Twice Baked Potatoes

I made these for our subdued Christmas dinner, along with steaks.  They were pretty tasty… I doubled the recipe so we had enough for dinner & lunch the next day for both of us.  I didn’t have nearly enough bacon, or chives, but I think this recipe would be pretty amazing as written 🙂 The recipe below is the original (I used 4 potatoes).

Twice Baked Potatoes
www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.blogspot.com/2011/11/twice-baked-potatoes.html

Ingredients

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • Sea salt
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 tb milk
  • 1 tb butter
  • 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3 strips bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • 1 tsp chives
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400.  Wash potatoes, poke holes in them, & rub with sea salt.
  • Place on a baking sheet & bake for 1 hour (or until potatoes are tender).
  • Remove from oven & slice in half length-wise.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Scoop out the pulp, leaving a thin potato skin shell.
  • Place the pulp in a medium bowl & mash.
  • Mix the cream cheese, milk, butter, bacon, chives & 1/4 c cheddar in a bowl.  Add the mashed potatoes & mix well.  Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  • Place the potato skin shells back on the baking sheet.  Scoop the potato filling into each shell & top with the remaining 1/4 c cheese.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is melted (it actually only took about 15 minutes for me)
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