The Best Twice-Baked Potatoes loaded with all your favorite ingredients! Perfect on their own or as a side.
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The Best Twice-Baked Potatoes

These are The Best Twice Baked Potatoes loaded with all your favorite ingredients! Perfect on their own or as a side. Comforting, satisfying, and delicious!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Twice baked potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 515kcal


  • 4 large russet potatoes (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 12 ounces bacon , diced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 scallions , diced
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter , softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the potatoes on a baking sheet; prick them in several places with a fork. Rub them with the vegetable oil and bake for 1 hour, or until tender. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  • In the meantime, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high until crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop flesh into a large bowl, leaving a small rim of the potato intact so you don’t tear the shell. Lay the hollowed out potato shells back onto the baking sheet.
  • Add the bacon (reserving some), sour cream, half of the cheese, the onions (reserving some), milk, butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder into the bowl. Using a handheld mixer, blend until combined and creamy.
  • Divide mixture among the potato skins, then sprinkle with reserved bacon, cheese, and onion. Place back into the oven for 15 minutes until warmed through and cheese had melted.
  • Dig in and enjoy!


  1. These can be made up to 3 days ahead, stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator, then just pop them in the oven when you’re ready.
  2. You can also freeze them individually on a baking sheet and once solid, store them in a freezer-safe resealable plastic bag.
  3. To reheat the potatoes, you'll basically be baking them a third time. Reheat chilled potatoes in the oven at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, or about 30-40 minutes if they're frozen.


Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 961mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 658IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 2mg