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Twice Baked Potatoes on a cutting board ready to serve.
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5 from 1 vote

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes are the perfect side dish or main dish and delicious comfort food. Made with russet potatoes, milk, egg, cheese, green onion, seasonings, and more. It's an easy family favorite potato recipe that never gets old.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 669kcal


  • 4 large Russet baking potatoes
  • 3 green onion tops finely chopped
  • 4 slices cooked bacon crumbled
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1 medium egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese sharp
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  • Clean and dry the potatoes. Poke holes with a fork and then cover the potatoes with olive oil and a little kosher salt.
  • Microwave the potatoes until they are about half done. Then bake them in the oven on 400 degrees for 15 minutes so will achieve a dry and crispy skin.
  • Cool the potatoes until they can be easily handled.
  • Slice potatoes at 1/2″ of the top lengthwise.
  • Grab a large bowl and gently scoop out the potato flesh with a spoon, leaving a small amount of potato and leave the potato skins intact.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mash the potatoes with a potato masher. The potatoes will need to be warm so put them in the microwave for a minute or two if they have cooled too much. Microwave just until warm, not super hot.
  • Add room temperature butter, milk, and egg and mash until just blended. Add the remaining ingredients except for the cheese, reserving some of the toppings for decoration.
  • Stuff the potato shells with the mashed potato mixture, mounting it high above the top of the potato. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and add cheese, bacon bits, and remaining toppings to the top of each potato.
  • Bake potatoes for a second time at 350 degrees until heated through (about 20 minutes).


Twice Baked Potatoes can be made ahead of time, covered with plastic wrap, and refrigerated. To reheat, bring the potatoes to room temperature (about 30 minutes) and then bake for about 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
You can change up this recipe by adding other flavors such as cream cheese or blue cheese.


Calories: 669kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 1053mg | Potassium: 1705mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 851IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 306mg | Iron: 4mg
**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.
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