BEST Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

This is the BEST TWICE BAKED POTATOES RECIPE and I’m going to tell you exactly how to make it. This creamy, cheesy, crispy Twice Baked Potato recipe is just too good and I can’t get enough of it. These potatoes are the perfect side dish for any meal. They are filled with all the best ingredients and they’re absolutely filled with flavor too!

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Best Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

Learn how to make a twice baked potato with the BEST twice baked potatoes recipe!

I love a good baked potato, but I love a Twice Baked Potato twice as much! A crispy potato shell filled with mashed potatoes…tell me what’s not to love? This is the BEST Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe and I can’t get enough of it. Cheese, sour cream, bacon, and buttermilk are all mixed in with the potatoes, and then scooped back into the baked potato shell. Doesn’t that just sound incredible?

Twice Baked Potatoes just seem a little fancier than regular baked potatoes. Maybe it’s just the presentation, with the mashed potatoes overflowing out of the shell, and covered with extra cheese and bacon bits. I love the mix of crispy skin and creamy potato when you bite into a twice baked potato. Okay, I’m drooling now…

This is the BEST Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe. I love the mix of crispy and creamy in a Twice Baked Potato, and I can’t get enough of it!

Twice baked potatoes on a cooling rack

Twice baked potatoes filled with cheese, sour cream, and bacon

How to Make Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes aren’t that complicated to make. However, they do take a bit of time. You are baking them twice, after all!

Here’s a quick run-down on How to Make Twice Baked Potatoes:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees & place whole potatoes on the middle rack
  2. Bake potatoes for about 45 minutes to 1 hour (until tender)
  3. Remove potatoes from oven & let cool
  4. Cut each potato open and scoop out the inside, leaving the skin in tact
  5. Put the potato shells back in the oven to crisp them up
  6. Mash the potatoes together with sour cream, buttermilk, cheese, & butter
  7. Fill the potato shells with the mashed potato mixture, and add the remaining cheese, bacon, & scallions on top
  8. Now broil the potatoes for about 5-10 minutes

It takes quite a few steps to make these twice baked potatoes, but it’s totally worth it! Once you take a bite of the crispy, creamy, cheesy potato, you won’t want to make them any other way. This is the best twice baked potatoes recipe, and the taste will tell you why.

See the recipe card for more detailed instructions before cooking.

How to make Baked Potatoes – Step by Step

If Twice Baked Potatoes aren’t your thing and you prefer a classic Oven Baked Potato, you’re in luck! We have a post with all of our tips and tricks for How to Cook a Baked Potato, and it’s piping hot and ready for you. Enjoy!

A twice baked potato on a plate

4 twice baked potatoes in a row

How long do you cook a twice baked potato in the oven?

Initially, you will cook the baked potatoes in the oven for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Once they are cooked, you’ll move on to the mashing and broiling of the twice baked potatoes. Once the potatoes have been refilled with the mashed potato mixture, you will broil them for another 5-10 minutes.

How long can you keep twice baked potatoes in the fridge?

If you have leftover twice baked potatoes, you can store them in the refrigerator for a few days. Just put them back in the oven on broil to reheat them.

What do you put in twice baked potatoes?

The best part about twice baked potatoes is the filling! Of course you have the mashed potato that you put back in the shell, but it’s the other ingredients that make them so tasty. I added cheese, buttermilk, scallions, bacon, and sour cream to the best twice baked potatoes recipe. But you can get creative and add so many different things to them. Try any type of cheese you like, peppers, caramelized onions, parsley, cilantro, chives, or toasted pecans. The possibilities are endless!

the best twice baked potatoes topped with cheese, scallions, and bacon

Close up on the best twice baked potatoes recipe

What to eat with a Twice Baked Potato

Twice Baked Potatoes could be a meal on their own since they’re stuffed with so much goodness. But they are such a tasty side dish and complement so many main dishes.

Cook up a Twice Baked Potato with any of these great recipes:

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Make the Best Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe for your next side dish. You won’t be disappointed!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Twice Baked Potatoes. Enjoy!

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