Bacony Twice Baked Potatoes

bacony twice baked potatoesPotatoes are one of my favorite foods. Baked, mashed, roasted, fried, hashed, in a salad – there are so many ways to enjoy these scrumptious tubers.

One of our family’s favorite potato dishes is Twice Baked Potatoes.  Unfortunately, we don’t get them very often because we rarely have leftover baked potatoes!!

One night last week, I just wasn’t very hungry at dinner, so I put my baked potato in the fridge.  Originally I had thought about scrambling it with some eggs for breakfast, but then I got the idea for Twice Baked Potatoes.  I texted Art and told him my idea.  If he wanted some too, he would have to bake a potato while I was at work.  He agreed, and even suggested the addition of bacon.  I’m glad he did!! It really helped make the meal.

Bacony Twice Baked Potatoes

(serves 4)

Ingredients:

2 potatoes, preferably russet

1/4 cup milk

2 Tbsp. butter

dash of salt

dash of pepper

1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided

dash onion powder

2 Tbsp. crumbled bacon (about two pieces)

Directions:

Bake potatoes as you usually do.  Let cool.

Cut each potato lengthwise in half. Scoop out the inside, leaving a thin shell.

bacony twice baked potatoesMash potatoes in a bowl until no lumps remain. Add butter and beat until smooth, but stiff.  Add milk in small amounts, beating until smooth and fluffy.  Stir in salt, pepper, 3/4 of the cheese, and onion powder.  Fill potato shells with mashed potato mixture.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Top with remaining cheese.

Bake at 400F for about 20 minutes or until hot.

bacony twice baked potatoesEnjoy!!

6 Replies to “Bacony Twice Baked Potatoes”

  1. Oh, man, those looks great! I would add even more bacon, lolol! 3 of my favorite foods are combined here: potatoes, cheese & BACON!!

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