Twice Baked Potatoes for Valentine's Day

Chris Peterson


I served this at a Valentine's Day dinner, where all the food was required to be red or white. So I could have chosen, chicken, beef, pasta,potatoes, cheesecake, salsa and chips, etc.. you get the idea.

This potato was scooped up by all and many were asking what I put in it. I think the Swiss cheese added a bit of mystery to it, but you can use any cheese,Gouda,feta, Monterrey, provolone and so on.
While this potato could be eaten any day of the week,I cut the heart from a red bell pepper to add to the valentine theme. ENJOY!

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baking potatoes
1/4 c
sour cream
1/2 c
swiss cheese, shredded
1/2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 c
milk or half and half
1 oz
olive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbsp
green onion, chopped
1/4 c
bacon bits
red bell pepper
4 Tbsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Clean potatoes, dry with towel and rub with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and place potatoes in a pie dish, cover with foil and bake 1 hr at 350 degrees or microwave covered with wet paper towel until done. About 5 to 8 minutes.
Let cool. While still somewhat warm cut potatoes in half longways. Using a spoon, carefully cull out potatoes within 1/4" from skin. Place hollowed potato to the side. Combine culled potato, milk and butter, mix until smooth. Fold in sour cream, swiss and cheddar cheese until well blended.
Fill potato skins with mixture.Bake potatoes for another 15 minutes in oven or 2-3 minutes in microwave. Top with chopped green onion and bacon bits.
Optional: Top with fresh Red bell pepper that has been cut with a 1' mini heart cookie cutter to let them know you love them!!! Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #day, #valentines