Our Favorite Twice Baked Potatoes

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

There so many recipes for this, but this one is out favorite. I got it online somewhere long ago.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and bake potatoes for 1 hour.
  2. Allow potatoes to cool 10-15 minutes.
  3. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out flesh and place in a medium bowl.
  4. Put potato skins aside.
  5. Add sour cream, butter, milk, half of the bacon, 1/2 of the cheese and 1/2 of the green onions to the potato flesh and mix well.
  6. I do use my hand mixer, but be very careful not to overmix as it will turn pasty.
  7. Scoop potato mixture back into the skins and top with remaining bacon, cheese and onions.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes if baking right away. If you are making ahead then they should bake longer- about 30-40 minutes.
Most Helpful

Easy and delicious! Thanks Heidi Sue, for a keeper recipe!

cookin mimi June 29, 2014

We were very disappointed with this....was quite bland & WAY too much sour cream. Doubt if I'd make it again...sorry. THANKS for sharing, though.

Ackman June 27, 2012

We loved these really tasty and wonderfully textured twice-baked potatoes! Instead of scallions I sauteed some finely diced yellow onion in fat from the just-fried bacon and included both. It was so nice to prepare the potatoes in advance and have them refrigerated and ready to go at suppertime. They would also freeze excellently ~ Just hold back on the cheese and bacon toppings until the potatoes are thawed and ready to bake. Thanks HeidiSue for sharing a new family favorite recipe!

Deb's Recipes January 13, 2007