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#1 – Twice Baked Potatoes

#1 – Twice Baked Potatoes

If you try this recipe out, let us know what you think of it! How do you like your twice baked potato? Send your reviews and pictures to!


How do you like them potatoes?

All measurements are for a single potato, which can serve 1-2 people. Feel free to multiply and adjust for your needs!


1 baking potato or sweet potato/yam

2 tbsp butter or other oil

1 tbsp sour cream or heavy cream

a dash of milk, depending on thickness

Mix-in and topping amounts will vary to taste, though 1 – 2 tablespoons of a chunky mix-in and 1/8 teaspoon of spices is generally a good measure.

Mix-in and topping suggestions:

Chives, Onion, Bacon, Cheese, Chili, Beans, Grilled Steak or Chicken, Diced Tomatoes, Garlic, Curry powder, Fresh Herbs…there are so many more! Sweet potatoes work great with savory mix-ins, but are absolutely delectable with Chocolate Morsels, Mini Marshmallows, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and small chucks of Cream Cheese. 


  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees (Fahrenheit)
  2. After washing your potato and piercing its skin a few times with a fork, bake in the oven for 45 (sweet potatoes) to 60 minutes (baking potatoes). (Note: you can bake them directly on the rack, though I suggest placing a sheet of tinfoil on the lower rack/or bottom of the over to catch any burnable juices from  sweet potatoes)
  3. During this time, organize your mix-ins and toppings, as well as the butter and cream of your choice.
  4. Test that the potato is done by piercing with a fork – the fork should be able to easily go into the center.
  5. Carefully remove the potato with an oven mitt and allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  6. Once cool enough to handle, slice the potato according to your serving preferences and CAREFULLY scrape the internal flesh into a bowl, as to not rip the skins. Set the skins aside.

    You may want to leave a thin layer of flesh with the skin for a sturdy “bowl” for the filling. As you can see, I broke once of my potato skins, which just makes things a little bit more messy.

  7. Mix potato flesh with butter and cream of your choice, adding milk for pliability. Once generally smooth and creamy (like thick mashed potatoes), incorporate your mix-ins!

    I used chili powder, bacon, garlic, red onion, jalepeno, and cheese for my baking potato and cinnamon, nutmeg, and miniature marshmallows for my sweet potato.

  8. Gently, spoon the mixture into the empty potato skin. Top with cheese or any other topping!

    More cheese and marshmallows on top!

  9. On a pan, bake for 15 – 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

    Right out of the oven! Some fresh cilantro on the baking potato.

  10. Enjoy!

If you try this recipe out, let us know what you think of it! How do you like your twice baked potato? Send your reviews and pictures to!


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