Sunday, January 21, 2018

Twice Baked Potatoes; An Easy and Tasty Side Dish

I was getting so sick of baked potatoes, rice, couscous, and pasta and I knew I needed to try out a new recipe or two.

I had made some twice baked potatoes a few years ago and the boys had been unwilling to give them a try back then but I figured they were older and they were getting more adventurous so I decided to give them another try.

They were a hit!  I had one boy would would not try them since they have cheese and he doesn't like cheese but the other two boys happily gobbled up their potatoes and asked me to make them again real soon.



I will too since they were so easy to make!

All I needed was:

4 baking potatoes
5 slices bacon, cooked, cooled and crumbled
3 Tbsp milk
3 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup sour cream
2  Tbsp dried chives
1/4 cup shredded cheese; I used a pizza mix that I had on hand but cheddar or jack would be great too.

I baked my potatoes in a 350 degree oven for an hour until they were nice and soft on the inside and the skins has just a bit of crunch to them.  I took them out of the oven and let them cool for 15-20 minutes until I could handle them without burning my fingers.


Once cooled, I sliced each potato in half and scooped most of the insides out into a medium sized glass bowl. I made sure I leaving a bit of potato all on the skins so they would still keep their form, like this:


I lightly sprayed a 9x9 pan with cooking spray and lined up all my potato skins.


 I added bacon crumbles, milk, butter, and sour cream to my bowl of potatoes and mixed it all together well.  I have one boy who will not eat anything green so I kept the chives separate for now but if not for him I would have added them into the bowl as well.




I stuffed one full potato with the mixture and then added the chives into my bowl, mixed well and then stuffed all the rest of the potatoes.


Once all my potatoes were stuffed I topped them all with some shredded cheese.


I popped the pan into my preheated oven at 350 for 15 minutes just to heat them back up and make sure the cheese melted.  Once they were nice and brown and just a bit crispy on top we pulled them out and served them with our steak and broccoli.


I think I happily could have eaten just the potatoes!  They were so flavorful.


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8 comments :

  1. This is one of my husband's favorite sides! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party and have a fabulous week.

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    1. I was so glad to find one more side that my kids would eat; I knew my husband would love it. Thanks so much for hosting.

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  2. Oh, I think you just gave me an idea for a meal this week!

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    1. Great! That's the whole point to writing these kinds of posts.

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  3. My daughter cooks this and it is delish! I've just had lunch, but looking at your pictures makes me want to eat that as well! Sigh. I am never going to lose weight. I like my food far too much ;)

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    1. I totally hear you on the food love/ weight loss issue.. I struggle with that ALL the time!

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  4. I’ve hear a lot about this but never tried it before. It looks so good, though, that I’m thinking about giving it a try next weekend. Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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    1. It is so yummy! Think mashed potatoes baked inside a potato like shell. We love them.

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