Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
I discovered that I could cut down on the time to make twice baked potatos by microwaving the potato filling before returning it back into the potato shell. I can also make the filling earlier in the day and store it in the refridgerator until dinner time. I put the potato shells carefully in a zipper bag and put in the fridge as well.
- 4 large baking potatoes
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄3 cup sour cream
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 2 -4 tablespoons chopped chives
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper
- shredded cheddar cheese, to top potato or paprika, to sprinkle on top
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash potatoes and pierce with a fork several times.
- Bake on a cookie sheet for 1 hour. Baking time may vary depending on the size of your potatoes. You should be able to stick a fork in each potato without any resistance.
- If you are going to bake potatoes right away, decrease oven temp to 350.
- When potatoes are cool enough for you to hold in your hand, take a knife and slice off the top of the potato (along one of the long sides).
- Take a small spoon and scoop out the insides of the potatoes and putting it in a microwave safe bowl. Take care to keep the shell intact.
- Mix potato with butter, sour cream, milk, chives, cheese, salt and pepper.
- Microwave mixture on high for 30 seconds. Stir well and microwave for another 30 seconds. Repeat until the mixture is steaming hot throughout.
- With a spoon, scoop the hot mixture back into the shells and top with cheese or paprika.
- Place potatoes on a cookie sheet lined with foil and place in oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted or potato is lightly browned.
Yum! I used leftover Recipe #294226. This was easy and very delicious! Since the potatoes were leftovers they were cold, I wasn't sure if it would work, but the shells heated through just fine! Thanks!
I used three huge(about 1/2 lb a piece) potatoes, so I increased the amounts of all the rest of the ingredients to use for 6 potatoes. I didn't need to use the microwave step, as I used gloves to hold the hot potatoes and remove the pulp, but followed the rest as written. We just loved these potatoes, and it ended up being less in calories than the way I make them, as I need to add more sour cream & butter, as I don't add the milk. I also don't add the chives and that was a nice addition. Thanks Jenny for a great recipe!!! Made for Spring PAC 2008.