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Twice baked potatoes on a platter topped with cheese and bacon bits

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes are a perfect side dish or appetizer for any occasion! You'll love the cheesy mashed potatoes stuffed into crisp, buttery potato skins. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Twice Baked Potatoes, Side, Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 519kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Poke holes in the potatoes with a fork. Bake the potatoes at 400 degrees for 1 hour. Cut the baked potatoes in half lengthwise. With a spoon, scoop out some of the potato, leaving about ¼ inch of potato inside the skin. Set aside the extra potato that was scooped out.
    scooped out potato skins on a baking sheet to make twice baked potatoes
  • Brush entire surface of each skin, inside and out, with butter. Place skins on cookie sheet, face up, and broil for 6-8 min.
    Potato skins being brushed with melted butter to make twice baked potatoes
  • Use a potato masher to mix remaining potato, sour cream, cheese, bacon bits, and salt and pepper.
    Mashed potatoes mixed with cheese, bacon bits, and sour cream
  • Spoon the filling into the skins. Sprinkle shredded cheese and extra bacon bits over the tops.
    Potatoes stuffed with mashed potatoes, bacon bits, cheese, and sour cream
  • Broil for about 2 more minutes. Top with sour cream or ranch if desired.
    Twice baked potatoes on a platter topped with cheese and bacon bits



Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 758mg | Potassium: 984mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 912IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 397mg | Iron: 7mg