Bacon-Mushroom Twice-Baked Potatoes

Loaded baked potatoes have a whole new meaning. These twice-baked potatoes are piled high with fresh mushrooms, sour cream, Swiss cheese, and crispy bacon.

Bacon-Mushroom Twice-Baked Potatoes
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
22 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 stuffed potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Baked Potatoes

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • Milk (optional)

  • ¾ cup shredded Swiss cheese (3 oz.)

  • 3 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled

  • Chopped fresh chives (optional)

Baked Potatoes

  • 4 medium baking potatoes (6 to 8 ounces each)

  • Shortening, butter, or margarine (optional)

Directions

  1. Prepare Baked Potatoes; cool 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a 10-inch skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook 5 to 6 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and browned, stirring occasionally.

  2. Cut a lengthwise slice from top of baked potatoes; discard skin from slices and place pulp in a bowl. Scoop pulp from potatoes, leaving 1/2-inch shells and adding pulp to bowl. Mash pulp. Stir in sour cream, salt, and pepper until smooth. (If needed, stir in 1 to 2 Tbsp. milk to reach desired consistency.) Stir in mushroom mixture, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the bacon, and, if desired, chives. Stuff potato shells with mashed potato mixture. Place in a 2-qt baking dish.

  3. Bake in the 425°F oven 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake 2 to 3 minutes more or until cheese is melted.

Baked Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Scrub potatoes thoroughly with a brush; pat dry. Prick potatoes with a fork. (If desired, for soft skins, rub potatoes with shortening or wrap each potato in foil.)

  2. Bake potatoes in the preheated oven for 40 to 60 minutes (or in a 350°F oven for 70 to 80 minutes) or until tender. To serve, roll each potato gently under your hand. Using a knife, cut an X in top of each potato. Press in and up on the ends of each potato.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

344 Calories
18g Fat
34g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 11.2mg 56%
Calcium 271mg 21%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 944mg 20%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 36mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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