Twice Baked Potatoes

I love baked potatoes. I love mashed potatoes. When my husband and I go out to dinner I often have a hard time deciding between the two. This is the answer to all my potato problems. Twice Baked Potatoes...are they mashed? Yes! Are they baked? Yes! Whether you make them for Christmas Eve dinner or Easter brunch they will be fantastic! Give them a try.

Twice Baked Potatoes
*Pioneer Woman

8 baking potatoes, scrubbed clean
canola oil
8 slices bacon, fried
2 cubes butter, cut into slices
1 c sour cream
1/2 c milk
1/2 tsp Lawry's seasoned salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 c grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 green onions sliced

1. Preheat oven to 400 F
2. With a paper towel, rub the outside of the potatoes with canola oil.
3. Place the potatoes o a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked inside and the skins are slightly crisp. Turn the oven down to 300 F.
4. Dice the fried bacon into bits.
5. Throw the butter, sour cream, bacon, milk, seasoned salt, and pepper into a large bowl.
6. While the potatoes are still hot, hold each potato in a towel and cut in half lengthwise.
7. With a large spoon, scrape out the insides into the bowl with the other ingredients.
8. Repeat until all the potatoes have been scraped. Reserve the potato shells on a large baking sheet.
9. Use a potato masher to mix the ingredients together.
10.Stir in 1 cup of the grated cheese.
11. Slice the green onions.
12. Add onions to the bowl. Stir, taste, and adjust the seasonings as necessary.
13. Fill each potato half with the potato mixture and return to the baking sheet.
14. Top with the remaining 1 cup grated cheese.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the potatoes are hot.
*If freezing these potatoes, omit the green onions...freezing makes them taste bitter.
Printable recipe.
This is the secret ingredient for these yummy potatoes. Love 'em!




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