Potatoes on the Half Shell

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

Can't remember where I got this, but it's delicious! Cooking and prep times are estimates.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Scrub the potatoes and place them in the oven until done, about 1 hour.
  3. Cut each potato in half, lengthwise. Carefully, scoop out the potato and place in a bowl. Set the potato shells aside to use later.
  4. While still hot, mash the potatoes with the milk, beaten egg, and butter. Beat until fluffy.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add in the onion.
  6. Spread the potato shells with butter and fill each shell with the potato mixture.
  7. Sprinkle the tops with parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake until tops are browned.


Most Helpful

Very tasty, and pretty, too! I had two HUGE Yukon Golds, so I baked them for about 1 1/2 hours because we like a thick skin. Then I followed the recipe, using fresh chives from my garden rather than the green onion. I made them ahead and took Pam's advice, baked them for about 15 minutes (b/c of the raw egg), and then put on the parmesan and broiled for about 5 minutes. Great recipe, Anni!

Chef PotPie August 28, 2008

Oh my!!!! These were awesome!! I made 4 instead of 6 and when re-stuffing the shells, it came out to 7 halves. I did put them back in the oven to bake for 15 minutes after stuffing them due to the egg. I then added the parm and broiled them for about 5 minutes. I did use my hand mixer to beat the potatoes to be fluffy. My dh loved them. He's looking forward to the leftovers in his lunch this week.

Pam-I-Am August 13, 2006

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