additional potatoes. This way there is plenty to fill the hollowed shell with, gives it a little more of a comfort food taste and looks prettier. In my family it's always better to have too much than not enough : happy eats item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wasn't impressed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the easiest and most successful twice baked potato recipe I've ever tried. This one will go in my "keeper" file. Take the tops you skin off and top them with cheese, sour cream and chopped bacon and you've got a great appetizer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
BEST I've ever had and ridiculously easy. I've always halved the potatoes and it's always been hard to keep them from falling apart but with just cutting the top really gives the potato more stability. Also, I used the tops to make a yummy potato skin appetizer. Bonus! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe, I omitted the nutmeg and added a touch of cream cheese. Everyone asked for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
yummiest recipe for twice baked pot.'s I've made!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, easy recipe! Perfect one to add your fave mix-ins, and easy to eyeball. Just bake and fill. Made for Thanksgiving to have with surf & turf in lieu of turkey for a small family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe but if you are looking for one with bacon, garlic, and chives check out the recipe at foodiebecomesher dot com. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome recipe! The nutmeg adds a perfect finish to the mixture. I added bacon as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sooo good! I didnt have scallions so I used onion powder, I can only imagine the freshnest of the green onions!! I also put some cheddar in the potatos. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome recipe simple and easy I added a little onion soup mix and it was very good with the potatoes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is good and easy. Nothing needs to be added or substituted. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made a half recipe (I was looking for something basic for a couple potatoes that were not going to last. Reserved one for the next night and it was even better (reheat @ 350 degrees for 25 minutes. The potato was so easy to scoop out, and then just blend with a fork. Great learner's dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing Potatoes! ... I used to make these without the sour cream and with skim milk instead... it tasted great with the sour cream! ... I like my mashed potatoes a little looser than they actually came, so next time I will add a little more sour cream. Other than that great recipe ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added everything but the scallions because I didn't have any on hand and I substituted the sour cream for greek yogurt and the results were great! This was my first time making twice baked potatoes but it definitely won't be my last. My three year old very picky eater absolutely loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these as part of our Easter Sunday dinner. Completely delish - everybody loved them - and so easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
First time making twice baked potatoes, and they were really good. The only problem I found is that the potatoes have to be cooked all the way through before you scoop them out, which takes more like an hour. The scallion and cheddar flavor was great, thinking next time I may add some bacon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Have been making a variation of this recipe for years, always comes out great...I just add an extra 1/4 cup of chedder, and the equiv. of two slices of chopped, crispy bacon directly to the potoato mix (there's magic in bacon and chedder). I'll often halve the tater's too and stuff both sides.....depends on the size and shape. Always rocks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe and it was so easy! I mixed in some bacon bits, cheddar and scallions into the mashed before filling the shells and then topped it with a little more bacon on top of the cheddar topping. We don't eat this often but I am definitely making this when friends come over for steaks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time making twice baked potatoes and it was very easy and they tasted delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These had excellent flavor and texture, I added chives and some sharp cheddar to the potato mixture...Also, instead of mashing with a fork I threw it all in a food processor and whipped it. Texture was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
great- i halved the recipe and used a little ground nutmeg instead of fresh, and these were delicious :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
You need to post a different picture. That one looks like a twice baked pickle! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time making twice baked potatos, and my husband loved them!! I made them for our christmas dinner, and now he wants them for new years! I didnt have the nutmeg, and they were still tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing recipe my boyfriend had never had twice baked potatoes before and loved these!!! I highly recommend this recipe for any occasion. My only suggestion would be to add bacon in the mixture that you restuff the potatoes with and serve alittle on top!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! Everyone loved them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
to repddp_8584618 I, and many others use this recipes for a basic guideline. Mostly, time and temp. Then we're off on our own doing whatever we want. That is, to many of us, what a recipe is, a basic guideline a place to start. But I also take issue, respectfully of course, with boring and basic comment. Try this: choose an ingredient that isn't boring or basic. Whatever that might be; truffle oil (338 recipes, Jerusalem artichokes (16, balsamic vinegar (1404, oyster sauce (433, enoki mushrooms (37 or whatever. If the only thing you ever get as a result of a search is boring and basic, maybe it's because of your search parameters. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with the reviewer that recommended flavoring them just like you do your own mashed potatoes or even your favorite baked potato topping. This is a great crowd filling dish. I used large potatoes the first time, but for a gathering I used smaller russet potatoes. You can stick bacon, veggies, cheese, whatever you like in there and make a meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why do I find most of FNK (Food Network Kitchens) recipes to be very plain and basic? I expect more from FNK, challenge the reader/viewer to cooking excellence by going the extra step! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe! So easy and so yummy. The perfect combination! A word of warning: make sure the potatoes are completely dry before starting.. I found out the hard way that this is an issue. If they're still wet, try to add extra time to the baking or just make sure they're completely soft before scooping out the insides. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is wonderful, as the commentators have said. But for those of you who have mashed potato recipes you love, here's your opportunity: take out the flesh, and add what you love in mashed potatoes1 Myself, I like things lite, but in this case, also decadent. So I scrub the spuds well, dry them, poke holes with a fork, rub them with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and then bake them. When they're done, I follow the recipe, except I add light butter, fat free half and half, light sour cream & reduced fat cream cheese; also, salt & pepper to the potato mixture. Reduced fat cheese burns sooner than full fat, so be careful -- perhaps add it 1 or 15 minutes into the warm up. Also, hold the buttered & salt & peppered lids back and add them 1/2 way through the warm up. (You can make this a few hours ahead & warm them up before you plan to eat.) If you make the potatoes ahead, I find it takes about 30 min to warm them through at 350. Yum, yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was easy to make and great. Next time I will put cheese in the middle though and bacon. Family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just tried this recipe for the first time...the potatoes were fantastic. Even my finicky daughter enjoyed them. They were easy to make and tasted great. Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best baked potatoes I've ever tried. I made a mistake of baking the potatoes in tin foil so the skin was soft when I took them out. But, I followed the rest of the recipe and they came out just fine. They tasted sooo good. I can't wait to try this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasted great and easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe. Easy and very tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this to go with a prime rib for christmas. It was delicious! I would definately recommend putting in the nutmeg, as it gives it a nice flavor. I didn't have green onions and so used onion powder instead. I will definately make this again! I have already recommended this recipe to my mom and my mother-in-law, both of whom are great cooks. I thought it was pretty easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a fantastic recipe - my husband was impressed with my mad potato skiils! One potato is enough to split with two people! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed some advice and added a layer of cheese in the middle of the potatoes. Makes it a lot easier if you use a melon baller to scoop out the potato. Delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these for dinner tonite - everyone loved them. I did not have sour cream, so I used plain yogurt and it really worked! Was very creamy and decadent and nobody knew. If you have a serrated spoon (like one you use for grapefruit), it is easy to scoop out the potatoes. Highly recommended. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The filling for this potato was so easy yet so delicious. Our potatoes were smaller than recommended so I thought the scallion might be overpowering, but it was a great flavor addition. And the tops were a fantastic crunchy bonus! Neither me nor my fiance can wait to make this tasty tasty side dish again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I mashed the inside of the potatoes after I scooped them out with butter, salt and pepper. Then I re-filled the potato shells I filled them half way then put a layer of shredded cheddar cheese and bacon pieces, adding more of the mashed potatoes on top of that with another layer of cheese and bacon. The result was delicious and even my son who hates potatoes loved this recipe. This recipe takes awhile to cook even though it doesn't need too much attention. Just make sure to give yourself about 1 1/2 hr before you'd like to serve dinner to start it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Served this for Valentine's Day along with Rib Eye Steak with Stilton. It was the perfect complement to the steak. My husband is already asking when are having it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If your looking for another side dish, try this one. It can be made so many different ways, with what ever you have on hand. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm a horrible cook, but when I need to impress when guests are over, this is what I turn to for my side! I always get rave reviews! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have any sour cream on hand, so i used a wedge of creamy baby swiss, mixed with butter and half & half. Decadent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was excellent! I omitted the nutmeg (didn't have any on hand), and added crumbled, cooked bacon. WOW! Easy to make and delicious . . . even the next day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was simple & quick! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of our favorite side dishes. Goes great with filet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Takes a while but worth the wait!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i made this for my family and it was great! i was alittle surprised at how long it takes to make them, but its more than worth the wait!!! i will definetly make them again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
directions easy. As good or better then bought out while dinning. Quests 4+ comments. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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These are the best we have ever had!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a good, simple recipe for making basic twice-cooked baked potatoes. My only recommendation on improving the recipe would be to increase the amount of butter and especially the sour cream used. The recipe "as is" wasn't moist enough. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make and great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Jamieson loves these potatoes - I need to try experimenting with different ingredients. The trick is not to scoop out too much of the flesh so the bowl of the potato stays in tact. Very easy and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added a heaping tbls. of cream cheese to the existing recipe which had delicious results. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these for Xmas dinner ahead of time and then baked them off after I pulled the roast out of the oven. Couldn't have been easier and flavors were very well balanced. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made these the day before to get the prep work done and they were excellent - Will definately make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i don't like sour cream item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great side dish. Easy and tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i made these for my husband on his birthday, and he loved them sooooo much, he bragged to all his friends how his wife can make the best twice baked potatos, so now i am making about 6 tonight for his buddies at work! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple, inexpensive, and tastes wonderful! Another recipe enters our reportiore item not reviewed by moderator and published
These twice baked potatoes were great! My husband has celiac disease, and I am always looking for new, gluten-free dishes to try. This one was a winner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
wonderful and asimple item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are a mound of perfection. I add milk, bacon and cheese in the mixture as well as on top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nice flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These turned out great. Next time I will add bacon. Yummm! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are so easy to make and they are delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
First, this recipe is just delicious! Second, it's super easy! We didn't have any scallions on hand so we used shallots instead. I think that they gave a more intense flavor which the whole family liked. We also added about 1/4 a teaspoon of garlic powder. This one is a keeper. If my eleven year old can manage this recipe, so can you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made these with the Surreal Gourmet's Steak Au Poivre and Green Beans in Browned Butter. We were out of Cheddar, so I used Parmesan and it was just fine. A nice dressy side dish for a change from baked potatoes, plus you can customize with ingredients you like or that are on hand. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these potatoes as a side for salmon. They turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved them, very easy to make, but they look and taste great item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was quick and easy and the recipe was very easy to follow! It was delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are a great side for a dinner party since you can pretty much make them ahead of time. They are delicious and definte crowd pleasers. This is a very easy recipe to cutomize as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So simple! It was wonderful to have some new suggestions for an old favorite. I plan to use this one lots more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy and my whole family thought it was wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely loved this recipe because not only did it turn out flawless but just as tasty. And mine looks just like the picture!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Turned out well, I probably wouldn't add the scallions next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Tasted great!! Was very easy to do and was fun for the kids to help mix the potato mixture. They turned the tops into potato skins, with different toppings of their choice. Great recepie to do together to teach kids how to do a potato. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Even reducing some of the sour cream and butter and cheese [while dieting] it didn't hurt this recipe one bit and we found it to be most enjoyable to prepare and to eat! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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