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Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes are the ultimate side dish and the perfect addition to any meal! You're going to love the creamy filling that is loaded with bacon, sour cream and two types of cheese! And don't forget about that crispy potato skin - so good!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 309kcal
Author Trish-Mom on Timeout


  • 8 medium russet potatoes scrubbed clean and dried
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 12 oz shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 8 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • chives or green onions
  • bacon crumbles
  • pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Rub potatoes with olive oil and salt and place on a large baking sheet.
  • Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork, flipping halfway through.
  • Let cool for at least 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides leaving a 1/4-inch shell.
  • Combine potato flesh with cream cheese, sour cream, butter and 8 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese in a large bowl.
  • Use a potato masher to mash together until desired consistency is reached.
  • Fold in crumbled bacon and green onions. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Scoop the filling into the potato shells. You want the filling to be pretty generous.
  • Top each potato half with the remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and potatoes are heated through.
  • Serve immediately.


  • If you want to make "quick twice baked potatoes", you can microwave the potatoes instead of baking - this will cut about 45 minutes off of the cook time.


Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 1142mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1.2mg