Twice Baked Potatoes

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Baked potatoes are one of my absolute favorite foods. You can make them pretty much any way you like and they are still amazing. I only make this specific recipe on very special occasions since it has so much butter, sour cream and cream. But seriously, this is a fantastic recipe!

This would make a great nontraditional dish for your Easter celebration. If you’re tired of the same old mashed potatoes this would be a way to spice up a dish you might be tired of having since you make it several times a year.

The amount of milk called for in this recipe is just enough to soften the mixture up. If you add too much the potatoes will be runny and if you don’t add enough they will end up being pretty hard. It really just depends on your personal consistency preference. I typically put in more milk since I like my potatoes pretty soft and squishy. However, I know people who prefer the potato chunks so they would choose to put less milk in. Its really up to the cook. You can also use heavy cream instead of milk to give the recipe a fuller taste.

Twice Baked Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Baking Potatoes
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter (melted)
  • ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 1-3 Tablespoons Milk/Cream
  • Bacon Bits (optional)
  • Chives (optional)

Preheat the oven to 450. Prick the potatoes all over and bake for 1 hour or until the potatoes are soft. Let them cool until you can handle them with your fingers.

Cut in half lengthwise with a sharp knife. Using a spoon, scoop out the softened insides and transfer to a bowl. Repeat with all the potato halves.

Mash the potato insides until smooth.

Combine all ingredients in the bowl, reserving a little bit of the cheese, bacon bits and chives for the top. Mix thoroughly.

Scoop the mixture back into the potato skins. Top with the remaining cheese, bacon bits and chives.

Return the filled potato skins to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and the potato mixture is just starting to brown.

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