By BeachGirl on March 24, 2003
Photo by lazyme
Photo by lazyme
"These twice baked potatoes are great to keep in the freezer for busy days or unexpected company! When baking potatoes are on special, I buy a 10-15 pound bag and make about 30-35 of these creamy, delicious potatoes for the freezer. A wonderful side dish with steaks, roasts, seafood, pork and meatloaf. For variety, sprinkle top of potatoes with real bacon pieces just before serving. To have a meatless lunch, I often heat one of these potatoes in the microwave or toaster oven."
Serving Size: 1 (236 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"I made these for dinner tonight and we ate them all up! These were yummy and I love the fact that I can freeze them! Thanks for a very lovely way to fix taters!!! I used Neufchatel cheese(1/3 the fat of cream cheese)."
"Brilliant! I added some chopped up broccoli to the filling and they came out wonderfully both fresh and cooked from frozen"
"Yumm!! These were excellent! I made a few changes though. I drizzled olive oil on the skins and lightly salted w/ kosher salt. I left out the cream cheese. I mixed in the cheese w/ the butter and milk. I also ommited salt and pepper because I'm cutting back on salt and not a fan of pepper. With the cheese and butter and salted skins you don't miss it.I sprinkled with a little cheese on tops last 5 min. of cooking. Love this!! I cannot buy twice bake frozen potatoes in my town and have been looking for a good freeze ahead recipe!!!"
"Awesome! I used sour cream instead of cream cheese to keep the mixture from getting too stiff. I made these for my kids and husband this weekend and even picky, food snob, restauranteur dh LOVED them. Trust me, that is unusual for him. I had made some chili earlier in the day and tucked a heaping spoonful chili in a few shells before filling them with the potato mixture and my goodness they were out of this world. The chili filled taters didn't make it into the freezer, but I'll have to try to get some in there the next time I make them. I'm sure they will reheat just fine."
"Oh these are go good and look so gourmet!!! My family thought I was amazing when I set these on our table. I did add some chopped crisp bacon in with the potato mixture but otherwise followed the recipe. I did bake right away, but plan to take a day to make a bunch and freeze and we all loved them. Thank you for sharing this great potato recipe with us."
"These are very good and worth the work. I had a 10lb bag of potatoes and used them all for this. I am glad I did too, because these go fast. I did not use the cream cheese in the mashed part of the potatoes, because we don't care for the taste. Everything else was exact. This is a winner! Even the ones who don't like baked potatoes loved these and went back for more. Now my kids beg to have these as our side dish. Thanks for sharing."
"Thank you, this recipe is yummy and easy. Reminds me of raffle chedder cheese chip, but the potatoes are fulling and wroth making thanks love them so much"
"This is a very easy way to have something great in the freezer! My family loves them! I have even made different kinds and have several in the freezer. One of our favorites is to stir in sauteed leeks and bacon. SO good! Just leave out the cream cheese and just put a little cheese on top. Fresh parm is good as well! Very versatile recipe! THANK YOU!"
"Now that the hard part is done and there are a bunch in the freezer, (well, minus the ones I wanted to try right away), I can say that these are really good! I also used Neuftachel cheese, and I agree that next time I'd add the cheese into the mix. They were missing just one little thing that I'll add next time - maybe a little parsley or some garlic or both. Still, a great recipe that I know I'll make again, even if the whole scooping and refilling is a bit of work up front because it's so worth it to know that these are on hand whenever I don't want to work so hard to enjoy one. Also, really such excellent instructions. You covered it all, and that is much appreciated because my guessing isn't always so accurate since I'm still pretty new at cooking ahead, too."
"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!"
"This is by far my favorite OMAC twice baked potato recipe. I used 3/4 cup of 1% milk and they turned out perfect. These will be in my freezer at all times, from now on. Thank you!"