Twice-Baked Potatoes


What's the secret to the best Twice-Baked Potatoes? Using the best potatoes! Here, Yukon Gold add richness and flavor to a classic take on double-baked potatoes.

Twice-Baked Potatoes
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins


  • 2 large Yukon Gold potatoes (about 1 pound)

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoon milk

  • 2 tablespoon butter or margarine

  • 2 tablespoon dairy sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives

  • ¼ cup finely shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese (1 ounce)

  • Salt

  • Ground black pepper

  • Snipped fresh chives (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Scrub potatoes thoroughly with a brush; pat dry. Prick potatoes with a fork. Drizzle olive oil over each potato and sprinkle with salt. Wrap each potato in foil. Bake potatoes in the preheated oven about 1 hour or until tender. Remove and discard foil. Let potatoes stand about 15 minutes to cool slightly. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop pulp out of each potato, leaving a 1/4- to 1/2-inch shell; set potato shells aside. Place potato pulp in a large bowl. Mash potato pulp with a potato masher or an electric mixer on low speed until nearly smooth.

  2. In a 1- to 1-1/2-quart saucepan heat milk and butter over medium heat until butter is melted. Pour milk mixture over mashed potatoes; beat until smooth. Stir in sour cream, the 1 tablespoon snipped chives, and 2 tablespoons of the cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mound mixture into reserved potato shells. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Place potatoes in a single layer in a 2-quart square baking dish.

  3. Bake, uncovered, in a 400F oven about 20 minutes or until golden brown and heated through. If desired, garnish with snipped chives. Makes 4 servings.


Prepare as directed through Step 2. Place potatoes in a single layer in an airtight container. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Before serving, preheat oven to 325F. Place potatoes in a 2-quart square baking dish. Bake, covered, in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes more or until potatoes are golden brown and heated through.

Bacon-Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes:

Prepare as above, except in Step 2 stir in 1/3 cup cooked, crumbled bacon along with the sour cream; substitute cheddar cheese for the Gruyere cheese.

Southwestern Twice Baked Potatoes:

Prepare as above, except in Step 2 substitute snipped fresh cilantro for the chives; substitute Monterey Jack cheese with jalapenos for the Gruyere. Serve with purchased salsa. Omit optional chive garnish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
12g Fat
20g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 516mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 18.3mg 92%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 615mg 13%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*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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