The BEST twice baked potatoes recipe


The BEST twice baked potatoes recipe – One of my all time favorite side dishes! They make the perfect appetizer and are a true crowd pleaser! So easy and yummy!

twice baked potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

One of my all time favorite side dishes is twice baked potatoes! You just can’t go wrong with them. They are my absolute favorite. If you are a potato, cheese and bacon lover like me, you are bound to love these! They are perfect for the holidays!


twice baked potatoes recipe

Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

I’ve been making these with my Mom and Gramma ever since I can remember. I posted my recipe a few years ago here, but I have changed the way I cook them to make them just a little bit better. ;) I have such fun memories cooking with my Gramma during the holidays. If I had it my way, they would BE the meal…they are just that good. ;)

Using my best tip for baking potatoes really takes these potatoes over the top! I love the skin when it has the added salt. Seriously, if you haven’t tried these yet you have got to make them!

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The BEST twice baked potatoes

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 201 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

The BEST twice baked potatoes recipe - One of my all time favorite side dishes! They make the perfect appetizer and are a true crowd pleaser! So easy and yummy!



  • 6 Baking Potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • *For filling:*
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Bacon bits
  • 1 bunch green onions chopped thin
  • Can add more S&P to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with foil. Prep the potatoes by washing them under cold water. Next pierce the potatoes with a fork several times and then plan on the pan. Brush potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle on the kosher salt. Bake potatoes for one hour. Allow potatoes to cool.
  2. Cut potatoes in half and then scoop out most of the inside of the potato. Leave a little bit, so the skins don’t tear. Mash the inside of the potatoes in a large bowl and then mix in the butter, half and half, sour cream, salt and pepper.
  3. Once the potatoes are mashed, scoop the potatoes back into the skins.
  4. Then top with cheese, bacon and green onions. Bake at 375 for 10-15 min or until cheese is bubbly.

Recipe Notes

Notes: I usually end up only filling 10 potato skins. I like to fill them to the top, so I will usually discard two of the skins.

Nutrition Facts
The BEST twice baked potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 798mg 33%
Potassium 466mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 7.6%
Calcium 7.5%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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23 comments on “The BEST twice baked potatoes recipe”

  1. Fabulous recipes for potatoes! And the fried mac & cheese sounds heavenly and a must try! Potatoes & pastas are my favs!

  2. Loading potatoes up with delicious toppings is one of our favorite meals! My husband and I had a very DIY wedding in September, and in an effort to feed our large guest list without spending a fortune, dinner was a loaded potato bar. We still have a freezer full of leftover baked potatoes so we’ve ben getting creative adding all sorts of vegetables, sauces, meats, and whatnot for quick and easy twice baked potato meals! :)

  3. These sound perfect! Especially for a rainy grey day like today!

  4. What I like to do is cook my potatoes in the microwave, cut in half and scoop out the insides. Mix insides with grated cheese, a little margarine and some chilli/flakes and seeds. Put back into the skins, and cover with grated cheese and put under the griller until nice and toasted. BEAUTIFUL !!

  5. Oh my! What a fabulous side dish. This looks so delicious, I think I will make these tonight. Love the photography too!

  6. Is there a way to make this very same recipe but on the “skinny” side? Less calories, perhaps? Any ideas? Who can resist a baked potato…especially TWICE??? :)

  7. Oh these look so good! Thanks so much!

  8. I’m making these tonight! Quick question – on the recipe, is it supposed to be 1/3 cup of half & half? Thanks!

  9. Hi Jamielyn, I sometimes visit your site and really appreciate all the work you do. Just read the recipe for twice baked potatoes and notice that you throw out the left over skins. Instead of throwing them out cut in wedges, cover with cheese, bacon pieces, green onions etc., put back in oven until toasty. Serve with salsa an sour cream and anything else you crave.

  10. These look fantastic. I definitelly want to try them. Just to make it clear since English isn’t my mother tongue and I’ve never made baked potatoes, in the first step, that baking for one hour means in an oven or on a pan?

  11. I just looked at this today. The twice baked potatoes sound fabulous. But i’m guessing the “1/3 half-&-half” is 1/3 CUP?

  12. I make these with chopped shrimp they are so good.

  13. The unit for half and half is missing!

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