Thursday, December 13, 2012

Twice Baked Potato


A great side to any meal or even a meal all its own, my twice baked potatoes are everything I love about a loaded baked potato and more.

Not too long ago my husband purchased a 20 pound bag of potatoes at Costco.  It's only the two of us so we have potatoes taking over our kitchen.  I have been gradually using them and trying to think of new and exciting ways to eat them.  Here is my latest potato creation.

Twice baked potatoes are a simple recipe, just start with a baked potato, scoop out the insides, mix the insides with your favorite potato toppings, put it back together and bake it a second time.


1 very large potato (our potatoes are ridiculously big, us can use 2 normal potatoes)
4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions

Bake the potato, and let it cool enough to handle.  Then cut it in half (if using smaller potatoes only cut off the top) and scoop out the insides.
Mix the potato insides with the rest of the ingredients, adding salt and pepper if you want.  I don't think it needs any salt with the cheese and dressing, but this is a personal preference.  When the ingredients are mixed well stuff the mixture back into the potato shells.
Bake the stuffed potato halves at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes until cheese is melting and the tops are browned.  This recipe serves 2.

Twice baked potatoes are a fun and different way to enjoy the usual baked potato.  You can always us your own favorite ingredients to make the potato your own.  I served this with a grilled cheese sandwich and some broccoli to round out the meal.  Enjoy

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