Hearty Twice Baked Potatoes

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by Boyz 5

Everyone raves about these extra-special spuds that are perfect for meat-and-potato lovers. The creamy, nicely seasoned potatoes are a great accompaniment to grilled chicken, but hearty enough to serve as a comforting meal on their own. These tasty taters earned chef Rebecca Williams from Alapaha, Georgia 4th place in Taste of Home's "Delicious Company Dishes Contest".

Top Review by ladyfingers

A top-notch twice-baked potato! Had to cut it down to just two potatoes, so "eye-balled" the amounts of cheese and meats to match the potato pulp amount, and used between 1/4 to 1/2 cup sour cream, four teaspoons butter and two tablespoons Italian salad dressing. Turned out great. Thanks for sharing, Boyz5--I think this one will replace my old stand-by.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scrub and pierce potatoes.
  2. Bake at 400 degrees or microwave, uncovered, on high for 12-14 minutes or until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  4. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch shell.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, mash the pulp with butter.
  6. Stir in the sausage, cheese, ham, bacon, sour cream, salad dressing, salt and pepper.
  7. Spoon into potato shells.
  8. Place on two ungreased baking sheets.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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