Thank you for posting this. I've been making essentially the same recipe for years, but I add a couple of eggs (beaten) to the "stuff", as well as garlic powder and a bit of parsely. the egg helps them be a bit puffy. Another thing I do to them is to add a thn layer of seasoned breadcrumbs and quickly give it a short spray of pam so it browns a bit. I'm not sure if that step would be micro friendly, the micro may just make the breadcrumbs soggy...
I really needed a way to use up some extra potatoes before they spoiled. This was easy (if a bit time-consuming) and fit the bill. I didn't taste, because I don't eat potatoes, but my picky family ate every bite. Next time I will make sure to bake the potatoes 1 1/4 hours instead of 1 (they were a bit hard to mash). I used full-fat cream cheese, and heavy cream instead of the milk (I only needed about 1/2 c.). Next time I will mix the cheese in instead of sprinkling - I had a hard time getting it to stay on. I also wanted to say a big thank you for the bake-from-frozen directions!
Very easy and tasty! I was on a mission to find twice baked w/o sour cream and this is perfect.
I added 1 egg white to the potato mixture to insure the mashed potato would stay put during the baking process (I had problems in the past and it was a mess). In addition I cut off only the upper 1/4 for a deeper well for all the goodies. Thanks for posting! My family thanks you too!
These are great! I made a TON of these in different varieties to have on hand last fall and I will be doing the same again this year. Thanks for sharing!
fantastic. great way to have potatoes on hand.
I have made these several time and did not realize that I hadn't reviewed them. These are AWESOME!!!!! I just finished making a big batch of these with some potatoes that we dug from our garden. Super easy to fix. Everyone that has eaten these wants the recipe. Thanks for a great recipe!!
Great idea - loved these and so handy to just grab them out of the freezer when I needed them. So much better than the boxed kind...the boxed kind always get runny. Quick trick to reheat can be 5 min in the microwave and then finish for 10 min in a 450 oven.
They were delicious! I used herb and garlic cream cheese and that tasted great! Next time I would cut the salt in half as they were a little too salty for me, but would still make them again! I loved that you could make them ahead
Fabulous time saving idea!! I did this over the weekend, and I found it easier to scoop out the insides of the potato with a butter knife. Go once lightly through the middle of the half, then do the edges, and lightly push out the warm potato. It's pretty easy once you've done a couple.
Oh Man, these were GOOD! Nice and crispy and VERY flavorful. Instead of putting the cheddar on top, I added it to the butter mixyure with the potatoes so there was cheddar distributed throughout the potato. Also added crumbled cooked bacon and like "Fairy Nuff" suggested, added chives. Now I don't have to worry about sides when I fire up my smoker. I simply open my freezer and take out the amount of potatoes I need. Defrost in microwave and then pop them into oven for the crispness of the crusts. I wash the outsides of the potatoes thoroughly prior to cooking so I can eat the WHOLE thing. Yummy!