Twice Baked Potatoes
 
 
Traditional Twice-Baked Potatoes covered in cheese, bacon and green onion!
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Ingredients
  • 8 medium baking potatoes
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4-5 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 sliced green onion (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Clean potatoes with water, then pat dry with paper towels. Poke a few holes in the potatoes with a fork. Place potatoes on a cookie sheet and Bake at 400 degrees F. for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cup of butter, sour cream and about ½ cup of the chopped bacon. Stir mixture to combine. Set aside.
  3. Carefully cut potatoes in half lengthwise. (Use a dish towel while handling the hot potatoes, so you dont burn your hands!) After potatoes are cut in half, using a large spoon, scrape out the insides and place into the bowl of the butter/bacon mixture. Keep scraping the potatoes as close as you can to the shell. You want to get most of the insides out, but still want enough left in the shell to support it.
  4. Take a potato masher and smash all of the potatoes into the butter mixture. You can smash them as much or as little as you want, depending on how lumpy or smooth you like the filling. Once combined, take 1 cup of the cheese and the sliced green onion and stir it into the mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the cut potato halves back onto the cookie sheet. Fill the empty shells with the potato mixture. Filling them so they have plenty of filling. (You may have one or two shells that don’t get filled, so the others have plenty of filling) Once filled, sprinkle the tops with the remaining cheddar cheese and chopped bacon. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Bake potatoes for 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are warmed through.
Recipe by Life In The Lofthouse at https://life-in-the-lofthouse.com/twice-baked-potatoes/