Amazing Twice Baked Potatoes

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Samantha Jolin

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@samanthajolin

I took a variation of how my mother-in-law made these and made it my own. My husband looooves them as well as my kids!! They are always a hit at gatherings.

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Truly amazing these twice baked potatoes are savory and oh so creamy. Bell peppers add pops of sweetness to the potatoes. Ham and bacon give them the smoky flavor you expect in a twice baked potato. There is melty cheese in every bite. Super yummy, we highly recommend giving this side dish a try. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 9 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 6
    baking potatoes
  • 1/2
    yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2
    green bell pepper
  • 1/2
    red bell pepper
  • 1
    red onion
  • 1/2 c
    ham
  • 1/2 c
    bacon, cooked
  • 1/4 c
    milk, 1%
  • 5 Tbsp
    margarine
  • 5 Tbsp
    olive oil, light
  • 1 lb
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic pepper
  • 1 1/2 c
    sour cream

How to Make Amazing Twice Baked Potatoes

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash potatoes and poke holes with a fork. Bake for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
  2. While those are baking, dice up the onion, peppers, ham, and bacon.
  3. Sautee the onions, peppers, and garlic pepper in the olive oil until tender. Remove from heat.
  4. Mix the crumbled bacon and diced ham with the onion mixture. Sautee for about 5 minutes. Drain oil from mixture.
  5. When potatoes are tender when stabbed with a fork, remove from oven. Cut in half, lengthwise, and allow about 10 minutes to cool.
  6. When potatoes are cooled, scoop out the inside with a spoon being careful not to break the skin. Save the shells on a foil-lined cook sheet.
  7. Put the scooped out potato into a bowl. Mash with margarine, milk, sour cream, and half the cheddar cheese.
  8. When done mashing to your desired chunkiness or smoothness, add in the bacon, ham, onion mixture. Mix well.
  9. Begin scooping mixture back into shells. Fill them as full as you can they can be overflowing.
  10. Cover the potatoes with the remaining cheese.
  11. Bake for about 15 minutes at 350. Let cool about 10 minutes before serving.

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About Amazing Twice Baked Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American



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